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Dr. Scott Hanan

General Surgery
New York, NY
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

NY, NY

Address

61 irving place, Suite LL-B, NY, NY
Directions

Office

New York, NY

About

Bio

My background is in general surgery with fellowship training in surgical oncology. For the past 12 years I have also been involved in the anterior and lateral approaches to the spine where I have published on and taught technique.

Specialties
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General Surgery

Languages spoken

Polish, Russian

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
It can: Antibiotics can kill off the normal bacteria in your intestinal tract resulting in the overgrowth of less beneficial or harmful strains. You can use ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Double check: If your doctor placed a dressing at that site then they probably want to keep it clean and protected. Double check with your doctor to see how long t... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
No: Fibrocystic disease is definitely a benign breast condition that effects many women. You should of course continue with you own self breast exams dur... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Important difference: Hemorrhoids are a benign disease, in other words a problem that for most people is not serious. They are like varicose veins. Symptoms are seeing bl... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Perhaps: There are several causes of bronchiectasis. My first question is whether you are seeing a pulmonologists and what kind of work up have you had. The ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
See your Dr.: I am assuming you have a primary care physician or gyn serving that purpose. The first step is to go and be examined. Most breast lumps are benign s... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Sounds normal: This sounds fairly normal. Usually after even moderate soft tissue injuries there can be a period when the area feels hard. Usually this peaks aroun... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
See a doctor: I'm glad you asked this. Blood in the stool should prompt a visit to a doctor. Most of the time it is not something serious but the only way to be s... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Be calm!: It's always nerve wracking to undergo a procedure and put yourself in someone else's care. The anesthesia you are undergoing is extremely safe and i'... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Assess his diet: The first thing i would do is look into his diet. Is he getting enough fiber, fruit and vegetable matter? Is he consuming to much of the types of fo... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: Just having gallstones does not automatically mean you need to have your gallbladder removed. Some people have stones but have no symptoms at all. U... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Need more info: I'm not sure exactly what you are asking regarding l4. Is this a problem with the bones at L4 or the L4 nerve? Regarding the second part of your que... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Nope: The gallbladder is a small hollow organ that holds bile. This helps us digest fat. When you look at the gallbladder with an ultrasound the bile can ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Take your time: Most surgeons recommend waiting about 4 weeks after surgery to resume exercise. Most of us would have our patients go slowly when they restart their ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately that is a very tender area and it can take months for the pain to completely subside.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
No: Most chemotherapy is removed from the body by our kidney's or liver. You can double check with your oncologist.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Take your time: There are many different opinions on how soon a person can resume exercise postop. I like to have patients wait 4 wks and then slowly increase activi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
60 days: Vicryl completely dissolves in 60 days. When you can eat again depends on what surgery you have had. That question should be answered by your surgeo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Great question: It has to do with the way we perceive pain from our intestinal tract. Our skin senses pain in a very precise way to help us avoid hazards. The intes... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Not likely: I'm going to assume by cloudy water you mean urine. There can be many reasons for this but most of the time urine should be clear. You may have anot... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
General Surgery 32 years experience
Orthopedic spine: Your condition is a slip of one vertebra over another. When this happens the nerves exiting your spine get "pinched" and that gives you the radiating... Read More

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Thank you notes
Dr. Ted King
Feb 11, 2013
Dr. Hanan is a surgeon I can certainly recommend for surgery involving the anterior and lateral approaches to the spine.
Great doc
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hanan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. It's the weekend and drs not in until Monday. I guess ill leave it in place. I appreciated your help.
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Want to ask u one more thing whn I walk my back make.sound is it cmng frm bones or what....
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll see what I can do to get the stokings

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

Top General Surgeon , First Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
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