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Dr. Scott Schneider

General Surgery
Chico, CA
28 years experience male

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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

33 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
A lot.: After the tracer is injected into a vein, it must circulate to the liver. The liver must remove it from the blood and put it into the bile, liver circ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Pick your poison: Is shooting yourself in the head a better way to kill yourself than stabbing a knife into your heart? If I do choose shooting what type of gun? What... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Post op exercise.: I'll assume that you had laparoscopic surgery. I tell my patients that they can do low impact exercise within a few days. I always close the muscula... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Only a tool: Gastric bypass is only a tool to use for weight loss. It works by restricting stomach size and/or decreasing the amount of absorptive surface for nut... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Could be.: All four of the disease processes you gave could cause those symptoms. If you have those symptoms with your history, you need to be seen by a physici... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
What for?: There are many reasons to have a thyroidectomy: cancer, suspicious nodules, goiter or nodule with compressive symptoms, uncontrolled hyperthyroidism,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
VARIES: Treatment varies from hospital to hospital as well as physician to physician. Most surgeons and hospitals will do the mastectomies and reconstruction... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
It varies but....: Thyroid hormone only last a few days at most in your bloodstream. If you have all your thyroid gland removed your levels will start falling within a ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Scar tissue?: Scar tissue typically forms and reforms for the first 12-18 months after any surgery. If scar tissue continues to grow after that in may be something ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Depends.: The best answer to your question would be from the surgeon who performed the operation. How long after? How big of a hernia? Was mesh used? Where w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Usual course: Typically people have some stiffness and soreness in the neck for the first week or two. Sometimes swallowing can be difficult (especially liquids) a... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Biopsy: There are a few familial syndrome where we see numerous lipomas like these. Have one, two or a few removed and sent for examination by a pathologist.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Be seen!!!: If this occurred without trauma you should see a physician for an exam. If you experienced trauma to this area, give it time to heal. If it heals sl... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Rash: Some of the surgical "soaps" that are used to disinfect the skin before surgery can be irritating to the skin. If it is a contact dermatitis then ben... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
See your doctor.: The first thing you do is figure out why there is a lump and why it is painful. At 47 you should be having mammograms every year. If you haven't it'... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
See a specialist: Ganglion cyst have a relatively high recurrence rate after aspiration. If it has recurred or if your symptoms are from something else you should be e... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Details: Are they raised, red, draining? How many? How long have they been there? Getting better/worse? The most common reasons for painful masses are infe... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
How soon?: For the first month or two after thyroid surgery you can have "inflammation and scar tissue" leading to the area feeling "lumpy". You can also have ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Biopsy to know.: Recurrence of the thyroid cancer in the "thyroid bed" can occur. Given your disease seven years ago i would be suspicious of that. You can confirm o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
The common ones: Besides the usual bleeding, infection, and excess scarring (less than 1%) that can happen anytime you have an incision through the skin, the most comm... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Good and bad.: Good - weight loss, "cures" diabetes, less arthritis, may lower risk of heart attack and/or cancer. Bad - not a cure all=is not effect for all, may n... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Different animals: Having had a colon resection minimally increases your chances of gall stone disease in the long run. If you already had gall stones and did not eat o... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
DEPENDS: The prognosis for colon cancer does not depend on the length of time that you have had symptoms. It does depend on size and depth of the tumor, if it... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
When was surgery?: For the first several weeks after surgery there can be some inflammation and "scar tissue" which presents as this. If there is redness increasing pain... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Depends.: If this is my daughter then my answer is "yes" it can really hurt him. It has a built in electric current that will zap his mouth or other parts that... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
More information plz: The only "breathing test for cancer" that I am aware of is not routinely done in the usa. It is done to screen for stomach cancer. Some treatments f... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Different animals.: I love teaching my kids while hiking. At one point my youngest told me "it's just a bird". Despite my explanation otherwise they were all the same to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Fiber: Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables as well as a daily fiber supplement is your best bet. The increased bulkiness and softness of your stool will ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
NO: I've seen people on three or four medications each day to control their symptoms. If this is working and you have a follow-up plan with this doctor i... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Consider work-up.: These can be signs of acid reflux and/or hiatal hernia among other diseases. You should undergo imaging and possible endoscopy. There are medical an... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Usual course: Your surgeon should have covered this in depth with you. If he or she did not, see someone who will. Pain (or discomfort as we doctors call it), swel... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Yes it could.: The nerves which give sensation to the back of the scalp come from the upper three nerve roots of your neck area. If one of these are "trapped" it co... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
28 years experience
Several theories.: We don't currently know "exactly" how. Breast feeding for six months and longer seems to make a difference. One theory is that milk production keeps... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schneider is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schneider is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. The waiting is the hardest part right now lol
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Nice visual story. Will recall spiders as a generic term. Bye!
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Yes,they are all of the above. And ive had them for 3 days

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Chico Region, CA - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Chico Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top General Surgeon , First Place, Chico Region, CA - Summer
2013
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