Dr. James Brockenbrough

Thoracic Surgery
Kansas City, KS
51 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kansas City, KS

Address

1610 Washington Blvd, Kansas City, KS
Directions

Fax

(816) 531-0115

About

Bio

Office based vein and wound care. Geriatric care in skilled nursing facilities.

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.

Thoracic Surgery

General Surgery

Geriatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
20 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
No: About 1/2 of patients with the device have abnormal bleeding
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A male asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Depends: Some do, others don't. Should see a physician who specializes in treating hemorrhoids. At any rate bulk stool softeners like Metamucil often having a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Not likely: Clips generally become incorporated with scar, so it is very unlikely that a taser gun would dislodge them
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It is edema: Hydrocelectomy can be traumatic to the testicle and there can be more edema than you expected. The only way you can know for sure is to have your scro... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Not likely: Berry aneurysms are congenital. You are born with them. It is like having a ticking time bomb in your head.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It varies: It would depend on where it has spread and what kind it is. Also, the patients nutrition would factor in also. Remember, it is not how far your are fr... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Cover up: Cover up with baggy clothes or consider having surgery to decrease the size. You should consult a thoracic surgeon. You should also consider at 50 you... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Do you mean melanoma: Mesotheliomas are malignancies that involve mesothelial cells that normally line the body cavities, including the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium, and... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: You chronic venous insufficiency by history. You are at increased risk for pulmonary embolism. You should be evaluated for DVT. This can be done non-i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It varies: Chronic appendicitis is not very common. One of the signs of appendicitis is not having an appetite. Since you very young, it is likely that your pain... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Constipation: You may be constipated and the diarrhea may represent liquid stool leaking around the obstructing hard stool. A bowel movement may cure your problem. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: The exercises are essential for a good recovery. The strength of your knee is determined in large part by the muscles surrounding it. Weak muscles, we... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Nothing: Do what the label says tomorrow and every day thereafter until you have no more pills.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Surgery: At 50 years of age do you really want surgery that at this point is purely cosmetic. You should consult a thoracic surgeon for the details of a surgic... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Depends: I am assuming that your sex was unprotected. I am asking that more for your girl friend than you. If you have HIV virus that is one sure way to pass i... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Ask the prescriber: You should have that conversation with the physician who prescribed the medication for your son. You should not make those decisions by yourself, nor ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Blister: From your description it is likely a blister. Have you worn ill fitting shoes recently.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Depends: The secretin-enhanced MRCP is a technique to help image the pancreatic duct. The MRCP is just one arrow in the quiver to diagnose hepato-biliary and p... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes.: There may be staining of the lower thigh and leg as it heals. If it gets worse see your doctor.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Depends: There are many situations where sclerotherapy is the treatment of choice, but it depends on the size of the vein and what the underlying cause is. Som... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Depends: The time frame is dependent on the results of the first and what the overall objective planned. There is no set time. Each case is unique with its own... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Very unlikely: Detail not good enough for polyps, but if a colon cancer has obstructing signs, it may give clues on KUB, suggesting other more detailed studies, i.e.... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Surgery: Chest wall deformity come in two basic types. One where the breast bone and ribs is curved inward or pectus excavatum; and where it is curved outward ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Likely benign: Atelectasis is under inflation of lung tissue usually due to not taking a big breath. Perihilar means around the root of the lung where the large airw... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: After cross referencing both drugs against each other, there appears to be no interaction.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Preparation H or sim: the hemorrhoid is likely an external one that has already clotted off. That it is painless is good. It will heal and form a skin tag.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
You need treatment: Your symptoms would suggest that there is significant venous valvular reflux that requires intervention. The venous ulcers are a sign incompetent valv... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: It is likely that a gallbladder problem or a peptic ulcer exists. You should follow up with a gastroenterologist
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A female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
See a doctor: I am assuming your Nan has not seen a doctor. This is the first thing you should do. An MRI is part of an overall assessment of a patient. With a good... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
See a urologist soon: Undescended testicles pose unique problems. They are supposed to be in the scrotal sac because the temperature is about a degree cooler than the body... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Due to something els: You may have pelvic venous obstruction that would be made worse by support stockings and sitting. You may not be able to elevate you legs high enough ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
In theory yes: But only in theory. There probably no way sperm can reach the egg without the uterus. When the uterus was removed, the vagina was closed effectively s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It varies: It would depend on its position (what valve it is replacing) and factors that your surgeon and cardiologist would be privy to. The worst thing that co... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Can be both: Sphincter of Odi dysfunction can cause gall bladder like pain. Drugs like Morphine Sulfate can cause spasm of the sphincter of Odi with similar pain. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
See your doctor: you do not say if you are urinating or defecating on yourself. Either way, removal of the gallbladder would have no bearing on your problem. You must ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Get it examined: The fact that it is larger is of concern. That it is warm even more so. It may be a spider bite. This can be serious if is the brown recluse spider. Y... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Ice: The best thing to use is something cold, like ice in a pack or a bag. The face is very vascular and will swell as you know very easily. You should not... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Congenital: Ebstein anomaly is a congenital condition affecting the tricuspid valve and its position inside the heart. Clinical symptoms are dependent on which st... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Variable: It depends where it is. How deep it is. Whether it was infected. Any healing wound is as strong as it will be in 30 days. The wound remodels itself ov... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: If the entire cyst was not removed, it could recur.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes and no: An embolus can travel to the brain. No it will not cause an aneurysm. It could, however, cause a stroke by blocking the blood supply.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Question unclear: I am not sure what you are asking. Can you give more details?
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
It depends: Have you abstained from sex long enough to allow your hemorrhoids time to heal? Surgery is an option but even then you would have to abstain in order ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Makeup: Vitiligo is an acquired condition where the cells that make melanin (pigment) in the skin are destroyed. Your best resource for treatment options is a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: You should have an exam to see exactly what it is.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
More than likely: Your doctor is probably correct. Heartburn can be caused by different things for different people. Heartburn is the reflux of caustic gastric juice ba... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
See a urologist: It is possible that you may have a varicocele. In plain English varicose veins of the venous plexus of the scrotum. Most often on the left side. Treat... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Did you mean mirena (levonorgestrel)?: Yes, It occurs in about 12% of patients with.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Anytime: The long answer whenever you start ovulating. It could be as early as the first month after you stop.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
May be: You do not mention what the breast feels like under or around the scratch. You should have it examined to be sure it is just a scratch.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brockenbrough is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brockenbrough is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My dr said no exercise and now I'm having bad effects from it
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much,I was so worry. I didn't know if I had poison myself
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Dr. Brockenbrough, thanks 4 info. on surgery and yoga exercises! : )

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Howard University College of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

U.S.P.H.S. Hospital SanFrancisco

Residency

HOSPITAL OF UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
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