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Dr. Rebecca Kowalski

Surgery
New York, NY
14 years experience female

Locations

Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

Address

100 East 77 Street, New York, NY
Directions

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Specialties
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Surgery

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
It depends.: Hernias in infants are not uncommon, and often close on their own. Your pediatrician should evaluate it as the baby grows to see if it is still prese... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
It could be, but: Depending on how long you've been having this pain, it may be appendicitis. However, appendicitis doesn't usually come and go. But if it's been goin... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
Must see your doctor: You definitely need to see your primary care doctor about this. Depending on how the UTIs were treated before, it could be a persistent UTI. You nee... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
Many possible causes: One possible cause is damage to your liver if the codeine that you took had Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it as well. Another possible cause is that you... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
Possibly.: However, there are many other things that can cause pain in the LUQ. Stomach dysmotility (also called gastroparesis), gastritis, and inflammation of ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
Possibly.: Usually sludge in the gallbladder doesn't cause pain (gallstones can). However, it may be that your gallbladder isn't functioning properly. The best... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
Maybe pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is often the culprit of these symptoms. There is a cystic area under the skin that often becomes infected and drains spontaneously. ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
Probably not.: However, a missed period with lower abdominal pain may be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy in the Fallopian tube instead of in the... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
Needs evaluation: Severe abdominal pain definitely needs to be evaluated, either by your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist, or if you are in severe pain and can... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
It varies: Usually the recommendation is to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous abdominal exercise for 6 weeks after surgery. However, if you have inflammation (re... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
Yes.: He needs to be checked out to make sure there isn't something causing the constipation that requires other interventions. Because he isn't peeing muc... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Kowalski
Surgery 14 years experience
Need an ultrasound: While a hiatal hernia can cause some symptoms, there is a decent chance you have gallstones causing your symptoms. You should get an ultrasound of yo... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kowalski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kowalski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you! they still have me working, sent back after 9 days.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you so much have a great day "0)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

LENOX HILL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top General Surgeon , Second Place, Manhattan Region - Summer
2014
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