Dr. Jay Stylman

General Surgery
Kearny, NJ
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kearny, NJ

Address

847 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

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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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Very high: Gangrene of the colon is a very serious complication, with a very high mortality rate. Fortunately, this is a very rare complication; usually due to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Possible: Mononucleosis is often associated with an enlarged speen, which is at increased risk of rupture. Cases of rupture are rare, fortunately, and usually ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Drainage: A breast cyst is a sac of fluid within the breast tissue. Needle aspiration is the drainage of that fluid, usually guided by ultrasound. The majorit... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes!: Any time someone with crohns exhibits a significant change in the stools, especially if maroon or bloody, acute treatment may need to be started. The... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Partly: Rubber band ligation is for treatment of internal hemorrhoids only. External hemorrhoids and skin tags are too sensitive for rubber banding to be tol... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Gallbladder: An inflamed, distended gallbladder may present with severe pain and a palpable fullness below the right ribs. You should see a physician soon if this... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: In order for a clot to travel to your heart or lungs, it must be first located within a major vein in the body. Menstrual clots are not contained wit... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: It requires a significant amount of air directly into a vein to cause a clinically significant air embolus.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Compartment syndrome can causes ischemia, or lack of adequate blood flow to all of the contents in the affected compartment. It can cause permanent d... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: Hernias occur where a defect develops in the boundaries of a hollow body cavity. Since the neck is not a hollow cavity, there are no potential hernia... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Bad idea: While thrombosed hemorrhoids may open and drain themselves, it's probably a bad idea to drain them yourself. Most of them will shrink and improve if ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Patience: Few treatment are effective for the short term pain of anal fissures. Some benefit from warm soaks, topical anesthetic creams, etc. Medications to... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Complex: T4, or locally advanced rectal cancer, is usually treated by a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and major surgery. Depending on the loc... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Moist gauze: A wet dressing is something placed on a wound to keep the bed moist. Usually saline solution or a hydrocolloid gel is used to maintain moisture on th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Most: Hernias can occur in areas of the body where muscle defects arise. Most occur during periods of intense increase in intraabdominal pressure--occasion... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Skin cancer?: Squamous cell carcinoma is very uncommon in the breast--was this a skin mass? The vast majority of breast cancers are adenocarcinomas, or cancers s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Endometrial biopsy: While tamoxifen does decrease the recurrence rate of certain breast cancers, there is a small but real increase in cancer of the uterine lining. For ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Fluid removal: Paracentesis is the removal of fluid from the abdominal cavity. It can be done for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, as the presence of significant... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Abscess: A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant for each hair follicle.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Mesh: The more repairs are done, the weaker the native tissues become. The recurrence rates are very high. Repair with mesh, and/or an abdominal wall reco... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
May not be lipoma: Lipomas generally do not cause much pain, so i would see a physician to make sure this is a lipoma and not a hernia, which may look similar.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Pancreatic cancer is very rare at this age, even with a family history. There are genetic syndromes, however, which may include certain pancreatic ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Unlikely: While no test is perfect; a normal HIDA essentially shows that the gallbladder is functioning well. There are " quantitative" HIDA scans that are mor... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
3 D visualization: A stereotactic mammogram takes 2 simultaneous views of the breast and a computer creates a 3-d image, much like what our brain does with the views fro... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Social services: It sounds like your problem is abuse, much more than bruising. Speak to the authorities, or a teacher in school.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Ganglion cyst: Probably a benign ganglion cyst, common with repetitive work. Essentially a collection of leaked joint fluid in a thin but tough capsule outside the... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Certainly: While thickening is a non-specific sign, it could represent a malignant tumor (cancer) of the upper rectum. A colonoscopy should be recommended to ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Possibly: The tummy tuck will probably eliminate the use of tram flaps for reconstruction, but there are several methods available for post-mastetomy reconstruc... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Surgery: While there may be some folk remedies, there is no proven way to rid oneself of gallstones without removing the gallbladder surgically. All patients ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 years experience
Drink!: It is quite possible that you are dehydrated, and may have throat dryness/soreness from the anesthesia as well. The first and simplest thing to do i... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
General Surgery 40 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
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stylman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! how does that work and take place and what is the risk
HealthTap member
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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