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Dr. John Valente

General Surgery
Anniston, AL
34 years experience male

Locations

Northeast Alabama surgical Associates

Anniston, AL

Address

Anniston, AL
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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Valente
General Surgery 34 years experience
Perhaps...but: Diverticulitis is an inflammatory condition of the colon. Attacks can occur once or repeatedly and usually are treated with antibiotics, reserving surgery for those with complications or for severe, repeat attacks. A ct while you hurt should show inflammation, but a ct just before the attack can be normal. Persistent pain is a good reason to see a surgeon, even if you saw one before, to be safe.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Valente
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Following reversal the bowel is reconnected and dropped back inside. If the new connection leaks or bacteria gets in, an abscess can form causing pain /fever (treated with antibiotics, drainage or more surgery). This and other problems like mild infections, scarring, kinking, recurrent disease, etc, can cause strictures (narrowing). If severe, that causes partial blockage, bloating, pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Valente
General Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: Gas pains hurt throughout the abdomen and can be very severe, usually made worse with conditions that increase bowel gas such as drinking soda, or even milk if you are lactose intolerant. Try avoiding these things and take simethicone (gasx to see if that helps). Gallbladder pain is usually in the upper abdomen, often right side through to the back and comes after eating. Get a check-up to see.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Valente is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Valente is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, what a wonderful app! I hope Canada gets this app. I have been to the doc many times he says to wait 6 months.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! They have me in the hosp. Been thru 4 bags of antibiotics noones talki
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This wasn't MY question, but close enough! Mine was similar, w-out the

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

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