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Dr. Michael Moffa

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Liverpool, NY
29 years experience male

Locations

Colon Rectal Associates of Central NY

Liverpool, NY

Address

5100 w Taft Rd, Suite 4a, Liverpool, NY
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Specialties
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Colon and Rectal Surgery

General Surgery

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Highly doubtful: I cannot imagine the presence of methamphetamine in any commercial product. It is illegal and highly dangerous and any publically distributed product ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Lichenification: That is the most common white "plaque like" patch. It is a benign phenomenon usually will resolve with topical steroids. However YOU SHOULD BE EXAMINE... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Ignore: First if all DO NOT force yourself to move your bowels every day. It's not necessary.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Yes and no: Going on the pill can decrease recurrence and is relatively side effect free. Hormone blockade ( lupron) is more effective but has more side effects.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Seek exam: these can be warts, they can be small tags, they can be benign comedos (clogged pores) An exam will differentiate
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
What are u treating?: If you don't have pain or bleeding then there is no therapy required. Hemorrhoids are a part of normal anatomy and are supposed to be there. ProctoZo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Multiple ways: Intravenous patient controlled anesthesia is most common with narcotics. This can be supplemented with Iv Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Toradol with good... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: There is soluble fiber in tomato soup which can help with bowel movements. There are other food items though higher in fiber that could be more effect... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Need to see surgeon: That may just be post op pain but you need to be evaluated for a possible bile duct leak.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
No: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not absorbed into the body and therefore has no interaction w BCP
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Multiple causes: Tingling can be from a fissure which is healing ( a crack in the skin) or perhaps from a pinworm infection. In either case I would recommend you seek ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Probably not: It does depend WHAT you are drinking. some components of alcoholic beverages like beer can contain carbohydrates that some people don't tolerate. It s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Most likely: 'anal play' can lead to damage to your hemorrhoids, your anal canal and the walls of your rectum. Even minor injuries to any of these would ususally b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Results are normal: all those numbers refer to different aspects of your blood cells. Their size, their number etc. the only number that is abnormal, and barely at that, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Rare: Some contagious bacteria or viruses can lead o colitis type symptoms but most true colitides are autoimmune based
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Variable: Constipation predominant IBS is usually fairly well tolerated. Nuisance level. It can be more severe with chronic discomfort. Combined IBS with altern... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Folate (folic acid) should be supplemented due to the loss of some terminal ileum
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
No: Anal itch has nothing to do with your prostate
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Maybe: bloating is a very non specific finding that can be related to upper GI tract or colonic problems. A coomon cause in people of your age group is lacto... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Likely fissuring: You probably have some hairline cracks in the skin of your anal canal or at least abrasion from the harder BMs. It can get worse and become extremely... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Week or so: That "grape" is probably residual bllod clot that should break down and resorb over 7 to 10 days. You may be left with a residual soft skin tag from s... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Try fiber: Add a fiber supplement to your diet and perhaps a stool softener. If you have not had a colonoscopy you should have one just because you are 50 and to... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Need an exam: Possible etiogies are numerous and treated differently. Possibilities include fissuring, external hemorrhoidal thrombosis, prolapse, abscess. You need... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Dont worry: Although black stool can be indicative of blood in the upper GI tract, its usually not subtle or spotty. Black flecks or spots is probably diet relate... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Prob not hemorrhoid: Hemorrhoids do not have nerves so they so not hurt despite what the commercials say. Your symptoms are more likely from a fissure which is a crack in ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Needs evaluation: Chronic slow transit constipation is extremely common and usually responds to fiber and fluids. You however being in your mid 40s should be evaluated ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
I disagree: I am unaware of any BP med that would cause colonic ulceration. You CAN see that with non-steroidals like ASA, motrin etc. Were the ulcers biopsied? ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
May not be related: Crohns disease will not directly affect your ovary unless you have perforated your bowel and you have formed an abscess or fistula that went on to inv... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: any clear liquid is fine prior to a colonoscopy or a sigmoidoscopy
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: You can get arthralgia and muscle pain associated with flare ups. You may also be dehydrated if you have been having frequent diarrhea
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Not a cure: It may alleviate some of your symptoms but it's unlikely. If it is truly ulcerative colitis it probably won't help much and it definitely will not cur... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
They aren't: Rectal steroids are designed to act locally on the rectum itself. There is little to no systemic absorption
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Sometimes: Bcir may require nocturnal emptying. It is not the gold standard anymore after panproctocolectomy. Ileal pouch is preferred
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Bcir vs ipaa: The bcir is no longer the standard of care after panproctocolectomy. An Ileal pouch anal anastomosis is preferable in terms if long term lifestyle and... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Intestinal gas is caused by bacterial fermentation of undigested food stuffs like the high fiber items you describe.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
IBS: Likely constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Start by taking a fiber supplement daily and drinking enough fluids. If the constipation res... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Autoimmune disease: UC is chronic disease without cure that can be usually controlled medically. It is a disease process wherein the body's own immune system attacks the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Improve nutrition: The edema is from low levels of protein (albumin) in your blood. This allies fluid to leak out into your tissues. As your nutrition improves and prote... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
It could: constipation may result in hardness of the abdomen but you require an examination to make sure or rule out other causes.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Difficult problem: Fistulas can be caused by birth trauma, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease or anal rectal abscess. They are treated very differently depending... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Need surgical eval: After three weeks an abscess should not be draining any longer. You probably have developed a fistula which is a tunnel connecting the anus to the ski... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Likely fine, but....: Changes in caliber or stool shape are usually related to altered anal tone which can be seen with fissuring. That being said an exam is in order to ru... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Call your MD: Chest pain post scoping is not normal. It may just be retained gas but a perforation needs to be ruled out, especially if you had polyps removed
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Thrombosed hemorrhoi: It is likely a thrombosed hemorrhoid which is a blood clot in your external hemorrhoid. Will ultimately resolve on it's own and re absorb into your sy... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Moffa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Moffa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Moffa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The doctor always tells him it's an abscess and to monitor. Surgery was never mentioned until you mentioned it. Thanks!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you if it keeps up I will contact my doctor, I don't want anothe
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It is an external one. Can see it and feel it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1998
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