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Dr. David Kwon

Surgery - Oncology
Detroit, MI
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Detroit, MI

Address

2799 W Grand Blvd., K-8 Surgery, Detroit, MI
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Aetna Life Insurance Company

AFLAC

CIGNA Health Care

Health Alliance Plan

Molina Healthcare Inc

Henry Ford Health System

Detroit, MI

About

Bio

Dr. David Kwon is a board-certified surgeon and fellowship-trained surgical oncologist in the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He specializes in providing assessment, treatment planning, and surgical services in a multidisciplinary setting.

Specialties
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Surgery - Oncology

Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Languages spoken

Korean

Doctor Q&A

18 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Can get at any time: While not common, one may get breast cancer at any age. A family history of breast cancer increases the chances for breast cancer. If there is a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Many factors: A variety of factors are associated with gastric cancer; low ferritin levels, pernicious anemia, surgery associated with prior ulcer disease, genetic ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Make an appointment: Make sure you get in touch with your medical oncologist who can tell you about the risks and benefits of trying to get pregnant. They will provid... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: If the ultrasound detects the lesion you are describing, they may be able to biopsy the lesion to see if this is malignant. In the unfortunate event ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
GI or colorectal sur: Both gastroenterologists and colon and rectal surgeons perform colonoscopies. Both are qualified to do such procedures.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Unfortunately...: It really depends on the total staging of the gastric cancer. "early stage" might mean something different for you and me. If you have the t stage, ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Sometimes: In certain instances, famililia predisposition has been reported.In addition, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) has been shown to be a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Both: If you were involved in a car accident and suffered a cardiac contusion, a trauma surgeon is the best trained to rule out any further injury to other ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
There is a differenc: I think you are asking the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is a small outpouching of your colon wall seconda... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
"Light sleep": When one undergoes a colonoscopy, often times one is put to a "light sleep" or "twilight sleep", which is a mixture of an anxiolytic (to help you not ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Short answer is that only a physician who is examining you can determine whether this is anxiety versus a tumor. The surefire way to diagnose a t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Oftentimes, none: Oftentimes, breast cancers are found with routine mammography. By getting yearly mammograms, differences in the breast tissue can be visualized with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Yes, but...: There are alternatives to the colonoscopy, such at ct colonography, which utilizes a ct scan to look at your colon. However, for GI problems, dep... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Not common, but...: When one performs a colonoscopy, common finds are things like polyps, diveritculosis (outpouchings of the colon wall), and unfortunately masses, which... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
See below: Hi, it is too difficult to give an accurate answer with this one question, but it is a good chance that this may be benign. To be most thorough to... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: Sometimes people will present with a change in the caliber of the stool (ie the stool becomes pencil thin), blood mixed in the stool, or sometimes not... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
Can be effective: Therasphere has been only for a few years, so the long-term results are still are not completely certain. However, there have been some promising res... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kwon
Surgery - Oncology 19 years experience
See below: Hi, despite all the breast tissue being removed, there is always microscopic breast cells that may be under the skin. The doctors will check all ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kwon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kwon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Oncotype DX saved me from chemo having a low score of reoccurrence rate 14 I was thrilled!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

HENRY FORD HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Surgical Oncologist, First Place, Michigan - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Society of Surgical Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
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