Charles C. Guidry Jr., DO, is a leading general and critical care surgeon currently serving patients at Dignity Health-California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Throughout his twenty years of practice, he has accrued extensive expertise in general surgery and surgical critical care. After earning his osteopathic medicine degree in 2003 at Western University of Health Sciences, Dr. Guidry Jr. completed his general surgery residency at St. Barnabas Hospital and his surgical critical care fellowship at Westchester Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Additionally, in order to stay up to date on all medical advancements in his field, he maintains a professional membership with the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
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This is called an appendicolith. When seen on CT in a patient exhibiting symptoms of acute appendicitis (i.e.. abdominal pain around the belly button and near the right lower abdomen, loss of appetite, hurts to jump), then it is recommended to remove the appendix. If you are asymptomatic, then you may hold off on surgery for the time being. However, if any abdominal pain or other described symptoms arise, then I would seek medical attention. Regardless, I would maintain routine medical visits to ensure you are not developing symptoms. READ MORE
I advise no heavy lifting or overly strenuous activity for 6 weeks after a repair. Without viewing the hernia incision to determine if it is infected or in danger of opening, I would say as long as the sex is not strenuous or you are not lifting up your partner, it generally is safe at this time. Of course, if you feel any pain or discomfort to the area, I would advise to stop that particular activity or stance. READ MORE
- St. Barnabas Hospital
- Westchester Medical Center
Professional Society Memberships
- American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
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- Dedication, passion, challenges, and always learning
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- Family, Friends, Traveling, Snowboarding
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- All major Acute Care/General Surgery Research
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- How to Prepare for an Appendectomy
What Really Is Appendicitis?To understand the term appendicitis, you need first to understand what the appendix is. The appendix is a small structure that is finger-shaped and located in the abdomen in connection with the large intestines. More specifically, this structure is found on lower right...
- What is Carpal Tunnel Release?
Carpal tunnel release surgery is a medical procedure that is used to relieve symptoms caused by carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Such symptoms include pain in the hand, tingling, and numbness. The procedure involves separating the ligaments in your hand to help relieve pressure on the nerve that...
- Understanding Appendicitis in Children
Appendicitis is a serious condition that can affect both men and women at any point in life. However, it has been found that children and toddlers account for the majority of deaths caused by it. There could be several reasons behind this: The foremost is that adults can easily recognize and express...
- How to Prepare for a Tonsillectomy
What Is a Tonsillectomy?The tonsils are a very important part of your body. They are located in two glands at the back of your throat. In your younger years, they help produce antibodies that help you fight infections that attack your body. Sometimes, however, the tonsils themselves can get...
- What Is Lipoma: Causes, Lipoma Removal, and What’s Involved?
What is a lipoma?Lipoma is the most common benign tissue tumor that occurs in almost 1 percent of the population. A lipoma consists of mature fat cells. Typically, a lipoma is enclosed by a thin fibrous capsule. Usually, lipomas develop superficially under the skin, but they can also occur anywhere...
- 5 Treatments for Excessive Sweating
What is excessive sweating?Excessive sweating is also known as hyperhidrosis. Abnormal and excessive sweating is not necessarily related to a rise in body temperature or intensive exercises. In this condition, sweating is so excessive that it tends to soak the clothes of an individual. At times,...
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