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Surgeon Perform Esophagectomy Cancer
Yes, but inquire exp: All bariatric-only surgeons started as general surgeons. Surgeons who do a variety of procedures are sometimes your best technical operators. You do want to ask about experience. Also want to make sure he/she has a good after-surgery program. Finally, look for a compassionate surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Both: Both do however if a mass is there the colon and rectal surgeon can take care of it. In addition a colorectal surgeon would be more agressive at removing a polyp whereas a GI may be more apt to recommend surgery. This is based on personal experience. Fyi colonoscopy was pioneered by a general and cardiothoracic surgeon at beth israel in ny. Dr wolff and dr shinya invented polypectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various surgeons: Plastic surgeons, general surgeons, urological and gynecological surgeons perform these operations. Both procedures are about the same in degree of patient satisfaction. It requires an excellent team of surgeons and psychological preparation for patients undergoing these procedures, as the emotional impact and acceptance of changes are a crutial part of these cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Patient s/p mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy and tram flap.Now with recurrent cancer. Would anyone do repeat sentinel node biopsy?
No: Hi. Hematologists are trained in internal medicine and then sub-specialize in hematology and oncology. They do minor procedures like bone marrow biopsies and any internal medicine procedures, but surgeries are performed by surgeons, physicians who specifically train in surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mammoplasty : Mammoplasty is the term used for altering the shape, position, and sometimes size of the breast. A mammoplasty should always be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, as plastic surgeons are the only surgeons trained and experienced in the most current and safe techniques of mammoplasty. Cosmetic mammoplasty is more commonly called a "breast lift" procedure. The goal of this operation is to lift the breast mass to a more youthful position. In a breast lift, your surgeon will remove excess skin that has stretched during the course of pregnancy, breast feeding, weight change, etc. The breast tissue is repositioned to a higher, more cosmetically appealing position. The resulting scars will either be anchor shaped (scars around the areola, vertical scar extending to the base of the breast, and a curved scar hidden in the fold under the breast), or lollypop shaped (scars around the areola and a vertical scar extending to the base of the breast). Breast implants may also be placed during this procedure if you desire both a breast lift and an increase in breast volume. Cosmetic mammoplasty is not covered by your medical insurance. A different type of mammoplasty which is considered medically necessary in certain patients is a reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction. While breast reduction may significantly improve the appearance of a woman's breasts, breast reduction is not considered a purely cosmetic procedure. This is because reducing the weight of excessively large breasts helps eliminate symptoms associated with large, heavy breasts such as neck/back/shoulder pain, shoulder grooves, rashes, and difficulty with activity and exercise. Your board certified plastic surgeon likely has extensive experience with this procedure, as it is a very common procedure performed by plastic surgeons, and typically results in a high level of patient satisfaction. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
DCIS, left breast, biopsy itself removed high grade cancer cells, lumpectomy path 100% cancer free. Radiation necessary? What about proton therapy?
Cardiovascular surg: Cardiovascular surgeons can do bypass symptoms by either an open procedure or by a min invasive method. The open procedure requires the sternum to be opened with a saw . This is called a sternotomy.A min invasive symptoms uses several smaller port access sites but leaves sternum intact. The thinking with this method is its less painful and quicker recovery ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not common: If a cystic lesion of ovary has been noted, its size is carefully managed as to >5cm . A solitary lesion removed laparoscopically and proven benign ends exploration. If malignant then a hysterectomy also indicated. If there is evidence of intraperitoneal spread then formal lap with omentectomy and debulking of peritoneal spread performed followed by chemo. Second look of value with hyperthermia ...Read more
Mast, Mayo and Moed: If you are suffering from hip dysphasia and need to have your hip socket realigned, you need an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with pelvic reconstruction experience. Drs. Jeff mast, keith mayo and berton moed are surgeons that I have worked with and have significant experience with this procedure. All three spent time in france with the surgeons who pioneered the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colon:2x3cm non lifting flat lesion(malignant suspicion)couldnot be removed by polypectomy, needs segmental surgical resection.Surgery or laparoscopy?
Either way: Must be removed , laparoscopic surgery will have slightly quicker recovery, less pain , due to your cardiac surgery which ever takes shorter operation time time you should choose, increased intra abdominal pressure may not be good for you as in laparoscopy discuss with your surgeon and cardiologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vag Vault Prolapse: Generally performed by a urogynecologist. Make sure you find out in advance whether or not your doctor performs these with or without mesh, the route of surgery (vaginal vs. abdominal), and how often the doctor performs this type of procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The esophagus carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Any word ending with the suffix "-ectomy" means removal, as in appendectomy, tonsillectomy, etc. Esophagectomy is usually reserved for patients with esophageal cancer, but may rarely be used for other benign forms of obstruction. The stomach can be mobilized and pulled up into the chest ...Read more
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