Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Ninad Dabadghav, MD

Surgery: General

Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful.

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Health Tools and Classes

My colleagues and I are proud to offer you an array of trusted and convenient resources that support your health and your health care experience at Kaiser Permanente. Explore these tools and classes at times and places that work for you and your family.

Classes and Coaching

Take control with health and wellness classes, individual counseling and support group resources.

Living Healthy

Change your habits and embrace a healthy lifestyle for life.

Prepare for Your Procedure - Emmi

Understand what will happen before, during and after a medical procedure with these interactive programs.

Videos and Podcasts

Listen to health tips and guided imagery audio programs or tune in to videos and watch your health improve.

Classes and Coaching

Topic Tools
Healthy Living Search our database to find convenient, comprehensive health and wellness classes, individual counseling and support group resources, self-help kits and our healthy living stores. Health Classes
Healthy Living This guide to Healthy Living classes and programs available in Santa Clara, Campbell, Milpitas and Mountain View gives you the tools that can help you and your loved ones stay healthy. Enroll today and find out how healthy living can improve your life. Santa Clara Medical Center Classes
Healthy Living Learn how wellness coaches can help you create a plan for reaching your health goals. Wellness Coaching

Living Healthy

Topic Tools
Cold and Flu This Cold and Flu site was created to provide you helpful tips, tools and information to help get you through the season in good health. Cold, Flu and Cough
Healthy Living Search our database to find convenient, comprehensive health and wellness classes, individual counseling and support group resources, self-help kits and our healthy living stores. Health Classes
Healthy Living Learn how wellness coaches can help you create a plan for reaching your health goals. Wellness Coaching
Mental Health Need help reducing stress during the holidays? This podcast explores how holidays stress can sometimes trigger depression. Find ways to manage stress, stay healthy, and enjoy the holidays. (13 minutes) Holiday Depression
Prediabetes These videos focus on five important health topics that speak to the unique health care needs of the Latino community as well as two of the greatest health risks to Latinos today: diabetes and obesity. (5 Tracks) Choose Health
Prediabetes Learn about prediabetes with videos, classes or online tutorials. Track your progress and connect with others for support. Talk to a personal Wellness Coach to plan next steps. Prediabetes: A Healthy Game Plan
Prediabetes (Spanish) Estos vídeos se enfocan en cinco temas importantes sobre las necesidades únicas de la salud en la comunidad latina, así como dos de los mayores riesgos de la salud para los latinos hoy en día: la diabetes y la obesidad. (5 vídeos) Escoge la salud
Skin Dr. William Lide, Dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente discusses how to protect your skin from the sun, while enjoying the great outdoors. (9 minutes) Sun Protection
Sleep This guided imagery program creates an atmosphere of protection and safety using images that are evocative enough to successfully replace the brain chatter that keeps us awake. Recorded music draws mind, body and spirit down into deep, restful sleep. (3 Tracks) Healthful Sleep Podcast
Smoking Did you know there are medicines that can help you quit tobacco? We offer many options, including nicotine replacement medicines, non-nicotine medicines, and combination medicines. Our animated online program will help you learn more about which medication might be right for you, how to manage withdrawal symptoms, and how to succeed in quitting tobacco for good. Quit Tobacco Medications
Smoking HealthMedia® Breathe™ is an online program that helps give you a complete look at why it's hard to quit smoking and supports your motivation to give up the habit. Quit smoking with Breathe™
Stress This interactive questionnaire generates a customized action plan that shows you successful ways to reduce stress. Reduce stress with Relax™
Stress When you are feeling stressed, this program can help you relax and bring about a feeling of calm. Relaxation and Wellness
Stress This guided imagery program uses 4 exercises to help you master stress and relieve anxiety. The exercises are designed to encourage feelings of love, safety and protection. The program includes a soothing, walking meditation as well as affirmations to use any time. It integrates simple breathing techniques along with the images. (4 Tracks) Relieve Stress Podcast
Stress Kaiser Permanente surgeon Dr. Todd Dray discusses ways to identify stress and how it affects your daily life, and then outlines steps you can take today to reduce stress. (12 minutes) Stress Management
Stress Using a combination of relaxation techniques, guided imagery, and music, this program helps you manage stress and other symptoms due to chronic pain or other chronic conditions. (5 part series) Stress Management for Medical Conditions
Stress This tool will help you determine your stress level based on the number of life changes you have had recently. What is Your Stress Level?
Weight, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Use this Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator to quickly learn if you are at a healthy weight for your height. BMI Calculator
Weight, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy to improve your health. Find resources to help you reach your goals. Eat Well, Be Active, Live Better
Weight, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Created for busy parents striving to provide healthy meals for their families, these three videos offer practical tips for shopping, cooking and preparing snacks. (3 videos) Healthy Tips for Families: Shopping, Cooking and Snacking
Women's Health Dr. Tracy Flanagan describes why cervical cancer screening is an important part of maintaining your health. Learn about what to expect during your Pap test appointment. (2 minutes) Cervical Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Women's Health (Spanish) La Dra. Janet Wiese describe por qué las pruebas de detección de cáncer de cuello de útero son importantes para conservar la salud. Conozca qué sucede durante la cita para la prueba de Papanicolaou. La detección del cáncer de cuello del útero salva vidas

