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Dr. Randall Zuckerman

Surgery
Bridgeport, CT
26 years experience male

Locations

St Vincents Medical Center

Bridgeport, CT

Address

2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT
Directions

About

Bio

I am a general surgeon with fellowship training in Liver and Pancreas surgery. I am the Director of the Lebo-De-Santie Center for liver and Pancreas Disease at St Vincent's Medical Center. I focus my practice on abdominal cancer, and also practice a broad range of general surgery.

Specialties
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Surgery

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
57 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Fissure: This is probably an anal fissure. You should see someone as they are treatable.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: If the incision is open and draining , usually we will leave it open and allow it to heal from the inside out. This takes a few weeks.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
See your surgeon: This cam be aoany things and newds to be evaluated. Will need an upper GI and endoscopy.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Gallbladder attack: A gallbladder attack occurs when a stone blocks the exit from the gallbladder. The gallbladder continues to squeeze and that is what causes pain. Trea... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
GB : Right upper quadrant pain, usually after eating fatty foods. The best test for this is an ultrasound of your gallbladder.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Ignore: A hernia if it doesn't bother you should not limit your activities. Seek help for pain!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Could be anything!: This really could be anything. Stomach, gallbladder. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
See your doctor: It sounds as if you have a lipoma? These can painfull and surgery can help. See your doctor for an exam.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: This is quite common. If you are worried have your surgeon take a look.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Unlikely: Very unlikely at your age. You should however have an endoscopy to see what is causing this.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Diffetent: A hernia is an actuall hole in the abdominal wall. This allows abdominal contents to pass through. Amuscle tear is a rip in the muscles without a defe... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Should not: Should not cause vaginal swelling. Would see your gyn.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Worry: This sounds like it could be a hernia. A primary care doctor or surgeon can sort this out by physical exam.
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A member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Hernia?: This could be a hernia. A surgeon should be able to diagnose this.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Abcess: These can usually be handled without surgery and be drained by a radiologist under cat scan or ultrasound guidance. Once better, you may need your app... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Not many : Best bet is surgery if possible. If not, chemotherapy can be helpful, but is not curative. Radiation is of limited benefit. Clinical trials are wort... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: Octreotide does have a role here and there are several small studies that show that it helps control disease and may prolong survival. I would have he... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Prob ok: This is probably ok, and should get better with time, but i always like to see people back to check them.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Obstruction: The best bet is chemo. Otherwise conservative measures and reserve surgery for failure.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Chest X-ray is a good test, but not a perfect test. CT scan is much more sensitive.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: But it depends on the type of primary tumor and the extent of metastatic disease.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
No: Usually the muscles get split and not excised, so should not change much!
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Gallbladder?: This may still be a gallbladder issue. Have you had a hida scan? If not, may be helpful.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Probably not: If these fistulas dont close on their own, they require surgery to repair.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: No problem as long as you are not on pain medication with narcotic in it.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Hernia: This is probably a healing ridge which is a normal part of recovering from surgery. If otherwise feeling well, this is a normal part of the healing pr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Surgery: The only cure is to remove your gallbladder. You will most likely feel much better.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Hernia: There will be a small incision below your belly button. Most people go home the same day. I ask people not to lift heavy things for a few weeks. It i... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
See a surgeon: Groin hernias can range from not having any symptoms to being life threatening. Hernias are a defect in your abdominal wall. Fat or intestines can bec... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
It depends: The bulge can be normal or abnormal depending on why it is there. This depends on if the hernia was fixed open or laparoscopically. It can be a fluid... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
All sounds ok: This all sounds normal. See your surgeon. The knot can be removed.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: If there are intestines out in the hernia, then sometimes eating will make seems worse. You should see your doctor/surgeon for evaluation.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Probably ok: You are probably ok. If you see a bulge around your incision, or if the pain doesnt go away , go back and see your surgeon.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: IBS can cause pain in many places. You also need to make sure this is not inflammatory bowel disease.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zuckerman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zuckerman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No I havent. I dont have a gallblader but will ask Gi thank you
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How can it be repaired and why is it so painful?
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dartmouth Medical School, NH
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Bridgeport, CT - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , First Place, Connecticut - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , First Place, Connecticut - Summer
2013
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