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Dr. John Geisler

Gynecologic Oncology
Toledo, OH
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Toledo, OH

Address

3120 Glendale avenue, MS 1194, Toledo, OH
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About

Bio

University of Michigan - 1990 Indiana University School of Medicine -1994 St. Vincent: Indy - Internal Med 1995 St. Vincent: Indy - Ob/Gyn 1999 University of Iowa - Pelvic Surgery 2000 University of Iowa - Gynecologic Oncology 2003

Specialties
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Gynecologic Oncology

Doctor Q&A

803 Answers
32 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Molar pregnancy: The molar pregnancy most likely is not affecting your not getting pregnant now. In a six month period, only around 50% of couples who are appropriate... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Glutamine : There is some basic science as well clinical data that glutamine supplementation can decrease side effects of chemo.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Pap smear: Any hpv strain can show up anywhere. Wart causing hpv (6, 11) occur anywhere. It depends on the strain and your immune status. It is usually years... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
HPV vaccine: To be best protected, you need to get all 3 shots!
A member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Pelvic examination: An infection after a pelvic examination would be very, very, very rare. More likely there was already a vaginal infection starting that was not bad en... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Cachexia: Cancer cachexia is a syndrome of weight loss, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively tryin... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Hereditary cancers: Only 10-15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary (passed through a family). So, most cases of ovarian cancer happen in women with no family history or pe... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Bleeding with sex: To know how to treat it, we first have to know why it's occurring. See your doctor to determine the cause so it can be treated.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cyst: No. At that small size, it is still most likely a physiologic cyst.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cyst: The two most common reasons would be that you have a dermoid cyst (benign cystic teratoma) or a serous cyst with psammoma bodies (calcified cells). W... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Pelvic exenteration: If you are told you need a pelvic exenteration for ovarian cancer, a gynecologic oncologic would do the surgery. This most likely means that you have... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Pelvic pain: There are lots of reasons for acute pelvic pain in a woman in the menopause. Since it is not a urinary tract infection, you need to be worked up for ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
HPV testing: Hpv testing has been around for the last decade. New guidelines show it is only beneficial for women 30 and over.
A member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Pain: Her pain is probably from what necessitated the us not from the us itself. She should see her gyn.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian mass: Depends on size and characteristics. If over 10 cm, remove right away. If under 10 cm and simple (looks like a balloon on ultrasound), watch and reche... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Painful intercourse: Painful intercourse (dyspareunia) can have a myriad of causes. If the pain started recently, the chances of it having anything to do with the biopsy.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian drilling: If ovarian drilling is going to work, it is going to work in the first 3 months. You need to see a reproductive endocrinologist.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Aromatase: Increased production is seen in obese patients. This is why obese women are at a higher risk of developing endometrial cancer.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Bladder pain: Bladder spasms or bladder pain is not infrequent after a hysterectomy. By convulsions do you mean seizures? If so, I am not sure of the connection.
A member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Gas pain: Gas pain for 10-14 days is normal after a robotic hysterectomy. You should have been taking simethicone 80-160 mg PO q 8 hours since your surgery to ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Menses: Abnormal uterine bleeding can have many different causes. The most common cause is pregnancy but it can be caused by many different factors . Please... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Vulvar cancer: Vulvar cancer is not hereditary. It is genetic in the fact that cancers are cause by a change in the dna (genes).
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Any large ovarian cyst (benign or malignant) can cause these symptoms.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Hysterectomy: Did they leave your ovaries? If so, yes you can hormones. If they took your ovaries, you should be evaluated for other conditions.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cysts: The best way to decrease the development of physiologic cysts is to take birth control pills.
A member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Endometrial cancer: No, cervical spread of uterine cancer is not uncommon. It probably has not spread elsewhere. You need to be treated by a gyn oncologist who most likel... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Hives: Rarely. More commonly treatment can cause hives.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Hysterectomy: A total hysterectomy and hysterectomy are the same. A supracervical hysterectomy means the cervix was left behind.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
