Ahad M. Khan is a General Surgeon working under affiliation of Northside Forsyth Hospital and Emory Hospital. After graduating from Army Medical College in 1996, he has 10 years experience in the field of Bariatric Surgery. He is a fellow of University of California San Francisco and holds memberships of American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic Surgeons. He attributes his success to perseverance and determination.
Education and Training
Army Medical College
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, University of Health Sciences Lahore,Bahawalpur, Pakistan 1996
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, University of Health Sciences Lahore,Bahawalpur, Pakistan Medical
Bariatric and General Surgery
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS- 2012
Dr. Ahad M. Khan M.D's Expert Contributions
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. READ MORE
Yes, incisional pain may persist for at least a week. 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 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. 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 READ MORE
Not normally, have your doctor refer you to a gastroenterologist 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 READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Unlikely it’s appendicitis however you should get a CT scan done to look for the etiology of the pain 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. READ MORE
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 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 READ MORE
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 READ MORE
At least 6 weeks 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. 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 READ MORE
Yes generally it’s a painless procedure 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 . 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. 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. READ MORE
I wouldn’t characterize it as painful. There is some discomfort to be expected the first 24 hours and mild nausea. Most people recover within the first 2-3 days . READ MORE
Depending upon the extent of surgery he may or may not be weight bearing so you have to arrange for that . Most importantly work with your primary care doctor to have his diabetes optimized prior to surgery to help with wound healing. READ MORE
No should be okay READ MORE
Need to get a CT scan prior to making any decisions READ MORE
Yes, surgery to remove the gallbladder is the only way to deal with symptomatic gallstones. READ MORE
It’s best to wait after the delivery. However if she is very symptomatic, the second trimester is the best time to get it done. READ MORE
Should resolve with time READ MORE
If not too symptomatic, would wait. READ MORE
Yes READ MORE
It’s probably an appendicolith, and if not symptomatic, I would leave it alone. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local Public Speaking -
- Adrenal Masses, Appendectomy, Bariatrics And More
- Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center, Fresno, CA
- University of South California Fresno
- University of Southern California
- University of California San Francisco
Professional Society Memberships
- American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
What do you attribute your success to?
Hobbies / Sports
- Tennis, Horseback Riding
Favorite professional publications
- Obesity Magazine
- Northside Forsyth Hospital
- Emory Hospital
Dr. Ahad M. Khan M.D's Practice location
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- What is an Open Cholecystectomy?
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- Alternative Treatments for Gallstones
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Though a hysterectomy is categorized as a major operation, more women are going under the knife for it than before, and this is mainly due to less intrusive surgical procedures that lower the pain involved, shorten surgical scars, and speed up recovery.In abdominal surgery, a T-shaped surgical...
- How to Prepare for a Laparoscopy
OverviewLaparoscopy is a type of endoscopic procedure that will allow doctors to look inside your abdomen using a surgical telescope. The telescope is known as the laparoscope. The laparoscope is equipped with a front camera that transmits the images captured in high definition to a nearby video...
- What Are the Different Types of Hysterectomies?
Removing the womb or uterus surgically has always been an option for women troubled by severe bleeding, uncontrolled fibroid growth, painful endometriosis, and spreading cancer. Removing the source of the problem has been considered the best remedy for relieving these painful symptoms that...
- Is Appendicitis a Lifelong Condition?
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