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Dr. Neel Karne

Surgery
Beloit, WI
19 years experience male

Locations

Beloit Health System

Beloit, WI

Address

1905 E. Huebbe Parkway, Beloit, WI, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 12pm - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Aetna

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

I am a general surgeon with an interest in surgical oncology and hernias. I practice in a small town and get to enjoy the benefits of taking care of a variety of patients and surgical presentations.

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.

Surgery

General Surgery

Languages spoken

Telugu

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Usually when the GB is distended it is usually seen when a person is not eating. Generally a is a incidental finding and does not need anything unless... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Surgeon: If you have recurrent pneumothorax then you may have pulmonary blebs which will need surgery to treat. This is usually treated with VATS surgery but i... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Should resolve: After thyroid surgery you can shock your Parathyroid glands which may cause a short period of hypocalcemia. This can be treated with calcium carbinat... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Anything fine: After a thyroidectomy there is generally restriction on what you can and cannot eat. Generally you may have some neck soreness immediately post-op w... Read More
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Fix both sides: The adv of lap hernia is the quicker recovery time, ability to fix the other side if a hernia is seen. Lap also avoids the large inguinal incision th... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: It is sometimes possible to feel the gallbladder with deep palpation usually if the GB is very large. You may also feel the tip of the liver which wo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
NO: There are two kinds of hemorrhoids, internal and external. If you have large internal hemorrhoids, they can be banded so that the blood supply is cut... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
See Surgeon or GI: This could be related to the radiation you received which can cause a stricture in the anus. This can be treated with dilation but needs to be evalua... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: The gallbladder tends to lie in the back portion of the liver and tends to refer pain to the right shoulder and right lower back. The pain associated... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: If you have had your thyroid removed, it is possible that you are thyroid replacement pills. If your levels are too low it could put you in a hypothr... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Difficult: Usually when mesh has to be removed, it is difficult to bring the tissues together unless another mesh is used such as a biologic. There is also an i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Sometimes: Multiple gallbladder attacks can sometimes cause inflammation and scarring around the gallbladder which can make the surgery more difficult. Often, t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Upper right abd: Pain caused by the GB is usually after fatty meals in the right upper quadrant and middle abdomen. Sometimes the pain can be in the right back. Pain... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Anusol: Should try Anusol HC which is a suppository. It contains steroid which usually results in reduction of the hemorrhoids. This is combination with hig... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Anxiety not hernia : Anxiety can cause the lack of sleep but it is unlikely to be caused by a hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia can cause some epigastic discomfort and signs ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Hernia: If you notice a bulge if could be a hernia. This occurs when there is a defect in the abdominal wall and stuff inside the belly slides in and out. It ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Hemorrhoid: Sometimes after multiple surgeries you may be taking pain meds which can lead to constipation and straining. This can lead to hemorrhoid a which can c... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Seroma vs Recurrence: Often times after a hernia surgery people will get a seroma. It is best to leave these alone unless they are vey painful. They will usually resolve ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
No: Surgery is currently the only way to fix a hernia. You can try using things like an abdominal binder or hernia belt to try to avoid it getting larger... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
2-4wks weight rest: Both surgeries are usually done laparoscopically and would rec'd a lifting restriction of no lifting of greater than 20lbs for 2 weeks. As far as die... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Options: There are many options that will cause a natural dieuetic such as cafeine or alcohol. You should check with your pcp and why and how much fluid your a... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Patience : inflamed lymph nodes under the chin or jaw can be related to recent sickness. Lymph nodes typically will stay swollen after a recent cough/cold/ear in... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
4-6weeks: They are usually done laparoscopically and given the umbilical hernia repair your surgeon will likely rec'd 4-6weeks of no lifting great than 20lbs to... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: At the age of 20, unless you have an underlying familial syndrome, it is unlikely to be colon cancer. More likely are things like inflammatory colon c... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Anything in moderation should be fine. You should discuss the ulceration with the surgeon who performed the surgery though
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Synthetic mesh is always the best option because it will incorporate into your tissues and reduce the risk of recurrence. Biological mesh is usually o... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Need info: If a hernia was seen on colposcopy/EGD it was likely a hiatal hernia which don't typically cause abdominal pain. If the pain occurs shortly after ea... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: An internal hemorrhoid if identified on clinical exam is unlikely to be cancer. If you do have surgery, the tissue is always sent to pathology to conf... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: There are two main nerves that are in the area of the carotid artery. Above the bifurcation of the Internal and external carotid is the hypglossal w... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: Depending on the size of the hernia you can experience discomfort when fat or intestines slide in or out. A hernia is a defect in the layer of the abd... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: If you had polyps in the past it is possible to have more in the future. As long as the polyps are benign there is no consequence except for frequent... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Many things : There is a multitude of things that can cause this discomfort: inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, ovarian torsion, kidney s... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes if the symptoms of your attacks do not correspond with gallstone pain, some physicians will order a HIDA scan to see if the GB is emptying p... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Long time: Colon cancer that is treated with out surgery, example colon cancer removed by colonscopy usually will have very good results. If a colon cancer is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Surgery: Hernias are usually repaired using mesh with surgery. Depending on where the hernia is, it can be done open or lap. The mesh is used as a barrier to... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Normal CBD: After the removal of the GB the CBD increases in size to accommodate for bile storage after the GB is removed. The size of 1.3mm is normal post-chole.... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Bulge and discomfort: A recurrence of the hernia would result in some discomfort and possibly a bulge. It would not result in any change in your stool color. You should see... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Need CT: If a ultrasound is not helpful, often a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis will better be able to identify if you have a hernia (defect in the abdomina... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Ask about Foley: Some surgeries such as hernia and gallbladder surgery, the surgeon may place a Foley catheter or straight cath prior to surgery. This can put you at ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Seroma: After a ventral hernia repair you can get a fluid collection above the mesh between the skin and the hernia repair. The fluid collection called a Ser... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Mixed: A hernia can be detected relatively accurately with an ultrasound and even better yet with physical exam. Epididymitis is slightly more difficult. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
No problem: We do surgery on women with their period all the time. It does not put you at increased risk for infection. Don't worry about it.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
None: There usually is no relation between removal of the GB and colon cancer. Given your age both colon cancer and GB cancer are unlikely. Removing your GB... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Unsure: In regards to the testicular pain you can have this after a hernia repair because the blood flow to the testicle can be compromised. You can check thi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: if you were looking just to clean out your colon a cheap treatment would be magnesium citrate which is available over-the-counter at any Wal-Mart or d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Nerve Pain: After the initial hernia repair there is always a risk of nerve injury. When someone has gone through two inguinal surgeries there is a very high lik... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Sometimes: Usually after a lap chole, there is discomfort in the RUQ and mainly the Right shoulder. This is a result of the air in your abdomen. The pain shoul... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Could be: Sounds like biliary colic. If you have pain soon after eating fatty foods or greasy foods it points to the GB. Best thing to do is avoid foods with hi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Yes : Banding is done with a special device that cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid tissue causing them to shrink. They are used for internal hemo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
Surgery 19 years experience
Hernia vs muscle : After a 5k it could be a muscle sprain. You can try taking 600mg Advil (ibuprofen) 3x day with food and see if it improves. If you notice a bulge that... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Karne is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Karne is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Oh man I thought I was healthy! Thank you alot
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Thanks for your quick reply! They didn't find a hernia in my ultrasound though
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Thank you my mother did test positive for the gene we r requesting rec

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

State University of New York Upstate
Completed 2012

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Hernia Society
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
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