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Dr. Amy Swegan

General Surgery
Ravenna, OH
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Ravenna, OH

Address

3973 Loomis Parkway, Ravenna, OH, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CareSource

CHAMPUS

CIGNA Health Care

Great-West Healthcare

Hometown Health Plan

Humana Insurance Company

Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company

Medicaid

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Medicare

Molina Healthcare Inc

MultiPlan, Inc

SummaCare

Tricare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Portage Surgical Associates

Ravenna, OH

About

Bio

I want to help people understand their illnesses so they can get better. Medicine and Surgery should be timely and efficient.

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.

General Surgery

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Infected or not: Diverticulosis is a condition where the colon develops small pockets that can bulge out from the wall of the colon. It usually develops in people with... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Avoid fat: Foods high in fat stimulate your gallbladder to contract or squeeze, which will cause pain if you have gallstones. Low fat foods will not stimulate yo... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Not sure need exam: Your symptoms could be related to a number of things. Hemorrhoid should be one, rectocele or cystocele or rectal prolapse could cause a heavy feeling ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Watch for a day or 2: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will also help a fissure by treating constipation. Sitting in a hot water bath for ten minutes three times a day will al... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Don't know: Most patients have their gallbladder removed if the ejection fraction is that low, so we don't know if it will continue to decrease. Good luck!
A male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Lots of possibilities: could be anything from a muscle strain to gallstones. If it tends to occur after eating, gallstones are a good possibility. An ultrasound might help ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Right side abdomen: The gallbladder sits underneath the liver on the right side of the abdomen just a few centimeters under the rib cage. Even if it is enlarged the gallb... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Keep playing!: While sometimes activity can irritate hemorrhoids, basketball/ working out won't cause them.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Many factors: gallstones form when small crystals develop in bile, usually from supersaturation with fat. Bile stasis (when bile sits in the gallbladder) also cont... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Exam and mammogram: Breast cancer in young people is rare, but an exam, careful history and probably a mammogram and or ultrasound is required. Depending on the findings... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Could be many things: Could be appendicitis or ovarian cyst or many other things. If pain is severe you should seek medical help right away.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Small: While any hernia can incarcerate (get stuck) or strangulate (loose it's blood supply) at any time, the chance of it happening in a two week period is ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Hot baths help: Hot baths will help the blood clot inside the hemorrhoid go away faster. However, it usually takes about 7 days to feel better. Also avoid sitting on... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
No best time: Everyone is different. If you are taking it just one time a day, try taking it in the morning and see how that works for you. If you find yourself nee... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Could be: There are lots of things that could cause your symptoms, but gallstones are definitely in the list of possibilities. An ultrasound of your gallbladder... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Could be many things: your symptoms could be due to many things, pain medications for knee pain can cause both constipation and stomach problems like gastritis or ulcers.
A male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
See your doctor: hard to tell from the limited information. You should see the doctor who did your surgery and be examined. Go to the nearest ER if you feel that bad.... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Dilated blood vessel: Hemorrhoids occur when the cushions of blood vessels at the anus enlarge or dilate. Many things can cause this, including straining at the toilet or s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Not from norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): If anything, norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can make you sleepy, which is why you shouldn't operate heavy machinery while taking it. Anxiety c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Exam and X-ray: you could have injured the sternum or some of the cartilages that attached the ribs to the sternum. An exam with pressing over the sternum and an X-ra... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Could be: Cough and shortness of breath can be caused by many things, but a hiatal hernia can cause them by allowing stomach fluids to reflux into the esophagus... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
General Surgery 23 years experience
Go to doctor: This sounds like an abscess (a collection of pus under the skin). It needs an incision and drainage to get better and heal properly.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

St. Elizabeth Health Center

Awards

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Affiliations

American College Of Surgeons
American Society Of Breast Surgeons
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