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Dr. Imran Saeed

General Surgery
Wilkes Barre, PA
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Wilkes Barre, PA

Address

Wilkes Barre, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Coventry

Humana

United healthcare

About

Bio

Board certified General and Colorectal surgeon.

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.

General Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

166 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Soft, puffy lump: Could be a lipoma (benign fatty tumor), or an enlarged lymph node. Its unlikey related to crohn's but there have been case reports of lymphoma with th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
No connection: At all. They are unrelated to each other.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Capsule endoscopy is: For small bowel evaluation where upper or lower endoscopy can't reach. It may give you information regarding the rest of small bowel. Its usually done... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Could you be lactose: Intolerant? You conditions list gastritis but you say your egd was negative? Any biopsies done? Have you tried any proton pump inhibitors? Sometimes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Check with your prim: Tests need to be looked at along with the labs. Hemangiomas generally dont cause any pain. Symptomatic gallstones can cause epigastric discomfort at t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Not really.: Generally not that long and tend to go away in few days. Your symptoms could be related to the type of surgery you had as compared to the aneathesia.... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
If you have been: Bleeding for a month and now your abdomen hurts, you need to see your physician to get referred to a GI doc. The differential is extensive and does in... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
You need labs : Right upper quad abd pain with radiation to back and nausea can be related to gallbladder disease or pancreatitis. You will need labs and right upper... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Not a simpe answer: It depends on history, such as how long have you been dealing with this and whatmedications have you been used to to relieve it.A detailed hist and ph... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Black stool : Regardless of what color cloud is needs workup. Most commonly its related to an upper GI bleed. You will need a full history to assess other symptoms ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Need more info: She needs a detailed history and a complete rectal and gu evaluation including manometry to assess sphincter muscles. Is she at a psych institution? S... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
I take it the boil: Is outside your anus which is most likey either an abscess or a thrombosed hemorrhoid. You dont really need any meds but an exam where some of them ca... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
If it involved : Anal intercourse then your symptoms are from trauma. If not then its not related. Follow up with a GI doctor for further workup.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Watch your diet: Drink a lot of fluids, avoid constipation and straining. Eat healthy and avoid fast foods. Take a stool softener if the stool is on the hard side. For... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Could be hemorrhoids: Heavy bleeding is def a concern. Hemorrhoidal bleeding is usually associated with pain, burning or itching. You will need a detailed anorectal exam an... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Most likely a skin : Tag. You can also develop benign anal growth on the inside called papillas. It doesnt sound like a prolapsed hemorrhoid. In any case its benign. Have... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Depends on the etiol: If you have dificulty in swallowing, talking and hoarsenss, and these symptoms were not there before your surgery, you need to get in touch with your ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
It depends ...: Fistula surgery can be simple to complex. Postop course depends on the extent and complexity of the surgery. Pain can be a part of recovery depending ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Hemorrhoids are: Treated by family docs, GI docs and surgeons. Your best bet is someone who does sclerotherapy routinely. Most commonly its done by colorectal surgeons... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Helps a lot: It helps reducing the flare ups and maintain clinical remission (absence of disease). It reduces the need for steroid use which can have serious side... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
May not be related: If its causing diarrhea that may be causing your symptoms of pruritus. Most commonly its related to increase ingestion of coffee, beer, chocolates, t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Depends on the sympt: Ibs symptoms are different for different people and treatment is symptomatic. Unfortunately there is not a simple answer to this. You need a thoroug ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Fiber helps to: Regulate the bowel movements and helps in both constipation and diarrhea. It works by pulling water out of colon to make stool more softer, and give e... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Sounds like a : Thrombosed hemorrhoid (blood clot within a hemorrhoid). If the pain is too bad u need to see a surgeon to have it removed. If the pain is getting bett... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Sometimes staying: On your feet for a long time or doing certain exercises such as squatting can cause your hemorrhoids to swell up and may cause bleeding. Bending down ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Watch your diet: Watch for the foods which cause your symptoms typically raw food, vegetables, fresh fruits, wheat and dairy specially if you are lactose intolerant. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
