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Dr. Johnny Green

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Boise, ID
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Boise, ID

Address

1072 N Liberty St, Suite 201, Boise, ID
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Office

Boise, ID

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.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

General Surgery

Doctor Q&A

169 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Talk to Crohn's Dr: Since crohn's disease can cause scarring and narrowing of the intestine you should talk with the dr managing your crohn's disease if you feel constipa... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Probably surgery: If you are seeing "edematous mucosa" then it is falling out and will need to be removed or sutured back in place. "mucosa" describes the lining of th... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Indefinite, depends: The lining of the colon and rectum always makes mucus but it gets hidden in the stool. Without stool passing through the rectum the mucus is more app... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Diltiazem cream: Anal fissure often causes spasm of the internal anal sphincter with painful stools. The spasm leads to external (and internal hemorrhoids). Many get... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Many possible reason: Rectal bleeding is never normal. The most common cause of painless rectal bleeding is internal hemorrhoids but rectal polyps and cancer can also blee... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Need more info: It is unlikely that melted cheddar cheese made it through your intestine unchanged. However, cheese does lead to constipation in a large number of pe... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Harder stool: If you had the urge to go at 9am but don't go until 7pm that is 10 more hours for the stool to get harder as it sits there. Then it will be that mu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
No: Sometimes the only symptom is flushing with exercise or sudden increases in blood pressure. Depends on the location of the tumor, how much serotonin ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Tonsillectomy: Now that we can usually do gallbladder surgery laparoscopically it is a relatively easy recovery. Tonsillectomy still hurts quite a bit.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Yes, but: The genetics of crohn's disease is very complicated so predicting risk of transmission to children, or predicting the risk for a sibling is very diffi... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
No: Colon preps are carefully studied to get the colon clean enough that the endoscopist can carefully examine the lining of your colon and not miss a pol... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: Which is better, chocolate ice cream or vanilla. Taste is very subjective. Most people will prefer the GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) initially but ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Leaking, hernia: The type of problems varies a little with the type of stoma ( colostomy, ileostomy) and when/why it was made. Emergency stomas have a high rate of he... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Maybe fungus?: "white spots" can certainly be a yeast infection in the skin but can be many other problems. Dermasone is a steroid and can make any kind of infectio... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Anal fissure?: There are several things that can cause severe rectal pain and pressure, the most common being an anal fissure. A burning sensation would be typical,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Sometimes..: Ibs is often "diarrhea predominant" but 16 times a day is higher then the norm to be due to ibs and should be investigated with stool cultures. If th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Not normal: Two boils at the same time near your anus suggests an anorectal abscess that starts in an infected gland in the anal canal. Best to have it checked o... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Could be ulcers: When the pain pattern is typical of "biliary colic", meaning cramping pain in the RUQ after eating, worse with a fatty meal, and you have a low ef we ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Cortisone/ surgery: Definitive treatment for external hemorrhoids is surgical removal but most are not bad enough to deserve that. Milder cases often respond to short co... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
See a doctor: It is unusual to feel constipation but have "slight runny stools". In combination with feeling cold and a fever this suggests an infection inside you... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Injured lining: Ulcerative colitis attacks the lining of the rectum and colon, causing ulcers that weep into the rectal channel. As the lining heals with therapy the... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
NSAIDs, viruses: The most common cause is probably non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids) such as aspirin, motrin, etc. Especially for scattered ulcers ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Removal of a growth: About 20% of adults over 50 have at least one adenomatous growth on the lining of the colon and rectum. Some of these will grow into cancer if left i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Rectum feels empty: Usually you will be able to feel residual stool if the impaction is not completely passed. Once your rectum feels empty it usually is. Some patients... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Yes, different organ: Ulcerative colitis effects the colon and rectum. Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) effects the uterus and fallopian tubes. These organs are next to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Not usually: Some patients have extra turns in their colon and need pressure on the abdomen to keep those bend from enlarging instead of moving the scope upstream.... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
No: A lump an inch away from the anal opening is another problem. Hemorrhoids are in the anal canal or at the anal opening. An inch away would make me t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Yes, but..: Hard stools is the most common cause of an anal fissure, a tear of the lining of the anal canal. It is usually very painful, especially with bowel mo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: Any major stress, such a appendicits and appendectomy, can change your cycle. Sometimes it will speed up, sometimes slow it down.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Longer, more turns: A "redundant colon" means the dr found it to be longer than usual with more twists and turns. Typically we think that the redundancy is because of pr... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Outlet constipation?: Many people have poor coordination in the pelvic floor muscles that perform dual function: tighten up to hold things in during cough, sneeze, laugh or... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Maybe: The fecal occult blood test can be quite sensitive and may show blood in the stool from minor gastritis or esophagitis that is not significant. But, ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
OK but not needed: Sitz baths help keep the wound clean and relieve some of the rectal spasm. Epsom salts does not aide either of those functions, but does not do any h... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Laparoscopic : If your surgeon talked to you about laparoscopic surgery then the plan is to start laparoscopic and continue that way unless something is found that ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Variable: Many breast implants never rupture. Others seem to rupture relatively early, within a few months. No simple way to predict... If your implants are ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
See your doctor: While some innocent problems like mild hemorrhoids can cause rectal bleeding so can more serious things like rectal cancer.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Probably not: Painless rectal bleeding is usually internal hemorrhoids, especially in the absence of abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. However, the cause of the ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Herpes?: Red patches around the anus and vagina would frequently be herpes lesions. This would not show up on blood tests. Typically the lesions start with b... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Very rarely: While a bad gallbladder attack may make you feel like you want to die it is rarely fatal. Every year over 500, 000 gallbladder removal operations are... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Muscle spasm: Occasional flat stools are usually a combination of soft stool and tight muscles. Consistently flat stools are of concern, especially if combined wit... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Anal fissure?: The most common cause of painful stools is an anal fissure that then causes spasm of the anal sphincter. This can be easily diagnosed by an experienc... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Whether you should stop your medication depends on the severity of the problem the medication is treating, what other options might be available and h... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Often "normal" : The bowel prep before colonoscopy often causes spasm of the colon muscles, leading to biopsy findings edema and congestion in the mucosa layer on bio... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
More water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I assume you are taking zofran for nausea and therefore probably not taking much water. This leads to harder stools. Increasing your water intake an... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Not likely: Inflammation in the cecum can cause pain low on the right side of your back but not likely the left. However, a thickened cecum can be a sign of croh... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Maybe: But more common would be an anal fissure, a tear in the anal canal lining, usually from a hard stool. It can be quite painful and bleed a little. Pa... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: Having an anal prolapse would not effect fertility. So if you are having vaginal intercourse the anal prolapse would not effect pregnancy risks.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Bile in the diarrhea: When you have diarrhea the stool moves too fast through the colon for the normal process to make the stool less irritating to the skin. You also end... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Perhaps: There is one study out of israel that showed improvement of symptoms but not remission of the disease in 10/11 patients who used medical marijuana, 2 ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: Loss of bowel control includes a lot of different patterns, from a little staining from a hemorrhoid to complete loss of bowel control due to sphincte... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Green is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Green is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sep 7, 2014
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u for the amswer ..u have just started taking 1 spoon olive oil in a glass of milk before sleeping and it has been very helpful.
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Dr. Green, thank you for the answer. I'm 3wks post-op. Will request a referral next week - better than weekly magnesium citrate cleansing.;p
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Thank you Dr. J Green.. I was told he has been admitted in hospital where doctors are doing blood tests to see how this is possible..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Donald L Sturtz Resident Teaching Award, Surgery Department
Top Doctor, Second Place, Boise, ID - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Boise, ID - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
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