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Dr. Ahad M. Khan

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

What is the post operative care after a gastric surgery?

I generally recommend carbonation-free liquid diet for a week and then graduate to soft foods. Continue with the acid reducing medication for at least a month and then ask your READ MORE
I generally recommend carbonation-free liquid diet for a week and then graduate to soft foods. Continue with the acid reducing medication for at least a month and then ask your surgeon or gastroenterologist. He should notice the difference in his symptoms promptly. Stick to small, frequent meals till he figures it out.

I have intense pain while touching my scar about 4 days after surgery. Is it ok?

Yes, incisional pain may persist for at least a week.

Is surgery the only way to remove gallstones?

Yes unfortunately surgery is the only option to remove the gallbladder due to gallstones. The entire gallbladder is removed. Your doctor is correct it’s not urgent but it’s just READ MORE
Yes unfortunately surgery is the only option to remove the gallbladder due to gallstones. The entire gallbladder is removed. Your doctor is correct it’s not urgent but it’s just a matter of time when it becomes symptomatic

After surgery what can I do to get rid of the scars?

If your surgery is being done laparoscopically the incisions are very small, generally, the scarring is minimal. You can try applying some mederma cream once your surgeon okays READ MORE
If your surgery is being done laparoscopically the incisions are very small, generally, the scarring is minimal. You can try applying some mederma cream once your surgeon okays it.

Is back surgery with diabetes advisable?

If you need back surgery you need it , diabetic patients are at slightly higher risk of delayed wound healing. Best thing is to have good glycemic control prior to your surgery READ MORE
If you need back surgery you need it , diabetic patients are at slightly higher risk of delayed wound healing. Best thing is to have good glycemic control prior to your surgery

Is acid reflux normal after gall bladder surgery?

Not normally, have your doctor refer you to a gastroenterologist

For a diabetic patient with gangrene in one toe, is foot amputation the only option?

Yes gangrenous toes do need amputation, however it is advisable to have the circulation to the leg looked at so that to predict good wound healing also needs excellent blood sugar READ MORE
Yes gangrenous toes do need amputation, however it is advisable to have the circulation to the leg looked at so that to predict good wound healing also needs excellent blood sugar control

My sister has swelling and excessive pain on her toe, which also has pus and blood secreting. Does she need a surgery?

Nothing major, she needs to have a formal incision and drainage done. Healthy, young patients heal very well.

Off and on lower right abdominal pain

Unlikely it’s appendicitis however you should get a CT scan done to look for the etiology of the pain

What are the chances that my stitches could get infected after a surgery?

The chances of getting a surgical site infection in an elective Bariatric surgery are exceptionally low. Most surgeons will see their patients back in a week post op and will look READ MORE
The chances of getting a surgical site infection in an elective Bariatric surgery are exceptionally low. Most surgeons will see their patients back in a week post op and will look at the incisions. If need be they can be taken care of in the office easily. Hope it helps to put your mind at ease.

Hernia

It is okay to have sex after hernia surgery
No ejaculation is not effected , some people do experience pain for weeks but should improve over time

Gallstones

You have what’s called asymptotic gallstones, it doesn’t take much for it to become an emergency and have acute cholecystitis, in order to prevent that it’s recommended to do cholecystectomy, READ MORE
You have what’s called asymptotic gallstones, it doesn’t take much for it to become an emergency and have acute cholecystitis, in order to prevent that it’s recommended to do cholecystectomy, hope it helps

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

Not usually, but if your put on antibiotics after surgery some people can develop a bad taste in their mouth or loss of appetite. It’s should resolve in a few weeks

What risk factors are associated with an abdominal surgery?

Any surgery has inherent risks. Depending on the location of the mass if it’s superficial it’s very safe and if it is intraabdominal it’s slightly risky due to proximity of other READ MORE
Any surgery has inherent risks. Depending on the location of the mass if it’s superficial it’s very safe and if it is intraabdominal it’s slightly risky due to proximity of other organs.

How should I choose a surgeon and hospital?

Once you meet the surgeon feel free to ask any and all questions. You should feel comfortable in his/her presence. Also do visit his / her website and read patient testimonials READ MORE
Once you meet the surgeon feel free to ask any and all questions. You should feel comfortable in his/her presence. Also do visit his / her website and read patient testimonials

Will I be given anesthesia for hair transplant surgery?

Yes generally it’s a painless procedure

My grandfather is 84 years old and recently fell. Would you recommend surgery?

Depends on his functional status prior to the fall. Generally surgery will give him better results but at a cost. Some injuries can be managed non-operatively . I guess his orthopedic READ MORE
Depends on his functional status prior to the fall. Generally surgery will give him better results but at a cost. Some injuries can be managed non-operatively . I guess his orthopedic surgeon can advise him the best .

What does a hernia surgery involve? What is the usual recovery period from the surgery?

Majority hernia repairs require a mesh and most surgeries are now done using minimally Invasive techniques. It’s usually an outpatient surgery and return to full activity should READ MORE
Majority hernia repairs require a mesh and most surgeries are now done using minimally Invasive techniques. It’s usually an outpatient surgery and return to full activity should be less than a week. Avoid any heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks post op.

How should I mentally prepare myself for surgery?

It is not unusual to be intimidated by the thought of being put under. General anesthesia is extremely safe and before you know it, it will be over and in most circumstances people READ MORE
It is not unusual to be intimidated by the thought of being put under. General anesthesia is extremely safe and before you know it, it will be over and in most circumstances people don’t even remember the event. I know it’s easier said then done but try not to think too much about it . Have your family around to alleviate the stress.