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Dr. Tadge Kanjo

General Surgery
Sandy, UT
24 years experience male

Locations

South Valley Surgical

Sandy, UT

Address

9720 S 1300 E, Suite #W110, Sandy, UT
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Fax

801-571-9823

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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

Licenses

United States: Colorado, Utah, Wisconsin

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
38 Agrees
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Not recommended: It is not recommended to crush pantoprazole tablets. It is available in granule form which can be taken 30 minutes before a meal. There are alternati... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Short answer yes: There has been a lot of research comparing the different ways to fix hernias. There is really very little difference. The most important factor is wha... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Not a good idea: Insert mandatory scolding here. The answer to your question depends on which NyQuil you are taking. Some contain pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine whi... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Frequently: Blood pressure is monitored throughout surgery. How frequently depends on the health of the patient, the type of anesthesia, and the operation. With s... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
See your doctor: It is common to develop a bacterial infection like pneumonia after a viral respiratory tract infection. (I.e. A cold) This usually occurs shortly aft... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Secondary infection: The common cold is a viral illness affecting the upper respiratory tract. It is possible to develop a secondary infection with a bacteria since your i... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Narcotic Withdrawal: Tramadol was initially thought to be a "safe" alternative to typical narcotics. Not true. Depending on how much and how long the drug was used and how... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes. And no.: Constipation can cause abdominal discomfort and swelling. Pain from constipation tends to be more general cramping pain but can certainly be perceived... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Rest and ice: Pain and tenderness is often from musculoskeletal causes. A pulled muscle or trauma to the area would have to be considered. Associated symptoms such ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Depends on bloodtest: The concern with parathyroid adenomas is they often produce too much parathyroid hormone which regulates calcium blood levels. Loss of bone density an... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Depends : There are different ways hemorrhoids are treated. Internal hemorrhoids are treated by banding them with a rubber band. Painless with some cramping. La... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Depends : An inflamed colon is at higher risk of complications during colonoscopy as it tends to be thicker, more blood flow, and less flexible. If your colon h... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Agree with kidney: this may represent a kidney stone as previously suggested. it would be important to know if this pain was present before the two prior operations. If ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Umbilical Hernia: It is unlikely to be a cyst or appendicitis. appendicitis not only causes pain but fever, loss of appetite, nausea, etc.... it also will worsen in a ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Concerning: Those are symptoms that definitely raise concern. Recurrent chills and sweats raise concern on a number of topics. Rather than list a bunch of possibi... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
It is possible: Several factors regarding colon cancer liver metastasis predict long term survival. Where the mets present when the original tumor was discovered? How... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
As much as needed. : Not to be tongue in cheek but the actual answer is as much as it takes. Officially the recommended amount is 25-30 grams a day. The ideal amount varie... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
This is dysphagia: dysphagia, trouble swallowing solids is most commonly related to inflammation of the esophagus from heartburn. The best way to diagnose is with upper ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Heartburn symptoms?: The size of the hernia is not as important as the presence of symptoms. It is very common to have a hiatal hernia without symptoms. In that setting th... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Concerning: These symptoms are cause for concern. More data is needed but in the absence of prior surgery or significant chest trauma, things to consider are esop... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Partial blockage: The trauma of abdominal surgery causes scar tissue to form around the bowels. The intestine is designed to move freely around the belly but scar tissu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
