Dr. Michael Murray

Breast Surgery
Sparks, NV
35 years experience male

Locations

Northern Nevada Surgical Group

Fallon, NV

Address

1020 new river pkwy suite 200, Fallon, NV
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Temporarily: Most times gallbladder problems arise from gallstones which obstruct the outlet of the gallbladder causing pain and inflammation. This inflammation ca... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Mult factors: Race has a small impact compared to other factors such as smoking, fam history, and cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Newer studies have implicated... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Umbilical hernia: This is most likely an umbilical hernia. Usually these will go away by themselves. If it is still present at age 5 it should be surgically repaired.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Exercise: It takes a while to overcome disuse atrophy so start out slow and consult with your doctor to make sure you dont injure yourself. Best exercises for c... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Temporary condition: A paralytic ileus is when the intestines which are basically muscular tubes are temporarily unable to contract and move intestinal contents through th... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: It would be very important for your neurologist to discuss the case with the anesthesiologist so that blood pressure is well controlled. Ultimately it... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Skin removal: A tummy tuck involves the surgical removal of skin and fat and typically leaves long scars. Liposuction involves small incissions and suction out subc... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Major difference: Inflammatory breast cancer is a serious agressive cancer. It needs to be diagnosed early and treated agressively. It is sometimes difficult to disting... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Probably not: If you have gallstones then what will trigger an attack is contraction of the gallbladder and getting a stone blocking the duct that drains the gallbl... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Be there often: I tell my breast cancer patients to be ready for a tough year. The diagnosis of breast cancer is often initially is tough. But surgery is only the fir... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Abs: I presume you mean abdominal strength and definition. You dont say what type of sirgery you had but if it was andominal you will lose considerable ab... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Can never be sure: The best you can do is breast self exam, be certain to get yearly mammograms and have physician evaluate you on a yearly basis. If you are high risk o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
May be reflux: A bad taste in the mouth and sense of fullness could be from reflux disease. Reflux does not always produce classic heartburn symptoms. Get evaluated... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Could be: A hernia could get a loop of intestine stuck in it causing an intestinal obstruction. This would produce vomitting and abd pain. He should see a physi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Try cholestyramine: These symptoms may be due to bile making it to the colon where it can be irritating causing bloating and diarrhea. Usually eating would bind up the bi... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
No: A single ct scan should not significantly affect your future children and eggs. However repeated ct scans or other radiologic tests can. The effects o... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Possible gallbladder: Flank pain might represent kidney issue but since it also is associated with right sided abdominal pain and bloating i would suspect gallbladder disea... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Mo bit not out of th: A collection of blood or a hematoma can happen after any surgery or trauma. It will usually absorb on its own. Only rarely do they have to be removed ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Colon cancer: A ct scan is not the diagnostic modality of choice to find colon cancer. It may find late cancers that are causing symptoms but if you want to find co... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Many things: Pain in the abdomen that radiates to the back is fairly common and can occur in many abdominal problems. These include gallblader problems, pancreas p... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
No: People who had a partial resection of their stomach removed have an increased incidence of gastric cancer. Some people have extrapolated that long ter... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Sure: This abdominal belt will unlikely have any effect on your mastectomy and will not interfere with your tamoxifen. I personally believe there are far mo... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Need more work up: Rectal bleeding is always abnormal the fact that it is associated with severe abdominal pain requires further work up. In a 16 yr old this might be cr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: The chemicals in the bowel prep and the diarrhea you get will make your hemmorrhoids inflammed and painful. It is ok to use topical medications to eas... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
This is common: Hernia surgery involves putting mesh in the location where the spermatic cord goes to the testicle. The swelling and inflammation that occurs after th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Femoral hernis surgery is not significantly differnt from a regular inguinal henia surgery. Tampons will not affect your recovery and should be fine t... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Pain: Stones can cause other problems besides abdominal pain. If a stone gets out of gallbladder and lodges in main bile duct this could cause severe pancre... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Hiatal hernia: This is where a portion of your stomach slides into the chest through the diaphragm. It is a common cause of food getting stuck in the esophagus. It i... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Very difficult: Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form inside the abdominal cavity after abdominal surgeries. Unfortunatel once you have them theres not much yo... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Gerd: Acid reflux is caused by an incompetent valve between the stomach and esophagus. Long term reflux can cause a disease called barretts esophagus which ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Not unusual. : The cyst contents irritates the intestines making you nauseated and gives you pain. Need to make sure you dont have appendicitis with a ct or ultrasou... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Depends on hx: If you have polyps the current thinking is that it takes over 5 yrs to develop a polyp and have it turn in to cancer. That is why the current reccomen... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
No: At 7 months this should be healed completely. Follow up with your surgeon to be evaluated again.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Colon cancer: Given your age and symptoms your doctor is probably correct. If you are not bleeding and not having symptoms i would not refer you for colonoscopy to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Right sided abd pain: The area you describe is called the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. In addition to large bowel problems problems with the gallbladder such as gal... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Can cause chest pain: Hiatal hernis is a protrusion of the stomach into the chest. The stomach goes behind the heart. You can get gas trapping and pressure sensation in the... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Evaluate for blood c: Any time you have surgery you are at risk for a clot in the deep veins(deep venous thrombosis) you have already had one so you may be prone to anothe... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: When you state that you have "suspicious" microcalcifications the radiologist means suspicious for cancer or a disease called dcis which is precancero... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Not needed: Your liver makes plenty of bile. The gallbladder just stores it. When your gallbladder is removed the bile your liver makes drips into the intestines ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Possible abcess: A new mass that comes up suddenly and is painful to touch could be an abcess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician and may have to be drained.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Not really: At 30 yrs old you should seek out a weight loss regimen and increase exercise. This should be the 1st approach. There are many surgical approaches to ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
What is bleeding?: Dying from internal bleeding depends on the rate of the bleeding and the medical condition of the patient. In some cases like a ruptured abdominal an... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
Gerd : it sounds like Gerd with nocturnal regurgitation. Particularly if sitting up makes it better. You will need a a full work up including an upper endosc... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 years experience
No reflux: after nissen it is common to have a sensation that there is reflux or irritation at distal esophagus. you may have difficulty swallowing and this may ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 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
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 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
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 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.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 35 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
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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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