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Dr. Bradford Mitchell

General Surgery
Morgantown, WV
35 years experience male

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My Specialty is Endocrine Surgery. I treat Hyperparathyroidism, Thyroid cancer & goiter. I perform neck Ultrasound & US guided fine needle biopsy in my office. My surgery is almost always performed as an outpatient. I perform Robotic & laparoscopic adrenal surgery & EVLT 1d/wk to tx Venous Insuffic

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General Surgery

Licenses

United States: West Virginia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
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H Pylori not PTH: Perhaps it was h pylori testing that was advised. It is the bacteria that causes ulcers. High PTH can cause ulcers due to high calcium but that would... Read More
A member asked:
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Depends on calcium: If the calcium is elevated or high normal and PTH is significantly elevated, primary hyperparathyroidism is most likely cause and would most likely be... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
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Depends on calcium: If the calcium is elevated or high normal and PTH is significantly elevated, primary hyperparathyroidism is most likely cause and would most likely be... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Blood ; urine tests: Adrenal masses should very rarely be biopsied. Pheochromocytoma, an adrnealine producing tumor, must always be excluded prior to biopsy. Adrenal masse... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Sestamibi scan should have been ordered if you had high serum calcium and high PTH and urine calcium is not low. It shows the abnormal parathyroid onl... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
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You need to clarify : Are you asking what to expect in terms of the recovery period or pain associated with surgery? Or are you asking how you will feel differently after s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
It depends: Thyroid cytology requires expertise in some cases. If you are not sure of the expertise of the person reading the cytology you should ask for a second... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
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MEN II or Graves dis: In multiple endocrine neoplasia type ii patients can have medullary thyroid cancer and adrenaline secreting tumors. This is a rare familial syndrome. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
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It is possible.: If the thyroid hormone dose is too high you might have an increased appetite. If the dose is adjusted appropriately (normal tsh), it would be very unl... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
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ProbShouldn't Biopsy: Adrenal masses should very rarely be biopsied. Pheochromocytoma, an adrnealine producing tumor, must always be excluded prior to biopsy. Adrenal masse... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
Should see surgeon.: Should see surgeon or dermatologist or podiatrist to evaluate. It could be a harmless hematoma that might cause nail to come off and resolve or it c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Blood tests: The TSH level should be checked to assess if the replacement is adequate.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Other common causes of dysphagia ( sense of something stuck in throat ) are allergies with post nasal drip and acid reflux which may occur without hea... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
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Usually thyroid horm: Usually this s from hypothyroidism and is treated with thyroid hormone replacement. Discuss details with your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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35 years experience
Yes: Other common causes of feeling of tightness affecting swallowing or breathing( dysphagia or dyspnea ) are allergies with post nasal drip and acid refl... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
Would be rare: It could make sense if your TSH was elevated due to pituitary or hypothalamic tumor. This is very unlikley. Would repeat labs. You need to include nor... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
Not for thyroid CA: Sestamibi scans are not indicated for thyroid cancer evaluation. It will very rarely reveal a thyroid cancer. It would only be indicated if your docto... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Hyperparathyroid: This is not normal. A 24 hour urine calcium could be done and then you should see an endocrine surgeon who specializes in treating hyperparathyroidism... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
Why do u think PTH?: High normal calcium can be seen in primary hyperparathyroidism. If your calcium is normal why do you think you PTH is abnormal?
A 29-year-old member asked:
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35 years experience
Should be little: It will depend upon the person performing the biopsy. In most cases, patients say that it is about the same as having blood drawn.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
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Yes: It is called thyrogen. It is used for testing after thyroidectomy for cancer. It allows for testing for rai scan and thyroglobulin without thyroxine w... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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Why would it happen?: What makes you think you will have an adrenal crisis. Did you have adrenalectomy or addison's disease? Did your doctor advise you to wear a medic aler... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
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More unusual younger: It is unusual to have hyperparathyroidism at age 26. Familial inherited conditions such as men1 and fhh should be considered in younger patients (und... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
Depends on calcium: If the calcium is elevated or high normal and PTH is significantly elevated, primary hyperparathyroidism is most likely cause and would most likely be... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
Depends on surgeon: Has your surgeon addressed the issue of familial inherited conditions? It is unusual to have hyperparathyroidism at age 26.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mitchell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mitchell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you! my doc did a hole in the nail and it bleed, what do u think
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Would blood in my urine with an absence of infection have any correlat
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

SUNY Heath Science Center At Syracuse

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Morgantown Region, WV - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Morgantown Region, WV - Summer
2013
Top General Surgeon , First Place, West Virginia - Summer
2013
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