PCOS: No medicine shrinks the cysts of pcos, but metformin can be used to fix the Insulin resistance. Spironolactone is used block the androgen effects whil... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Fluid in ear: Often when those symptoms occur it is because of fluid in the ear. Fluid changes the transmission of sound.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Most likely it is not cancer. At your age, the 3 most common problems are all benign : dermoid (benign cystic teratoma), emdometrioma, an serous cysta... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Tattoos: Tattoo needle are sometimes not sterile. Therefore, many different viruses can be transmitted including hep c.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Chemo and heart: It depends upon several factors. First, what caused the arrest. What effects did it have on the patient. If the arrest was part of an allergic reacti... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Endometrial polyps: The bleeding from endometrial polyps is rarely controlled well by birth control pills. You very well may need a D&C to remove the polyp.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Discharge: Lots of different things can cause brown discharge. Most commonly it is from the beginning or end of your period. You can also be pregnant or have ble... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cyst: If an ovarian cyst is found after surgery to be benign it only negligibly increased.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cancer : Ovarian cancer is a very serious often terminal disease. Gyn oncologists now treat it as a chronic, serious disease. However, with proper care more an... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Endometrium: Most common answer would be endometrial polyps which are overwhelmingly benign. I bleeding persists, a D&C with hysteroscopy should be performed.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cancer: If it an invasive epithelial ovarian cancer (most common type) the average survival without chemo is <6 months.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Cervix: There is very little one can tell about their own cervix on exam. The mucous can be tested for its viscosity and tackiness (spinnbarrkeit), but not m... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earl... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Pudendal neuralgia: Often when a nerve is damaged, meds (neurontin, lyrica) can be tried to see if they help the symptoms. If meds do not relieve the symptoms, a pudenda... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Breast cancer: Although many people recommend self breast exams, there is not scientific evidence to support doing self breast exams.
A member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cancer: Most likely it started in the ovary. Primary germ cell cancers of the omentum are even more rare than ovarian germ cell cancers. Hopefully, the gyn o... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Anal growths: Infected hair follicles, molluscum contagiosum, low risk hpv warts, skin tags ...
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Hysterectomy: In general, doctors recommend that you wait 6 weeks to heal from surgery before engaging in sexual activity.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Aromatase inhibitor: An aromatase inhibitor is a medicine that blocks the conversion of androgens in fat cells to the strong estrogen (estrone).
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cyst: When a physiologic cyst ruptures, there is an immediate drop in the body's Progesterone level. That signals the early start of a period. If you are li... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Physiologic cysts can cause pain if ruptured or twisted. They themselves are normal. They can cause bloating if ruptured or bleeding.
A female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Ovarian cancer: Your gynecologist may suspect ovarian cancer if there is a complex mass with fluid in the abdomen and an elevated ca 125.

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HealthTap member
Nov 19, 2018
Dr what can I do, wheee can I go to get help because I am not bleeding I was taking an injection nestrate but it's no more but have back pains and my legs are swelling
HealthTap member
Nov 12, 2012
He is professional and respectful .Dr John is the man he is amazing .I would highly recommend this doctor and have to anyone.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Geisler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank u nobody has mentioned those symptoms which I have all of & HPV for over 15 years+severe genital warts & I haven't seen an Gyn in 10 y
HealthTap member
Thank you so much for your responses! It has really helped and we need more doctors like you in this world!!! I appreciate your time.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I started 7 days after a ruptures cyst and just ended 6 days before I went to the ER

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

ST VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Residency

ST VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Awards

Associate Professor
Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Medical Student Clerkship

Affiliations

Society of Gynecologic Oncology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Publications

Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment: A Tool for Preoperative Assessment
Treatment of Advanced or Recurrent Cervical Cancer with Cisplatin or Cisplatin Containing Regimens: A Cost Effective Analysis
Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy Compared to Open Radical Hysterectomy
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