Prepare for Your Procedure - Emmi

Topic Tools
Anesthesia What to expect when getting anesthesia for pain during a surgery; covers general, spinal and epidural anesthesia; explains moderate sedation. (20 minutes) Anesthesia for an Adult (Emmi)
Anesthesia What to expect when your child is getting anesthesia for a surgery; covers how to prepare your child and different types of anesthesia used. (25 minutes) Anesthesia for your Child (Emmi)
Breast Biopsy What to expect before, during and after this procedure to take a sample of breast tissue for testing. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (19 minutes) Needle Breast Biopsy for Diagnosis (Emmi)
Breast Biopsy What to expect before, during and after this procedure to take a sample of breast tissue for testing. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (23 minutes) Surgical Breast Biopsy for Diagnosis (Emmi)
Breast Cancer Describes surgical treatment options for ductal carcinoma in situ. Covers the risks and benefits of treatments and things to think about. (57 minutes) Surgical Treatment Options for Ductal Carcinoma in SITU (DCIS) (Emmi)
Breast Cancer Gives general overview of treatment options for early-stage invasive breast cancer. Covers personal concerns to think about when making treatment decisions. (36 minutes) Treatment Options for Early Stage, Invasive Breast Cancer (Emmi)
Breast Surgery Overview of options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, including using your own tissue or implants. Covers risk and benefits of options. (20 minutes) Breast Reconstruction (Emmi)
Breast Surgery Drains are sometimes used to collect bodily fluids after surgery to promote healing and prevent infection. This program describes how to care for drains at home. Closed Bulb Drains (Emmi)
Breast Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to treat breast cancer by removing the cancerous growth. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Lumpectomy (Emmi)
Breast Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove breast tissue. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Mastectomy (Emmi)
Cancer Treatment Covers the basics of getting chemotherapy to treat cancer, including life during treatment, side effects, and common concerns. (25 minutes) Chemotherapy (Emmi)
Cancer Treatment Covers the basics of getting external-beam radiation therapy, including life during treatment and side effects. (25 minutes) Radiation Therapy (Emmi)
Gallbladder Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove the gallbladder through small incisions. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic (Emmi)
Gastroenterology Surgery What to expect before, during, and after surgery to remove some or all of the large intestine (colon). Covers risks and benefits, and tips for enhanced recovery. (25 minutes) Colectomy (Emmi)
Heart and Artery Surgery What to expect before, during and after a procedure to discover if blood vessels to the heart are blocked or narrowed and to possibly treat any blockages. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Angiogram with Possible Angioplasty (Emmi)
Heart and Artery Surgery What to expect before, during and after a surgery to unblock arteries in the neck. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Carotid Endarterectomy (Emmi)
Hernia Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to repair a hole or weak area in the abdominal wall that occured on the site of an old incision. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Hernia, Incisional (Emmi)
Hernia Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to repair a hole or weak area in the abdominal wall. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Hernia, Inguinal (Emmi)
Hospital Stay Covers ways you can keep yourself safe before, during and after your visit to the hospital or clinic. (15 minutes) Patient Safety (Emmi)
Hospital Stay Ways to keep your child safe before, during, and after your visit to the hospital or surgery center. Covers what to expect during your child's stay. (10 minutes) Patient Safety for Your Child (Emmi)
Hospital Stay Information about staying in the hospital. Covers good communication, medications, and how to manage your pain. (10 minutes) What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay (Emmi)
Pain Management Covers how to manage pain at home using opioids for an acute injury. Explains how to take the medication, potential side effects, and how to safely keep and dispose of the opioids. Managing Pain at Home, Opioid Safety, Acute (Emmi)
Pain Management Understand how pain is typically managed during a hospital stay. Explains the pain scale and how to communicate your pain to the health care team for enhanced recovery. (25 minutes) Managing Pain in the Hospital (Emmi)
Parathyroid Surgery What to expect before, during and after this surgery to remove your parathyroid gland(s). Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Parathyroidectomy (Emmi)
Thyroid Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove the thyroid gland. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Thyroidectomy (Emmi)
Uterine Procedures What to expect before, during and after surgery to look inside the abdomen. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Laparoscopy (Emmi)
Venous Access Port What to expect before, during and after this procedure to make it easier to get medicine into your body. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Jugular Venous Access Port (Emmi)
Venous Access Port What to expect before, during and after surgery to implant a small entry point near the collarbone for putting medicine into your bloodstream. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Subclavian Venous Access Port (Emmi)
Weight Loss Surgery What to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery to reduce the size of the stomach and bypass a part of the small intestine. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (35 minutes) Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic (Emmi)
Weight Loss Surgery What to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery that reduces the size of the stomach. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Sleeve Gastrectomy (Emmi)

