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Dr. Ilya Iofin

Orthopedic Surgery
New York, NY
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

5 East 98th Street, 9th floor, New York, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Oxford Health Plans

Ghi Service

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am an orthopaedic oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Hackensack University Medical Center. I specialize in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of bone and soft tissue in patients of all ages. The treatment ranges from minimally invasive procedures to extensive limb sparing surgeries.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English, German, Russian

Doctor Q&A

83 Answers
31 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Usually: Synovial sarcoma is a type of soft tissue sarcoma. It is very rare. Most patients notice a lump. While most soft tissue sarcomas are painless, synovial sarcoma will sometimes hurt. Rarely the lump is deep and not felt, so pain may be the only symptom. While most sarcomas grow with time, rarely synovial can be the same size for years. Most lumps are benign, but sarcoma has to be ruled out.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Only some doctors: There are only a few thousand cases of sarcoma a year in the US, where the population is almost 320 million. Most doctors will see only a few patients with a sarcoma in their career. It is important to have sarcoma treated by a specialist who has experience in this rare cancer as wrong treatment may end up in loss of limb and even life.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
It's a cancer.: Synovial sarcoma is a rare cancer that arises near joints. Despite the name synovial, referring to the lining of joints, it almost never arises within a joint. Surgical removal is the mainstay of treatment. Radiation is often added to lower risk of it growing back. It is controversial if chemotherapy helps. While the majority of people are cured, it can be a deadly disease.
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Sep 22, 2013
Excellent clinician as well as spine surgeon
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Iofin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Iofin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! What about the possibility of micro metastases that cannot be picked up on a CT or PET scan?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks so much...I am 10 weeks out from miniscal surgery and have had no relief
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I have ewings sarcoma. I'm from Singapore

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2003MD

Affiliations

Mount Sinai Faculty Practice
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