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Dr. Jay Stylman

General Surgery
Kearny, NJ
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kearny, NJ

Address

847 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

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.

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not necessarily: Extent of pain, hospital stay is very variable depending on the size of the hernia and the manner in which it is repaired. Some patients can be tre... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not a hernia: A mass near the elbow may be a lipoma ( benign fat tumor) , a cyst ( benign skin lesion), or rarely an enlarged lymph node, or other rare tumors. A h... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Heat: Often a "boil" will drain itself if warm moist soaks are used to soften the skin. Drainage is by far the best method of treatment, medications rarely... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Drink water: Under all but the most extreme circumstances, simply drinking water is sufficient for maintaining adequate hydration. No additional supplements are n... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Plugging a hole: A hernia is a defect or hole in the abdominal wall. To repair the defect, most surgeons insert some type of synthetic mesh, in plug or patch form-to ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Variable: Unfortunately, sometimes even after treating a perianal abscess, a chronic form can develop, called a fistula. If you are lucky, it can heal in just ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Surgery: Basically, if your pain is due to the gallbladder, there is little medical treatment other than surgically having it removed. Sometimes the attacks c... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Crohn's: Unfortunately, crohn's disease frequently involves very severe and atypical problems in the perianal area, including chronic fistulas. While the dise... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not ususally: While neurofibromas can involve nearly any body part, the most common growths are in the skin, not usually beneath it. These are more likely lipomas,... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Pain: Removal of external hemorrhoid skin tags are simple and safe, but this is a very sensitive area, and the pain can be significant. The benefits are s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Cleansing: This is the flushing out of intestinal contents, usually before colonoscopy or colonic surgery. A solution which traverses the intestines without bei... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: May be as simple as blistering from tape, may mean ischemia of flap, could even mean recurrence of cancer--depending on how long after e surgery it is... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Appendicitis: This is a classic description for appendicitis. There are other possible diagnoses, (ileitis, cecal diverticulitis), but suspicion is high for the ap... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Removing one or even both ovaries does not eliminate the risk of breast cancer. The removal of estrogen will sometimes be recommended in the treatmen... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Cut: An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to accomplish a sur... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Subtle difference: Only real difference is appearance. Both involve extension of the wound beneath the skin. Tunneling is generally narrow, and in one direction, while... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Normal: Conditioning is far more important before doing something this strenuous than changing of the diet. Many who attempt this 2 day exercise are ill-prep... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Controllable: An ileostomy is placement of the end of the small intestine out of an opening made in the abdominal wall. Most of these will drain or empty spontaneo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Benign: There is no evidence that benign conditions in the breast can change into cancers. Local discomfort, swelling and bruising are very common effects of... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Gallbladder: While there can be many reasons for your pain; classically gallbladder pain starts in the upper right abdomen, below the ribs, and can spread to the b... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Possibly: It may take some time to recover to fully normal function after colon surgery. Since this is very soon after the procedure, and the resection is not ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Uncertain cause: There are many reasons a person can have pain in the abdomen; the gallbladder is just one of them. Sludge is rarely if ever a cause of pain, and a 40... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Immunologic: While no one knows the exact cause of inflammatory bowel disease, there is an alteration in the immune system, causing our own antibodies to target o... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Prosthesis: A mastectomy bra is designed to fit a prosthesis, usually into a pocket, so that the appearance in clothing is unchanged.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Doubtful: While gallbladder stones can cause some of your symptoms, the diarrhea, lower back, and neck pain are not usually associated with gallbladder disease... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Large Intestine: The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing sto... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Common: All 3 of these hernias are quite common. The most likely to need surgical repair, however is the incisional hernia, as it is most likely to lead to c... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Slow intestines: Ileus is a slowing, or non-functioning condition of the gastrointestinal tract. The movement of food, digestive juices is slowed, leading to distensi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Ganglion: Ganglion cysts are collections of joint fluid encased in a sac outside the joint. There is a small opening in the capsule of the joint where the flui... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Mild: External hemorrhoids generally do not bleed in great quantity or for too long. They can bleed if thrombosed or clotted, and they can rupture, causing... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Scarring: Scarring, both on the surface skin and in the breast tissue itself, adn sometime cause difficulties. There are more often calcifications seen on subs... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Cancer detection: If you mean augmentation (implants), aside from post-operative discomfort, and sometimes need for procedures down the line; the only real negative eff... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not really: There is no direct correlation between intake of sugar and wound healing, however there are many factors in diabetic patients which will interfere wit... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Hernia: There is probably a small hernia, which is an opening in the muscular/facial wall of the abdomen, into which a small bit of fat is stuck. This may ca... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Perirectal abscess: Anal fissures are painful, but rarely cause systemic signs of infection. I would be concerned that you have developed a deeper infection, possible pe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Mass or hernia: Depending on the exact location, and the quality of the mass, it may signify a hernia in the abdominal wall, or may be a benign growth, such as lipoma... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: The time for healing depends on the size of the defect, how much skin was lost. It will be sensitive for quite a while, often for months, but should ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Clean area: Once blisters have opened, it is important to keep the area clean, remove some of the dead skin so that no collections of fluid can get infected. Kee... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Diverticulitis?: If you are having any associated symptoms, like constipation or fever, this may indicate a problem with your colon. Ther are many other causes of pai... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Could be: Fatty food intolerance is one of the common signs of gallbladder disease. After eating foods, especially fatty or fried foods, a hormone is secreted ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Stones or tumor: The most common causes of elevated liver enzymes and dilated common bile duct are stones and tumors. Stones can get lodged in the lower end of the ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Most likely: The ct scan will show if the spleen in enlarge and irregular, which will usually help to decide if it involved in lymphoma. There are some exceptions... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Liver failure: Biliary cirrhosis causes progressive damage to the liver. There is fibrosis (hardening) of the substance of the liver, increasing pressure in the blo... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Time: Some patients may have a short term bowel irritability after gallbladder removal. This is almost always self-limiting--will pass in a short time. N... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Surgery: Chronic pain after hernia repair can be very debilitating. Often patients can benefit from injections of corticosteroids and anesthetics to block the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Probably Lipoma: Cancers are very rare under the skin. The most common rubbery lumps are benign growths of fat tissue called lipomas. They can become quite large, es... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Pertaining to bile: Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, or into the inte... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Rubber: Latex is a substance derived from certain plants, which is used to make rubber products, especially gloves. Since it is a natural plant product, it c... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Surgical procedure: This means removal of all or a portion of the colon (large intestine) using the laparoscopic (minimally invasive) technique. Small incisions are made... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 39 years experience
Possibly: It is not uncommon for some swelling to get into the scrotum after inguinal hernia surgery. It is unusual, though, for there to be a change 3 weeks a... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stylman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stylman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you but my gallbladder has already been removed two years ago along with part of my intestine
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Thanks for your quick reply! how does that work and take place and what is the risk
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

Westchester Medical Center

Awards

Top General Surgeon , Second Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , Third Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
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