Videos and Podcasts

Topic Tools
Reviews what breast cancer is, treatment options such as surgery, radiation, and medical therapies, as well as how care is coordinated with your care team. Also view a patient story. Understanding Breast Cancer
Cancer Designed to help people undergoing chemotherapy, this guided imagery audio provides a gentle but powerful way to encourage healing. Using an image of a fountain of healing liquid that cleanses and clears the body, it supports the body’s natural defense system and helps reduce any side effects. (3 Tracks) Chemotherapy
Cancer Using the image of a powerful beam of light that knows exactly how to heal you, this program is designed to help you relax, feel stronger, and get the most out of your radiation therapy. Research shows that listening to guided imagery can help speed healing, soothe nerves, restore energy, and relieve pain. Try to listen once or twice a day before or after your treatments, but remember any time is a good time to use guided imagery. (3 Tracks) Radiation Therapy
Colon Cancer Screening Learn how to screen for this cancer from the comfort and privacy of your home. Screen for Colon Cancer with FIT
Colon Cancer Screening How to prepare for your flexible sigmoidoscopy and what to expect during your procedure. Watch as a patient prepares for his flexible sigmoidoscopy and meets with his physician to have the procedure. (11 minutes) What You Need to Know About Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Pain Management This guided imagery program is designed for people who want help in managing pain. By encouraging relaxation when you are in physical or emotional pain, refocusing the mind, and marshalling brain chemicals that elevate mood, this audio program helps minimize or even transform pain. (3 Tracks) Ease Pain
Surgery Listen to Guided Imagery to reduce anxiety before surgery and assist in healing. (5 Tracks) Relaxation podcast: Successful Surgery
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