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Dr. Charles Breaux

Pediatric Surgery
Grand Junction, CO
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Grand Junction, CO

Address

The Pediatric Specialty Clinic at St. Mary's Hospital, 2643 Patterson Road, Suite 603, Grand Junction, CO, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Medicaid

Medicare

Rocky Mountain Health Plan

UnitedHealthcare

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About

Bio

Undergrad at Harvard. Med school at U. of Alabama. General surgery, surgical critical care, and pediatric surgery residencies at U. of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Currently practicing pediatric surgery at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Specialties
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Pediatric Surgery

Critical Care

Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

270 Answers
498 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
It depends: The amount of calories you burn walking depends on how much you weigh & how long & how fast you walk. You can find calculators for such activities on ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Antibiotic ointment: It sounds like you have a very small 2nd-degree (i.e., partial-thickness) burn. You should keep it clean with washing and keep it gooped up with antib... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Keep clean. See doc.: You don't give a time course for how long it's been since you were burned or the depth of the burn. 2nd-degree (i.e., partial-thickness) burns will he... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Try pain med: 2nd-degree (partial-thickness) burns are painful; the skin nerves are still present and raw from the open wound. As the wound heals, which 2nd-degree ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
It should be OK: If you have recovered well without complications. Of course, you should not drink to excess, or to the point where you would impair usual activities (... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
It depends ...: On how much you weigh. There are calculators available on the internet to help you figure out how many calories you burn with different activities bas... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Probably not: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) affects babies in the first few weeks of life. After surgical correction with pyloromyotomy, babies are basically ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Do: Do put your toddler in an age-appropriate well-installed car seat. Don't just hold him in your lap.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
It sort of depends: With an erect penis, there would be no difference in size, as the foreskin would be naturally retracted by the erection. With a flaccid penis, the unc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
<i>I : <i>i had diarrhea bad the doctor where i work gave me a IV saline solution because i had dehydration now my stool change color did the saline solutin ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Making better valve: ... To keep stomach acid in stomach. I presume you're talking about an operation to prevent or decrease gastroesophageal reflux (ger). The most common... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
You really don't ...: Want to be. Whether performed openly or laparoscopically, appendectomy is an intra-abdominal operation most frequently performed under general anesthe... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Second-degree burns: ..., such as an abrasion or "road rash, " will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. Such wounds on the face should be gooped u... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Yes, but not excess: ... Calories. Even at rest you burn calories. Your body has to burn fuel just to keep normal functions going. You eat/drink nutrition and then you bur... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
1) Yes. 2) No.: A patent urachus is a still open congenital connection between the umbilicus (bellybutton) and the dome of the bladder. Poking your bellybutton will ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
If the burn is ...: Red, dry, and tender, it may be a superficial 1st-degree burn. If it's blistered and painful, it may be a 2nd-degree burn. If it's covered by tough, l... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
They usually don't: Appendicitis is extemely uncommon in babies. Appendicitis comes from plugging up or occlusion of the long, narrow, cylindrical appendix, allowing infl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Duodenal atresia,...: Or congenital blockage of the duodenum (1st part of the intestine beyond the stomach) can be associated with Down syndrome (trisomy-21) or occur by it... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
First, get a good...: Examination to see if you indeed have a varicocele. If you have a varicocele, you might experience discomfort, or a "heavy" feeling in the left side o... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
It will probably ...: Resolve in the next few days. 2 days postop is still very early postop -- the stomach and intestines may still be somewhat sluggish. Her surgeon shoul... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
A 2nd-degree burn...: Is a partial-thickness burn that will heal on its own, given good wound care. Keep the wound clean and apply antibiotic ointment to it until healed. U... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lac... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Skin antimicrobials: Second-degree burns will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. Burns on the face should be gooped up with antibiotic ointment s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
If the burn is ...: Red, dry, and tender, it may be a superficial 1st-degree burn. If it's blistered and painful, it may be a 2nd-degree burn. If it's covered by tough, l... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Few days to weeks: 2nd-degree burns will heal on their own in 5 days to 3 weeks. 3rd-degree burns require surgery (skin grafting) for healing, and most burn surgeons wil... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
