Katherine A. Mandell , M.D., MPH, FACSKatherine A. Mandell , M.D., MPH, FACS
Critical Care, General Surgery
Abdominal Surgery, Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder), Cholecystectomy (Laproscopic), Diverticulitis, Evidence-Based Health Care, Gall Bladder Surgery, Gallstone Disorders, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery, Hernia Repair, Hernia Repair/Outpatient
- Accepting Children: No
- Accepting New Patients: Yes
- Accepting Medicare: Yes
- Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
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Sailing, Gardening, YogaMedical School
Tulane School of MedicineResidency
University of WashingtonFellowship(s)
University of Washington - Critical Care University of Washington - Burn Research NIH FellowshipBoard Certifications
General Surgery, Critical CareProfessional Associations:
Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Association of Academic Surgery
Every organ in the abdomen and pelvis (including the muscles and skin of the abdominal wall) has nerve endings and can cause pain. While nearly everyone has experienced abdominal pain, it is usually self limited and mild. Think antacids for heartburn symptoms, diet modifications for food intolerances, fluids and time for gastroenteritis, stool softners for constipation. While more severe causes of abdominal pain are rare, it is important they are recognized as they may have more severe consequences to health.
Only 15%-20% of people with abdominal pain require surgical treatment (this number increases with age). The most common reasons for surgery are ...
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