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Dr. John Langell

Aerospace Medicine
Salt Lake City, CA
23 years experience male

Locations

University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Salt Lake City, UT

Address

30 North 1900 East, SOM 3B110, Salt Lake City, UT
Directions

About

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.

Aerospace Medicine

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
It depends.: The appearance on x-ray is highly variable depending upon the angle the x-ray was taken at as well as your body position at the time. Unless you have... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Likely normal : Patients frequently complain of itching of incision sites during the healing process. This is normal as long as you don't have redness or drainage fro... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Cancer unlikely: Pancreatic cancer is not very common and typically occurs at an older age and doesn't usually present this way. Right upper quadrant pain is very freq... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Depends : unless high risk family history for cancer, colon CA is relatively low risk at your age. If pain with eating, then gallstones, peptic ulcer or irrit... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
6 weeks: mist surgeons recommend about six weeks before resuming heavy lifting after an open repair. I tell my parents to limit lifting to 10-15 pounds for fi... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Probably: If your wound(s) are red and draining pus then you need to be seen by your surgeon ASAP to evaluate. If really purulent discharge you will need the wo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Malabsorption: what you describe sounds like a failure to completely absorb in your small bowel. It can be from rapid transit, a lack of pancreatic enzymes or bile,... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Depends : most surgeons agree that maximum strength of your repair reached in 6 weeks. Some surgeons allow laparoscopic repairs to lift normally right away,but... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
See answer : it is a collection of enlarged lymph nodes located in the area anterior to the spine and posterior to the intraperitineal organs (most small and large... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Potentially: patients with severe GERD can develop pneumonia as a result of reflux but this is a relatively uncommon manifestation. Classic "heartburn" is more com... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Probably fine: Although the drug data sheet notes a potential for liver toxicity, it notes it occurred in less than 1% of patients studied. Based on the data it is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Indications: there are many indication, but most commonly due to gallstones and there possible sequelae to include abdominal pain, pancreatitis and cholangitis. O... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Flu treatment: what is typically referred to as the flu is a virus, not a bacteria. Penicillin and other antibiotics do not treat a viral illness and are not indica... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
See answer: typically an acid taste in the mouth and an uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest. Classically along the sternum. Some people develop a hors... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
No: The hernia cannot cause weight gain in and of itself. If it's causing you to exercise less because you're having pain then it could potentially be a s... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Umbilical hernias are very common. Constant pain isn't typical of a reducible hernia, but can iccur when incarcerated, meaning it doesn't easily pus... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Need exam: could be many causes, but might be an umbilical or incisional hernia. A clinical exam would answer this
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Supernumerary nipple: It is likely a supernumery nipple. They can occur along what is called the milk line. Can only tell on examination, but if it is it is a benign norma... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Causes: several possible causes of abdominal pain that occurs after eating. Most common would be gallstones or biliary dyskinesia. other possible causes incl... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: if just under the skin they are likely lipomas. Anytime you have a new mass it should be examined by a physician. in the place you described a lipo... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
See MD: if you are having a recurrence of the same pain it could be you didn't respond appropriately to conservative antibiotic therapy, or that you have deve... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Infected anal gland: the most common cause if an infected gland near the anus typically due to obstruction of the gland. Thus results in a small abscess. The abscess nee... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: you should not lift heavy objects >10-15 pounds for 6 weeks, but other activity should be encouraged if it doesn't hurt ex. Biking, yoga, hiking, s... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Anal fissure: although you need an examination to confirm the diagnosis, you are describing classic symptoms for an anal fissure. It can often be treated conservat... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Not typically: By six weeks out from surgery you should be continuing to improve and not developing new symptoms. Back pain in this area could be due to a variety of... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Possible causes: first, see you doctor immediately to ensure this isn't a sign of heart disease and potential pending heart attack. From description other causes inclu... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
See GI Physician: Lynch syndrome put you at risk of many other associated disorders. White stools are always a concern especially of chronic and may be accompanied by d... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
No: as long as skin is intact a hot tub shouldn't affect a hernia
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: ventral hernia's are very frequently repaired. To approaches are open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Larger repairs, greater than 1 cm are repaired ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Possibly: the ROME III criteria for abdominal pain without objective findings has suggested that if you have "classic" symptoms and have a negative CT scan, neg... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Have evaluation: most common causes in this location are sebaceous cysts and lipomas. Both are benign. Have evaluated in the evnt is is come thing rarer and more con... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
No: weight gain is based on the laws of physics: calories in (diet) - calories out (basic metabolic rate + exercise) = either weight gain, loss or mainte... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: It is not uncommon to have discomfort after an inguinal hernia repair for several weeks. In fact you probably won't feel completely back to normal for... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Based on BMI: Whether or not to perform perform a bariatric procedure is based on your BMI and your comorbidities, not % body fat. Lap bands are beginning to fall o... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
See your physician: although rectsl bleeding is usually benign at your age (hemorrhoids) it can also be due to other causes ( AV malformation, divertium, Meckles, or canc... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Probably unrelated: over 800,000 Americans have their gallbladder removed every year. Although certain temporary conditions such as diarrhea can be associated with the s... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Not generally: cord lipomas are very common and should not cause discomfort unless very large. Cord lipomas are located in the inguinal canal where hernias occur. P... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: They are very common during the peripartum Period
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Possible: this is not a typical presentation. However, many patients presenting in an atypical fashion and can present in this manner, no less common.. There ar... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Not usually: Umbilical hernias are very common. Most are asymptomatic or cause abdominal pain. A small number can develop bowel incarceration or strangulation an... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Unsure: sine people get diarrhea for a few weeks after gallbladder removal. It is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome and resolves over time. Some studies ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain afte... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
See a surgeon: common causes of bleeding like that include a fissure or hemorrhoids. Treatment for these are different. At the age of 41 I would also recommend tha... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
No: Anti-bodies do not seal tissue they are part of the immune system. Although small: perforations can become walled off spontaneously larger perforatio... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Very similar.: ruptured appendix starts off as appendicitis. Perforation also known as a rupture occurs when it's allowed to progress to end-state and hasn't been t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Seek evaluation: pain is normal, but should peak postop days 1-3. If pain getting worse get an evaluation to include physical and labs. A CT may be indicated. Worse... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Yes a doctor ASAP: The symptoms very well could be hard disease and potentially a pending heart attack. Given your cardiac history, you should get evaluated immediately ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Abdominal pain: Othercauses of abdominal pain to gallbladder pain includegastritis, ulcers, IBS, IBD. If your doctor thinks this is typical gallbladder-type pain and ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
No good data: it's not clear whether or not the gallbladder ejection fraction will improve over time as there have been very limited studies in this area. A study... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
Aerospace Medicine 23 years experience
Probably normal: All patients experience pain after laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. The pain doesn't always correlate with the incisions since we operate in various por... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Langell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Langell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL
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