Dr. Marina Landa

Pathology
New York , NY
34 years experience female

Locations

Hospital Center

New York , NY

Address

506 Lenox Ave, New York , NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Medicaid

Medicare

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pathology

Doctor Q&A

107 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Malignant tumor: Malignant tumor of thyroid gland. In usa, thyroid carcimoma comprises appr. 1% of all cancers and accoints for 0.2% of cancer deaths. Most of these ca... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Usually low acidity: If we are talking about helicobacter pylori associated gastritis, ph is high, acidity is low.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
doctor appointment: Fna of breast lump. It could be skin pimple, could be breast mass ( fibroadenoma). Fine nedle aspiration is fast and informative procedure to evaluat... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Satisfact for exam: Endocervical cells on pap smear means the smear is satisfactory for evaluation. Endocervical cells present transformation zone - area where neoplastic... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
It is safe: It is safe, if you are eating not only salad dressing, but salad and variety other food.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Low risk of Toxoplas: There is a very low risk that you could get toxoplasmosis. You can get toxoplasmosis by accidentally ingesting the parasite in contaminated cat feces... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Food pigment: It could be vegetable pigment from your food: beets for example. It might be blood from inside lesions: colonic polyps, colonic cancer, urinary blad... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Depends on severity: If it is so painfull, it could be hard to walk and breath.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Flat, inverted and w: Herpesvirus and hpv usually involve the genitalia as a part of multicentric genital tract infection. For example, vaginal condylomata may be flat, inv... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Microorganisms: Please see your primary doctor; next , do pap smear to rule out any fungal ( candida species) or bacterial ( gardnerella vaginalis) origin of itchy va... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Unlikely: You should show your bump to your primary doctor. Fine needle aspiration is the fast informative procedure for fast answer. Most probably you have b... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Up to 20 cm in diame: Ovarian cyst could be large up to 20 cm in diameter. The larger cyst the more chances of torsion and rupture. Very painful.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Could be PMS: Pms stands for premenstrual syndrome – it’s the combination of symptoms that some women suffer from a week or so before their period. Symptoms appear... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Biopsy: At first, the biopsy should be performed to understand why calcifications are here. And after that treatment.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Yes: Torsion of ovarian cyst , rupture and hemorrhage can be the cause of pain.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
like cauliflower: Common warts are typically exophytic verrucous papules that may be single lesions or that may be grouped in a linear configuration. Human papillomavir... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Treatment: Abnormal biopsy could be revealing inflammation, hyperplasia or neoplasia of endometrium. Sometimes, endometrial biopsy fragments can show stromal ti... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Should not: Only in case ovarian cyst connected by fistula to intestine, in this case intestinal content ( plant) could be identifiable.I hope it is not your ca... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Satisfact for exam: Endocervical cells present transformation zone - area where human papilloma virus neoplastic changes occur.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
You are right: In 2001, hpv dna testing was approved for asc-us triage, the reflex testing of pap tests interpreted as asc-us. In 2003, hpv dna testing received expa... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
exophytic papules: Common warts are typically exophytic verrucous papules that may be single lesions or that may be grouped in a linear configuration. Human papillomavir... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
symptom: broad nose: The hallmark of this disorder is the appearance of a type of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma at or around puberty. Symptoms include: •... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Not related: Infections as trichomonas vaginalis could be the cause of vaginal itching and not related to ovulation. Therefore, doctor's examination necessary.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Tests at first.: At first after your mom visit medical doctor please do tests: urine, stool, and even maybe gastric biopsy. After results coming back, appropriate trea... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Pain and bloating: Ovarian cysts often cause no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they are typically pain or a late period. An ovarian cyst is more likely to cause pain ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
In association with: Calcifications could be in association with cancer. Calcifications can not turn into cancer themself. Calcifications- deposition of calcium oxalate, f... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
surgically excised: A pilonidal cyst, also referred to as a pilonidal abscess, pilonidal sinus or sacrococcygeal fistula, is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Contact with blood: Good question. Anyone can get HIV or hep c by coming in contact with blood that contains the hep c virus or hiv, or both. Have a nice day.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Do HPV test: For women 30 years and older: if hpv test is positive and pap is negative, you should have colposcopy. If pap is negative and hpv is negative, repeat... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
See a primary doctor: It could be red because you worry and palpate it often. How big this lump, how superficial? Your primary doctor should evaluate lesion and decide do y... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Inflammatory cells: Iflamed pap smear most probably means smear reveals a lot of inflammatory cells - predominantly neutrophils. Inflammation may be seen in presence of f... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Unlikely cancer: Most probably, it is inflamed tongue bump. Teeth hygiene! rinse the mouth with mouth wash. If it does not help, see your doctor. Thank you for questi... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Between 30–300 mg/24: Microalbuminuria can be diagnosed from a 24-hour urine collection (between 30–300 mg/24 hours) or, more commonly, from elevated concentrations in a sp... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
FNA is informative.: Core biopsy can show histology of the lesion and invasion if we are talking about tumor. Fna is perfect for solid and cystic lesions too, but sometim... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Infectious etiology: One of the most common causes of chronic or chronic active gastritis is helicobacter pylori microorganism. Another causes- drug induced gastritis. G... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Biopsy: Gastric biopsy plays important role to diagnose gastritis and to understand what type of gastritis you have: acute or chronic, helicobacter pylori as... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Adequate smear: If your smear reveal endocervical and squamous cells, it means your smear is satisfactory for evaluation, adequate to rule out human papilloma virus c... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Depends on: Calcifications in kidneys could be because calcified blood vessel walls, or because kidney calculi/stones, or because tumor and associated calcificati... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Yes: Stool color and urine color related to what you eat and drink.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Treated, if symptoms: If you do not have symptoms and calcifications do not associated with malignancy, leave them.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Result of PAP smear: Blood on cervix can be seen in time of period, can be seen because cervix has erosions or ulcers. Evaluation of your pap smear is very important to... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
No always worrysome: If doctor ordered endometrial biopsy, he/she wants to understand the cause of your symptoms and you have appropriate treatment. It does not mean you ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Should not: Should not change color, should not change consistency, unless you eating only yogurt.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Should not: Benign endocervical cells on pap smear should not be cured.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Yes: Yes, cancer can spread from original tumor to other parts by blood or lymph. The same cancer can start at the same time (synchronically ) bilaterally... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Not worrisome: Squamous cells in urine could be contamination from genitalia's squamous epithelium mucosa or from trigone area of urinary bladder (female). Not worri... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Doctor appoinment: Doctor should evaluate the lesion and maybe perform fine needle aspiration- microscopic exam of lesion cytology. Thank you for question.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Cyst formation: Adenomatoid nodule - fibrotic stroma and glands ( adenoma). When adenomatoid nodule exists for a while and compresses blood vessels and surrounding ti... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
it can cause pain: It's possible to have uterine polyps without signs or symptoms. Symptoms include: irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding between menstrual periods, ex... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Acne: Skin bumps: pimples, hemangiomas, scars, lipomas, warts, seborrheic keratosis, etc.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
129
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Landa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Landa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for responding to this question. I saw this comment on my labwork, even though it stated in the results "Negative for intraepithelial lesion and malignancy. ...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for answering this question.
HealthTap member
Pap was ascus the first one. Second came out negative for epithelial l

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Chuvash State University
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Winthrop University Hospital

Awards

Top Pathologist, Second Place, New York - Summer
2013
Top Pathologist, First Place, New York - Spring
2015

Publications

Exp Mol Pathol. 2011 Feb;90(1):9-12. Epub 2010 Nov 24.
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less