It is likely ...: That if you truly have an undescended testicle, you would have an inguinal hernia on the same side (~90% chance). The hernia would be repaired at the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lac... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Vaporub won't help: You need to keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-a... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
The early symptoms: Of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton and then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
It depends ...: On how much you weigh and how fast you spin or bike. There are calculators available on the internet to help you figure out how many calories you burn... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Essentially yes: In people, the appendix seems to serve no good purpose. In animals that eat a lot of high Cellulose foods (e.g., grass), the appendix is larger and se... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic oi... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Taping: Taping a coin over your baby's bellybutton does not hasten resolution of an umbilical hernia.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
1 to 2 years: The healed skin that was burned is more susceptible to re-injury in the the first year or two afterwards. Sunburn is probably the most common way to r... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
You can get very ...: Sick or die. If we diagnose and treat appendicitis early, before perforation, it is a quick operation and short hospitalization. If the appendix is al... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
It depends: On how much you weigh and how long and how fast you swim. There are calculators available on the internet to help you figure out how many calories you... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Seek medical care: You say you have "severe deep burns" on your lower extremities. A physician would interpret that to be full-thickness (3rd-degree) burns. You should s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Hirschsprung's ...: Disease is most often diagnosed in young infants, occasionally in older kids or adults. The normal nerve cells (ganglion cells) are missing from the d... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Care for wound: Keep the wound clean and apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, neosporin, triple-antibiotic oi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
No: Manipulation of the breasts that you describe would not cause breast cancer.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Second-degree burns: ..., such as an abrasion or "road rash, " will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. Burns on the face should be gooped up with... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
If only 1 testicle: ... Was injured, and the other 1 was fine, fertility should be ok. If both testicles were severely injured, that would have more serious implications ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
If the burn is ...: Red, dry, and tender, it may be a superficial 1st-degree burn. If it's blistered and painful, it may be a 2nd-degree burn. If it's covered by tough, l... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Antireflux operation: Nissen fundoplication is a commonly performed operation to prevent/decrease significant gastroesophageal reflux. The top (fundus) of the stomach is fu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lac... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Usually minor: A brief contact burn from a curling iron is usually shallow (1st- or 2nd-degree). Keep the wound clean and apply topical antibiotic ointment (e.g., po... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: A 2nd-degree burn extends into the bottom layer of skin, the dermis. Abrasions, of which a rug burn is a mild form, are very often 2nd-degree in depth... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Cholecystectomy ...: Is the name of the operation to remove the gallbladder. It can be done as an open operation with a large upper abdominal incision. More commonly these... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Very quickly: One of the joys of pediatric surgery is how fast young kids bounce back from surgery, much faster than adults. All the pain medicine a toddler will ne... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Gender/Race involved: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (hps) is more common in boy babies & white babies. There is a 1 in 300 chance of a white baby boy developing hps. It is ... Read More

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Apr 12, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Superior, concise, informative answers
Apr 17, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! My wife spilt a red hot coffee all over her leg (literally boiling water has she doesn't have milk) and it has caused a nasty burn.
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Can't decide if my hemicolectomy surgeon(colon) or general is better for I don't heal well with and CFS 2 out of 3 incisions developed herni
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Thank you. I'll try polysporin. For some reason, neosporin only hurts at nighttime. During the day, it doesn't. Not sure why.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama School of Medicine, AL
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL
Completed 1988

Awards

"One of the Best Doctors in America," 2003 - present, selected by physician survey by Best Doctors, Inc.
Listed in the "Guide to America's Top Surgeons," 2004 - present, selected by the Consumers' Research Council of America
Top Doctor, Second Place, Grand Junction, CO - Winter
2013

Affiliations

St. Mary's Medical Group
American College of Surgeons
American Pediatric Surgical Association
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