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Dr. Philip Woodworth

General Surgery
Rogers, AR
26 years experience male

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General Surgery

Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Rest: The biggest issue in your recovery with be the healing of the abdominal wall. Limited lifting for 2 weeks with return to full activity in 4-6 weeks.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Chemoablation: Chemoablation with salicylic acid. If more serious then electrocauterization may be needed. 5-fu is another product that is used.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Could be: This is the use of a finger which is inserted into the anus to break apart and remove stool in the rectal vault when it cannot be passed with a normal... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
No: Some weight loss programs as administered by physicians are as successful as surgery. Understand that even if one chooses surgery for weight loss ther... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Might not: Lipomas are made of the same fat tissues as that of normal surrounding fat and therefore may not be differentiated from the surrounding tissues on MRI... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
See Physician: Need to evaluate the pain. 1) location 2) duration 3) characteristics 4) intensity 5) aggravating/relieving factorys etc.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Sounds like a bruise: Probably just hit it in the perfectly wrong way. If you do notice a general increase in the ease of bruising though please see your doctor.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Gallbladder?: If bloating is mainly upper abdomen and pain radiates around the right and thru to the back it could be representative of gallbladder disease. Please ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
You are complex: Exploratory laparotomy indicates that something is wrong in your abdominal cavity and that you need surgery. The surgeon is not quite sure what will b... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
See physician: Bad things include an aortic dissection which could be life threatening.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Bile duct obstructed: See your physician to make sure your bile duct system is not blocked.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
2-3 weeks: Think of it as a bruise. Swelling will occur then subside slowly. Bruised tissue will then need to clear itself of debris. If there are more significa... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Gallbladder: You need an ultrasound of your gallbladder. If this is normal get a hida (gallbladder function) exam with cck to check for biliary dyskinesia (gallbla... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
No cancer guarentee: Barrett's is a cellular change that is associated with an increased risk of lower esophageal cancer. It is not for certain that you will develop cance... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
See surgeon: If significant pain is ongoing there could be a problem so need to see your surgeon. Hernia repairs can cause extended periods of discomfort but sho... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Biopsy and/or PET: Ct guided biopsy or mediastinoscopy with biopsy may be indicated. Pet may show increased areas of activity and oncologist may want to treat simply due... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: If small and asymptomatic you don't need anything done. If have significant gerd or pain from a large hernia or pulmonary complications from the herni... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Vaginal: Vaginal should be ok. Do seek evaluation by a colo-rectal specialist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Have an exam by your primary care doctor. Mammogram and us are also needed.
A member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
185 lbs: You would ideally like your bmi to be normal but a good goal is to get it below 34. You are currently over 42. So a weight of 185 is a good targert. A... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Pretty Good: Biliary dyskinesia is the most likely cause of your problem. See a surgeon to review all of your findings.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Surgeon/radiologist: Could also see a message therapist if there is no venous valvular insufficiency that needs correction.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Sure: Pain is due to change in hormones. Nsaids and sometimes bcps help. Evening primrose oil may help. Avoid chocolate and caffeine.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Possible endometrium: This may represent a cluster of retained endometrium that has successfully transplanted to you subcutaneous tissue. Can grow and become painful and bl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Unlikely: Depends on what the operation is in determining risk. If you are referring to an operation for disc disease you are unlikely to have a complication th... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Please see doctor: Any new mass in the breast needs to be evaluated by a physician due to the possibility of a breast cancer. Though not common, breast cancer is possibl... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Your colon basically is every in your belly. If the pain is worsening or you are developing fevers please contact the physician managing your uc.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Worsening pain/vomit: Hiatal hernias are very common. Most often are asymptomatic. Most common symptom is heartburn. As a test take some tums (calcium carbonate). If sympto... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
See surgeon: Please see your surgeon to discuss symptoms further. Need to determine what else might be going on and there are some rare things and some common thi... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Very Low Risk: The pleurodesis should have scarred your lung to the chest wall and prevent it from collapsing as it did before.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Could be a hernia it the lump comes and goes. The good news is that it sounds like you do not have any enlarged lymph nodes which could be a sign of a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
4-6 weeks until full: Typically following laparoscopic repair you want to have 4-6 weeks of limited activity after which you can resume full activities. Most patients are b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends of size: The larger the longer. Expect several weeks.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Many ways: Exercise, weight loss, low salt diet, medications, stress reduction speak with a physician regarding the specific cause of your elevated blood pressur... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends on cause: Fist two aspects to recovery: 1) trauma with associated injuries 2) solely spleen issue trauma = more time second two aspects: 1) minimally inva... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Gallbladder?: If bloating is mainly upper abdomen and pain radiates around the right and thru to the back it could be representative of gallbladder disease. Please ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: If it is soft, smooth, rubbery, and non-painful this is a good possibility. If it is harder or painful may be a lymph node. Regardless, this is a pr... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Flap in back of eye: The retina is the layer of cells that coat the back of your eye and collect light to allow you to see. When the retina becomes torn the layer is eleva... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Anal Fistula/Abscess: If these blisters are next to your anus they most likely represent a fistula that is trying to heal and resulting in abscess formation. The abscess fi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Possible Gallbladder: See your doctor. Some common symptoms are pain after eating, pain radiates to your back or right shoulder, nausea. Fullness in the upper middle of the... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Yes but bowel gas often limits the view. A much better test is a pancreatic ct.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Cut muscles: If your testicle does not raise up this may be a normal result of cutting the cremasteric muscles which is normal in hernia repair. If the testicle i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Normal colonoscopy: Should stop after a day. If there is a lot of bleeding or increasing abdominal pain call your doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
See Physician: May need a ct of the abdomen as this is an area that is not readily associated with a common diagnosis. (i.e. Right lower = appendix).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
See Physician: Could be early appendicitis if pain progresses and more significantly localizes to the right lower abdomen.
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
No: Stds are transmitted only thru direct contact.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Agree: Us of gallbladder would not harm baby and could help you know. Avoid high fat or greasy meals.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Not sure: If you had the port placed before the MRI they may be seeing post operative effects and using a "cover their ass" reading of a possible right sided le... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 years experience
Pain and Weight loss: Pain and weight loss are common as is jaundice. Pancreatic cancer often progresses quite significantly unnoticed.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Woodworth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Woodworth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Jan 10, 2015
he's awesome
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! My family doctor also does colonoscopy should I see him or GYN thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That's the most useful answer I've recieved. Thank you.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you Doctor,i am a male because you were refering to women to

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Jonesboro Region, AR - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Jonesboro Region, AR - Summer
2013
Top General Surgeon , Second Place, Missouri - Summer
2013
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