Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Moderator
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At 5 days out, don’t be too concerned with how your abdomen looks right now. With ileus which is not uncommon (intestines on strike), the abdomen is bloated and it is common to have swelling in the muscles that the surgical approach needs to go through, making a “lumpy” appearance. If in 6-8 weeks, the abdomen does not look normal, we can talk then.

Dr. Corenman

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.