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Dr. Andrew Braunstein

General Surgery
Altamonte Spgs, FL
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Altamonte Springs, FL

Address

661 East Altamonte Drive, Suite 216, Altamonte Springs, FL
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Office

Altamonte Spgs, FL

About

Bio

Chairman Dept. of General Surgery Florida Hospital, Interests in Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia Surgery, and providing efficient cost effective care to patients. I enjoy teaching medical students and taking time with my patients to answer their questions.

Specialties
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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

83 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Fatty boobs: Your obesity may be increasing your body estrogen level diet and exercise should help. Also avoid drinking a lot of alcohol.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Pelvic abscess: She could have a pelvic abscecc, this could be draine with a needle and ct scan. Call your surgeon and let them know about the rectal pain, take her... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Morning sickness: Early pregnancy can cause stress on the digestive system. Morning sickness is common. Avoid spicy food, caffiene, or alcohol. Do not take asa, or M... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Healthy diet: Eat healthy dairy, soft fruit, and drink lots of water. Walking is a gentle way to get strong. This frequently relapses so you may need more Flagyl ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Duct cyst: Usually this causes a persistant drainage from the belly button. This can usually be evaluated by a general surgeon. Sometimes an ultrasound is used... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Nerve problem: You could have a problem with nerves going to your hand, or a more central nerve or microvascular problem. See a neurologist.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Healthy diet: Check with a primary care, perhaps arthritis or heavy drinking of alcohol, but there are many possible causes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Unusual pain: A liver does not usually cause pain unless there is an hepatitis, enlarging cyst, abscess or tunor on the surface. An ultrasound is an easy screening ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Breast pain: You could have painful swellinf from the hormone changes. Cut out caffiene, chocolate and take some antioxidant vitamins.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Second opinion: See a breast surgeon for a second opinion. The info you provided is not enough to determine treatment options.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Watery diarrhea: Stay near a toilet, drink lots of water or light juice and do not trust the feeling of flatus it will be a liquid bowel movement. The prep may make ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
6 weeks: Your body should recover almost fully after 6 weeks and you could donate if you meet the other stiict criteria.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Ultrasound: A pain usually worse with eating or late in day after big meal could be gallstones.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Galactocele: This could be a milk cyst, but you should see your doctor for any growing lump in breast and a breast ultrasound should be able to tell. Many breast ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Hypertrophic scar: You may have an active hypertrophic scar and local massage with a moisteurizing skin cream may also help.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Unlikely: The hydronephrosis is likely the result of chronic or acute ureteral obstruction such as a kidney stone, but a previous injury is possible only if it ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Stool softener, lose weight, avoid sitting on toilet for a lont time. Consider banding or surgery if they are causing any complications.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Ultrasound: An ultrasound is more sensitive for gallstones. A hida scan with Kinevac is more sensitive for biliary cholic ( gb pain). Some people have gilbert's... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: You could have an inlfammatory disease like diverticutitis or an ovarian problem such as a cyst or tumor. See your doctor and stop drinking heavy, it... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Both: Get blood work and urinalysis. An abnormal parathyoid could lead to both.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Drink lots of water,: Drink lots of water, walk if you can and take your temperature daily. You are likely breaking the fever as the infection gets under control.Most case... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Anal fissure: A chronic fissure may benefit from a surgical procedure called shincterotomy, see a colo-rectal surgeon for an opinion, it may releave the constant pa... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Healthy diet: Not really. A healthy diet and drinking lots of water and getting exercise is good for regularity. Chronic laxative use makes the colon lazy. A sto... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Hidradenitis: You may have ingrown hairs or a cyst. Try some antibiotic cream and loose fitting clothing. See your doctor if it does not go away.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Lack of blood flow: Infarction of the spleen is rare, a hematologic disease like lymphoma or a pancreatitis attack could do this. A splenic artery aneurysm usually bleed... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Rinse: Dilute salt water rinse or gargle, any persistant open sore should be evaluated or biopsied.
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Ask if it is bad: See if the child is eating ok. If it is bad, call the pediatrician or go to er. Constipation is a common cause of abdominal pain in children, but you... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Painful or not?: A painful bump could be an infection from shaving or rubbing the skin. A cyst or scar is also possible. Antibiotic cream, soaking, and loose clothing ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Gallbladder diet: Low fat is better, avoid fried foods, the above is ok but drink lots of water, and if you are having gb attacks, get an opinion from a general surgeo... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Caused by meds: The anti nausea and anesthesia meds can cause this. Usually gone within 24 hours.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Serrated adenoma: Any other cancer history?. Get an opinion from a board certified colo-rectal surgeon you may just need close survelience colonoscopy of the polyp wa... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Adrenal mass: A lipoma or other small mass is relatively common but if you have high blood pressure your doctor should check some bloodwork to see if the adrenal is... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Diarrhea and pain: Diarrhea and abdominal pain.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Warm compress: See if a warm compress and antibiotic cream will help. A bite or superficial breast infection is possible, if worsens, see a breast or general surgeo... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Also pain: I agree with the previous answer but also pain from irritation of the area and pail skin are signs that you may notice.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Many causes possible: You could have a chemical inbalance causing depression, a hormonal problem like low thyroid, or an infection like lyme's disease. You should see an i... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Vitamin deficiency: You may have a shotage of fatty acids or a vitamin deficiency.. A bariatric center of excellence should have info on staying healthy during weight los... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Fibricystic breast p: The pain from fibrocystic breast disease is usually from swelling before the period. The breasts usually start to grow during pregnancy and you may g... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Strangulated hernia: A hernia is called strangulated if the contents are squeeze so tight that the blood supply is compromised. This causes severe pain, and usually swell... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Pain after eating: Pain right side under ribs, worse after heavy meals, sometimes vomiting.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Bypass pain: If your bariatric surgeon cannot help you, see a gastroenterologist for a second opinion. An internal hernia may show up on a ct scan. Sometimes the... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Many possible causes: Mastodynia, breast pain could result from dilated ducts and low grade inflammation. Low caffiene, avoid smoking, evening primrose oil (herbal therapy... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Check your meds with your surgeon and medical doctor. Your global postop care after gb surgery is 90 days.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: The majority of brca1 positive patients that get breast cancer have triple negative breast cancer. Overweight patients may have tougher time breathi... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Bumps and family: Many people form lipomas and usually they have a history of minor trauma, a family history, or change in weight. They are fatty tumors that grow slow... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Best treatment: Low fat diet lots of water may help you feel better, however the surgical treatment of laparoscopic cholecystectomy is more likely to help you feel b... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Usually easier than : This is usually easier that the first surgery since your doctor took the safety precaution of giving you an ileostomy, he is the best to judge. If it... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Many possible causes: Possibilities are ovarian cysts, hernia, adhesions, constipation, endometriosis. I suggest a visit with a primary care or gyn doctor familiar with yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Braunstein
General Surgery 38 years experience
Not admitted: You will not get admitted without an emergency, these are usually outpatient workups.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Braunstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Braunstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks Dr. Andrew, itchiness is finally gone, hopefully scar will heal
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Thanks for your quick reply! I've seen a Urologist Nephrologist & Gynaecologist! No diagnosis :( :(
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I m doing same, losing weight, diet, and bed elevating.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Orlando Regional Medical Center

Residency

Orlando Regional Medical Center

Awards

Top General Surgeon , First Place, Florida - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Florida State University College of Medicine
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