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Dr. Gregory Robertson

Surgery
Tucson, AZ
37 years experience male

Locations

Gregory A Robertson MD PC

Tucson, AZ

Address

5101 E Farness Drive, Ste B, Tucson, AZ
Directions

Fax

5203191454

About

Specialties
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Surgery

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

49 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Hemorrhoids: In women, hemorrhoids are usually related to pregnancy, from compression of the pelvic veins. In men, they're usually related to constipation & strai... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Not likely: Ascites typically forms when liver disease makes it difficult for the blood to filter through the liver back to the systemic circulation, similar to a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Seek medical help: Not likely a cold. May be tracheolaryngitis from the endotracheal tube from anesthesia or could be a medication allergy to pain medicine or other medi... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Perhaps: Malrotation typically predisposes to 2 complications: duodenal obstruction by ladd's bands, or mesenteric volvulus of the small bowel due to the very ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Seek attention!: Calf pains, particularly associated with chest pains or difficulty breathing may be a sign of a deep venous thrombosis (blood clot), possibly a pulmon... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Colon evaluation: Most common evaluation now is colonoscopy, at which time a small biopsy may be taken. Other options include barium enema and computed tomography (ct ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Burn more calories: Unfortunately, it's a simple math equation. You must burn more calories than you consume. My suggestion is to keep a strict calorie count (several go... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Hernia info: Hernias are literally opening that don't belong there that something is able to push through. It's possible you have an inguinal (groin), an umbilica... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Steristip Removal: It is always best to ask your own surgeon, and i usually suggest leaving them on until they fall off, but if they are irritating you now, nearly 2 wee... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Estimate with BMI: No simple tool is perfect, the the bmi does provide a rough estimate.Bmi equals your weight in pounds mulitplied by 703 then divided by the square of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Hemorrhoid s: Hemorrhoids in females are usually related to pregnancy, caused by compression of the pelvic veins by the uterus. In males, they're usually related t... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Pregnancy possible: Neither withdrawal nor intercourse during your menstral period are dependable methods of preventing pregnancy. Check a urinary pregnancy test and use... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Ask your doctor: As you seem to already know, nsaids, like ibuprofen, are bad for your kidney. Rest, ice initially, then heat later, perhaps gentle massage or physica... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
No compartment syndr: Compartment syndrome is a catastrophic event typically following a crush injury or an ischemic event, in which the pressure inside the fascial compart... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Talk to a specialist: Successful pregnancy requires a complex hormone milieu. I don't know if it can be done with exogenous hormone administration, but seems like it should... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Get a blood test.: Have a Dilantin level drawn, it should be in the therapeutic range.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Exercise away!: The more common, or sliding hiatal hernia means the opening in the diaphragm for the esophagus is enlarged and some of the stomach slide up into the c... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Unable to answer: Insufficient information. It is possible you may have a ruptured testis, a hematoma, an orchitis... You should seek medical evaluation.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
No, but...: You won't grow into it, but even sickle cell trait patients may experience a crisis under certain conditions. I suggest talking to a hematologist.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Day 14: Ovulation typically occurs 14 days after your period ends. Good luck.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Umbilical hernia: If the pain is located in the abdominal wall next to your umbilicus (belly button) it is most likely to be a small hernia, though many intraabdominal ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Not recommended: Both alcohol & NSAID medications are hard on the stomach lining, both can cause direct chemical injury. I would not recommend diclofenac within 4 hou... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Unable to answer: Insufficient information. It is possible you may have a ruptured testis, a hematoma, an orchitis... You should seek medical evaluation.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Mild thyroiditis: If you were mildly iodine deficient prior to taking the iodine, you may have a little swelling from uptake, resulting in some stretch of the thyroid c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Yes, but...: Pregnancy does increase the pressure in the pelvic veins and increase the risk of developing or worsening varicose veins. It also increases the risk ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Keep a watch....: No jaundice or tea colored urine? If not, and if only a one time event, i wouldn't be too concerned, possibly related to diet. Bile is responsible f... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Urinary hesitancy : Most likely you're still experiencing the anticholinergic effects of the anesthetic, it should wear off in the next few days. The other possibility is... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Still early post op: Even though it was laparoscopic, you still had major surgery. It is not unusual to still have some pain this soon after surgery. If its severe or in... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Seek Medical Care!: Your symptoms are consistent with a serious gastrointestinal infection. Including colitis or dysentery. C diff colitis is a possibility if you have h... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Ganglion options: If not painful, nothing is required. If painful, it may be aspirated and injected with a mild steroid, or it may be excised. They do occasionally re... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Not from splenectomy: It's not unusual to have fatigue after surgery, not specific to splenectomy, but not typical to last more than 2-3 months after surgery. Why was the s... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Start simple: I would defer to your gyn, but suggest trying the birth control to see if it helps. If it does not, i think it would be reasonable to consider the mor... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Frequently: It may also be associated with dehydration & anemia, among other things. Check with your gynecologist.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
High Residue!: Hydrocortisone suppositories or cream is helpful for acute flare-ups, but more important is a high residue diet & fiber supplements to avoid constipat... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Cyst evaluation: Ultrasound is usually ideal, since it is very sensitive for fluid collections and doesn't involve any ionizing radiation that could harm the fetus.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Possibly: Did you have brca testing? If not, you should. If brca testing shows a deleterious mutation, i would definitely recommend bilateral mastectomy. If b... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Many possibilities: Could be irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease, terminal ileitis, gluten enteropathy (sprue), mesenteric adenitis, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, m... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Inguinal strain, or : The so-called "sports hernia", or less likely, from adenopathy, aneurism of the femoral artery, orthopedic conditions of the hip joint, arthritis, tra... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Pregnancy possible: Neither withdrawal nor intercourse during your menstral period are dependable methods of preventing pregnancy. Check a urinary pregnancy test and use... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
No.: Metabolism does slow with age, but as always, weight control is a simple matter of balancing caloric intake with calories burned. Put less gas in the... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Not normal: This is not a typical reaction after cholecystectomy, but some patients may experience similar symptoms to pre-op while they still have some internal ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Doubtful: More likely you've developed rhinitis from a nasogastric tube temporarily inserted to drain your stomach at the time of surgery, or possibly an allerg... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Not likely: While some malignancies may be related to viral infections, and potentially transmitted by tissue, gastric cancer from a renal transplant is unlikely.... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Possible Hernia: You may have developed an incisional hernia from the exploratory surgery. Suggest you see your surgeon.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Ask your surgeon.: Certainly not while you're still on pain medicine, but check with your surgeon.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
No Surgery indicated: Other source is aerophagia, that is swallowing air that occurs when the diaphragm contracts & creates negative intrathoracic pressure to breathe but a... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Rectal blood: Bright red blood on toilet paper or dripping in the bowel is usually hemorrhoids or a fissure. Hemorrhoids are usually sore but not exquisitely painf... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
No surgery for gas: Flatus typically comes from either breakdown of digested intestinal contents, or from aerophagia, air drawn into the esophagus as the diaphragm contra... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on symptoms: How were they found? Why was the test ordered? If she is having symptoms from her gallbladder (abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, bloating, indigest... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Robertson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Robertson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! But if there's durect invasion, how can I get a clear surgical margin? Anyways, Gyn appt tmrw for biopsy. Wish me luck!
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Thanks! I couldn't find info on those. Thankfully neither of those 2C enzymes interfere with my meds. But never take Lithium with NSAIDS ha.
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My husband has AML leukemia so I'm short on time for myself and I had diverticulitus 3yrs ago .ao I was scared if it was back or nerves.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MEDICAL CTR-UNIVERSITY, THE

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Tucson Region, AZ - Summer
2013
Top General Surgeon , Second Place, Arizona - Summer
2013
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