Dr. Joseph Sucher

Trauma Surgery
Phoenix, AZ
25 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr. Sucher grew up in St. Louis, MO. He attained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and worked at Eli Lilly creating automated systems for analysis of novel HIV protease inhibitors. Dr. Sucher is an Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He moved to Houston, Texas to attend surgical residency during which time he also developed an enterprise level electronic medical record system and became an expert in clinical software. As an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Methodist hospital in Houston, Tx he published research in Surgical sepsis, robotic telepresence and abdominal wall reconstruction. He moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2013 and has served as medical director of trauma services at HonorHealth Deer Valley.

Specialties
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Trauma Surgery

Critical Care

General Surgery

Doctor Q&A

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112 Agrees
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Sleep wake cycle: Many factors including prior brain dysfunction, dementia, medicines (narcotics, etc.), inflammation, infection to name a few. The best we can do is op ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: Large hernias can be repaired. However, you state “hiatal” hernia. I believe you may not have this type of hernia, as you can only have 1 and it does ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: Large hiatal hernias can result in Bowel obstruction or even twisting of the stomach. Consideration for operative intervention would depend on your ag ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sucher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sucher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the detailed response to immune system - splenectomy question. I've just lost mine and am trying to collect information and am hoping for a normal life.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have been on hep c tx for 7 months and have to stop the int now, what could cause this? My dr's are stumped.
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My GI wanna send me to emergency surgery tmrw. Blood count 11.4 to 10.0 in 24h w/active artery bleeding. Can I make it to Wed PM surgery?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Affiliations

Society of Critical Care Medicine
Southwestern Surgical Congress
Houston Surgical Society
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