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Dr. John Rimmer

General Surgery
Jupiter, FL
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Jupiter, FL

Address

210 Jupiter lakes blvd #5000-202, Jupiter, FL
Directions

About

Bio

Breast cancer surgeon in Jupiter Florida

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.

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

122 Answers
226 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Lymphedema: If you had surgery to remove the lymph nodes under the arm during a mastectomy which is common i would not recommend a tattoo on that arm as if you ge... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Your family member is not dangerous to you or your baby it would be reasonable since you are pregnant to minimize contact with her though.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Nipple areola sparin: New techniques in surgery can now perform mastectomy to avoid radiation and keep the nipple areola intact and reconstruct the breast with implants or ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Breast surgeon: I would recommend consulting with a breast surgeon who will take your history examine you look at your mammogram and breast ultrasound and most likely... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
DCIS : Dcis is stage 0 breast cancer it is ductal carcinoma in situ this is made of cancerous cell that are actually located in their normal position in the... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: You should see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulders and be evaluated.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Salt water bath: Sitting in a warm bath with salty water is helpful for relieving the pain and swelling associated with hemorrhoids.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
2-3 weeks: The common side effects of breast radiation including skin burning and redness take 2-3 weeks after starting to occur.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: The most effective treatment for symptomatic gallstones is to remove the gallbladder and the stones. Lithotripsy to destroy the stones and dissolution... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Congestion: Probably pelvic congestion due to the increased blood flow to the pelvic organs if its a problem discuss it with your gyn.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Usually benign: Nipple discharge can be caused by a malignant lesion if it is spontaneous ie comes out on its own or is bloody if the discharge is milky and only com... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: It is unusual to have breast cancer causing enlarged lymph nodes without a mass in your breast but not impossible you should see your doctor and have... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Several causes: The location of your pain is important see your doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
There is no effect: Breast cancer cells cannot be transmitted to a baby by breast feeding if they were in the breast milk they would be killed by the stomach acid.
A female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Neoadjuvant chemo: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is a common treatment for locally advanced breast cancer and has been proven to have significant effect to reduce the size of... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Benign and malignant: There are both benign and malignant causes of breast lumps. Lumpy breast tissue associated with benign fibrocystic change is a common finding and is... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Wound : We all have bacteria on and in our bodies . An infection is when these bacteria cause an inflammatory response . This can be associated with a wound i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: It is easy to learn how to do a breast self exam google breast self exam and look for reputable sites and learn and do it and you will be on your way... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Wash and dry: Keep the area clean and don't scratch and it should feel better quickly.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
High: One of the most significant risk factors for developing breast cancer is a family history of breast cancer. This is increased with first degree relati... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Healthy diet: There are no foods that definitely cause or prevent breast cancer . Generally speaking it is goid to eat plenty if vegetables and fruit to provide vit... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Tender and swollen: The breast often get more swollen and tender during pregnancy due to the influence of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone in preparation for breast... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: The commonest reason for benign breast lumps is fibrocystic change which is caused by the menstrual cycle hormonal effect on the breast tissue. Benign... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Breast cancer cannot be transmitted to your baby in breast milk you are better off to treat your cancer sooner rather than continuing to breast feed ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
A congenital cyst : A pilonidal cyst is a congenital subcutaneous cyst in the buttock area that can get infected and become an abscess treated by incision and drainage or... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Degeneration: A ganglion cyst is a swelling of the wrist joint structures and is usually inflammatory or degenerative . If the ganglion is getting larger or hurting... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Not possible : Breast size is related mainly to your genetics and can also change with your nutritional state and weight. The breasts can increase in size with pregn... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Hormonal changes: Breast feeding has been shown to be a factor that is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer the cause if this effect is most likely hormonal as... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Arthritis: It sounds like you have a problem . You could have arthritis of the shoulder or tendinitis or capsulitis. You should see an orthopedic surgeon who spe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Pain and vomiting: The usual symptoms if a bowel obstruction include campy abdominal pain and abdominal distension and vomiting and decreased vowel movements hospital ad... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Unusual: It is unusual for your breast size to decrease for no apparent reason. Have your periods changed or have you stopped the pill? You are not sure what ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Your breasts are going through a lot of hormonal changes getting ready to breast feed your baby . Infections can occur but are more common during lact... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Anxiety: Are you feeling a lot if anxiety about your breast or worried a lot about breast problems if so then education about breast health and self exam techn... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Your risk of developing breast cancer is related to many factors. One of the most important is a family history of breast cancer. This is more relevan... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Not likely: I don't think there is evidence that abortion is a risk factor for breast cancer. Pregnancy in general is a factor that reduces the risk of breast can... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
A problem: Usually breast pain related to monthly cyclical changes is symmetric. If you are having pain in one breast it needs to be evaluated and you should see... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Benign or malignant: If you feel a breast lump or mass you should get it taken care of. You should get a referral to a doctor who specializes in breast disease the best do... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Ulcer: It is likely that you have a recurrent ulcer or gastritis . Please get a referral to a gastroenterologist to take your medical history and examine you... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Not usually : You may be feeling faint because of anxiety which is very common after being diagnosed with breast cancer otherwise you may need a cardiac work up.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: It would be safe to get a tattoo on condition that you are not immobile for a long period of time during or after the tattoo.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: There are many different types if breast cancer based on differences in their appearance under the microscope and the cell receptors and genetics are ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Appendectomy : There is only one effective treatment for appendicitis and that is to surgical remove the appendix.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Surgery: A ganglion cyst can be cured by surgery. I would recommend you consult either an orthopedic surgeon or a hand surgeon to get it fixed.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: Fibrocystic change is a benign condition of breast tissue that is a result of cyclical hormonal effects of the menstrual cycle on the breast tissue ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Breast surgeons are often the best doctors to evaluate and diagnose and take care of breast problems they are general surgeons with a special interest... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Benign and malignant: Nipple discharge can be both sides or one side or spontaneous or only with squeezing. The color can vary from milky to green/brown or bloody it is co... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Cholecystokinin: Cck stands for cholecystokinin a hormone that is part of your digestive system that stimulates your gallbladder to empty when you eat fatty food it i... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: You should have a clinical breast exam and a mammogram and possibly a breast MRI to fully evaluate your symptoms.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Understandable: It is norma to be anxious in this situation you could join breast cancer support groups and discuss your situation with other women who have been in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
Lymph node: If you feel a mass or lump in your breast you should see you primary medical doctor or gyn and have a history taken and a clinical breast exam and m... Read More

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Aug 2, 2014
Thank you!
HealthTap member
Jul 13, 2013
I saw Dr. Rimmer in 2011 for breast cancer and he performed a lumpectomy in 9/2011. Initially, the diagnosis was terrifying but the doctor's knowledge, confidence and unhurried time spent with me e...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rimmer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you for your quick response but on another note ectopic pregnancy and ectopic breast tissue are not related.because I had ectopic last
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to reply to my question. We will take your advice.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much Dr.John...its reall helpful..Thanks again...:)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of London, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, England
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL

Awards

FRCS FACS FRCSEd FICS
Thought Leader, First Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , First Place, Florida - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Director Kristin Hoke breast cancer center Jupiter Florida
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