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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? .

If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? 

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Although : Although the situation you describe is unclear, it seems that you may have had a lap band and now found to have an ulcer near the area of the band and that you have been suggested to have this revised. If indeed this is the case, you should consider whether you have taken medications that may have increased the risk for stomach ulceration, such as the use of Aspirin or steroids. It that is not the case and the ulcer is near the vicinity of the lap band, then one should consider whether this is a lap band erosion, which can occur if the reservoir is overfilled, incorrectly placed, or other events, such as prolonged vomiting may have preceded this. As this occurs in about 3-5% of cases, it is not common, but the treatment will require removal of the lap band. In this case, another lap band is not usually recommended, but rather consideration to conversion to another bariatric procedure, such as sleeve gastrectomy, after the ulcer is healed. ...Read more

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I want to do a myomectomy but i also have a stomach ulcer. Is it dangerous to do surgery?

I want to do a myomectomy but i also have a stomach ulcer. Is it dangerous to do surgery?

Stomach ulcer: Your physician might want to treat your ulcer and allow it to heal before you undergo the additional stress of surgery. It's important to be in as good shape as you can at all times, but especially before an elective surgery. ...Read more

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What blood thinner can I take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?

What blood thinner can I take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?

It depends: Generally Aspirin is still safe in those with a history ulcers so long as acid medications such as omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, prevacid, etc are taken along with it to prevent recurrence. You should have taken a similar medication to heal the ulcer. If you are allergic to Aspirin or intolerant for some other reason a medication such as Plavix may be reasonable. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have had surgery for a bleeding ulcer in my stomach is it possible that it may start bleeding again?

If I have had surgery for a bleeding ulcer in my stomach is it possible that it may start bleeding again?

Yes: Although not common, recurrence is a possibility. Be prudent and use antacids and follow a diet that will not promote ulceration. Also be sure that you have been tested for h pylori. ...Read more

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How can i heal an ulcer without needing surgery?

How can i heal an ulcer without needing surgery?

Healing ulcers: i assume you are discussing stomach ulcer. Most are related to H pylori infection so would treat H pylori, you can test for it with a breath test at labcorp or Quest Surgery is usually reserved if unresponsive or bleeding Also while healing no alcohol no motrin or aleve (naproxen) or or ibuprofen or asa, avoid caffeine spicy foods. F/u/ with gastroenterologist ...Read more

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What happens when you get surgery for an esophagus ulcer?

What happens when you get surgery for an esophagus ulcer?

Hmm: Surgery usually is endoscopic with a camera. This is usually a simple outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Going to get surgery for gallblader but surgen said if pain continues i'll get referd to a gastroligist i might have ulcer if so cna i cure it natural?

Going to get surgery for gallblader but surgen said if pain continues i'll get referd to a gastroligist i might have ulcer if so cna i cure it natural?

No resection needed: I assume the GB is being removed because of cholecystitis with stones. If this improves symptoms then no further GI evaluation. If pain persists and work up shows ulcer disease, antibiotics for H. pylori and meds to reduce acid secretion as well as diet should suffice. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more