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Dr. Andrew Glantz

General Surgery
Boston, MA
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Boston, MA

Address

Boston Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
Directions

About

Bio

Complex abdominal wall hernias, challenging biliary tract surgery

Specialties
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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
45 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Groin pain: Groin pain may very well be coming from an inguinal hernia. Does your husband have a known hernia? Other causes might be from a groin strain or a kid... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Colonoscopy Prep: The prep for a colonoscopy might differ from doctor to doctor, but generally speaking most will advise that the patient eat no solid food while the pr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Drinking and sex: Yes you can. The only time you can't drink and have sex is during the surgery to repair the hernia.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Colonoscopy: Perhaps. The process of doing a colonoscopy involves pumping some air into the colon while the scope is advanced. If the is large abdominal wall herni... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Bowel Strangulation: One of the first signs of impending bowel strangulation at a hernia is increased swelling and pain at the hernia site. This usually progresses to seve... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
CCRN in trauma unit: Yes...A trauma unit, such as a trauma ICU or a sicu utilizes many nurses who have added qualifications, such as a ccrn certificate.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Abdominal tenderness: A tender abdomen means that ones belly is sore. It might hurt when you lightly or deeply touch it, when you're exercising or simply then something com... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Post-op Constipation: It is very common for someone after hernia surgery to be rather constipated. This is usually due to post-operative incisional pain, relative early ina... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Patellar dislocation: Both the medial plication and galeazzi procedures are examples of operative orthopedic repairs to treat patellar (kneecap) dislocations. There are man... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Probably unrelated: Abdominal pain and tongue numbness are likely unrelated. Many things can cause right sided abdominal pain, even after gallbladder removal. The most co... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Hemorrhoid Treatment: Many cases of hemorrhoids can be treated with ointments and/or suppositories and stool softeners, without the need for surgery. Any type physician can... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Hernia surgery: The recovery time after hernia surgery varies, depending on the location of the hernia, the size of the hernia, the type of repair, as well as the pat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Laparoscopic surgery: Appendectomies nowadays are generally being done laparoscopically, ie though small incisions. One of these incisions is usually near the belly button.... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Returning to work: After hernia surgery, it is normally safe to return to work after just a week or so. This assumes that your job does not involve any heavy lifting and... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Hernia Surgery: Yes. Hernia surgery nowadays is quite effective in treating most abdominal hernias. With the use of various meshes, either via an open procedure or la... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Recurrent Hernia: A recurrent hernia will usually manifest as a sudden appearance of sharp pain at the same operative site. An intermittent bulge may then appear, just ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
After GB surgery: After gallbladder surgery, there should be no dietary restrictions. It is usually recommended however to avoid particularly fatty or greasy foods for ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Abdominal pains: Your pains may be an indication of persistent refractory ulcer disease or of severe reflux. Were you previously diagnosed with helicobacter pylori? I... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Appendicitis: The appendix gets infected after a piece a stool, a so-called appendicolith, gets stuck within the opening of the appendix. This causes a blockage and... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Abdominal Hernia: Abdominal hernias are repaired surgically, either with a laparoscope or via an open incision. Usually these hernias are repaired with some type of pro... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Skin tags: Skin tags are simply redundant skin that cause protuberances, often around areas that are frequently rubbed by clothing or are traumatized by friction... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
GERD: A hiatal hernia is often associated with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). This can be associated with severe "heartburn", especially after be... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Colonoscopies : A colonoscopy is a procedure where one's colon is carefully inspected with a colonoscopy, a lighted, flexible telescope. Polyps can be removed, tumors... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
1st colonoscopy: During a colonoscopy you can expect to have to lie on a stretcher while you are being sedated. Many people remember nothing after that. Some people re... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Bowel obstruction: Most definitely. Hernias are the second most common cause for a small bowel obstruction. Inguinal hernias often allow loops of small bowel to slip in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Pain after surgery: Pain at the operative site lasts for a few weeks. It is most severe the first few days, but continues for a month or more. Any stresses or strains on ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Non-narcotic meds: The strength of pain medications depends on the magnitude of the surgery that you'll be undergoing. Common non-narcotic meds include nsaid's (such as ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Splenic Trauma: The spleen is an easily traumatized organ in the abdomen. An injury to the spleen can be quite problematic. Most trauma surgeons would recommend avoid... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Swelling post-op: Swelling occurs after any type surgery, including hernia surgery. This swelling gets maximal over the first day or so. It normally takes a few weeks f... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Trapped Gas: The best way to get rid of "trapped gas" after surgery is to get up often and to walk around. Otherwise, an over the counter medication such as simeth... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernias can increase your chance of developing cancer of the esophagus, especially if there is longstanding reflux over many years. There is no... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Recurrence of SBO: Any small bowel obstruction has the potential to recur, even after surgery. Persistent signs and symptoms should be followed and investigated if sever... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Trauma and ER Docs: An er doc works in an er, taking care of the initial assessment of a wide range of problems...Heart attacks, asthma, colds, strokes, as well as traum... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Trauma Centers: Every hospital has certain areas of expertise in which they might excel. Some hospitals have many areas of excellence. I would recommend you choose th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Groin Hernias: Groin hernias will never go away. They might become less symptomatic, especially as we treat exacerbating issues, such as constipation, prostate probl... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Abdominal Sutures: After abdominal surgery, many surgeons will remove the skin sutures (or skin staples) after about 7 days. Many times, after they remove these sutures,... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Diaphragmatic Hernia: Newborn infants with large diaphragmatic hernias often have the under-development of the lung on that same side. Often these newborns do not breath ve... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Splenectomy: One of the functions of the spleen is to help filter out impurities and worn out blood components, including red blood cells and platelets. After the ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Adhesions: Any abdominal operative procedure can cause adhesions. There is no way to predict how many adhesions, if any, one will get after the surgery. After ap... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Combined surgery: A cholecystectomy and a back lipoma removal could conceivably be done during the same anesthesia...But at increased risk. To do a surgical procedure o... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Causes of Gangrene: There are 2 basic types of gangrene...Dry and wet. Dry gangrene is caused by the lack of local blood flow, usually from arteriosclerosis. Wet gangrene... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Abdominal pain: Is the pain after eating? Has it responded to any medications? Are any of your blood tests abnormal? Liver function tests done? During the hida sca... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Appendectomy: Depending on whether your appendix was removed laparoscopically or via the open approach, the resumption of heavy lifting might vary between 4-6 weeks... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
Abdominal Pain: What your GI doc will do obviously depends on what your study shows. They likely will discuss the results with you. They probably will recommend start... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Glantz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Glantz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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TY! She has an appt w/fam Dr 9/4. I'm requesting a chest xray & will ask to check for k-stones. Area is sensitive to the slightest touch.
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The skintag on my vaginas lip gets swollen and painful after sex.help?
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My LFT is normal, idk what's going on. Nothing help my pain

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1983MD

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