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Dr. Marina Landa

Pathology
New York , NY
33 years experience female

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Hospital Center

New York , NY

Address

506 Lenox Ave, New York , NY
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Pathology

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107 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Acne: Skin bumps: pimples, hemangiomas, scars, lipomas, warts, seborrheic keratosis, etc.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Microscopy of polyp: Only if you bring content for microscopic evaluation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Ob-gyn examination: Ob-gyn examination with pap smears, and maybe biopsy of lump.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Vaginitis: Most commonly, cervicitis is the result of an infection, although it can also be caused by injury or irritation (as a reaction to the chemicals in dou... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Doctor appoinment: Doctor should evaluate the lesion and maybe perform fine needle aspiration- microscopic exam of lesion cytology. Thank you for question.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Yes: Stool color and urine color related to what you eat and drink.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
no: Placenta previa is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is inserted partially or wholly in lower uterine segment.It can sometimes occur in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Healing: Previous biopsy site itches, most probably because healing. If it is itching for a while show your doctor. Thank for question.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Inflamed and calcifi: Retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis is, or acute calcific prevertebral tendonitis a rare disease. The disease is a result of calcium hydroxyapatite de... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Physiologic, posttr: Intracranial calcifications: physiologic, posttraumatic and dystrophic, subdural/epidural hematoma radiation/chemotherapy ischemia/infarct congen... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Treated, if symptoms: If you do not have symptoms and calcifications do not associated with malignancy, leave them.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Not painful: If you asking about clinical biopsy, you should have local anesthesia before procedure and it should be not painful.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
it is okay: A fused placenta just means that both placenta's from each baby fused together( twins pregnancy). There really shouldn't be a lot of problems with ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Most probably benign: Most probably focal calcifications not in endometrium, but in endometrial stroma and in association with uterine leiomyomas/benign smooth muscle uteri... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Nothing to worry: Benign is benign. And the same about benign fibroadipose tissue. Do not worry. Be well.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
unlikely: Most probably , after breast biopsy patient has focal hemorrhage and small area of fat necrosis, as previous site of biopsy. Breast tissue predominant... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
not always: Chrohn's disease: gastritis and colitis are coexist. Helicobacter pylori gastritis: gastric antrum and gastric body mucosa are involved, but colonic ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Yes: Torsion and rupture of ovarian cyst can be the cause of severe pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Not clear question: I think you asking about carpal tunnel syndrome . Cts is a median entrapment neuropathy that causes paresthesia, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Benign or malignant: Please show neck lump to your primary doctor and ask to perform fine needle aspiration- fast and informative procedure. Fna- when doctor aspirating c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
it is normal, howeve: Exfoliated endometrial cells are commonly seen in specimens, obtained during the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle. However, endometrial cell... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Biopsy: Make an appointment. Gastric biopsy could be helpful for diagnosis and right treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Should not: Benign endocervical cells on pap smear should not be cured.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Inflammation: Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix - the lower part of the uterus that extends about one inch into the vaginal canal. Squamous metaplasia ( r... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Could be benign akne: You should see your doctor. It could be just pimple or inflamed cyst. May be doctor can perform fine needle aspiration of your bump, fast and reliab... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Recomended: The american cancer society recommends that all women have an initial pap smear by the age of 21, regardless of whether or not they've had sexual inte... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Should not: Should not change color, should not change consistency, unless you eating only yogurt.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
can be asymptomatic: It's possible to have uterine polyps without signs or symptoms. Symptoms include: irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding between menstrual periods, ex... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
It's ussual practic: Yes, doctor makes an appointment to discuss results of skin biopsy (not necessarry malignant) and treatment. If you worry very much take with you supp... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
verruca vulgaris: 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
should be no bleedin: Symptoms of uterine polyp include: irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding between menstrual periods, excessively heavy menstrual periods, vaginal blee... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
doctor supervision: Circumvallate placenta is a placental disease in which the fetal membranes (chorion and amnion) 'double back' on the fetal side around the edge of the... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
No: If you do not have fresh skin cuts, no chances of transmitting HIV infection.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Benign or malignant: It could be lipoma- benign fatty tumor, could be cyst- brachial cleft cyst, could pimple, could be pleomorphic adenoma- benign tumor of salivary gland... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Ging could not help: Most of the treatment regimens include a medication called a proton pump inhibitor. This medication decreases the stomach's production of acid, which ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
take tissue blocks: You can ask pathology department to give you (or they can send themself) tissue cell block or blocks with your core biopsies and slides, to your secon... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Dermoid cyst: A cystic teratoma is a type of tumor that arises from egg or sperm cells, in the ovaries or testicles. Teratomas can contain undeveloped tissue or a n... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 33 years experience
Exists long time: Granuloma could be calcified because it exists for a long time.

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Dr. Landa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Landa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for answering this question.
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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.
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