Dr. Jeff Durgin

Surgery
Midland, TX
22 years experience male

Locations

Midland Surgical Associates

Midland, TX

Address

2405 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX
Directions

Practice website

Fax

432-697-7089

About

Bio

I am a general surgeon in a busy private practice. I am also the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the Trauma Director, and Co-director of the ICU at Midland Memorial Hospital. I specialize in trauma surgery, biliary diseases, colorectal and other cancer operations, advanced laparoscopy, breast disease, and hernia surgery.

Specialties
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Surgery

Breast Surgery

General Surgery

Surgery - Colorectal

Surgery - Trauma

Wound care

Doctor Q&A

129 Answers
31 Agrees
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain can happen for a variety of reasons but one should never delay seeking medical treatment is this could be the sign of a heart attack. Pleas... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Heart beat: You may be experiencing pvcs or premature ventricular beats often related to caffeine or other causes. These are fairly common, however it is impossi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Blister: Blisters are often due to trauma such as friction. To get the area to heal you should keep it drama and or friction free, clean, and dry. If the overl... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
STDs: The main test for stds is a culture of the fluid from the tip of the penis or vagina for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Other sexy transmitted diseases incl... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Rib pain: Real pain after coughing is most commonly due to straining of the muscles of the chest wall and can be treated with anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofe... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Foot care: Individuals with diabetes mellitus and/or on immunosuppressants need to be very cautious about sores and ulcers on their feet. Routine foot care is ex... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Probably not: An increased occurrence of other coexisting intracranial vascular abnormalities has been reported in as many as 25% of patients with a persistent trig... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
? Pregnancy: Ovulation is often unpredictable and one should always use appropriate contraception if pregnancy is a concern. Condoms have the benefit of protectin... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Hernia repair: Whether done open or laparoscopic the mesh, tacks, and suture from the hernia repairs will incorporate into your own tissue. Once the healing proces... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Masturbation: Despite old wives tales about going blind or growing hair on your palms, masturbation does not cause any change in your appearance, hair patterns, or ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Appendicitis: Most often appendicitis his right lower quadrant and progresses over an interval of the several days. There is such a thing as chronic appendicitis bu... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Follow-up as directed: The gallbladder to cause pain in the right upper quarter of the abdomen and epigastric region which can radiate to the back and lower chest. Peptic ul... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Mouth sore: It's not uncommon for your mouth and/or tip of tongue to be sensitive after a bout of hot, salty, or spicy foods. This is related to surface damage an... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Breast feeding: Despite having small beasts, the glandular elements to produce milk should still function normally and allow you to breast-feed. Inverted nipples some... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Spasms: This could be related to an electrolyte abnormality and/or dehydration. I would recommend plenty of fluids in the form of a sports drink. The symptom... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Back pain: First of all you should not be afraid to see a back surgeon to make sure there's not a problem with the hardware. What you likely need is a physical t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Crohns: Yes you can have a this is a complex decision to be made in coordination with your gastroenterologist and surgeon. The problem with colectomy in crohn... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Varicocele: While every surgical procedure has risks, for the treatment of varicocele embolization is a minimally invasive and safe treatment method. The open sur... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Dry throat: Your throat irritation could be due to allergies, viral pharyngitis, or bacterial infection. If the symptoms are mild and not accompanied with a fever... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Gallstones : Many people have gallstones that are not symptomatic and do not require surgery. Once you start having symptoms that interfere with your daily life or... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Go see your doctor: Go and see your doctor. Orange (as opposed to yellow or slightly brownish) urine is not normal. It is a sign of liver or sometimes urinary tract di... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Biliary dyskinesia : The medical term for the gallbladder not functioning right is biliary dyskenesia. Instead of squeezing out bile to help digest food, the gallbladder ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Urologist : It sounds as if you're having severe bladder issues and should see a urologist.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Weight loss: Both high blood pressure and high cholesterol can be improved by weight-loss, a low-fat diet, and exercise. She should not smoke or drink alcohol. Las... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Biliary dyskinesia : The medical term for the gallbladder not functioning right is biliary dyskenesia. Instead of squeezing out bile to help digest food, the gallbladder ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Bile duct injury : It sounds like you had a very hostile gallbladder but to this point things have been repaired and that you have a t-tube in place. That tube help stra... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Unclear: I am unclear what you are referring to as fibro adenosis. If you're talking about fibroadenomas, these are fibrous benign tumors of the breasts that... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
