Dr. Edward Timmins

General Surgery
West Islip, NY
33 years experience male

Locations

Great South Bay Surgical Associates

West Islip, NY

Address

580 Union Blvd, West Islip, NY
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Specialties
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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
50 if no symptoms: The current recommendations are to get a screening colonoscopy at age 50 if no symptoms and no family history. Certainly sooner if you are having GI p... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Probably not: Most likely this is some swelling or fluid in the area of the repair. If so should go away with time. As long as no pain, you have the luxury of waiti... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Yes and no: Soon can often tell if gb is inflamed if wall is thickened.But even if sono normal if you have classic symptoms and a markedly depressed ef like yours... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Sorry: Gas pains are normal after any laparoscopic surgery. We need to fill the belly with gas do we have room to work. Most of the gas pains you are feeling... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Only one of those : Most of those tests won't tell you anything about pancreas. Only one is ct scan.A perfectly normal ct with IV contrast goes a long way in saying you h... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Yes: There are studies that show a repeat sentinel node biopsy can be performed but it certainly would depend upon what type of incision was used for th... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Need recheck: Definitely need to be checked again. Asap. Should see some improvement by now. You need more than one dose of antibiotic either IV or oral depending u... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Usually Gallstones: This type of pain is typical for gallstones.F course, a lot depends upon more details regarding pain. If occurs after eating, particularly fatty foods... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Could be bad!: This could be any number of things including, unfortunately, a tumor. Could also be diverticular disease, or simply constipation. But please do not ta... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Thank you: I found the same thing. Most info coming from organization itself. Can't seem to find a lot of independent sources.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
C. Diff: Have to be concerned about an infection in the colon caused by a bacterium called clostridium difficila. Most often occurs after given an antibiotic f... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Possible: Nodules that size although most often not cancer need to be evaluated further. Bilateral or multiple nodules are more likely to be benign. Next step s... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Hyperkinetic GB: There is such an entity as a hyperkinetic GB.Usually EF will be >80%. Many of these patients, if they have typical symptoms of gallbladder disease,... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
No GB surgery: If she's not having any symptoms surgery isn't necessary. If having mild symptoms, this might be controlled with diet- low fat diet. If having sympto... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Likely not GB : Depending upon timing and location of symptoms, that would help determine other possibilities besides gb. You may need endoscopy to look at stomach an... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
No: Guidelines call for routine screening to begin at age 50. If neg and no risk factors, don't need to repeat for 10 yrs. Can stop routine screening at 7... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Unlikely: Would be very hard to say your pain is due to cyst on opposite side. Nerves just don't cross over like that. Could certainly have pain at site of cyst... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Lower left pain: Most likely musculoskeletal issue. Could be a groin strain. Would stop running for awhile to see if it gets better. If so and stays away no issue. If ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Usually not: Those other issues have nothing to do with your chance of having breast cancer. At 35, luckily breast cancer is unusual. Also most biopsies are benign... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Need further work-up: Sludge is basically thickened bile and is non specific finding. If hida is normal, and i assume no gallstones, i would look elsewhere for cause of pai... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Sorry : Sorry about the bad diagnosis. I would suggest that, at this point , if stent is possible go that route. A lot easier to recover from and ultimately, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Tough situation : Unusual but possible.There are people who have problems with gb or bile ducts that don't show up on the usual tests. A sphincter at end of your main b... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
MRI not the answer: Unfortunately, something like this could be a cancer.Getting an MRI is not the answer. It will not give you a definitive. You need to have a biopsy do... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Timmins
33 years experience
Normal: Perfectly normal. Inflammation in tissue related to surgery. Will resolve over next couple of months as will the dissolvable suture.
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Timmins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Timmins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you so much for your insight. I'm thankful for the time. I hope its nothing serious
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I found your answer to be helpful, I just hope it is nothing more than muscle spasms.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for helping me decide what I should do.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Nassau UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

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