You need to : See your doctor for an anorectal exam and referral to a GI doc for afurther workup as needed. This could be hemorrhoids but other conditions such as p... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
If your symp are : Similar to at the time when the ct was done then it is likely not diverticulitis as cts are very sensitive. Do you have any symp to suggest a kidney s... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Take pain meds given: Apply ice packs. Soak your bottom in warm water after each bm. It usually takes few days for the pain to go away. Take stool softeners as well so you ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Depends....: If the pain is mild and getting better then its normal. If the pain is getting worse along with abdominal distention and fevers then thats a problem. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
There is no special: Name for bloating. Depending on the severity of the disease you can develop fluid buildup in the abdome called ascites which may give you a feeling of... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Probably its ok: But check with your OB doc. Usually 375 mg is the upper limit of normal in pregnancy. An extra dose from food probably wont make much of a diff. I wou... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
You should be fine: Daily recommended dose of fiber is 25-30 gms and you can't get it by just eating foods. Add a fiber supplement to your diet such as metamucil or konsy... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
There are several : Disease processes which significantly affect the GI motility. Colonic inertia, hypothyroidism, parkinsons, poorly controlled diabetes, cystic fibrosis... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Yes : Its possible. Start taking over the counter probiotic such as align which may help with bloating. Switching to a diff brand of fiber may help as well.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Could be: External hemorrhoids, warts, rash with pimples or simple skin tags. If it desnt go away, pimples get bigger, or it starts bleeding or draining, you wi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Could be hemorrhoids: But it still needs to be looked at. If you have gotten a little contipated since you change your diet then that would explain your symptoms. Usually h... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Depends on the size,: Duration, appearance and the source. You need to rule out an abscess which at times may require drainage or antibiotics. Please see your primary doc f... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Not really.: Hard stool can sometimes irritate the anastomosis (more common with stapled anastomosis) and could be a source of bleeding. Hemorrhoids can also get i... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
F/U with the GI doc: Abd pain, diarrhea and weakness are very nonspecific symptoms.Hpylori infection can itself cause all these.Colitis can result in distended colon which... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
No: Screening for colon ca starts at age 50. If there is positive family history in first degree relatives - parents and siblings, then screening starts ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
You can have : Whats called an "overflow incontinence" from being impacted. You will need an anorectal exam by your physician to rule that out as you may require dis... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
If its painful: When you touch it then it's time to get it fixed. Pain upon touch and the fact it can't be reduced anymore means that is incarcerated and needs surger... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
No: Constipation has nothing to do with anal sex or sex in general. Drink a lot of fluids, increase fiber in the diet and stay active physically.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Not really.: Ogilvie's is diagnosed per xrays and after ruling out other common causes of obstruction. You will need a complete workup including labs and imaging s... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
IBS is a diagnosis : Of exclusion. A detailed GI workup is required to rule out other serious diseases before being diagnosed as having ibs. There is no specific blood wo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
IBS can be either : Constipation dependent or diarrhea dependent. The choice of meds will depend on your symptomology. You can take over the counter meds depending on wh... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Several options: It all depends on the location and severity of your disease. You also need blood work and a PPD (TB) test before certain meds can be used. Sometimes y... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
First of need: To know where is it? Why is it being done and what prep is involved. You will likely need somone to pick you up. You need to know what to expect after... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Fistulas can be simple to complex and treatment can be from simpe division to requiring multiple procedures in stages. In rare cases stool diversion i... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Saeed is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Saeed is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, how long should i wait on this or should i be quicker about it? Been doing this for over a year would that really be cancer?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Should I see my pcp first? Thank you for your quick response.. What happens if I dt have the surgery? HOw long os the recovery?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for taking the time to respond...my GI doc took alot of biopsies of small intestines...pain not worse but not better...no fever.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross Uiveriy
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

CHRISTIANA CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Wilkes-Barre Region, PA - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Wilkes-Barre Region, PA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Wilkes-Barre Region, PA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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