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Dr. John Choi

General Surgery
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY, Mexico
19 years experience male

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Wednesday: 9:00am - 430pm
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General Surgery

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30 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Right abdomen pain: Right sided abdominal pain is very vague, could be traumatic, infectious GI, or gyne. I urge contacting your doctor immediately or the ER. She could h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia may cause pain there, however heart disease, gallbladder disease and stomach may also cause issues. You should seek the help of a prim... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Make sure you have colonoscopy after diverticulitis to rule other issues.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: If your diverticulitis persists after antibiotics, you may have smoldering diverticulitis - surgery?
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Incisional pain: sorry to hear that, you may have a hypertrophic scar or keloid. Sometimes a plastics surgeon can inject steroid or use creams to decrease sensation or... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Gallbladder issues: I recommend looking out for fevers, chills, nausea, vomiting, and stay way from fatty, greasy foods.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Colon,abdominal pain: Many things can cause vague pain, not convinced it's colon. Need a colonoscopy by a gastroenterologist. Common things are infections, inflammation, an... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
J pouch : This is not a simple answer, you should speak with a colorectal surgeon, but typically you have more frequent bowel movements a day - ranges at best f... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Pouch: the lengthy of the operation depends on whether you have a diverting ileostomy with a pouch connected already, usually to your Anus already versus, ha... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
LLQ pain: Many things can cause this, diverticulitis, polyps, constipation, rectal prolapse etc. Would see a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist, sounds li... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Visit a vascular surgeon, they can laser your veins away!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Seek a orthopedic or hand surgeon to excise them.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Sometimes changing antibiotics may help improve your symptoms.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Incision: You should seek immediate attention from your surgeon, it maybe a seroma but it also be infected.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Frequent bowels: Many causes here, could be irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, incomplete evacuation, Or food sensitivity like gluten. I recommend s... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Ear pressure: I hope you are feeling better, I would recommend seeing an ENT doctor, they specialize in ear, nose, and throat.
A male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Rectal bleeding: Many things can cause this but most commonly they are hemorrhoids, but you must rule out colorectal cancer. You should seek a colorectal surgeon or ga... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Colon,abdominal pain: Many things can cause pain and diarrhea. You need a gastroenterologist. Common things are infections, inflammation, and tumors. Best guess with limite... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Hernia surgery: Routinely 8 weeks should be fine, you should check with your surgeon.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: A low residue diet may help ease flare ups.
A female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Fluid in ear: Sounds like there is some fluid in your ears, whether it's infected or not I recommend seeing an ENT doctor.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Medication can control most cases, surgery is always an option for treatment. See colorectal.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Thyroid nodule: Its means the cells are of different texture or type on imaging. I recommended a visit to an ENT - ear, nose, and throat or endocrine doc. Sounds like... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Diarrgea: You should see your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist to make sure it's not infectious.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Anal pain: You still have an anal fissure, rectal ulcer, and internal hemorrhoids. You should get an anoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy to have someone look insi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Diarrhea: Diarrhea has many causes, infectious, inflammatory, and malignant. Sounds like you have watery diarrhea. I would seek the advice of a gastroenterologi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Ignore: Would avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activities if they cause pain, see a general surgeon.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Gerds vs gallbladder: Could be Gerds or gallbladder. Seek a gastroenterologist or general surgeon. Work up needed with abdominal ultrasound and egd to start. Basic labs won... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Right abdomen pain: Could be gallbladder disease? Ask you family members if they had similar issues, ask yourself is it worse with fatty foods, worse after eating. Seek t... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Choi
General Surgery 19 years experience
Gerds: You have have severe acid reflux, try over the counter acid reducers and go see your primary care doctor and gastroenterologist. Aspiration pneumonia ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Choi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Choi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thank you I'll make sure I look out for that
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This made me feel good. Thanks! This was the 1st time it's happened.
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I feel the issue is more near my oblique thats why i ruled out gall

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

STAMFORD HOSPITAL

Awards

Top General Surgeon , Second Place, New York - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Albany Region - Fall
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, Albany Region - Fall
2014
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