Patient advocate, educator, and surgeon focused on improving quality of life. Board certified general surgeon with a specialization in liver, bile duct, and pancreatic surgery.
Dr. Clark’s expertise is in liver and pancreatic surgery which includes whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy), distal pancreatectomy, and laparoscopic or open liver surgery. He also performs numerous other procedures.
Dr. Clark’s research has focused on improving outcomes after complex abdominal surgery (whipple procedure), as well as, investigating strategies to maintain or improve quality of life of patients with pancreatic disease. Dr. Clark is also active in the education of general surgery residents
Numerous health education resources are available, many of which are excellent and very informative. We provide educational resources and answers to the most common questions raised in our clinic. Most importantly, use common sense and follow your physician’s advice and recommendations.
- When can I shower? Swim? Bath?February 13, 2018Surgery creates a wound or several wounds that take time to heal. It is important to keep the wound dry to help promote healing. Soaking a wound will delay healing or even introduce bacteria that can cause infection. However, we want to stay clean and look forward to a nice shower or bath, especially after surgery. But can you? When is it safe? Good news! Most surgical wounds can get wet after 48 hours. If special glue (Dermabond®) is used, you might be able to shower even sooner. Read your […]
- When can I drive after surgery?January 18, 2018It is not safe to drive after receiving sedation or general anesthesia. So, when is it safe to drive? It depends! Be safe and plan ahead. You have a colonoscopy scheduled for next month. Cancel your afternoon schedule. Ask your spouse, best friend, neighbor to help give you a ride. It will likely be safe to drive the next day. Maybe you’re not having a short outpatient procedure. You have major surgery scheduled in a couple days. Stock the fridge, do the laundry, and clean the house. […]