If it persists: If this is a new symptom starting after surgery it is likely related to your anesthesia. It is common to place a tube into the stomach through one nos... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Most likely: Scar tissue (adhesions) from previous surgery is unlikely to prevent weight loss surgery although it can make the operation more difficult with a high... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Call your doctor: Strep throat is caused by the group A streptococcus bacteria but is very similar to viral pharyngitis. A rapid strep test is performed to determine if... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Possible: The return of symptoms may indicate that the bacteria causing your infection are resistant to the antibiotic. An initial improvement may be explained ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Widely Varies: The fact is it may never follow that pattern. The early process of appendicitis involves swelling and inflammation which produces vague pain around th... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Very unlikely: There is debate about the existence of chronic appendicitis which in theory occurs when an acutely inflamed appendix settles down on its own only to f... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Think gastritis : The symptoms you are describing are common in patients with peptic ulcer disease or significant inflammation of the stomach. The discomfort is often m... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Inflamed esophagus: Reflux seen on endoscopy implies inflammation of the lower esophagus. In addition to behavior modifications, proton pump inhibitors are recommended. (... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Fluid and food: Gastroenteritis can be a very serious problem for your body to deal with. The amount of fluid lost through diarrhea in addition to the lack of intact ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Chronic sinusitis: The symptoms above are consistent with chronic irritation of the nose and throat. This can be caused by chronic sinus infections which also connect to... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Topically it is safe: Topical lidocaine is used for chronic pain very commonly. As with all medications there are potential side effects; some minor, some more concerning. ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Improvement?: it is not very common for a bee sting to cause cellulitis. Bee stings can cause an inflammatory reaction of varying degree. This can be seen as rednes... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Lifestyle Changed: Weight loss is the most effective prevention. Do not eat meals within 4 hours of bedtime. Avoid overly tight belts or clothing. Raise the head of yo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Sex hormone issue: Renal failure has very widespread consequences on normal body function. In regard to gynecomastia, this results from decreased testosterone production... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Weak antacids: Dizziness has many, many causes. Before addressing that, both geltazine and ranitidine are fairly weak antacids. Stomach pain after meals can be a sym... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Symptom control : The reality is hemorrhoids are overrated as a medical problem. They are enlarged areas of the loose lining of the rectum. It is necessary for the tiss... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
What came first: Temporal Mandibular Joint problems can result in jaw pain radiating to the ear. Can be a result of clenching or grinding the teeth while sleeping. A t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
More info needed: heart problems are very rare at age 28. Most common cause of palpitations are anxiety attacks, caffeine use, smoking, sleep deprivation, dehydration, ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Not at all: polygraph examinations use changes in your normal physiology such as heart rate, rate of breathing, and blood pressure to help interpret the examinee'... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Can still be reflux: None of the studies you have undergone reliable diagnose reflux. The most reliable method available is impedance monitoring. A probe with several elec... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Musculoskeletal : This is very unlikely related to a gall bladder operation from 18 months ago. It is important to know if this pain was present before surgery. Typical... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Multiple causes: Irritation in the back of the throat can occur from post nasal drip while horizontal. This can be caused by seasonal allergies, sinus problems, air qu... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Unlikely from poly: Polypectomies rarely cause pain. Some colon spasm can be present but typically in the first 1-2 days. At two weeks it is unlikely due to a injury thro... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
It is your uvula: It is virtually impossible to see your own epiglottis. It is most likely you are seeing your uvula which hangs down from the soft palate. Uvulitis (sw... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Irregular bowels: A colonoscopy is a good idea if you have not had one. However, this may represent constipation symptoms. Very commonly patients become constipated fo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Heartburn: Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn s... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Ignore: Compression stockings should be at least rated at 15mmHg and go above the knee.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Cancer unlikely: While it is possible, it is extremely rare to see colon cancer in a 26 year old. Colon ca can cause a mechanical obstruction resulting in narrow stool... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
General Surgery 24 years experience
Call your doctor: These are concerning symptoms. Chest trauma can be associated with pain that limits inspiration. Muscle injury of the intercostal muscles between the ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kanjo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kanjo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! 1 CLM 1.5 cm, 3 yrs post original dx, hepatic res. w/ 80% liver removed and doing fine 2 1/2 years later.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for taking the time to answer my question! I appreciate it!
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thank you for your answer it was really helpful!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WI HOSPITALS & CLINICS AUTHORITY

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, AOA
Magna Cum Laude
Community Achievment Award 2004

Affiliations

Fellow of American College of Surgeons, FACS
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