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Dr. Gerardo Garcia

General Surgery
Easton, PA
34 years experience male

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Gerardo Garcia

Easton, PA

Address

3889 Hollo Rd., Easton, PA
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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

64 Answers
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Do scope: if she have symptoms she should have an upper endoscopy with biopsy of abnormal tissue
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Need to see doctor: You need to see a specialist to make the correct diagnosis. If the diagnosis is correct then you may require medical treatment, for which your doctor... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Acid in esophagus: Acid reflux or GERD is characterized by gastric acid contents to reflux back to the esophagus, worse at night, after a big meal, after mint candies or... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Physical exam: first by asking you questions, then by physical examination which consist of digital rectal examination and proctoscopy.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Ice, elevate foot: Elevate your foot as high as possible and apply ice bag to the foot as much as possible. You should also have x-ray of your foot to make sure you don... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
It depends: General surgeons are trained in many specialties, which include thoracic, abdominal, vascular, oncology, breast, thyroid, dialysis access, hernia, gal... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Diet: The majority of gallstones are made out of cholesterol, due to an imbalance of the bile acids and cholesterol. Cholesterol imbalance is due to ingesti... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
4-6 weeks: Open appendectomy and laparoscopic appendectomy are the same type of procedures for acute appendicitis. It is recommended to wait 4-6 weeks before yo... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Ignore: Gallstones are common and can be a serious condition if not attend on time. Laparoscopy is treatment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Very severe: Abdominal adhesions will develop in any patient after any type of open surgery, in less degree after laparoscopic surgery. Adhesions can cause many pr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Rectal pain: Pain totally unrelated to stooling is likely to be associated to levator ani syndrome, characterized by painful episodes of short duration 20-30 minut... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Not sure: Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Resume activities: The question is what kind of laparoscopy, for appendix, gallbladder, GYN?? General rule after any laparoscopy is to walk as much as possible, and to ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Muscle strain: The pain could be related to a previous exercise or injury that was not completely healed or abdominal wall hernia. The best to do is rest and apply ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
No difference: Swollen or inflamed appendix are the same. The treatment is removal of the appendix. Appendicitis is considerate an emergency.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Robotic: Robotic surgery for prostate surgery has increase in the recent years, because of better optics and great outcomes compared to open surgery and simple... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 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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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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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

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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