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Dr. Michael Murray

Breast Surgery
Sparks, NV
34 years experience male

Locations

Northern Nevada Surgical Group

Fallon, NV

Address

1020 new river pkwy suite 200, Fallon, NV
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

7754282630

Northern Nevada Surgical Group

Sparks, NV

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Breast Surgery

General Surgery

Licenses

United States: Oregon

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

110 Answers
118 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Depends on placement: Mesh can be placed laparoscopically or by open technique. Mesh removal is usually a much bigger operation. It requires alot more dissection, alot mor... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: If you are tolerating liquids well and are 4 days out from a lapaoroscopic appendectomy then it is fine to advance to a regular diet.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Difficult: It would be difficult to make this diagnosis without seeing a doctor. Usually an upper GI barium study could show this as well as an upper endoscopy. ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Small amt of blood will not cause problems with colonoscopy. Continue the bowel prep and have the colonoscopy to diagnose the problem.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Could be gerd: If you had gallbladder out and have a known history of gerd it could certainly be reflux. There is a test called a bravo pH study in which a probe is ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Many causes: Rectal bleeding can have many causes. Given your age it is unlikely to be colorectal cancer. The best way to get a diagnosis wojld be colonoscopy. See... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Many possibilities: Its normal to be scared when an ultasound shows a possible mass and further imaging is needed. It is important to get the ct in order to help the doct... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Possible seroma: If you feel there are abnormal fluid collections around the implants be sure to see your plastic surgeon. These may need to be drained but if they are... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Small bowel ostruct: Small bowel obstruction can be complete in which nothing will pass into colon or partial in which liquid may get to colon. Complete obstructions usual... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Most anything: There has been alot of misinformation as to how diet relates to diverticulitis. Limiting certain foods such as seeds , popcorn etc used to be common b... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Be evaluated: Have a physician evaluate you to make sure that you have hemorrhoids. Then ask about best method to remove them. Such as surgery, banding or medical m... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Not usually: Fissures usually cause pain and bleeding at the time of a bowel movement. The bleeding is usually mot heavy and usually does not contain clots. See yo... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Hepatitis: An enlarged liver with elevated ast and alt usually means some form of hepatitis. You need to have blood tests to rule out infectious hepatitis other... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Need more tests: The best test for LPR currently is an impedance test done in a gastroenterologists office. Additionaly a new saliva test which checks for a gastric en... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Bleeding: The most serious problem is bleeding that can be lifethreatening. This may lead to surgery to remove the spleen or repair it.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Fissure: This sounds like an anal fissure which is a split in the lining of the rectum. It is very painful and often causes bleeding. There could be other caus... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Usually: Depends on what you mean by gallbladder disease. But if you have stones or chronic inflammation and biliary dyskensia the best course is to have it re... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
As needed: You need to become very familiar with your colostomy and the care of it you should consult with an ostomy nurse to help you. By the pouch i suppose ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
No: At 4 months your incission should be well healed. You will have experienced considerable muscle atrophy so it is important to start out slow.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Serious infection: Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious potentially life threatening infection that causes tissue death (hence the term necrotizing) very rapidly. It is tr... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Aneurysm: The aorta lies deep in the abdomen actually against the spine. So it is difficult to feel in obese individuals. Given your age an abdominal aneurysm w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
MD Anderson: Md andersond cancer center in texas is one of the premier cancer hospitals in the world and would be my recommendation with such a rare cancer. I have... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Need colonoscopy: Passing blood and clots rectally shoild always be worked up aggressively. The pain and cramping most likely is also GI tract in origin. There are man... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Ventral hernia surgery often involves placing mesh to cover the defect. The mesh is secured by sutures and sometimes tacks that anchor it to the abdom... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
And pain: Pain above belly button on right side is often caised by gallbladder problems. Particularly if pain is related to eating. You need to be examined bu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Collapse lung: A collapsed lung can kill you very quickly if it is from a leak in the lung that doesnt seal and causes a tension pneumothorax. Alternatively a partia... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Be reevaluated: Pain after hernia operation can be frustrating as well as debilitating. 1st be reevaluated by the surgeon to make sure hernia has not recurred. There ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
