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Dr. Velma Scantlebury

Transplant Surgery
Newark, DE
41 years experience female

Locations

Christiana Care Health System

Newark, DE

Address

4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE
Directions

Office

Newark, DE

About

Bio

Dr. Velma Scantlebury is a kidney transplant surgeon and Co-Director of the Kidney transplant program at Christiana care Health System in Newark Delaware. She is married to Dr. Harvey White and is the mother of 2 daughters Akela and Aisha White.

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.

Transplant Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Needs to be examined: After 5 days you may still expect some pain but should be improving. However a darker "red" may imply some bruising, but would be more of a purple col... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Infections post transplant can occur due to your body's lower protective state. Candida infection if superficial such as in the mouth or stomach can b... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Good: While some abdominal operations promote adhesions and scarring, both appendectomy and tubal ligation occur in the lower part of the abdomen, away from... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Get checked: While it is not normal to have a menses for two weeks, it can certainly happen. Brown blood is usually residual old blood. You should see you doctor w... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Depends on injury.: Sucralfate is absorbed very minimally and works by coating the lining of the stomach to protect any ulcers or inflammation from the acids in the stoma... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Can be dried.: Milk thistle can be taken orally in supplements or in tea it may cause diarrhea. More rarely, it may cause nausea, bloating, gas, and upset stomach. ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Temporal artery: What you describe is likely your temporal artery. It is normal to see it, if your skin is thin, have thin fat layer under skin or hair to cover it up.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Get checked: Stool color is generally due to diet and to the bile (yellowish-green fluid that aids in digestion) secreted from your guts. Bile + food is altered by... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Varies: Lymph nodes vary in sizes with each person and may be bigger in others due to their personal exposures. They can be anywhere from a few mm's to cms. W... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Follow directions: Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat acne and it comes in liquid, bar, gel lotion or cream form. Start with once daily to see how your skin reacts to t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Bacterial infection: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacteria found in the environment that can cause infection. It is the presence of the foreign bodies ( the bacteria) that... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
See below: Bilateral - means on both sides kidneys are either smooth in contour or slightly lumpy which occurs when they are formed in-utero. If described as s... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Get checked: Recommend being evaluated to make sure you do not have any lung problems such as pneumonia or air trapping, or possibly bronchitis. An examination wou... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
See your physician: While you may not be passing liquid, your blood is clotting and exiting with gravity. Lightheadedness suggest you are fluid deficient and you should ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
May need tests done: It is often best to get evaluated as soon as possible after an accident so that medical documentation will be complete in case further issues crop up ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Recommend evaluation: Right lower pain after menses might be gyn related and should be discussed with your gynecology to rule out any related issues such as ovarian cysts o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Need clarification: Not sure if your mastectomy 2 years ago was followed by edema a day after surgery and has progressed now 2 years later to all over your body? Is this... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Variable: The prognosis of cirrhosis is variable depending on the etiology, severity and presence of complications. Other underlying health factors can also p... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Stop immediately: I would not recommend using any instrument that is infected as you could introduce the organisms into your system.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
May be either: Spotting can occur due to several conditions. Red blood on toilet paper can also be from anal region, most often hemorrhoids. If not the source, can b... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Bladder outlet issue: It is not unusual to have issues emptying your bladder when it is most full, due to overstretching. Recommend discussing this with your physician as a... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
LDL reduction: Your individual circumstances, such as how much you need to lower your cholesterol and whether you have heart disease or have had a heart attack plays... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
No.: It is not advisable to change dosing for seizure medication without consulting your doctor. You should take medication as prescribed to prevent seizu... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
See your physician: Tb test on your arm should be read only after a specific period of time and not before. Reading should be performed only after and not before. See yo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
See you doctor: Most often this can happen at the beginning of you cycle, as your uterus begins to shed the lining. Would suggest discussing with your doctor to make... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Possible: Chronic kidney pain is not normal but is seen in a number of patients. This is often seen in patients with stones but not necessary. May also be ass... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Warm compresses: Some individuals have thicker secretions in these glands in the eyelids, and if you have had one cyst, you may be at higher risk for recurrance. The r... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Some people form more gas than others depending on what you are eating and how much activity you are having. If you diet is high in fiber or eating s... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Get checked: It depends on where on you arm or if in your armpit. Most likely a clogged follicle or sebaceous cyst which may need to be drained or removed to preve... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Discuss with doctor: Bright red blood is certainly of concern. Despite the normal ct, concern would be raised as to what is near the drain and it is up against an area of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Sobriety required: I agree with previous answers. If still dependant, will not be considered until alcohol free for at least 6 months minimum. Each center has their own... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Need to be examined.: Brown and reddish circles on skin can be a variety of skin lesions and need to be examined in order to determine the cause. If you are describing bli... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Limit consumption: As food, palm oil is used for frying. Along with coconut oil, palm oil is one of the few highly saturated vegetable fats; while it does not contain ch... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Viral illness. : Chikungunya is a viral disease that is spread by mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, naus... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Call your doctor: While no fever, sweating and freezing may be indicative of having chills, which are often symptoms of an inflammatory process going on. Since you a... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Discuss with GYN: While adhesion in abdomen from previous surgery can cause intermittent pain, spotting would be the result of uterine or cervical issues. Recommend d... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Possible: There are different stages of diverticulitis which depends on the severity of the infectious process. Pain under the breast region is often referred p... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Need more history: It depends. Do you had a history of hemorrhoids in past? Problems with constipation? Such would imply likelihood of hemorrhoid relationship. An enla... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
There are options.: Moobs are enlargement of the male breasts, generally referred to as gynecomastia. This can result from increase in the proportion of body fat (obesi... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Unlikely: Galvison is an antacid that contains aluminum and magnesium hydroxide and forms a coat in your stomach to protect the lining. I am not aware of any i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Likely constipation: Hard or incomplete evacuation of stool may be the result of constipation. Consuming more water along with fruits, vegetables and fiber may help. An o... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Several options: Depending on the severity of your illness, pain can be managed with pain medication, hormonal therapy (birth control) or even surgery. Use of birth c... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
May not be cancer: Breast cancer usually does not present with pain and swelling in most cases. Pain in armpit may be related to some nearby infection in hair follicle o... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Unusual side affect: Medications used to treat TB very rarely cause memory loss, or other brain insults. If you are experiencing such symptoms, see your doctor and get che... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Get checked: Regio lateral is usually refers to the flank region which is between the rib cage and the hip region. If this is where you are referring then any pai... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
4 hours minmum: First check to see if medication is long acting. If so, wait 6-8 hours if possible. Minimal time between different meds with same ingredient should be... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Talk to your doctor: The normal blood pressure can be in the range of 110-130 systolic (top number) with the diastolic number (bottom #) ranging from 60-75. However, depe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
41 years experience
Flu symptoms: Your symptoms are descriptive of a flu-like illness. If any worsening of symptoms with fever, recommend checking with your doctor.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Scantlebury is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Scantlebury is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank U:) Yes minor prostate issue may the cause. may seek urologist.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ok. I will keep using the first medicine. Thanks again.
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Thanks ! Our surgeon is also planning on removing the drain tube.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Top Transplant Surgeon , Third Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Transplant Surgeon , Second Place, National - Summer
2013
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