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Dr. Charles Hendricks

General Surgery
Bar Harbor, ME
39 years experience male

Locations

Eden Surgical Associates

City

Address

Address 1, Address 2, City
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(555) 555-5555

Office

Bar Harbor, ME

About

Bio

General, Laparoscopic, endscopic and breast surgery.

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

Breast Surgery

Surgery - Colorectal

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

83 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Call your doc: Too many possibilities, have you had elevations in your liver blood test, if not drawn, that is next. Yes liver failure can cause all of those things... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Call your MD: You also may not have stomach cancer, but you do have some symptoms that are worrying you, and you will feel better after you discuss them with some ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes, but not likely: If this is an incidental finding , nothing needs to be done. If this was done for persistent right lower pain associated with tenderness, then an appe... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Unlikely: The statistical probability is staggeringly low, worry about your child being struck by a meteor instead. The blood on her nail my have been from try... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Wait: This is usually secondary to repeated trauma, you are 20yr old so tumor is nearly impossible. Try to wait it out and it will get better. If not see an... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
See your doctor: You definitely need some testing done, would suggest an ultrasound and blood work including a standard set of blood test. Major possibilities inclu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Think about it: You don't need breast augmentation, you want it! i'm sure you can find a plastic surgeon to perform the procedure and there may or may not be some psy... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: There are many nuances to this ? That can be only answered by you oncologist who has all your details. I'm sure this is a discouraging diagnosis, but ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Reach recovery: If this is being done for cancer, and with out reconstruction this is a good organization. Need a little more info to give you a meaningful answer
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Sure: I'm sure there is no problem unless you are allergic to it. There also is no benefit as far as i know.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Irrelevant : Your status as to gallbladder or none, makes no difference. If you have other reasons to take this supplement do. The real question is wheather or not... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
maybe: Diverticulitis is in the differential, but so are some other important things, such as tumors. So, despite your young age you should have this checked... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Unlikely: Would consider other causes, an ultrasound might be useful test for you. Often times these are viral phenomenon that resolved with time, repeat blood... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
A while: If you have persisted for a week you are probably through the worst of it. It is not related to our sinusitis. But , if your hemorrhoid doesn't resolv... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes it is normal: You have a large mass pressing on you pelvic structures, all of this will pass within the next 6 weeks. You may experience an acute exacerbation durin... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
?: Not sure what our ? Is, yes tylenlol is used for pain management, alone or in conjunction with other meds.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Don't understand?: Do you mean the night before you are having surgery? You surgeon will give you detailed instructions, if not ask. If you mean the decision as to whet... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Many things: But most likely simple tissue swelling that will go away in a few weeks, infection would be tender and red, a hernia this early would be unlikely. Cal... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Generally no: Localized tenderness that persist beyond a period or two and is associated with some change in breast texture is more worrisome.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Chrons is most likly: The diagnosis of chron's disease is often times hard to make, a small bowel series and possibly a prometheus panel woud be the next step.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
The symptoms: Hemorrhoids are engorged vascular tissue, usually up in the rectum just above the anus. Symptoms are generally pain or bleeding. Occasionally a blood ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
No: But all of them do not need to be removed. If they are increasing rapidly or uncomfortable then have it removed. And make sure a provider that removes... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
possibly: Causes of pain in the RUQ of abd 1) gallbladder, esp. If tender 2) stomach or duodenal ulcer 3) ribs, esp. If tenderness is truly on the ribs instead ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
maybe: Blood pressure and even temperature, alone have little to add to the absolute diagnosis of appendicitis, location of the pain in the rlq esp. If assoc... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: This is a hard question to answer. So many other things cause digestive problems, one should not jump to the conclusion or worry about colon cancer in... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Low: The chances are low but not zero. If the symptoms are there don't ignore them , a recurrent hernia is more dangerous than a primary one. Go see the do... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Many: This is a question best answered by your plastic surgeon and a counselor that deals with body image issues. You might get different answers from them ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Possibly: the intensity and the duration of the pain are important, as is your sex. It is a more difficult diagnosis for a woman because of ovarian pathology. I... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: Tissue swelling is normal and clears in a few months, infection or hernia are less likely.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Parotid gland: Makes me think of a parotid tumor. Most are benign, but this should be evaluated by a good ENT surgeon.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Lactose: Lactose is a sugar composed of two easily absorbed simple sugar molecules bound together that must be broken down by an enzyme found in our guts. That... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: There are to many unanswered ?S to answer in a meaningful way. How long has this been going on, caused by certain foods, family history of crohns, and... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Why?: Why do you assume that this is something that you need to be attractive. Your personality and confidence will make you a more disable partner than upl... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not enough info: Your profile list you as 47 years old, and i assume a female. So most of your breast development should be a thing of the past. If you are noticing so... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Normal: Most wound, while they are still metabolically active, will be pink and fade to whitish over the timespan of 6 months to a year.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Check with you doc: Though stroke is not very likely, these symptoms should be checked out.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: It is clearly possible. Is it wise i think is what you are asking. Probably pursuing a low fat diet is best, so you can clearly eat meat and there are... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
100,s of things: A little more detail might help us help you, where is the pain, when does it occur, is it associated with eating certain foods, ect. The details are i... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: If she has insurance it would have to be preapprovred. If she doesn't then the options are limited, there may be a state insurance option. Her primary... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Probably: Most of the mass of the breast is fat, so larger breast are generally more fatty tissue. Hence softer. Though I am not aware of any studies that confi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: If by rectum you mean the anal canal, yes. An external hemorrhoid is on the outside of this, an internal hemorrhoid is an inch or two above this. To a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not a lot of evidence: A poorly functioning gallbladder is never a very secure a diagnosis of gallbladder disease. If you have stones it is a much more secure diagnosis. So ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Ringers: I would be very skeptical of reviews you might see on line, those can come from anywhere, including the brother in law of the producer. Look for scien... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
No : Actually quite rare these days. Medications are so good at controlling these, surgery has become a very unusual event, except with life-threatening co... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Clearly it is possible. Your question is probably, is it wise. Those seeds should have no bearing on stool quality by the time it reaches the rectum/a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
No: In a nutshell, probably not. Unless pistachios particularly make you constipated.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: You live in a country with a socialized medical system, hence you might. The workings of your system might allow that, assuming you are a candidate. Y... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
What are Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are engorged vascular tissue, usually up in the rectum just above the anus. Symptoms are generally pain or bleeding. Occasionally a blood ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Think Gallbladder: Gallbladder problems are common in pregnancy, esp. If tis is not your first child. Avoiding fatty foods may be helpful, but you should have an ultraso... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Get a test: Not likely that you are pregnant, unless you have been having unprotected sex, but you will sleep better with a normal test.

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Apr 6, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hendricks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hendricks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. Dear Dr Hendricks, I appreciate your suggestions because i was apprehensive about taking a PPI drug like Omneprezole on long term basis. I'll try weight loss and lifesty...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank You. I am having laproscopic cholestesctomy on Sept 24th.
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Thank You for your time and answer. CT purpose was for pancreatitis.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

University of New Mexico Hospital

Awards

Pau Harris Fellow, Rotarians Ellsworth Maine
Top Doctor, Second Place, Maine - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Bangor Region, ME - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
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