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Dr. Michael Sawyer

General Surgery
Lawton, OK
37 years experience male

Locations

Lawton Bariatrics - Memorial Medical Group General and Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery

Lawton, OK

Address

The Outpatient Center Comanche County Memorial Hospital, 110 NW 31st Street Third Floor, Lawton, OK
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

5805107044

Lawton Bariatrics - Memorial Medical Group Surgery

MMG General Surgery

Lawton, OK

About

Bio

Grew up in Bayonne, NJ. Graduated St. Peter's Preparatory School, Jersey City, NJ in 1977. Graduated the Virginia Military Institure, Lexington, VA in 1981. Graduated UMDNJ - Rutgers Univ. School of Medicine in 1985. Internship and residency at the Graduate Hospital - Univ. of Pa., Philadelphia, PA 1985-1990. Active duty Army for 12 years. Practice in Lawton, OK since 2004.Interests include my wife and kids, travel, surfing when I can get to the ocean, horses, cooking, farming, music, photography, all sports, music and reading. When not in the hopsital I am usually outside at the ranch doing something.

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

Bariatrics

Breast Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Licenses

United States: Oklahoma

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

235 Answers
283 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: Acid reflux cannot kill you. The most serious complication is the development of barrett esophagus, or esophageal metaplasia, which can be a precursor... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Can't feel: Grade 1 and 2hemorrhoids are internal. They cannot be felt externally. Symptoms are bleeding and occasionally a sense of fullness or constipation. Gr... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Not normal: Esophageal spasms are not normal. Not a reason for emergent concern but please follow up with your surgeon and discuss your symptoms. You might be adv... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Re-evaluate: He needs an immediate re-evaluation for possible complications of diverticulitis including abscess formation and colon obstruction. Will likely requir... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Usually stops: Sometimes after gallbladder removal your bowel movements may be lose for several weeks. This is usually due to an increase in bile salts emptying into... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See below: There is a possibility your hernia has recurred based on the information you have provided. Pain and a bulge at the previous hernia repair site are ca... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Possibly: Most typically pain is in the right upper quadrant under the ribs. Postprandial pain where you are describing could be gallstones, gastritis, ulcers, ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See below: Pregnancy is a common time to develop gallstones due to changes in cholesterol and bile metabolism and other factors. The only proven reliable way to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Your choice: The timing should not matter. Whatever works best for you is fine.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Should be ok: Especially if well cooked it should not make you ill after left out only for 8 hours. If you develop abdominal pain, diarrhea or fever notify your do... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Surgeon: See a surgeon who does a high volume of breast surgery. You need a complete physical breast examination and history. Based on that you may get additio... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Doubt cancer: First to allay your fears it would be exceedingly rare for you to have gastric cancer at your age. In any event if these symptoms persist would see y... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See below: If the hernia has reduced (gone back in) and the pain is gone, should not need a hospital visit at this time. If the hernia is still protruding or if ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Not normal: Pancreatic inflammation is never normal. If your labs have been normal, specifically lipase, you have no biochemical evidence of pancreatitis. Abdomi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Possible abscess: If you have an infection with pus draining and not improving with antibiotics you may have an abscess that is inadequately drained. Other possibility ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See below: The attached picture is worth 400 characters. The large, floppy, stretchable part of the stomach is removed, leaving a narrowed, cylindrical structure... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Very rare: True agenesis of the gallbladder is a rare condition but does occur. Since first being described in the early 1700s, a total of approximately 300 case... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Not much: Since these procedures can be accomplished concurrently and laparoscopically, postoperative restrictions should be minimal. You will probably be advis... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: They should be normal. You may be advised to take stool softeners if you are taking narcotic pain medications as they can be associated with constipat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: If symptoms, such as heartburn, are well controlled medically and your hernia has not enlarged, you may not need surgery. Watch for development of dys... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Get checked: Most frequently what you are describing can be due to an anal fissure or hemorrhoids with thrombosis or both. A simple exam by a physician should help... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
