Dr. Mark Burke

Surgery - Plastics
Buffalo, NY
21 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

90 Answers
53 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Not likely: Note that mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, and would be very un... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Yes: This procedure is only to elevate the brow to a more youthful position, it will improve the upper eyelids only as much as brow ptosis is contributing ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
No.: The laser used in hair reduction procedures does not penetrate fully thru the skin and outside of some potential temporary redness and/or irritation w... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Difficult to say: I have no idea of the size/depth/mechanism of the injury or how it was treated. If you have a small lac that was closed you should be able to get back... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Often times.: Taping or other devices are often used in babies with cleft lip (especially bilateral) to slowly bring the defect edges closer together and decrease t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Really none.: 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
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
No set time.: Skin cancer's biggest single risk factor is sun exposure, combined with a person's skin tone. In the case of melanoma there are certainly other risk ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Not usually.: There are several described inheritable genetic disorders that cause predisposition to skin cancers, but the vast majority of skin cancers arise spont... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
It depends: On if you mean for complete remodeling and for the wound to look the way it is going to stay- in that case at least 1 year (some say up to 2 years). I... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
See Head & Neck doc.: There is a broad list of causes of neck masses. If off to the side this is likely a lymph node. They can be enlarged from 1) normal response to inf... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
It depends.: It depends on application area. More importantly, note that mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improve... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Really none.: 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Yes.: I would remove the earring and would be reluctant to have any more piercings. Usually first line treatment is steroid injection. If this fails, anoth... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
No surgery: Give this time and wash it well, consider a facial scrub with 1-2% salicylic acid. You do not want to have surgery on your nose.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
No.: Typically you would want to see a Plastic Surgeon for this problem. This is a common problem that often is improved with breast reduction (reduction m... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Not sure: I am not sure what the question is here. What problems are you having? Why was a culture done in the first place? If you are suggesting you have "st... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Ignore: Steroid injections to shrink, surgery is last resort. Compression, silicone, radiation if severe.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Stable weight: There is no exact weight cut off, this would vary somewhat surgeon to surgeon. Ideally a person would have a bmi (ratio of height to weight) of 25 or... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Where and from what?: If this is from a nail or another object thru your shoe, or a cat bite to the hand you should definitely be seen by a doc. There are countless other ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
KCI wound VAC: In my opinion the most effective of these devices is the kci system. It consists of a sponge, vacuum machine, tubing, and sticky plastic cover (looks... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Worthy of concern.: Without a good history and exam + biopsy, it is difficult to say for sure, but the lesion you describe is worthy of a workup. While the traditional h... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Depends: If treated appropriately a person would be given thyroid medicine (small pill once a day for life). Their hormone levels monitored and dose adjusted t... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Doesn't make sense.: At your age, unless you have underlying medical issues you should not have age-related facial changes. If you feel like you have abnormal skin, see a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 years experience
Laser: You may see the most improvement with laser therapy. Even with new wounds, mederma and most topical treatments for scars have been shown to have no im... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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
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Testimonials
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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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