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Dr. Christian Diaz Stone, MD

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Christian Stone is a gastroenterologist practicing in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Stone specializes in the digestive system and its diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, which include organs from the mouth to the anus as well as liver disorders. Gastroenterology includes conditions such as hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, nutritional problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Stone performs colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures and provides accurate and thorough care for patients suffering from digestive issues.
33 years Experience
Dr. Christian Diaz Stone, MD
  • LAS VEGAS, NV
  • Unicersity of California Berkeley
  • Accepting new patients

What helps with diarrhea after colon surgery?

This depends on many factors, especially how much colon was removed and what part of it. In general, Imodium or loperamide can help. Several other medications are available but READ MORE
This depends on many factors, especially how much colon was removed and what part of it.
In general, Imodium or loperamide can help. Several other medications are available but their use is based on the specific cause of diarrhea in this setting.

Is it normal to have diarrhea after colon surgery?

Yes, if a portion of colon is removed then diarrhea will occur due to less surface area to reabsorb water in the stool.

Will diarrhea after colon surgery go away?

It depends of how much colon was removed and which part of the colon was removed. Chronic diarrhea might be the result if there was a large portion of colon resected or if the READ MORE
It depends of how much colon was removed and which part of the colon was removed. Chronic diarrhea might be the result if there was a large portion of colon resected or if the ileum and ileocecal valve are resected.

Is upset stomach normal after colon resection surgery?

Not sure what you mean by "upset stomach".

Can anesthesia for colon surgery cause constipation?

I am not aware of a link between anesthesia and constipation. But any colonic surgery will result in loss of colon activity immediately post-op. It often takes a few days for the READ MORE
I am not aware of a link between anesthesia and constipation. But any colonic surgery will result in loss of colon activity immediately post-op. It often takes a few days for the colon to regain its usual function.

How long is colon resection surgery?

This is best answered by a surgeon

What helps with bloating?

There are several possible causes for bloating but the most common is carbohydrate malabsorption, so to help reduce bloating then you need to lower carbohydrates in your diet. READ MORE
There are several possible causes for bloating but the most common is carbohydrate malabsorption, so to help reduce bloating then you need to lower carbohydrates in your diet. Try the low FODMAP diet.

What helps with diarrhea?

For short term diarrhea, it's ok to take Imodium or Kaopectate.

What are the side effects of colon resection surgery?

Infection, bleeding, complication from anesthesia, but this is best answered by a surgeon

How long does a colon biopsy take?

Not sure that I understand your question, but most colon biopsies are done during a colonoscopy which usually takes 10-15 minutes to complete.

How long is recovery after colon resection surgery?

Usually 2-5 days but this is best answered by a surgeon

What foods to avoid with gastritis?

There is no good answer to this. Food does not cause gastritis and most gastritis does not cause pain or other symptoms unless it is acute. Most discomfort from eating food is READ MORE
There is no good answer to this. Food does not cause gastritis and most gastritis does not cause pain or other symptoms unless it is acute.
Most discomfort from eating food is the result of stomach hypersensitivity (dyspepsia), or food intolerance, and has nothing to do with any gastritis that might be found incidentally.

Is it okay to be constipated after gastric sleeve surgery?

It is not unusual to have constipation after an intestinal surgery. Just follow your surgeon's instructions about eating and diet, stay active, and your colon function should return READ MORE
It is not unusual to have constipation after an intestinal surgery. Just follow your surgeon's instructions about eating and diet, stay active, and your colon function should return to normal.

What medications help with constipation after colon resection?

Over the counter laxatives like Miralax and dulcolax can help, though these should be taken while supervised by your surgeon.

How to fix nausea after colon surgery?

Try ondansetron, to be prescribed by your surgeon.

Can stomach ulcers be an emergency?

Yes, they can but generally only if they bleed significantly.

Can I drink alcohol after colon resection surgery?

This is best answered by a surgeon, but at some point, yes, you will be able to drink alcohol after the surgery.

Malabsorption/malnutrition?

It could be malnutrition but it could also be a stress response to an inflammatory condition. For iron deficiency, from a GI standpoint, this warrants EGD and colonoscopy.

Is bloating normal after colon surgery?

This is best answered by a surgeon, but I would need to know more about the bloating. Does it happen after eating? Are you having normal bowel movements? Is there abdominal pain? READ MORE
This is best answered by a surgeon, but I would need to know more about the bloating. Does it happen after eating? Are you having normal bowel movements? Is there abdominal pain?

Can’t poop

Not sure what the moving feeling was, but you need to take a large dose of laxatives (e.g. Miralax + dulcolax) and/or fleets enemas to force a BM.