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Dr. Barry Rosen

General Surgery
Barrington, IL
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Barrington, IL

Address

802 Fox Glen, Barrington, IL
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About

Bio

Dr. Rosen is in private practice in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. His primary hospital is Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, where he has been on staff since 1992. In addition, he is the Vice President of Medical Affairs, a position he has held since 1998. For appointments, please call (847)381-8161.

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General Surgery

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Needs 2 See Her Dr. : If someone with a recent history of a bowel obstruction begins to vomit, they have a recurrent obstruction until proven otherwise. Other concerning s... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Trial & Error: The gbs function is to store bile which is then used by the GI tract to absorb fat. If the bile's not there when needed, the undigested fat will cause... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Wobbly: A mobile lump feels as if it can be moved an inch or so in the breast whereas a fixed lump feels as if it "crazy-glued" to the adjacent breast tissue.... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Rapid Recovery: Most of my patients "lay low" for 2-3 days, are driving within a week, are back to a desk-job within 7-10 days, and at full activities in 2-3 weeks. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
2-3 Weeks: The limiting factor in your case is the hernia repair, which necessitates a period of light activity until you can resume heavy lifting. Of course, n... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Needs Further Eval: Asymmetry implies that there may be an underlying tumor where the breast tissue is more prominent. The next step is to get a diagnostic mammogram +/- ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not usually: ~90% of breast cancer are environmental, with little association w/other cancers. However, thehereditary forms of breast cancer can be associated w/ot... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Unrelated: Problems w/the coccyx aka tailbone would not cause abdominal pain. I suggest you see your gynecologist or primary care doctor to get to the bottom o... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Need more info.: This is hard to answer without knowing the specific biology of the cancer and which organs are involved. Nowadays, we consider stage IV breast ca lik... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Possibilities...: ...Include a cyst, a tumor (benign or malignant), or fibrocystic changes. Any new breast lump must be evaluated by a physician to be certain that it'... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Not All Lumps Alike: The doctor who ordered your mammogram should receive a detailed report from the radiologist explaining the next steps appropriate for you, be it an ul... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Similar to Adults: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are severe, progressively-worsening, constant, sharp pain, well-localized to the right lower abdomen. Appendiciti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Need more info.: A physician has to be like a detective when trying to determine the cause of abdominal pain. Where exactly is the pain? How long does it last? What br... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Breast X-Ray: A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are pal... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Chronic vs. Acute: Chronic cholecystitis describes recurrent episodes of pain due to transient (1-2 hrs) obstruction of the outflow tract of the gallbladder called the c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Skin changes, etc.: Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms, having been diagnosed by routine screening mammography. For those with symptoms, the presen... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes, but...: ...It is a very nonspecific test, elevated whenever there is any inflammation present. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) measures how "sticky" ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
RX Sooner the Better: The symptoms that you have are due to transient obstruction of the (cystic) duct that connects the gb to the bile duct. If the obstruction does not ab... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Many hernias arise from holes in the abdominal wall that are normally present in fetal life, but are supposed to close before birth. In time, the inn... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Very Unusual: Are you sure your gallstone is causing your pain? Typical attacks cause severe pressure-like pain in the right-upper abdomen or upper-midline, radiati... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Quit Now!: No time better than the present. At your age, the risk of lung cancer now is very low and not worth testing. However, the exposure at present will inc... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Need more info...: I am always apprehensive when i hear the words "adhesions" and "pain" in the same sentence. Adhesions are a very common by-product of abdominal and p... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
1-2 Months: Variables that affect recovery from hernia surgery include the method of repair (laparoscopic v. Open), the size of the hernia, & the condition of the... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Let'sHopeCancer-Free: Right now, your focus should be on assembling a team of doctors that will help you fight this disease. Be sure and choose a medical oncologist & surg... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
What type of cancer?: Each type of cancer has different recommendations for surveillance based on organ of origin and likelihood of cancer elsewhere. Please resubmit. I'd ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Usually, unrelated: Itching of the breast would not make it on my top 20 list of common breast cancer symptoms. The only time I have seen itching with breast cancer is r... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Everyone's different: Survival rates are most appropriately applied to large groups of patients; it's impossible to give such a number for one person, especially without k... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
