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Dr. Denny Rodenberg

General Surgery
High Point, NC
32 years experience male

Locations

Sovereign Grace Surgical Services

High Point, NC

Address

1011 N Lindsay St, STE 200, High Point, NC
Directions

Fax

3368864136

Office

High Point, NC

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Young smokers: Young smokers do significant damage to their lungs, and weaken them to blebs. Don't blame this on stress. Quit now it's never too late.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Depends...: If the cancer has multiple foci or "starting sites" and is > 5 cm or larger compared to the breast, or a patient cannot have radiation, then a mastect... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Surgeon experience: Recurrence rates can be higher in laparoscopic surgery based on the degree of experience and techniques used. Often a "bilateral" or both sided repai... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
No, unless...: Basic rule: don't complicate anything by doing more surgery when risk for infection is increased. However if infection risk is well controlled, and g... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Should be fine: The topical nature of the suppositories should keep your blood levels of steroid to a bare minimum if any gets absorbed. No interaction to be concern... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Doubt it: Is that one of those "onion" chips? Doubt you'd get a significant load of germs from a chip that touched the floor. Of course depends on how long it... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Acholic stools? : In the absence of bile, the green/brown color of normal stool may be lost. Would expect upper abdominal pain, but may not accompany. If this persist... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
An ultrasound: If you have gallstones, a noninvasive study will show them.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Nowhere to shift H2O: Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic load exceeds the transport capacity of the lymphatic system, which causes filtered fluid to accumulate in the int... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
No: There is no known cause/effect relationship where surgery to the breast has any significant effect on the ovary.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Is it new?: Or has this pain lingered since? You may have a recurrent collapse if this is new. Cracked/fractured rib pain can linger a long time, but that would... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Risk and age: Combine one's risk with the years of life left to live, then the benefit of prevention is worthwhile. Genetic tests can help determine risk, but befo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Diminishes in weeks: The first 7-10 days is the worst, then you'll see improvement as weeks go by...
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
After eating?: You may have gallbladder dysfunction with or without having gallstones. If avoiding fat in your diet helps, it may be the gallbladder. If eating ma... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
FIBER: Loads of people take a vitamin, but very few make up for the fiber that god put in the foods we should be eating. There is a way to supplement your f... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Many factors: Type of hernia, size of defect, fitness of patient and anesthetic choice, experience of surgeon, prior history of surgery, first or recurrent hernia, ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Seek out the cause: Then, most likely will leave alone, depending on whatever may have caused it.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Should be <6 weeks: Varies for many, but wound strength maxes out at 4 weeks, and levels off through 6. Other causes of pain, immobility, hormone insufficiency, and poss... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes : The end of the colon is the rectum.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Inform your surgeon: There's no point taking on extra risk having a general anesthesia for an elective procedure. Rescheduling until you're better is a better choice, if ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
No: Bo is associated with the flora of germs in moist places. Most commonly the axillae. Stool flora hopefully will never contribute to bo, unless hyge... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
3 mos mortality risk: Used to prioritize allocation of deceased donor organs for liver transplantation. Meld is a prospectively developed and validated chronic liver diseas... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Social phenomenon: As with most "news" what is talked about is the unique/unusual and tragic/dramatic stories. It doesn't surprise me that cancer in the young is blogg... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes, insignificant : Yes, but likely will never be significant. Any surgery can cause adhesions. The more inflammation and dissection, the more likely. Most adhesions a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Drop a gallstone?: Sounds like a myth. Gallstones can take years to soften with medications. Passing one typically makes one suffer far more, and can create more compl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
I am not aware: Of any association of weightlifting with hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia is remarkably different than other abdominal wall hernias. A hh is a hernia ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Sure : Depends on the completeness of the excision.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Typical pain meds: Usually include hydrocodone or oxycodone as the narcotic, and are combined with generic tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. These are most likely ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
In a manner : Hopefully flow through the svc will be restored, but may never be normal again. The threat of embolization is minimal. Hopefully there are not othe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Depends on who: Is performing it. I've a patient who has a favorite radiologist perform his, because "he's always painless." it should not hurt much, but the degree... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Shouldn't be: Specific risks are 1. Anesthesia 2. Bleeding 3. Infection. Hopefully, if your risks are minimal in these areas, this surgery should not be a t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Formed for control: Adding sufficient fiber to ensure a formed stool, will help you control movements by creating a more predictable movement and help to maintain hygiene... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
An ultrasound: Pain, bloating, or nausea after eating may indicate, an ultrasound can confirm.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Time helps: Hemorrhoids get attention following the intense push often associated with vaginal childbirth. High fiber diet, maintaining regular bms and avoiding ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes...get one done: The age depends on your family, history. Screening mammography, a complete family history may add genetic testing. A complete physical.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
High risk: With rectal involvement, and poorly contolled disease, crohn's disease is a risk for development of peri-anal abscesses.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Stomal appliance fit: Priority is a good fit of your appliance. Prevent any excess baggage to carry around, by burping gas from you bag, and dumping contents so as not to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Freshwater fish, veg: Clonorchis sinensis (or opisthorchis sinensis), also known as the chinese liver fluke, is endemic in the far east, particularly in china, japan, taiwa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Absorption of fat: When the bowel can't efficiently absorb the nutrients passing through, those undigested products speed up the bowel movements. Gb pain, may be from... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Check with surgeon: Other issues may be causing this, i.e. Persistence of a peri-rectal component, or constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Don't let this an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Age and degree: The youngest patient's have the best shot at keeping their spleen without bleeding to death. The degree of rupture will determine how much blood is l... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
The cause was worse: Hopefully now that the offending limb is gone a body's response is first of focused healing, rather than fighting the greater insult/threat of infect... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
After eating?: You may have gallbladder dysfunction without having gallstones. If avoiding fat in your diet helps, it may be the gallbladder. If eating makes it w... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Unlikely: Although surgery may add to a little irregularity, i would expect that to have resolved by now. Pregnant? Don't blame your cholecystectomy.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Wives tale: Olive oil will provoke the gallbladder, and could challenge the possible passage of stones, depending on their size. No drug will be of help. Stones... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Unlikely: Hopefully all of your scar tissue is lower abdomen, the gallbladder is in the right upper abdomen under the rib edge. May need extra care getting you... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Its a lot easier: When you're comfortable, and immediately before the surgical prep in the or. Some places think it's more efficient to shave earlier before, but we do... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Probably not: Hardly anyone believes in chronic appendicitis. But the culmination of an inflamed appendix may be deferred by use of antibiotics. Typically appendi... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rodenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rodenberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! Its a dull ache that is constant. If I drink something on an empty stomach the pain is a sharp burning pain under my ribs RT side
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, OK
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Winston-Salem, NC - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , Third Place, North Carolina - Winter
2013
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