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Dr. Andrew Kramer

General Surgery
Elgin, IL
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Geneva, IL

Address

1665 South St, Geneva, IL
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Office

Elgin, IL

About

Specialties
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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Observe: Most likely it's not but you should get a follow up scan in 3 months but if you can get approval a pet scan may be helpful.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Full liquids: Go with a full liquid diet for the time being. Check with a dietician for the details. If you can get by with that for a week or two you may be able ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Can be pain now: Stones can form quickly and can very likely be the source of pain. I would get another ultrasound.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
One more month: Things should settle down over the next month.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Investigate further: Iwould restrict your diet to clear liquids and seek medical attention with blood tests and x-rays.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Drain it or CT scan: If it is red, hot and fluctuant it should be drained and if not a cat scan should be done.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: Sperm have to be introduced into the vagina by sexual contact
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
No restrictions: No concerns this far out from the procedure. Full go should be no problem.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Fiber supplement: Start out conservatively with daily fiber supplement such as metamucil but you can choose any of them at the grocery store whether one prefers a powde... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Low residue diet: Low residue diet which is the opposite of high fiber for 10 to 14 days.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Some bleeding can certainly occur due to mild trauma but lubricants would be of assistance.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Internal hemorrhoids which can be banded easily in the office: Internal hemorrhoids can be managed easily in the office painlessly with banding. Also one should take a fiber supplement for the rest of your life t... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Compression: Wearing pressure gradient compression stockings, elevation of your legs whenever sitting or on pillows when laying down and moisturizers on the lower ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Rare to perforate: It is extremely rare for a gallbladder to perforate but once there are symptomatic gallstones elective removal minimal invasivelly with laparoscopy is... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Use anti-reflux med: I would Use anti-reflux medication such as a histamine 2 blocker or proton pump inhibitor like Pepcid or Nexium (esomeprazole)
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: No unless straining in the rect.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Ultrasound: A CT scan can miss gallstones. An ultrasound would be more sensitive in finding them. Sometimes I have seen inflammatory changes of the gallbladder o... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Relaxes the muscle: Relaxing the internal anal sphincter muscle may allow the fissure to heal. Nitroglycerin is a smooth muscle relaxant.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: Most likely not other then stimulating a bowel movement with which may affect a hemorrhoid.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Exam, tests follow: You need to be up-to-date with mammograms and if there is a an area of concern then an ultrasound. Also a breast examination and then observation wit... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Have it removed: The risk of removing a lipoma is very small and the benefit of having a golfball removed far outweighs it. Lipomas can recur in the same spot but is ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
A few days to 2 week: A couple of days to 2 weeks the swelling should start to recede.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Alter diet: Try a fiber supplement like metamucil on a daily basis. Also, dairy products may be a problem.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Ct scan: I would get a ct scan to make sure an occult hernia isn't missed or other pathology like an ovarian cyst.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Diminutive polyp: Greater than 1 cm ought to come out for concerns of malignancy but 1.4 mm doesn't need to be addressed unless there are symptoms consistent with chole... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kramer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kramer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kramer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for answering but I submitted wrong info! 3 polyps largest14mm
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

Residency

University of Illinois Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctors List, U.S. News
Physician's Recognition Award, American Medical Association

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Midwest Surgical Association
Kane County Medical Society
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