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Dr. Shady Macaron

General Surgery
Middlebury , CT
21 years experience

Locations

Middlebury Surgical Group

Middlebury , CT

Address

687 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury , CT
Directions

Fax

203-598-0238

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General Surgery

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75 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
21 years experience
Fibrocystic breasts : Fibrocystic breast disease is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in both breasts. The lumpiness is due to small breast masses or breast... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Yes: A femoral hernia is an inguinal hernia through the femoral canal behind the ligament which will make it difficult to identify by physical exam. Moreov... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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No: Blood in stool should resolve within a week following a colon surgery. If blood persist, i advise that you have it addressed with your surgeon or gast... Read More
A member asked:
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Yes: The old teaching suggest that you stay on low residue diet to reduce the chance of recurrent episode of diverticulitis. Sunflower seed do not leave an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Movement: Ganglion cyst has been thought to derive from from tendon sheaths and joints due to there close proximity. Therefore it was noted that the size of the... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Fasciotomy: Fasciotomy or fasciectomy is a surgical procedure where the fascia is cut to relieve tension or pressure commonly to treat the resulting loss of circu... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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100%: There is no data to show the success rate of a gastric bypass. However if done by a well trained bariatric surgeon who rule out hiatal hernia and emot... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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No: Pilonidal cyst is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris. There is absolutely no correl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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.: This syndrome is related to compression of muscle nerve and blood vessel is a compartment. It occur in the forearm and distal lower extremity. Causes ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
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No: Breast cancer in males is relatively a rare disease. Moreover the radiation exposure from a ct scan is still a low dose specially with the use of high... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Lower abdominal pain: By definition, lower abdominal pain means pain below the umbilicus. This means that the pain stems from any organ or structure below the umbilicus. Th... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: Pneumothoraxes are usually caused by lung from a fractured rib or a ruptured bullae. If during a deep tissue massage a rib was fractured then a pneumo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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No: Men are 25 times more likely to have an inguinal hernia than women. This is due to the larger size of their inguinal canal which transmitted the testi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Depends: The treatment of leg ulcers depend on the type ie venous ulcer or arterial ulcers. Arterial ulcers are treated by improving the leg/ ulcer perfusion ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Stool softner, sitz bath, preparation h or steroid based ointment like proctosol would help. If pain which is the most common symptom, i suggest you h... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Hepatic abscess: Hepatic abscess is a pus-filled mass inside the liver. The most common causes are abdominal infections such as appendicitis or diverticulitis due to h... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Splenic injury: Splenic rupture is rupture of the spleen capsule. The spleen is located in the left upper abdominal area. The symptoms can range from left upper abdom... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
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It does not: Gastric sleeve is surgical weight loss procedure in which a major portion of the stomach is removed along the lesser curve of the stomach. This leave ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
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Depends: Different types of gallstones develop in the gallbladder and lead to biliary colic after obstructing the cystic duct which is the draining duct of the... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
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Stage 3c: Distant metastasis has to be ruled-out because otherwise it will become stage 4.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Palmar contraction : It is palmar contracture of the fingers mainly the ring and the pinky. Treatment range from radiation therapy to surgical fasciectomy.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Inguinal hernia: Inguinal hernia is 4 types. Testicular hernia or indirect inguinal hernia is congenital or you are born with. This is what we call patent processus va... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
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Might be: The symptom you present has a wide differential diagnosis. Moreover the work up you described does not rule-out an inguinal hernia completely. I advis... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Conservative va surg: Varicose vein treatment can range from conservative management using lower extremity compressive stockings. Surgical management depends on the presenc... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
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Get checked: Left sided abdominal pain can range from simple gastroenteritis to colitis including diverticulitis. I suggest you get checked by your pcp or surgeon.... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Slippage: Lap band slippage might be asymptomatic or associated with epigastric pain, heartburn and weight gain. These symptoms are also not specific therefore ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Virus/ vessel: Hemorrhoids are engorged venous plexus which could be internal and external and are associated with pain or bleeding. Genital warts are virus induced ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
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Radical mastectomy: Radical mastectomy is a surgical procedure in which the breast, underlying chest muscle (including pectoralis major and pectoralis minor), and lymph n... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
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Ileus: Ileus is commonly defined as decreased motor activity of the GI tract due to non-mechanical causes. To diagnose ileus, obstructions secondary to adhes... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
21 years experience
Not related: Soft tissue sarcoma do not metastasis via lymphatics except in very rare situations. Thus these lymphatics are not related to the sarcoma you have. I ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Intussusception: Is telescoping of the intestine. It is a pathological finding that need to be addressed because it might associated with an underlying malignancy. Rec... Read More
A member asked:
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Check immediately: Peri umbilical pain in the pediatric age group can be associated with appendicitis, intussusception, messenteric adenitis... I advise you have her che... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Non operative/ surgi: Up to 90% of ruptured spleen can be manger nonoperatively. In certain situation were persistent bleeding or risk of future recurrent bleeding, a surg... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
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21 years experience
None: There are no magic drugs that help heal an amputation. All what's needed is limb elevation and adequate nutrition.
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Yes: Chronic a fib. Can be addressed with anti coagulation which does not affect the surgery or the outcome.
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Have it checked: Hemorrhoidal bleeding should not be associated with abdominal pain. There might be some rectal discomfort but no abdominal pain. Therefore i suggest y... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
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No: Colon polyps are mucosal tissue overgrowth which are not radio graphically sensitive. On the other hand, radioopaque lesions in salivary glands are so... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
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No: Chronic cough will not cause a hernia but it will worsen it. From your question, it seems that your son have multiple pulmonary problems that he was b... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Adipose hormone: It is an adipose (fat cells)- derived hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, including appetite/hunger and ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
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.: Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
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Yes: Wound healing consist of 4 stages: hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferation and remodeling. During proliferation, the blood vessels proliferate in the... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Thrombocytes: Platelets, or thrombocytes are small, irregularly shaped clear cell fragments which are derived from fragmentation of precursor megakaryocytes. The ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
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Pilonidal cyst/abces: Pilonidal cyst is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris. It is thought to be secondary... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
21 years experience
Surgery: Hiatal hernia is an anatomical defect in the diaphragm and surgery is the only means to fix it. To alleviate the symptoms associated with hiatal herni... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
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21 years experience
More info.: The symptoms you are describing are worrisome because they are waking you up from sleep. However more information is needed to identify a possible dia... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Orchiopexy: Orchiopexy (or orchidopexy) is a surgery to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum and permanently fix it there. Orchiopexy also describes the ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
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Yes: Neurofibromas can be removed like lipoma however post- excision a regional loss of sensation and numbness might be noted. This is due to the fact that... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
21 years experience
Diaphragmatic irrit.: The shoulder pain described is a referred pain from a left diaphragmatic irritation. Therefore any thoracic or abdominal pathology that might irritate... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
21 years experience
Yes: Ultrasound is more sensitive in identifying gallbladder problems therefore it will show more than a ct.
A 67-year-old female asked:
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21 years experience
Everything: Old teaching used to suggest low residue diet which means no peels or seeds to reduce/ prevent an new episode of diverticulitis. However there is no r... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Macaron is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Macaron is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi thank you I have received some of the same information but I am still confused because when this flares up and swells I got to the er and I'm told I don't need antbtc...Read More
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My parents made me go to er and the pain was a cist on ovary but thanks for the advice
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Thank you. That was both descriptive, and helpful...
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