? Pregnant: With an irregular. In recent antibiotic therapy i would be worried about pregnancy. I recommend you take a pregnancy test and see your ob/gyn.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Brain tumor: This question is extremely difficult to answer as we do not know the origin of the malignant tumor. Survival would vary greatly between a primary brai... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem): I believe you're referring to fiorinal with codeine. It is not a good idea to mix narcotics and sleeping medication, such as Codeine and ambien (zolpi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Conjunctivitis : This may be irritation due to a mild allergic or viral conjunctivitis. If it is not really bothering you i would not worry about it. If condition wors... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Abdominal pain: The sharp nature of your pain and the fact that is worse with movement does sound like a pulled muscle. If you're having persistent symptoms however i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Appendicitis: Yes, appendicitis typically hurts in the right lower quadrant with any type of jarring movement or external pressure on the abdomen.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Bile drainage: It really depends on the location of the drain within your body. If it is a t tube then the surgeon would place it within the bile duct and bilious dr... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Breast abscess: If there's a cavity present it would be best to pack it once or twice daily with gauze. This will allow it to feeling from the bottom and not have the... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain has numerous causes especially in females. Right-sided abdominal pain postcholecystectomy could be due to a common duct stone, sphincte... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Ignore: If your hernia ever feels like it is stuck with a firm tender mass seek immediate medical attention.
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Anal leakage: Processes that interrupt the integrity of the sphincter muscle or the hemorrhoid columns can produce anal leakage. For example, stretching of the sphi... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Nissen: While it is surgeon dependent i would recommend against blueberries and skins at this point. There is likely still swelling in the distal esophagus an... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
? Pregnancy: Unprotected sex often leads to pregnancy as ovulation is unpredictable. One should always use appropriate contraception if pregnancy is a concern. C... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Masturbation: Madturbation is a common practice and there is no set limit on how often is too much. An advantage might be stress relief. A disadvantage would be if ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Penis curvature: There are normal variations in the shape and size of male genitalia. There is generally nothing that can be done to change the shape of your penis.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Penis: The mean of an erect human penis is approximately 12.9–15.0 cm (5.1–5.9 in) in length. Flaccid penis length is a poor estimate of erect length. A leng... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Duct ectasia: Duct ectasia of the breast or (mammary duct ectasia) is a condition in which the lactiferous duct becomes blocked or clogged. Mammary duct ectasia can... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Period: Depending on the type of surgery, it may not matter. I would recommend letting your surgeon and anesthesiologist know ahead of time.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Lump: I need a better description of what you mean by where my rib cage splits. If you mean in the front along the midline at the base of your breastbone th... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Pancreatic divisum: Patients with pancreatic division are often worked up with mrcp and/or ercp. Patients may undergo endoscopic or surgical therapy, in the form of sphi... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Urostomy: To answer your question we would need to know the indication for urostomy. Additionally in certain cases a urostomy would not be reversible especially... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is routinely treated with a combination of diet medication and fertility drugs for people who desire pregnancy. Wedge res... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
Surgery 22 years experience
Knee pain: No i would not recommend wearing it to bed. Hey constrictive wrap around the leg while in mobile such as during sleep could promote blood clots. Keep ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 23, 2014
I would like to welcome Dr. Durgin to Healthtap. He has already proven to be an asset . He provides accurate, understandable & to the point information. He is making a valuable contribution to the pub...Read More
Mar 18, 2014
Dr. Durgin brings a broad spectrum of surgical expertise to HealthTap to share with patients from around the globe.
Mar 19, 2014
Highly professional colleague and invaluable asset to the HealhTap community!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! I may try an urgent care rather than waiting 5 days for my PCP
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Army Commendation Award
Army Achievemet Medal, U.S. Army
Army Commendation Award

Affiliations

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Texas chapter)
American College of Surgeons (North Texas chapter)
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
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