See gynecologist: Endometriosis usually presets with a cystic lesion on ultrasound not solid. If you have a solid or complex( cystic and solid components) then you shou... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Anemia is usually a late finding in colon cancer and occurs only when the tumor gets large abd ulcerates causing the bleeding. Ideally we would like t... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Depends on the cause: Chronic gastritis has many causes including the use of certain drugs(nsaids), h pylori infection, chronic stress , atrophic gstritis etc... The treatm... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Inflammation: Dysphagia was probably caused by inflammatory changes due to reflux. A biopsy would have shown inflammatory cells. Nexium (esomeprazole) decreases the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Seroma: A seroma is a sterile collection of fluid that fills in a wound. Sometimes they resolve on their own other times they have to be drained. Sometimes a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Look at gallbladder: R sided and epogastric pain can be from gallbladder disease. Have your doctor evaluate gallbladder particularly if food seems to be an inciting factor... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Be re evaluated: You did not say what caused your collapsed lung. But whether it was trauma or spontaneous if you sneeze or cough or bear down it can make the collapse... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Not usually: If the gallbladder is inflamed enough it could cause some difficulty with bowels. You may need to have the gallbladder out but would not expect this t... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Phlebitis: Sounds like phlebitis. This is a clot in a superficisl vein and is associated with pain and inflammation. Usually treated with anti inflammatories, el... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Ppi's safe in short : Recent studies are showing some concerns about long term ppi use. They tend to inhibit calcium and magnesium absorption. They may increase risk of cer... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Coulld be serious: Fevers, abdominal distension and shortness of breath may represent a dangerous abdominal process. The shoulder pain might be from diaphragm irritation... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Gallbladder or gerd: Upper abdominal pain with nausea especially in association with eating is likely to be a problem with your gallbladder. This is more likely in women. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Asthma or gerd: These symptoms are fairly nonspecific and could be caused by muliple conditions. allergies with reactive airway disease(asthma) is a considerstion. I... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Laparascopic: Not having a navel will not alter your ability to have laparoscopic surgery. Should still be able to access you abdominal cavity with a laparoscope in... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Pain: Compartment syndrome produces extreme dibiltating pain in the leg associated with swelling. If it progresses it will cause loss of blood supply and po... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
No: Im not aware of any increased risk of colon cancer in native americans. If you have a family history that is different. Be sure to be referred for col... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Pancreatitis can be severe and can also be associated with bleeding. This in combination with anemia of pregnancy could be causing your fatigue you sh... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Anal fissure: Anal fissures will often heal in and become asymptomatic. The problem with them is that they tend to recur. Particularly if you get constipated or hav... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Painful: The spleen lies just under the diaphragm on the left side so when it ruptures the blood gets under the diaphragm causing significant pain with each b... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Yes could have both: A hiatal hernia is when the stomach slides into the chest through the a hole in the diaphragm that the esophagus goes through. It always causes gerd. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Ruptured aneurysm: An abdominal aneurysm can rupture for many reasons. Most common is size. As the aneurysm enlarges the wall gets weaker. We know that aneurysms over 5 ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Not usually: What you are thinking of is called encapsulation and is associated with breast implants when a hard rind of scar tisssue forms around the implant. Thi... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Usually anal fissures can be treated medically. The problem is they tend to recur. If your fissure is chronic and causing alot of symptoms or prevents... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Murray is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Murray is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was nervous because I love nut butters and nuts. This put my mind at ease. Although the ER doc did tell me the same thing, it's nice to see it somewhere else from an...Read More
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I had 3 pulmonary embolism , two only in posts partem (4 Miss 2 stillborn 1 Full term and I also bled and passed mass clotting internal and
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Thank you so much. I'm worried sick and he's reluctant to see a doctor. I really appreciate your response. Thank you again:)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

ALLEGHENY GENERAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Reno, NV - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Reno, NV - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Reno, NV - Winter
2013
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