We found 4 providers with an interest in oral lesions and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Weston, FL.

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Dr. Michael Victorino F Medina III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Medina's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina's areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Medina attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , oral lesions (abnormal tissues)

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Dr. John F Greskovich Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. John Greskovich, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greskovich include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Greskovich is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greskovich honors. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Greskovich trained at Cleveland Clinic and the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , oral cancer

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Dr. Bruno R Bastos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Bruno Bastos specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients rated Dr. Bastos highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bastos include bladder cancer, cancer supportive care, and cancer screening. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Federal University of Bahia for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bastos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , oral cancer

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Dr. Mihir H Naik, DO
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code T28
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Naik's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Naik honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , oral cancer

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What are Oral Lesions?

Oral lesions are flat or raised abnormal tissues that can occur anywhere in the oral cavity -- lips, cheeks, gums, and tongue, as well as the roof and floor of the mouth. Most oral lesions are benign (noncancerous). However, in general, lesions that bleed, grow rapidly, are painful, or have irregular borders need to be evaluated by a dentist or oral surgeon right away. If a lesion is suspected to be malignant (cancerous), then a biopsy (sample of tissue) may be taken and examined in a laboratory to determine whether harmful cells are present.

Oral fibromas are the most common benign lesion that occur in the mouth. They usually arise from constant cheek or lip biting, rubbing the cheek or tongue against a rough tooth, or using dentures. Mucoceles are another common noncancerous oral lesion. They form out of salivary glands and usually appear on the lower lip. Aside from the look and feel of these benign lesions, they typically do not cause any symptoms. Mucoceles tend to burst open after a few days or weeks and then heal on their own, whereas oral fibromas do not go away without treatment. Bothersome fibromas may be surgically removed, or excised, along with a tiny portion of surrounding healthy tissue.

Mouth ulcers are painful, open lesions. They may be caused by injury, infection, drugs, and certain medical conditions, like diabetes or blood disorders. Canker sores are the most common type of mouth ulcer. Most ulcers heal on their own, but non-healing ones should be biopsied for cancer. Ulcers may be treated using medicated sprays, gels, ointments, or creams. They may also be removed by a procedure called ablation, which destroys lesions using such techniques as laser or chemicals.

Oral leukoplakia is characterized by white or grayish patches on the tongue, cheek, gums, or floor of the mouth. It is usually benign but may also be precancerous. Smoking or drinking alcohol puts a person at an increased risk of developing leukoplakia, and sometimes the patches go away when tobacco or alcohol use is stopped. Treatments for leukoplakia include medication, surgical excision, and ablation.

Oral melanomas are malignant and appear as brownish lesions, most often on the roof of the mouth. They tend to spread to other parts of the body quickly, so detecting and treating them early are key in achieving favorable results. Excision, chemotherapy, and radiation are the most common treatments for melanomas.

Depending on the size and type of lesion that was removed, a hospital stay may or may not be required. Benign lesion ablation and excision can be performed at oral surgery centers, while removal of melanomas or other malignant lesions may need to be done at a hospital and require a few days’ stay. Elevating the head when lying down, applying wet gauze on the affected area, and using an ice pack over the cheek for 2 to 3 days following surgery help reduce bleeding and swelling. Eating soft foods like applesauce, baked bananas, or soups with soft meats is recommended for about a week after the procedure. Normal activities may be resumed two to three days after a benign lesion excision, whereas recovery from a malignant lesion removal may require a few weeks.

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