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Dr. Wayne Wolf

General Surgery
Bolivar, MO
21 years experience male

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Bolivar, MO

Address

1300 N Oakland Ave, Bolivar, MO
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General Surgery

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81 Answers
50 Agrees
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Gallstones: No. These organs are in two separate locations. A ct scan is very precise at determining the location of a stone.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Abdominal pain: A fairly common case for lower abdominal pain in males without other symptoms and normal x-rays is a small hernia. Would recommend seeing a general su... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Pilonidal cyst: Infection usually involves increasing pain, swelling, redness, drainage, and occasionally fevers.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Gallbladder: Biliary colic or gallbladder pain is typically located in the right upper abdomen and can go through to the back. Usually accompanied by nausea, vomit... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Abdominal pain: Several things can cause abdominal pain after eating. The most common would be an ulcer in the stomach or irritable bowel syndrome. You could try taki... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Ulcer or gallbladder: Ulcers or gallbladder disease would be the two most common causes for upper abdominal pain in your age group. To treat an ulcer you avoid caffeine, ni... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Lymph node: There're several reasons why a lymph node could become red and swollen. Most commonly would be an infection or other inflamation. Also could possibly ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Family history and breast increase your risk but are not the only causes.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Not directly: Indirectly the stress and worry of a ruptured implant may alter your menstrual cycle.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Conservative measures are always a must. Make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids, getting plenty of fiber, and getting regular exercise. Sitz bath... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Few: Occasionally irrigation of a colostomy may help if you're having problems with constipation.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Similar: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is seen in newborns from enlargement of the muscle at the distal part of the stomach before it goes into the small intes... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Colostomy: Some patients cover their colostomy with a watertight dressing such as a band-aid or cellophane and tape.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Not usually: It takes a large colon mass in a thin person to be felt through the abdominal muscles. More likely would be a hernia or benign fatty tumor. Recommend... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
No: Some foods that are high in estrogen like chemicals (such as soy, black cohosh, and beets) may be better to avoid though.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Hip surgery: The best exercises immediately after hip surgery work on increasing your range of motion. Best to discuss this with your surgeon and assisting physica... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy by an incompetent doctor cannot cause colon cancer although it could have missed colon cancer. If a hole was put in the colon then there c... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Hernia repair: Pain at the site of a previous hernia repair is uncommon but can be related to a recurrent hernia or scarring around the repair. Would recommend rest,... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in a male. During sexual stimulation this breast tissue becomes engorged and sensitive in males as it... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Nipple itching: Nipple itching is commonly caused by dry skin but can also be related to a fungal infection. Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare entity where earl... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
No: Recommend following up with your surgeon.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Hemorrhoids: A surgeon can remove the thrombosis in the office under local anesthetic which usually provides quick relief. Can also do conservative measures such a... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Ct scan: A ct scan of the chest is usually done with IV contrast to localize and verify if there is a blood clot in lungs. Sometimes they can do another radiol... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Pain medication: It really boils down to what the patient can tolerate. They make liquid forms of most medications if needed. Typically a narcotic combination medicati... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Constipation: Constipation can present with these symptoms but so can several other medical conditions. Would recommend you see your physician for evaluation. Diver... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Blood clots: Blood clots rarely present as lumps. Fatty rumors or cysts would be a more common cause for lumps. Would recommend seeing your physician for further ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain can be caused by several problems (including liver, gallbladder, stomach, and pancreas) and deep breathing or bending over increa... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Possibly: During a colonoscopy the patient's abdomen is routinely pressed on to help advance the scope through the colon. This pressure could be uncomfortable. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is an infection in the colon. Symptoms consist of nausea, vomiting, left lower quadrant abdominal pain, fever, and sometimes constipati... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: These tumors range in size from a pea to a volleyball depending on how long they've grown. The only way to know the exact diagnosis is to have it remo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Groin pain: Intermittent sharp stabbing pain in the groin could be related to irritable bowel syndrome, inguinal hernias, ovarian cysts, ovarian torsion, or kidne... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Aromasin (exemestane): Muscle aches and osteoporosis. Any oral medication can also cause nausea.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
No: Not a direct known side effect. Ask your doctor if switching to another medication or further work up is needed.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Abdominal adhesions: Unfortunately there is no treatment for abdominal adhesions other than surgery. Surgery itself can cause adhesions so it is reserved for cases of seve... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Ulcer: Black stools and abdominal pain usually point to a bleeding ulcer in the stomach or duodenum. Sometimes could because by cancer. Would recommend evalu... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Conservative measures are always a must. Make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids, getting plenty of fiber, and getting regular exercise. Quick trea... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Surgery: Biggest downside to being a surgeon is the call schedule. You cannot pick when patients get sick. Very abnormal hours.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
IBS does not bleed: Irritable bowel syndrome is basically just spasms of the intestine. When there's blood involved there's likely another etiology. Would recommend seein... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Laparoscopy: Depends on the surgery done. Gallbladder, appendix and ovary removal typically only have pain for 1-2 weeks. Hernias, colon, prostate, and hysterectom... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in a male. During sexual stimulation this breast tissue becomes engorged and sensitive in males as it... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Lower abdominal pain: Lower abdominal pain can have several causes such as diverticulitis, urinary tract infections, female problems (if you are a female), and appendicitis... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Hemorrhoids: There are several treatment options for hemorrhoids. You can use topical medications to help shrink them down. You can try rubber bands, sclerotherapy... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Chronic appendicitis: Chronic appendicitis is a very rare condition. Other etiologies for pain in the similar area can be due to small hernias or other internal problems th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Appendicitis: Appendicitis pain will almost always go down to the right lower abdomen and also have fever, nausea, vomiting, and lack of appetite. If symptoms worse... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Colon cancer: Symptoms of colon cancer include rectal bleeding, weight-loss, abdominal pain, and change in bowel habits. Patients may not have any symptoms at all t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Not really: Sounds like your stomach is overly sensitive to your your nerves. Gallbladder and ulcers are common conditions that can cause recurrent abdominal pain... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Undescended testicle: He should see a physician for further evaluation because this can increase his risk of testicular cancer. A surgery may be required to lower the testi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe caffeine: Caffeine can commonly increase abdominal cramping and make breasts more tender. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
See a physician: Best to talk to your physician about your symptoms. They can evaluate, diagnose, treat, teach, and alleviate fears.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 21 years experience
Several causes: There several causes for abdominal pain that would increase with standing. Basically, gravity causes internal organs to shift and increases pressure i... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wolf is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolf is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sorry for such a brief question dew to charecter limit I have no vomiting or diarrhea just stomach pain and a side pain.No fever either.
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Does that mean i go and tell them i want it out and do benign polyps increase in size
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) Great to hear; my mother delt with this..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Medical center of Independence

Awards

417 Magazine Top Doc in General Surgery 2009, 2010, and 2011
Top Doctor, Third Place, Springfield, MO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Springfield, MO - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American Osteopathic Association
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
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