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Dr. Steen W. Jensen, MD FACS

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Dr. Steen W. Jensen MD FACS is a top Surgeon in Quincy, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Steen W. Jensen MD FACS is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Steen W. Jensen MD FACS is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Steen W. Jensen MD FACS is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Quincy, CA, Dr. Steen W. Jensen MD FACS is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
28 years Experience
Dr. Steen W. Jensen, MD FACS
  • Quincy, CA
  • Columbia Univ Coll of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny
  • Accepting new patients

Is it possible to gain weight after a gastric bypass?

Absolutely, a routine RNYGB can be sabotaged. People who do not get symptoms from simple carbohydrates (sugar) can simply consume enough sweetened drinks to put on weight. Remember READ MORE
Absolutely, a routine RNYGB can be sabotaged. People who do not get symptoms from simple carbohydrates (sugar) can simply consume enough sweetened drinks to put on weight. Remember some Starbucks coffees can have upwards of 1,000 calories. Pound four of those a day and you're just not likely to lose weight. However, after surgery it is easier to diet and most can lose at least 50% of their excess weight if they try.

Are colonic polyps surgically removed?

The majority of colon polyps can be removed during colonoscopy. Sometime they require several colonoscopies to remove them completely. Surgery is used for very large numbers of READ MORE
The majority of colon polyps can be removed during colonoscopy. Sometime they require several colonoscopies to remove them completely. Surgery is used for very large numbers of polyps, polyps with very large bases that have obstruction, bleeding or cancer potential and cancerous polyps.

Is there a surgery for anal fissures?

First, he needs an exam to make sure it’s a fissure and not something else. If it is a fissure, then he needs to be checked for underlying causes. This usually includes a colonoscopy. READ MORE
First, he needs an exam to make sure it’s a fissure and not something else. If it is a fissure, then he needs to be checked for underlying causes. This usually includes a colonoscopy. There are 2 main approaches. One is to do the least to get it to heal, which may involve diet and bowel habit changes, several different medications, and procedures over a prolonged time.The other is to do the most effective treatment right up front, which is a surgery called a lateral internal sphincterotomy. Works well, but up to 5% have some degree of incontinence. In my practice, I take the minimalist approach.

Doctors are requesting surgery for my grandpa. Is it the right thing to do?

Age in an of itself is not a contraindication to surgery. It's the patient's overall health, which does tend to decline in more senior people. Check out this link: ACS Risk Calculator READ MORE
Age in an of itself is not a contraindication to surgery. It's the patient's overall health, which does tend to decline in more senior people. Check out this link:
ACS Risk Calculator - Home Page

Is diarrhea and pain after a surgery normal?

Pain for a couple days is normal. Diarrhea is not normal. Some causes can be concerning such as one caused by Clostridium difficile (c-diff). Discuss with your surgeon.

How long does it typically take to recover from c-section?

I generally have patients restrict their activity for 6 weeks.

Parotid seroma keeps coming back after draining

What you describe is a sialocele, not a seroma. This is one of the known complications of parotid surgery occurring in a small percent of patients. It is best managed by ligation READ MORE
What you describe is a sialocele, not a seroma. This is one of the known complications of parotid surgery occurring in a small percent of patients. It is best managed by ligation of the duct draining into the sialocele, often done at the time of the initial surgery, but not so much a month later. This can be treated with variable success by pressure dressings, oralantisialagogues, and botox. Additional surgery or radiation may become necessary. Continue to work with the surgeon to resolution.

Is surgery mandatory for epididymo-orchitis?

Usually treated medically. Need US to make sure its not torsion of testicle. Usually better within 72 hours, if not you need additional work up for cause of pain.

With respiratory problem, is it wise to plan gallbladder operation?

Asthma primarily affects the anesthetic risk. In mild stable disease, the risk is low. The use of steroids can have immune and healing effects. If the asthma is related to smoking, READ MORE
Asthma primarily affects the anesthetic risk. In mild stable disease, the risk is low. The use of steroids can have immune and healing effects. If the asthma is related to smoking, you must stop well before surgery. If you have an upper respiratory infection, the risk of exacerbation of asthma is higher. Your surgeon can review this with you and decide if there are any special precautions or if you need pulmonary consultation before surgery.

Quitting smoking before surgery?

Yes, a minimum of 2-3 months is optimum.