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Dr. Carlos Tache Leon

surgery
Charlottesville, VA
28 years experience male

Locations

University of Virginia Medical Center

Charlottesville, VA

Address

1215 Lee Street , Charlottesville, VA
Directions

About

Bio

As a General Surgeon, with ample experience in Emergency Surgical Procedures and formal education in Surgical Critical Care, I have the opportunity to care for patients with severe abdominal, thoracic and soft tissue infections; also to stabilize and operate in victims of penetrating trauma and severe accidents during Motor Vehicle collisions, falls from heights, and workplace or industrial mishaps. In addition, I have the opportunity to lead a busy clinic and elective surgery practice focused in hernia surgery, biliary pathology, anti-reflux procedures, skin and soft tissue lesions and tumors, and many other conditions within the scope of General Surgery.

Specialties
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surgery

critical Care

General Surgery

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
49 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
As soon as you : Tolerate a normal diet. One important exception is if you are taking metronidazole. You might feel really bad if you drink any alcohol while taking ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
No: And not all hemorrhoids can be pushed in. Only internal hemorrhoids that prolapse through the anus. Anal warts can be excised surgically, or treated... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Not clear: Your question is not clear. If you have a palpable mass, you should see your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Not always: Depends on whether the appendix has perforated, if there is already peritonitis, if the diagnosis is clear or there are alternative diagnoses. There ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Not enough data: Too many possible diagnoses, from benign muscle sprains to severe deadly conditions. Any persistent abdominal pain of moderate to severe intensity sh... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
No: Stones that do not cause symptoms are not associated with risk of cancer, and usually don't require any treatment or intervention.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Some of them.: The nerves that carry the pain sensation from the abdomen travel towards the spine and then continue to the brain. Some back problems could irritate ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Not enough data: Too many possible diagnoses, from benign muscle sprains to severe deadly conditions. Any persistent abdominal or pelvic pain of moderate to severe in... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
No. Unrelated.: Diverticulitis is a condition not related to previous trauma or perforation. It is related with genetic predisposition, constipation and diet.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Not enough data: Too many possible diagnoses, from benign muscle sprains to severe deadly conditions. Any persistent abdominal pain of moderate to severe intensity sh... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Bacteria in urine: Is not enough to conclude that there is an infection. Most urinary infections are benign. The treatment prescribed will probably be enough. If symp... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Every abdominal surgery increase the risk of future obstructions due to scar tissue. That is way we try conservative or non-operative treatment whene... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Around 2 weeks: If done laparoscopically most patients can return to normal activity in 2 weeks or less, with exception of heavy lifting. Open cholecystectomy might ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Rare, but yes...: It could be something else. Your description fits a fair number of differential diagnoses (possible medical conditions). The information needed to... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Almost all of them: Pain originating in the muscles, tendons, abdominal organs that are part of digestive, genital or urinary systems could get worse while coughing, as i... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Yes, can recur.: Yes, stricture is a term that describes narrowing within the g-i tract. Could be caused by excessive scar formation at the site of a surgically crea... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
No: Acute appendicitis progresses over 24 to 48 hours towards perforation, with severe localized infection, abscess and in some cases diffuse peritonitis.... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Consider surgery: You need to be seen by a surgeon, who will be able to examine your hernias and explain to you the surgical options. Both hernias could be fixed at th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Variable. 1-3 weeks: Variable amount of time. From as little as one week to never. Some patients with acute renal failure go on to need permanent dialysis. It depends o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
several possible: Causes. Abdominal pain in the right side after meals could be caused by indigestion, gastritis, ulcers, liver diseases, inflammation of the pancreas... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Not always: Depends on whether the appendix has perforated, if there is already peritonitis, if the diagnosis is clear or there are alternative diagnoses. There ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
At least 3 months: We recommend to maintain precautions for at least three months, and in high risk patients (like someone playing contact sports) to obtain a repeat sca... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
They really don't : But the same reason that causes some veins to dilate, could affect more veins in that same region.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Not enough data: Upper abdominal pain may come from the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, and other organs. Sometimes sugar could exacerbate gastritis... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Maybe heat: Can help some with cramps caused by obstruction. Inflammation might cause severe pain that will improve only with stronger analgesics and many patie... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
No: But using Ibuprofen routinely can increase the risk of irritation or ulcers in the stomach an other parts of the gastrointestinal system. It can also... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Yes, possible: Appendicitis could happen any time including during and after pregnancy. The pain associated with a c-section might make it difficult to diagnose app... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
From minutes to days: Depends on the rate of bleeding and the affected organ. A ruptured aorta, liver or spleen could lead to death within a few minutes. Internal bleedin... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Lung auscultation?: If you refer to findings while examining breathing sounds with an stethoscope, basal crepitation or crackles could be due to atelectasis ( small desuf... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Might need surgery: If acute severe pain, vomiting, bloating then go to ed, could be an emergency. Otherwise look for free clinic or other subsidized care, lumps could ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Maybe unrelated.: Mucous secretions from the respiratory tract are swallowed daily without being even noticed. Your pain might be unrelated. You might need to see you... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Virus or bacteria.: Likely causes: viral or bacterial gastrointestinal infections or food poisoning. Most of the time self limited. Be concerned and see a dr. If dehy... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Resuscitation: Hemorrhagic shock is a severe life threatening condition that requires stopping the hemorrhage immediately, usually with a surgery, blood transfusions... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Depends indication?: Laparotomy means incision in the abdomen. If it is just to look for a problem, like if someone was stabbed, once you have looked if everything is ok ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Yes.: As long as you don't have other medical contraindications, and you have fully recovered from surgery, which can take several weeks depending on the te... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Kidney, gallbladder: Colon or liver. All of these organs could be the origin of the symptoms. Common diagnoses would include urinary infection, kidney stones, gallstones... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Likely yes.: If the mesh had to be removed, there is a good chance that your hernia has recurred.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Maybe a hernia.: Your description is not clear. Skin lesions are very superficial, there are fat tumors that could grow under the skin. Hernias come a little deeper ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Yes but is rare.: Yes, but that is a very rare condition, and much less than 1% of the cases of abdominal pain are due to a meckel's.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Yes: It is one of the most serious complications that should be discussed in detail with the patient prior to surgery.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
No: Changes in the shape of stool indicate anal or rectal pathology, not gallbladder.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Usually 2-3 days: Up to a week in some cases.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Umbilical hernia: Those symptoms are usually due to a hernia. You should be evaluated by a physician. The physical examination alone can confirm the diagnosis most of... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
No: Knots are a description of muscular regions with increased tension or even spasm due to activity, stress or injury. Have no relationship with the bra... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
No: There are multiple types of peritonitis, but almost all of them are caused by conditions that are not transmitted from person to person. There are so... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Limpoma?: A lipoma is a fat tissue benign tumor. A lymphoma is a malignant tumor involving lymph nodes. I am not sure which one of the two was yor dr. Referri... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
Not always.: Your description fits a fair number of "differential diagnoses" (possible medical conditions). The information needed to confirm or rule o... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tache Leon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tache Leon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks been dealing with these hernias for 4months now
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Thanks for your quick reply! sent u message ps. I have lupus thats why im scared
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine, Colombia
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER
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