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Dr. Christopher Oxner

Surgical Oncology
Portsmouth, VA
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Portsmouth, VA

Address

620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA
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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.

Surgical Oncology

General Practice

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Follow up with doc: Her abdominal pain could be to a several things. She could be having intermittent obstruction or if they removed bowel each time could have short gut... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: The differential diagnosis for a lump is fairly broad. It could be a lymph node, benign fatty tumor, cyst, etc. It is best to follow-up with your p... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Minimally invasive: Laparscopic resection involves removing the colon using small incisions with long instruments to remove a portion of the colon without a large incisio... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Treatment depends: This is a stage 1 breast cancer which can be treated with long term survival but treatment may include targeted chemotherapy that does have some risk... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Flexible video: Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, pe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
No necessarily: It does not have any clinical significance. It could just be related to setting things up or preparation before the pet begins. The important inform... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Color: There may be a specific reason your doctor has but often people worry the red color can be confused for blood. And then they would worry they are mis... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Eventually normal: Recovery is slow and can be even slower with complications. Patients who are not diabetic and have normal pancreatic functions maintain normal functio... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Full colon removal: One of the main indications for removing the colon in uc is for cancer prevention and/ or treatment. The disease is seen through out the colon and of... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Probably yes: Chemotherapy for colon cancer is typically a regime abbreviated to folfox. There is an agent which has some liver toxicity but is generally safe. You... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Good: The 5-yr survival rate form stage 2 breast cancer is about 75-80%. This means if we look at everyone with stage 2 disease, we expect 75-80% to be ali... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Undetermined finding: It is difficult to say exactly why without seeing the radiologist findings but sometimes the radiologist see an abnormality that they cannot determine... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Not definitively: Pet is an imaging technique that uses sugar that gives off a small amount of radiation. The sugar is taken up typically by organs and cells that are ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Recommended: Your medical oncologist will be able to counsel you better but determining the kras status could be useful in the future. It might not be necessary, ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Most likely no: It is difficult to tell not knowing the details of the case, but even if he is still recovering and not eating there are IV options for blood pressure... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Breast Cancer: This term typically refers to breast cancer which arises from the milk ducts of the breast. Treatment depends on different patient preferences and te... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes and No: There is a risk of perforation during colonoscopy but this is usually an acute complication requiring emergent surgery or treatment. Having pain this... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Narrow spot: This means they were unable to progress safely due a narrow area in the sigmoid colon. This could indicate a sharp turn due to prior abdominal surger... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Very broad: This typically refers to surgeyr on organs in the abdomen or involving the gastrointestinal tract. This is a very broad term.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Usually: Most physicians in the us sedate their patients before colonoscopy. This means you are awake and extremely relaxed, but many patients due tend to fal... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Neither: The best treatment for a chronic anal fissure is fiber, a good pain regime, and possible chemical or surgical sphincterotomy to eliminate spincter spa... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Possibly: If colorectal cancer was causing symptoms, it should be decently large, but no test is 100% and there are false negatives. Another screening test cou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the technique used and to what extent the scan went. If it did not encompass the entire head, it will be inadequate. You should... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes/ No: It is possible for very early cancers to be cured by surgery but there are many factors which are important. If this is hepatocellular carcinoma, th... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes and Yes: Ultrasound is just one of many imaging modalities. It can be very accurate at distunguishing abnormalities but it often depends on what you are imagi... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Unlikely: If it was related to the colonoscopy, it is because of a drug reaction but allergies to the typical sedation medications used is uncommon. I would re... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends on Pathology: When you say grade one, i assume you mean stage 1, which is good. Stage 1 has a very high chance of being cured with surgery alone but the chance of s... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Unsure: Unfortunately, it requires a physical exam to accurately diagnose the lesions or decide if additional testing necessary. If you are not comfortable wi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Oxner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Not really: While theoretically you could say yes, the data we have on getting treatment in that short of an interval has no effect on survival or tumor spread. ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Oxner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oxner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you much for your time.
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thank you very much . what is suitable chemotherapy for such case ?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

OCHSNER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Surgical Oncologist, First Place, Virginia - Winter
2013
Top Surgical Oncologist, First Place, Virginia - Summer
2013
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