Dr. Barry Rosen

General Surgery
Barrington, IL
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Barrington, IL

Address

802 Fox Glen, Barrington, IL
Directions

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.

Specialties
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General Surgery

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Plz See GI Doctor: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Any abdominal operation may be complicated by the subsequent development of an incisional hernia; this is more common with midline incisions. Other f... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Traditional tests used to diagnose breast cancer are all available during pregnancy, including mammograms, ultrasound, mri, and biopsies. While it is... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: There is a defined benefit of chemotherapy plus an aromatase inhibitor compared to an aromatase inhibitor alone, but it is small. The decision to use... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes.: The presence of abnormal duct cells at the time of a breast biopsy (ADH (vasopressin)) is common. This is not a pre-cancerous condition, however, wom... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Femoral hernias are a unique type of groin hernia which have a 10-fold higher risk of complications than inguinal hernias. Therefore, unless there is... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: While some lumps may feel more worrisome to a trained professional, it is easy to get fooled. The only way to differentiate a benign lump from a mali... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: Rupture of the spleen is dangerous because of the generous blood supply to this very vascular organ. Rupture may lead to life-threatening hemorrhage ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Spread: Dcis, if left untreated, has the potential to grow outside the duct and invade the suporting tissue that surrounds the ducts in the breast. The lymph... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Post-mastectomy: Almost every woman who needs a mastectomy is a potential candidate for the option of reconstruction. Studies show that most women who do not get a re... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Almost-never.: Breast cancer is very rare in women under 30 and increases in incidence the older you get. The statistical probabibility of having breast cancer at 1... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Fibroadenoma: The most common breast tumor is a fibroadenoma. This is a benign tumor which may be present as early as the teen years. As women age, breast cysts m... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: You are in good company, rachel. As many as 5-10% of all women who get their first screening mammogram are "called back" for a closer look. Very oft... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Not yet: I am sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. In general, when we are concerned about the hereditary form of breast cancer, we test the affected person... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
No restrictions.: The only thing preventing someone from laying on their stomach following laparoscopic surgery is the pain associated with that position. Whenever you... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
EMERGENCY chest tube: A tension pneumothorax is a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate treatment to prevent death. This is caused by chest trauma leading to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
The liver (still): The gallbladder does not make bile, it merely stores it. Bile is made by the liver and used by the intestinal tract to break down and absorb fat. No... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Hospital, ASC: Lap chole-x's are performed under general anesthesia; most people may go home the same day as surgery. They are typically performed in a hospital or ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Self-examination: Tara-that is often a very difficult thing to determine for patient and doctor, since the breast by it's very nature is a very "lumpy-bumpy" organ. If... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
General Surgeon: One of the most common operations performed by general surgeons are hernia repairs. There are many different techniques based upon the type of hernia... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
A pic tells1000words: From your description, this sounds like a skin problem rather than a breast problem; this can easily be solved by seeing your regular doctor. If it i... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Benign Fatty Tumor: Lipomas are non cancerous growths that may occur anywhere on your body, usually evident as a rubbery lump that can be felt just under the skin. They ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Weeks: Return to exercise after hernia repair is dependent on the health of the patient, method of hernia repair, and extent of surgery. Following laparosco... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Not exactly...: Lymph nodes (ln) are designed to trap anything that is "foreign" to our body such as cancer cells. We remove them to stage cancers; if cancer cells s... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Hormone Receptor +: Breast cancer can be differentiated into 2 groups: those that have estrogen and/or Progesterone receptors and those that do not. These receptors are... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Any man, fat or thin, can get breast cancer, although the lifetime risk is only 1:1000. High-fat diets have been linked to an increased risk of breas... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Breast pain may be a sign of cancer, however, breast pain is far more commonly due to benign processes. Prior to menopause, cyclic changes in hormone... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes, in women.: In general, hernias are much more common in men than women (these are typically groin or inguinal hernias); however, femoral hernias are more common ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: Nipple discharge may be due to many different factors other than cancer, in a man or a woman. Discharge that is watery or bloody, spontaneous, and/or... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: Mammograms are not indicated as a screening test for men due to the low incidence of breast cancer (~1:1000). Men at high risk for breast cancer may h... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: There are no noninvasive methods to treat inverted nipples. While surgery can be effective, it is not 100% successful. Nipple inversion may sometime... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: The recovery following a lumpectomy is on the order of days rather than weeks. Exercise is usually very well tolerated as soon as one week following ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Depends on prosthesi: Following a mastectomy, the skin overlying the chest wall is relatively numb. The breast prosthesis contains either salt-water or silicone (gelatinou... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Hot flashes, etc.: The most common side effects of Femara (letrozole) include hot flashes, joint pain, headaches, back pain, and increased sweating. Less common side ef... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
It depends.: Your chance for cure or prognosis is primarily dependent on your stage of cancer rather than the type (lobular, ductal, etc.). The cancer stage is b... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Begin at 50.: Due to the high prevalence of colon cancer in the US, screening is advised for everyone beginning at age 50; if one has a strong family history of co... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Some are.: Hernias develop due to weak points in the abdominal wall. Many of these form as "birth defects" during fetal life without any clear hereditary compon... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
It depends.: Intraductal papillomas are benign tumors found commonly within the nipple ducts. They are often responsible for bloody nipple discharge. Treatment d... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Yes (Colitis): Anything that causes inflammation of the inner lining of the large intestine can cause these symptoms, including inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's d... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
"foreigner": Lymph nodes are processing centers for the immune system that are designed to trap anything that is "foreign" in our bodies such as bacteria, viruses,... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Ventral, Inguinal: There is no consensus in the surgical literature whether laparoscopic or open hernia repair is superior; however, most hernia surgeons tend to be divi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Which one?: Minimally invasive surgery(mis)includes a wide variety of operations performed by many different types of surgeons. The risks of any operation are ve... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
All too often: It is not uncommon for colon cancers to not cause symptoms until they reach a size sufficient to block the lumen of the colon; at this point, people ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Possibly: Ultrasounds are excellent tests to look for abdominal aortic aneurysms yet the ultrasound technician would not specifically look for an aneurysm unles... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Carcinogens: Known carcinogens include alcohol, tobacco, poorly-preserved meats, high-fat diets, ionizing radiation, asbestos, benzidine, etc. In addition, there a... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Day(s): When performed laparoscopically, many people can go home in 1-2 days; if the appendix was ruptured, the hospital stay is often 3-4 days. When perform... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
50: Colon cancer screening is recommended beginning at age 50, unless one has a strong family history, in which case screening should begin 10 years earli... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
No.: External hemorrhoids are covered by " anoderm", which is the skin like tissue in the anal region. The anoderm is innervated by a lot of pain fibers; ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
No.: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a functional disorder of the intestine which can causing cramping pain and changes in bowel habits. Inflammatory bo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
No, however...: ...Acute lung injury occurs commonly with severe acute pancreatitis. Severe acute pancreatitis is characterized by pancreatic necrosis, leading to th... 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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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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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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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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