Dr. Gerardo Garcia

General Surgery
Easton, PA
35 years experience male

Locations

Gerardo Garcia

Easton, PA

Address

3889 Hollo Rd., Easton, PA
Directions

About

Bio

I was born and raised in Peru, went to Autonomous University School of Medicine, then came to USA in 1988, to work and study for my boards. I did my specialty in General Surgery at Easton Hospital and Western Reserve Care System. I have worked in Florida, and Pennsylvania after residency.

Specialties
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General Surgery

Licenses

United States: Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
It depends: The antibiotics use for acute appendicitis depends on the hospital antibiogram and policies and doctors preference. Antibiotics are use to cover the m... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Abdominal pain: usual symptoms from gallbladder with gallstones are right upper quadrant abdominal pain, 30 mi to 4 hrs after eating fatty food, that last for 2-4 hrs... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Gastroparesis?: Abdominal pain after eating follow by vomiting and heartburn in young female might be cause by a lazy stomach, condition called gastroparesis, but you... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not common: Diverticulosis is present in 60% of the population above the age of 60. Diverticulitis is present in a very low percentage of patients. The treatment... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Colorectal and GYN: You should see first a colorectal surgeon to rule out any conditions of the rectum, if negative then a GYN
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
There are 3: SBP occurs in patients with ascites, from cirrhosis or other etiologies, 60% of the cases has no bacteria growing on cultures. 40% of patients have po... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Longer recovery: When the appendix burst (perforation) an abscess is formed (pocket of pus). The surgery is more involved and may take more time to recognized the appe... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Is normal: Is not uncommon to have bile reflux after gallbladder surgery, PPI's not helpful for that. This entity is self limited, may take several months to go ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
3 shots: You should get shots for meningococcus, hemophilus, and Pneumococcus bacterias. They all posses a capsule that normally the spleen will take care of.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
About 8 %: about 8% of people will developed appendicitis with a peak incidence between 10-30 years of age.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not much: Symptomatic external hemorrhoids are large and very painful, occasional bleeding; the pain will be so intense that you may have to see a surgeon or go... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Call your doctor: You should avoid constipation, hot spicy food, food base with tomatoes. High fiber diet with plenty of water. Warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 day... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
The opposite: Reticulocytosis by definition means increase number of red cells, most of the time because of anemia. Bleeding ulcer can cause anemia, then your reti... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Very low: PSC is most commonly seen in patients with ulcerative colitis. Patients with PSC have 60-72% association with ulcerative colitis; low genetic and immu... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
See you doctor: sounds like you are very constipated, which leads to hemorrhoids and sometimes fissure, fissures are very painful when defecating. You will need to s... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Could be anything: Symptoms of abdominal pain and bloated are not specific. The location, frequency, intensity and relationship with meals may help us determined the ori... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
No pain: It takes at many years for a breast cancer to reach 1cm, about 1/2inch. Early detection is very important; yearly screening mammogram starting at the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not unusual: small amount of bleeding after hemorrhoidectomy is normal, it may take up 2 weeks to go away completely. You may see small amount of blood in the toi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Do scope: if she have symptoms she should have an upper endoscopy with biopsy of abnormal tissue
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
You need evaluation: Constipation is very common, related to bad eating habits and sedentary life style. Recommend high fiber diet, plenty of water, and exercise program. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Avoid constipation: should avoid meds that cause constipation. also do warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 days, and apply hemorrhoid cream after each bath, suppositories... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
No: He probably had the hemorrhoids before, but without symptoms. He probably was taking pain killer that will make him constipated, which can make the h... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Fluid/procedure: Pleural effusion is accumulation of fluid in the thoracic cavity, usually surrounding the lung. Thoracenthesis is the procedure to remove the fluid f... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not really: Colonoscopy is a fiberoptic instrument with a light source, also ready for biopsy of the inside lining of the colon or large intestine. Colonoscopy ma... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not sure: Gallbladder is usually via laparoscopy, small incision, done as an outpatient, and recovery time is usually 1 week after surgery. More gallbladder su... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Very few: Adenocarcinomas are present in 95% of gastric cancers. Other types squamous cell carcinoma, adenoacanthoma, carcinoid tumors, GI stromal tumors and l... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
No: There is no clear evidence in the medical literature that enterogastric (bile reflux) reflux cause constipation. The most common symptom is upper abdo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Eat small meals: This operation is usually performed for ulcer of the stomach or duodenum. The stomach has been reduced to 60% of normal size, and the 2 vagus nerves ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Difficult to know: There is not much in the literature regarding gallbladder function after prolongue NPO, but there is a test that can evaluate the function of the gall... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not good: The overall 5 year survival for gastric cancer is 10-21%, after successful surgery the survival is 24-57%, but most patients recurred after 3 years. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
No: H Pylori infection affect the stomach, causing gastritis, stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, if left untreated H.Pylori has been associated with a type ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Could be: GERD usually affects the esophagus, there may be an associated stomach symptoms like gastritis or ulcers. I will recommend seeing a gastroenterologist... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Many causes: Ileus is a common condition after abdominal surgery, and occasional after major operations not related to the abdomen. Usually is cause by manipulatio... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not recommended: The abscess is cause by a connection of the inside of your rectum and the surrounding fatty tissue, very common condition. The rule is to treat the a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
I will not: I will recommend board certified plastic surgeon to remove any mole or lesions from the face. This is my personal opinion.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes it can: Damage to the testicles can be from direct trauma or lack of blood supply. In both cases the testicles tend to shrink. The testicles can be soft and... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Is a malignancy: Colon cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer in the US, in men and women. Screening starts at the age of 40 years with stool samples f... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Contact your doctor: Bleeding after a bowel movement could be as simple as hemorrhoids, or could be as complicated as a neoplasm. You should contact your family doctor to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Fissure: Sentinel pile is seen in patients who have anal fissure. The treatment is to correct the problems that cause the fissure, initially with medicines to... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
It depends: Bowel obstruction in a young person is very rare, unless the patient had prior surgeries and develop extensive adhesions(scar tissue). Other condition... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
No difference: Swollen or inflamed appendix are the same. The treatment is removal of the appendix. Appendicitis is considerate an emergency.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Vessels: Ultrasound is one of the best test to evaluate thyroid gland; size, echo texture, solid or cystic lesions. Color doppler was used in your case to iden... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Upper abdomen: The stomach is situated in the upper part of the abdomen, below the chest bone. The pain from the upper abdomen can go to the left or right side of th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not much: Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, more common in white people who were exposed to sun without UV protection. Invasive melanoma is called when the ca... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
See your doctor: Any hernia that has bowel involvement should be evaluated and treated accordingly before is too late. You are taking a risk of getting the bowel twist... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Very rare: Polyp is a premalignant condition, which means that if you let it go without removing it, it will turn into cancer. Usually takes an average of 10 yea... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
It is painful: Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix, cause by obstruction of the appendix lumen. The symptoms start around the belly button for about 12 hrs... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Difficult to say: Bowel cancer prognosis (Large or small bowel) depends on the stage at the time of diagnosis, regardless of the age of the patient. The younger the pat... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
No: Rectal bleeding is not cause by stress. You should be evaluated by your doctor or surgeon to find out what is the cause of the bleeding. The most co... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 35 years experience
Hemorrhoid: You are describing a thromboses external hemorrhoid. If the lump is small you could do warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 days, apply hemorrhoid crea... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Garcia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Garcia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

Western Reserve Care System

Awards

Top General Surgeon , First Place, Pennsylvania - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Allentown Region - Fall
2014
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