3 Basic Tools: Cancer treatment centers on 3 basic modes of attack: surgery-removal of the cancer from its site of origin is often the first (and only) rx; chemother... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Small, but plz C Dr.: It is very difficult to distinguish normal "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue from one that warrants further evaluation. Lumps that "count" tend to be 3-dim... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
No Magic Number: Like most cancers, breast cancer has the potential to recur years or even decades after diagnosis. However, the chance of recurrence is dependent on t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Anything But BCPs: Since your cancer is estrogen-sensitive, you should never use birth control pills. Furthermore, your oncologist will be prescribing tamoxifen after yo... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes and No: Adhesions cause obstructions by twisting the bowel like a kinked garden hose. Therefore, when the obstruction resolves, the x-rays will look entirely ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Do U Mean...?: ...The organ that mixes food or are you referring to the abdomen? If the latter, a "big belly" is due to fat deposition within the abdominal cavity (t... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Plz Ask His Doctor: A bilirubin of 28 usually indicates liver failure, which is a very serious finding; however, we have no way of knowing what type of cancer your husba... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes, please. : Almost all operations involve using electrical energy to seal small blood vessels. The current can potentially go to any part of the body with metal; ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Nerve injuries are rare complications of open & laparoscopic hernia repair. In open surgery, the nerve that innervates the skin of the groin & thigh i... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
They can be.: A common misconception is that if a woman has a tender, painful lump in their breast, it is unlikely to be cancer. While it is true that many women w... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
It's possible: The most common benign tumor of the breast is a fibroadenoma. These are estrogen-sensitive and, although benign, can grow. If you feel that it has gr... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Throughout: Lymph nodes tend to cluster next to blood vessels that "feed" all the abdominal organs. There are hundreds of lymph nodes within the abdominal cavity,... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Until it Resolves: Volvulus describes 180 (+) degree twisting of the intestine, causing a bowel obstruction inevitably leading to necrosis or rupture unless it resolves,... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Infiltrating ____Ca: Breast cancer is commonly named after the cell of origin within the breast. Cancers that have the potential to spread elsewhere are called invasive or... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Cure (we hope): Radiation therapy is a very effective way to "sterilize" the breast after lumpectomy, reducing the chance of cancer coming back in the breast. Modern ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Ur Dr. Knows Best: If your surgeon thinks it is a lipoma, that's more-than-likely correct. Although often painless, angiolipomas (benign) can cause pain. Also, if the li... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Very common: Umbilical hernias will frequently become more prominent with pregnancy. If you have a bulge at the belly button that protrudes with exertion, you almo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Hopefully, none. : The colon's primary function is to absorb water. Therefore, depending on what part of the colon is removed (and how much), one typically moves their b... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Breast Tissue: Lumps in the armpit can be lots of different things, best sorted out by a surgeon. However, if these lumps have been present that long (unchanged) & a... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Pain/Enlarging: While not all hernias require repair, we generally recommend elective repair if one is healthy enough to tolerate surgery and the hernia is interferin... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Plz Ask Ur Surgeon: Local recurrence can occur after any type of mastectomy, with an incidence of ~1%. Nipple-sparing mastectomy (nsm) is a relatively new operation; ther... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a... Read More
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Dr. Mark Lowenthal
Dec 2, 2012
Dr. Rosen is an exemplary physician in every way. HIs technical expertise, compassion and dedication to his patients are unmatched. I would refer, with the utmost confidence, any patient or family m...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. He is a highly knowledgeable, well informed, compassionate physician and talented surgeon with a great sense of humor who puts his patients at ease and is dedicated to providing...Read More
Dr. Brenda Brak
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr Rosen is a wonderful surgeon who communicates well with patients and colleagues. He is caring and skilled and I trust him with my patients completely.
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Dr. Rosen, keeping communication alive between must be the way of the future, people are more knowledgeable, empowered, and less afraid to talk to doctors. I lost my mother too early, she was afraid t...Read More
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Thank you so much for your condolence & fast reply. After her stage 4 diagnosis, us 4 girls & my dad found out that sje had known about a lump under her arm for 2 years. She didn't tell anyone because...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Day 4 of cipro at home treatment. 3rd attack on 10 years at 49yrs old. No hospitalization or surgery yet but I hope to never have this reoccur. Thank you again for you...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

US News, America's Top Doctors
Castle Connolly, Top Doctor, Chicagoland Area
Top Doctor, First Place, Elgin, IL - Winter
2013
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