More precise: Lateral internal sphincterotomies treat chronic anal fissures. Traditionally the internal sphincter muscle was divided all the way up to the dentate l... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See doc: Check with you surgeon to make sure all is well. Might not even be related to the hernia repair but they might want to do a barium swallow study or up... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Colonoscopy: You do not need colon surgery at this time. Based on your family history you should definitely get a screening colonoscopy.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See below: Umbilical hernias (navel hernia) can be either congenital or the result of weakening in that area due to increased pressure and abdominal wall thinnin... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Believe so: The gastric cardia is the very upper part of the stomach just below the esophagus. As such, it is commonly involved in hiatal hernias. Therefore, I th... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Possibly: Temporally, the symptoms that you describe occurring shortly after the accident are consistent with a paraesophageal hiatal hernia. The only way to ad... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Possible: This is the proper location for gallstone related symptoms. Check with your doctor. Ultrasound or other testing may be warranted.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See below: Asymptomatic gallstones do not require cholecystectomy or other treatment. The majority of people who are found to have gallstones are asymptomatic.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Normal : Sounds like you are describing montgomery's glands. The main purpose of these glands is to help lubricate and protect the nipple during breast feeding... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
100 mg twice daily : Doxycycline is usually given in doses of 100 mg orally or IV twice daily for just about all conditions. Cholera is an exception. The type of condition... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See below: Complex but not rare constellation of problems. Barrett esophagus most important - severe esophageal damage due to reflux. If no dysplasia on biopsies... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Possibly: Spontaneous pneumothorax in smokers is due to the chronic presence of inflammatory cells associated with smoking. These cells produce enzymes and othe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Short term: The bone scan uses a small amout of radioactive tracer which may hang around for a short time. Most radiologists recommend no close contact with small... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Multiple purposes: The primary purpose is to screen for colon and rectal cancer. The physician is looking for polyps or other growths and will either completely remove t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Multiple: The most common causes for an umbilical hernia include stretching and thinning of the abdominal wall with increased intraabdominal pressure. The class... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Recurrence of hiatal hernia and disruption of fundoplication can definitely occur. Not sure if you have had upper endoscopy or radiologic studies (e.g... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Not bad: Most importantly you are not having high fever spikes. Continue with treatment and this should resolve in 3 to 5 days.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Symptoms: Gallstones are found frequently now due to the large number of CT scans and ultrasounds that are done. If you have gallstones and have symptoms due to... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Could be: Cea or carcinoembryonic antigen is a tumor marker and when elevated is concerning but not specific for colon cancer. Continue with the diagnostics and... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Hcg levels routinely checked on women of child bearing age. However appendectomy is usually performed on an emergency basis. Appendicitis is a threat ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Could be: After lap chole a period of doing well followed by a period of not doing well is atypical. Don't get too excited right now since no fever or worsening... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
No: It's not bad unless you have severe kidney or cardiac disease. Homeostatic mechanisms of those organs will cause you to urinate off excess fluid.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Could be: Could still be appendicitis. Other possibilities include mess enteric adenitis, urinary tract infection, possibly even ovarian cyst. Get checked.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See below: Would advise that it is probably not in your best interest to exercise strenuously before the repair. Would suggest you discuss directly with your sur... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Doctor visit: Given your history and age grade iii to IV hemorrhoids are most likely. Full thickness rectal prolapse would be rare. Only a physician can differentia... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Possible infection: Bands are immature forms of neutrophils and are produced by bone marrow in higher numbers most frequently as a response to infection. Remember this is... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Check with surgeon: There are many issues that can arise with a colostomy including leakage, prolapse, herniation, partial or complete obstruction and other problems. You... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: If you simply want mesh screen placed over the defect to prevent bowel or other abdominal contents from entering, laparoscopic incisional herniorrhaph... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 37 years experience
See below: Gangrene of the gallbladder can occur. In acute cholecystitis with cystic duct obstruction, mounting pressure in the gallbladder essentially cuts of t... Read More

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Jul 17, 2013
great answers!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. sawyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. sawyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes-- had cholecystectomy 3 wks ago! Path showed chronic! Feel better
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, I get paranoid and still cough here and there to help clear
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Thanks for your quick reply! thanks I know its rare to have a polyp my age im just glad its gonenow

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

The Graduate Hospital - Univ. of Pa.
Completed 1990

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Oklahoma - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Lawton Region, OK - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Oklahoma - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College Of Surgeons
American Society For Metabolic And Bariatric Surgery
American Hernia Society
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