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Dr. Elie Schochet

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fort Lauderdale, FL
19 years experience

Locations

Office

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Address

1960 NE 47th St, Suite 101, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Schochet is a fellowship trained colon and rectal surgeon, and double board certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. He graduated cum laude from Brandeis University and received his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine where he was awarded the Wilbur Wright Oncology Research Scholarship in 2002. Following that, he completed a general surgery residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA., receiving both the Stahler-Rex Award for Outstanding Research in Surgery and the Bosanac Research and Publication Award for original research in the fields of breast and rectal cancer. He completed a one year clinical fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, and then joined Holy Cross Hospital’s Bienes Cancer Center in August 2009 where he has quickly became recognized for his work in colorectal and anal cancers. Dr. Schochet has authored eleven peer-reviewed scientific article and delivered numerous posters and oral presentations to national organizations including the American College of Surgeons, The American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, The Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. His main interests include anal cancer, HIV related anorectal conditions, and minimally invasive approaches to colon and rectal cancer.

Specialties
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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Yes for mild cases: There are a number of office based treatments for hemorrhoids although the success rates plummet as the severity of the hemorrhoids increase. Internal... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Theoretically: The buttocks rest on the seat and the entire pressure of any straining is directly on the anus and the hemorrhoids. While squatting the pressure would... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Often found too late: Stage 1 pancreatic cancer is highly treatable. Unfortunately only a tiny number of people present at this stage (often undergoing a ct scan for someth... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Depends on the stage: Stage 1 and 2 colon cancer have excellent survival rates following good surgery. Stage 3 and 4 disease have worse chances and need chemotherapy, but a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Good if not fixed: If you had surgery to repair the herniation, then the omentum was likelysplit and it is unlikely to recure. If it was treated conservatively non-opera... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
It Shouldn't be: Gangrene, essentially death of the colon should almost never be seen in this day and age if you are being followed by a GI or colorectal surgeon. It i... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Fiber fiber fiber: Piles or hemorrhoids are a western phenomena associated with low-fiber diets and anything that increases intra-abdominal pressure such as constipation... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Blockage: A bowel obstruction may be from the large (colon) or small intestine. Blockages generally are from extrinsic (outside forces pushing the bowel closed ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
NO: Stool may take on a slimy appearance for a few reasons. Most commonly, there may be some underlying colon infection especially if you have been around... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Perforation: For a simple upper endoscopy perforation of the G.I. Tract is the most feared complication. If biopsies or other therapeutic interventions are perform... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Sphincter can't shut: In rectal prolapse the sphincter is generally intact but because the rectum is coming out of the anus it is in a somewhat open position and although c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Few if any: Colon cancer is generally a very silent disease until it is advanced often early stage i and ii cancers will have no symptoms which is why routine sc... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
I would wait: In general, elective surgery should be avoided when your body is battling any infection. Your risk of complications will go up. Metronidazole which is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
It won't go away: A bulge or feelings of pressure and swelling in the groin can be a number of things including groin (inguinal) hernias, groin or sports ligament or mu... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Even when done perfectly, a standard hemmorhoidectomy remained one of the most painful surgeries to recover from. There are new techniques that may le... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Diverticulitis, kidn: The most common cause of gi-related left lowed quadrant pain is acute diverticulitis. This may be also give you fever, and loose stools. Colitis can a... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
All exercise helps: Kegel exercises are used to strenghten the pelvic floor and have been studied more in women than men. They may be abl to help with aiding badic bowel ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Few unless late: Isolated jejunal cancer is very rare. Lymphomas will grow on the small bowel but on the outside aso they ay get to very large sizes without any signs ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
A hole in the bowel: A bowel perforation can occur from a number of causes which would vary depending on the location. Stomach holes may come from ulcers, tumors, or sharp... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
A number of things: That is a common location for pain from kidney infections or kidney stones. In addition any pelvic pathology like an ovarian cyst could present in tha... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Always tell: Although it will unlikely change the operative technique or approach, it is always a good idea to tell your surgeon about any change in symptoms or ex... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Benign finding: These erosions may be due to mechanical forces if your food is not chewed as well they may also just be a benign finding. They may be found also secon... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Start with fiber: Even when you think you are getting plenty of fiber in your diet, most people could benefit from an extra 5-10 grams of insoluble fiber like psyllium ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Skin condition?: If you are sure that it is not coming from the anus itself but from the skin of the buttock, bleeding can come from a number of things such as various... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Only of injured: Pebble poop may indicate sphincter spasm or injury if your first time with anal sex had any tearing pr bleeding it may take days or weeks heal.
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Prob not related: Blood in the urine may come from many sources most of which are not related to the rectum or anus. In the absence of any history of prior pelvic surge... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Not really: The truth is that in a relapsing remitting type disease pattern like crohns disease, if your symptoms are controlled without medications, then you pro... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Fiber, water, fiber: The vast majority of constipation comes form inadequate fiber intake. In 3rd world countries with high fiber intakes, constipation related diseases li... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
It Shouldn't: If you only have gastroschisis alone and no other birth defects, and it was repaired correctly in infancy then you should have no long lasting complic... Read More
A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
It varies: A fistula is a communication between the bowel and another surface, can be skin or another organ. It really depends on the underlying disease process.... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Fissure, spicy food: A warm feeling or mild burn may come from a number of different causes, none of which are particularly harmful or dangerous. Anal fissures or tears ca... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schochet is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schochet is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you for all your advice and responding so swiftly i am not happy about waiting but i think it will the right thing to do...thanks again...sincerely melissa
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI
Graduated 2003MD
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