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Dr. Mark Burke

Surgery - Plastics
Buffalo, NY
19 years experience male

Locations

Erie County Medical Center

Buffalo, NY

Address

462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY
Directions

Practice website

Delaware Medical Group

Buffalo, NY

About

Bio

I completed my undergraduate studies with a dual degree in biology and psychology, following that I went to medical school in Buffalo, NY. I then completed a 5 year General Surgery residency and became board certified. After that I completed a Head & Neck Cancer fellowship for one year. Following my Head & Neck training I did a Plastic Surgery residency and became board certified in that as well. Now my practice focuses on the treatment and reconstruction of Head and Neck cancer, as well as breast reconstruction- autologous options such as DIEP flaps as well as expander implant reconstruction. I take great pride in spending time with and educating patients on both their disease as well as ALL of their options.

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.

Surgery - Plastics

Plastic Surgery

Surgery - Head & Neck

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

113 Answers
65 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Injections first: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
See doc: I would normally give some narcotic pain medication after this operation. I would see your doc and let him/her examine you to make sure u are not hav... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Narcotic pain meds: Would be used initially. Outside if pain control, any medications would be for a patient's specific problem(s), not really for the amputation. Becaus... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Need work up : This could be anything from a cold to reflux (especially if you are overweight) to environmental/smoke irritation. While malignancy is not impossible... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Multiple factors : While there are some diseases that can mimic age related skin changes, most aging is a factor of age, genetics, sun/uv light exposure, and smoking.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Undefined time.: Gynecomastia in teenagers may go away on its own. This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana and many pres... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
None.: "cleft lip" is the more commonly used term today, but they refer to the same condition.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Surgery: Rupturing or injecting these will typically lead to recurrence. The standard treatment is surgical removal. See a hand surgeon as these are not just... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
ER/burn center!: 3rd degree burns are not to be trifled with. This is by definition full thickness skin loss that left untreated can lead to infection, damage to under... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
All depends in depth: Scaring can vary. Deep 2nd acts more like a 3rd, superficial 2nd acts more like a 1st. It all depends on depth. Superficial may not scar at all, dee... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes: Even one bad sunburn increases your lifetime risk of skin cancer. The greater your sun exposure and number of burns the greater your risk. Consider ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
It depends.: As long as you are otherwise healthy and have an up to date tetanus vaccination it is reasonable to watch the area. Wash it daily with soap and water... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Not really.: Weight gain will increase your breast size some if you are very thin. BRAVA system that used suction applied to a woman's breasts over a long period ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
See your doc!!: This would be a very rare complication of fillers. Was Botox injected as well? Was something injected deep near your ear? Do you have any movement? H... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Lipo vs. resect: Gynocomastia can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana and many prescription meds) and also can be secondary to hormonal problems that may signa... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Depends: It would depend on your insurance company and the severeness of the deformity. Every woman has some differences between her breasts (give any plastic... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
See package insert: Instructions are included. More importantly, note that mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
No: Mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Depends on the cause: Are you overweight? This condition can also be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana/many prescription meds) or hormonal problems that may signal a... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Still have melanoma?: If sleeping is the problem- great! see your doc for a list a behavior modification to help sleep, drugs last resort. If lymph edema is problem- compr... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Unlikely: This is unlikely to be a cancer given your age. The lesions could be from trauma from your retainer or a bite. If your retainer isn't fitting well yo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Depends on the cause: Are you overweight? This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana and many prescription meds) and also can be... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes, but...: Do you have excess breast tissue because you are overweight? If you are of normal weight and still feel as tho you have "man boobs" this may be a cond... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
It depends...: Chemotherapy is not the first-line treatment for melanoma, typically surgery would be. Chemotherapy would be used in addition to surgery in high-risk... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
You need an exam: Are you overweight? This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana and many prescription meds) and also can be... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Of course.: It is always okay to consider something. The question is really is it the right thing to do? Answering that requires a physical exam and a discussion... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes.: Hard to comment in this without seeing the burn. Unless you have experience with burns it is best to go the the er, especially if the burn is bigger ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes.: Certainly there are telltale signs of cosmetic surgery, especially of the face, that most surgeons try to avoid for their patients. Typically if done... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Go to an ER: Right lower abdominal pain is classic appendix pain, however, in a female, especially one with your history there could be other causes such as ovaria... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Concerned: Concerning that you've have 3 rhinos at 31. As you've seen, rhinoplasty can be tricky and each additional procedure becomes moreso. It's hard w/o pic... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Fat grafting is: Becoming more and more popular for breast surgery revisions, cosmetic surgery, and many other things. While nothing in medicine is ever really "new" t... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
See doc- : Really need history and exam, may be herpes, syphillis, or (less likely based on description) hpv. Could be not std related but these should be ruled... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
You need exam: 2nd degree burn can vary widely. Deep 2nd acts more like a 3rd, superficial 2nd acts more like a 1st. Treatment (at the least) would be cleansing fre... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Biofilms: refer to a fat/protein slime bacteria create to for protection. In a running stream, the slime-covered rocks are coated with bacteria- covered in biof... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes: You should see a surgeon who specializes in breast cancer. H/s should be board certified by the Am. Board of Surgery. They will have a relationship ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Need more work up.: This could be many things. If you can see this mass for the outside, it would likely be a superficial cyst, thyroid mass, possible a thyroglossal duct... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Many different docs: Basal cell carcinoma is a very common skin cancer that does need to be treated but fortunately rarely becomes life threatening. Many different specia... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Hematoma : You will have incisions in front of you ears that wrap around into your hairline. Potential complications are hematoma under skin (most common), injur... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Many possible causes: This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana and many prescription meds) and also can be secondary to hormon... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes.: A sliding genioplasty and it's derivatives refers to the process of sawing free the end of your chin bone and moving it to create an aesthetic improve... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
"Plastic Surgery": Is a blanket term that means different things to different people- especially plastic surgeons! if you have an asymmetric fold, we need to determine w... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Absolutely: Tubular breast deformity refers to a developmental breast deformation characterized by a small breast with a narrow base, elevated crease, and a large... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
No.: Unfortunately transferring breast tissue from one person to another is no different than transplanting kidneys, liver, etc. The problems of immunosup... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say without an exam but unless you have suffered a major trauma to you leg i think problems with ankle extension would be unlikely.... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) at least.: 3rd degree burns are not to be trifled with. This is by definition full thickness skin loss that left untreated can lead to infection, damage to under... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Not really.: Weight gain will increase your breast size some if you are very thin. BRAVA system that used suction applied to a woman's breasts over a long period ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Antifungal rinse: Oral thrush refers to whitish plaques usually from the fungus Candida. Treatment usually involves an oral rinse consisting of the antifungal agent Ny... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
See your doc: Is there a foreign body, underlying bone infection, or some other issue that need to taken care of before the Abx can work? Also- are you sure this i... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Difficult: to say from what you have described. I would suggest you see a ENT surgeon or a gastroenterologist for a more thorough history and exam. If based on... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
You need an exam: Are you overweight? This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana and many prescription meds) and also can be... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Burke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Burke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have 27.5BMI. I don't take any drugs. Thanks again.. God Bless you.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I'm very close with my health I doubt it to
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Its all been since my 1st op on that ankle scaned 4 bone infection

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

SUMMA HEALTH SYSTEM BARBERTON HOSPITAL

Residency

University at Buffalo Department of Surgery

Awards

Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo- Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology, University at Buffalo- Clinical Assistant Professor
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