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Dr. Fredrick L. Yost, M.D.

Surgeon

Dr. Fredrick L. Yost M.D. is a top Surgeon in Honolulu, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Fredrick L. Yost M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Fredrick L. Yost M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Fredrick L. Yost M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Honolulu, HI, Dr. Fredrick L. Yost M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Fredrick L. Yost, M.D.
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Hawaii
  • Accepting new patients

How can I prepare my body for a surgery with diabetes?

Eat a balanced diet, avoid sugars and carbs to minimize elevation of glucose levels. If taking insulin or oral diabetic medications such as metformin, you should be getting instructions READ MORE
Eat a balanced diet, avoid sugars and carbs to minimize elevation of glucose levels. If taking insulin or oral diabetic medications such as metformin, you should be getting instructions from your surgeon or internist involved in your care about when to stop or reduce these medications based on the time of the surgery. Don't shave the body part you will be operated on and ask about using antibacterial soap night before or morning of the surgery depending on time of surgery.

Since I had my appendix removed, I haven't really had an appetite. Is this normal?

It depends on how bad your appendix was when it was removed. If you had significant inflammation or infection surrounding your appendix, it may take 2-6 weeks for the inflammation READ MORE
It depends on how bad your appendix was when it was removed. If you had significant inflammation or infection surrounding your appendix, it may take 2-6 weeks for the inflammation to resolve. Even if it was early with minimal inflammation, you may expect your bowel function to take a few weeks before it returns to "normal" function. If you are less active due to recovery from surgery, it will also affect your appetite. Narcotics given can slow your gut, thus decrease your appetite. Also, you were most likely given antibiotics for surgery that may alter your gut organisms, thus upsetting your "norm." I usually recommend taking probiotics or eating active culture yogurt after surgery to recolonize healthy bacteria in your gut. In any case, if your appetite does not return to normal in a few weeks, you should see your doctor to make sure you don't have a problem.

My husband is getting surgery soon. How should we prepare?

The answer depends on size, location and involved tissues of the area. In general, these questions should be addressed by the surgeon before surgery, but optimal preparation by READ MORE
The answer depends on size, location and involved tissues of the area. In general, these questions should be addressed by the surgeon before surgery, but optimal preparation by the patient is to get his or her health in optimal condition, such as getting glucose tightly controlled (diabetes), clean the area with soap such as Hibiclens night before surgery, stop smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery if smoker.