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Dr. Daniel Conway

General Surgery
Arlington Heights, IL
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Arlington Heights, IL

Address

880 W Central Rd, Suite 3800, Arlington Heights, IL
Directions

Advanced Surgical Associates

Arlington Heights, IL

Office

Elk Grove Village, IL

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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

98 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
diagnose metastasis: Pet scanning is used for staging of a variety of cancers. Lesions seen on plain scans can be shown to be biologically active of pet scan this then su... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Pretty well: Conscious sedation makes uncomfortable minor procedures more tolerable. Medication such as narcotics or sedatives are given in amounts large enough to... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Stops cell division : Taxol (paclitaxel) stabilizes the micro tubules within cells. This interrupts the normal process of cell division.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
It's an upgrade : Bcir is a modification of the koch continent ileal pouch. The differences in surgical technique result in less local complications, such as fistula. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Blood clotting cell: Platelets are blood cells that assist in forming clots. They are produced by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow they adhere to one another in the f... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Take your meds: You feel rotten because you probably have very little thyroid hormone in your system now hypothyroidism means your thyroid is not doing it's job. Yo... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: A chronic fissure will often develop a "sentinel tag" at the base of the fissure. If you have growths elsewhere it may be unrelated to the fissure.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) : Allergy medicines are usully antihistamines first generation antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) often make people sleepy. Second genera... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Dysphagia : The symptom you describe suggests a problem with your esophogus. Many problems cause this symptom. It could be a problem with the movement of the ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes, but....: Grapefruit is very acidic, so it may not be the best choice when you are having stomach upset . More importantly, in a 66 year old, grapefruit inte... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
A good sign : Your primary care, surgeon and anesthesiologist are being careful. Checking the right pre op tests. Gallbladder surgery is seldom urgent let th... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on the mix: Sugar content in alcoholic drinks is dependent on the mixer. Bartenders use liquid bar sugar to sweeten drinks. Orange juice has about 24 g of sug... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Many hiatal hernias require no treatment at all. Often the hiatal hernia is associated with gastresophogeal reflux disease (gerd). Symptoms of gerd... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Gallbladder: Abdominal pain radiating to the right shoulder is a common symptom of gallbladder disease. Typically this pain is worse after meals, especially fatty... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Apron: A pannus is an apron of fat hanging from the waist.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Be patient : If it is early post surgery, that kind of pain can be due to some fluid or a small amount of blood in the surgical area. If so this will clear up. T... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Many causes : The spleen's job is to take older or damaged blood cells out of circulation. Diseases that cause abnormal or disrupted cells, like thallesemias and h... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
IS she pregnant?: Bleeding during a known pregnancy is a serious symptom. She may be losing the pregnancy. Contact your obstetrician right away if she is having a ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: But not the only cause. The loss of blood witth menstruation causes an obligate loss of iron. Iron deficiancy results in a specific type of anemia. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
4'8", 98 lbs: The 50th percentile is about 4 feet 8 inches, and about 95 pounds. But her is a lot of variability at that age.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Sunscreen : Uvb rays are responsible for suntan and sunburn they are the main culprit for skin cancer. Uva rays penetrate your skin more deeply. Prolonged exp... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Position : Pilonidal cysts are typically found in the crease between the buttocks overlying the sacrum. Anal fistulae are found around the anus. Both will have... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Seroma?: Thin bloody drainage from a wound may be a simple seroma. This is a collection of fluid in the wound. It is quite common. Thicker material might be a... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Moistened wipes : Moist tissue, or better yet baby wipes with aloe work very well. You can also obtain a sitz bath, which is a shallow bath that you sit upon. A medi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Skin infection: Folliculitis is an infection of a hair follicle ( hence the name). Any hair bearing skin can be affected. It is most common on the face, neck and gr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Neither am I : Typical appendicitis begins as vague, central abdominal pain. The pain then moves to the right lower abdomen. Pain is usually constant rather than c... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Many options : Piles, (hemorrhoids) are common. They cause bleeding, discomfort and itching. Simple treatment includes stool softeners and over the counter creams.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
A continent stoma: A koch pouch is a permanent ileal stoma, or ileostomy. It is designed to be a continent reservoir. What that means is fluid does not come out of the ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Irrigation of the colostomy is much like giving an emema. It stimulates emptying the colon. Occasionally this is a therapeutic intervention for cons... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
It dependds: It depends on the size of the air embolism small ones are not fatal. Huge ones cause inability of the heart to pump and death is very rapid if the ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Not iron: Vp shunts, although visible on x-ray, are not metallic and will not set off a magnetometer at the airport. Similarly, titanium is not ferromagnetic... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Soon : What the thyroidectomy for? If you had the entire gland removed, and the pathology is non cancerous, you ought to be able to start your thyroid replac... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
More information : Not enough information to make a guess. These nonspecific symptoms can go along with a number of problems. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
New term to me: Red wine has been touted as a healthy thing in recent years. It had been reported to lower tooth decay decrease sore throats and lower cardiac risks. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Chemotherapy: Taxol (paclitaxel) or Paclitaxel is a chemotheaputic drug which is used to treat a variety of cancers including lung, breast, ovarian and head and n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: The corset does not effect the GI tract in any way.
A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Benign: Adenomatous polyps are pre cancerous growths in the lining of the colon. Think of them as the colonic equivalent of benign moles on your skin. Just ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: A normal uncomplicated gallbladder operation should not interfere with subsequent pregnancy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Many ways: Pin worms are a parasite, they usually cause a skin reaction and itching around the anus. Other than being in the same place hemorrhoids are totally... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Excision: Most liver cysts are benign and require no treatment at all. About 1 in 20 people have liver cysts. If they are enlarging or symptomatic (pain, ful... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Not well: Most short term weight loss is not effective. It comes right back. Losing a pound of fat means using up three to four thousand calories more tha... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Kegel exercises : The loose skin cannot be toned up, but the muscle below can be strengthened by doing kegel exercise. This is done by voluntarily tightening and loose... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Nothing serious : Early on, after surgery, fatty foods might cause discomfort similar to a gallbladder attack. After a few weeks, you should be able to tolerate fatty... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Easy answer: It is very simple. You have to take in less calories than you use. A pound of fat is about 3500 calories. So, if you can take in 500 calories less ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
See your dentist: Tooth pain has a number of causes. These include abscesses below the tooth, cracking of the tooth, deeper cavities etc. Pain is a sign that the toot... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: Rectal bleeding is never normal. There are multiple causes. Only through appropriate testing can a source be found, and appropriate treatment start... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Same as armpits: Apocrine sweat glands, the ones that produce scented oily material, only exist in the armpits and the groin. Regular bathing removes the oil and the ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
A cold: Cold symptoms including those you describe suggest you have a cold. Most are caused by a virus. If it does not run its course in a few days, let yo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
One of many things : A pea sized bump behind the ear coukd be many things. Common causes are small reactive lymph nodes. They can enlarge and resolve. Observation is app... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Symptoms yes: Women are often free of symptoms with gonorrhea. But it can give you urinary symptoms. This might be mistaken as a uti. Or it might be mistaken f... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Conway is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Conway is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I have been waiting 11 months for the county hospital to get me in due to I have no insurance and no income to be able to pay.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you for answering my question. I have a lot of health problems at my young age. It is very overwhelming sometimes.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! But I have discussed this with my Dr. And had test. Nothing has showed up yet. I am concerned beca

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Loyola University Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Evanston, IL - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , Third Place, Illinois - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Midwest Surgical Association
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