We found 13 providers with an interest in soft tissue tumor and who accept Gold Compass 1500 near Weston, FL.

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Dr. David W Friedman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Wnc3-121
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Friedman's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include amputation, rhabdomyosarcoma, and sports health. Dr. Friedman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Friedman include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

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). Dr. Medina's areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Medina is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, Hemangiomas, rhabdomyosarcoma

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Achalasia, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Arthur Roski, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Roski is a neurosurgeon in Weston, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, spinal decompression, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Roski studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Roski's medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patient ratings for Dr. Roski average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Brain AVM, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Compression Fractures, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas G Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Tzakis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Tzakis's patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tzakis accepts. Dr. Tzakis has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , angiosarcoma, fibroma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuele Lo Lo Menzo, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo practices surgery. His areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Menzo is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Menzo is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Maryland General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gabriel T Schnickel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). Dr. Schnickel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, Hemangiomas

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Diego C Reino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Reino speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, Hemangiomas

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Efrain D Salgado, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Efrain Salgado is a neurologist in Weston, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Salgado's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Salgado is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Spinal AVM, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Hemorrhage, Compression ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherrie Lenise Bullard Lemon, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Sherrie Bullard sees patients in Weston, FL. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, rosacea, and acne. Dr. Bullard's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bullard is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bullard trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Scleroderma, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Restylane, Birthmarks, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Xaralambos B Zervos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos works as a gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zervos include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Zervos performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Patient ratings for Dr. Zervos average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, angiosarcoma, Hemangiomas, fibroma

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

Dr. Asfa S Akhtar, DO
Specializes in Dermatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Asfa Akhtar works as a dermatologist. Her areas of expertise include alopecia areata, warts, and rosacea. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akhtar takes. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Broward Health and Palmetto General Hospital. Dr. Akhtar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Scleroderma, Facial Problems, Rosacea, Restylane, Birthmarks, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. John Manuel Rivas, MD
Specializes in Transplant Hepatology, Transplant Surgery, Adult Hepatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Weston Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. John Rivas practices transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), transplant surgery, and adult hepatology in Weston, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Rivas's areas of expertise include the following: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Rivas attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, angiosarcoma, Hemangiomas, fibroma

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

Dr. Dan Ilkovitch, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wa
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dan Ilkovitch is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Ilkovitch's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. His areas of expertise include rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ilkovitch is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, Hemangiomas

All Interests: Warts, Dermatomyositis, Eczema, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What are Soft Tissue Tumors?

Soft tissue tumors are abnormal masses that may occur in muscles, fat, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, or nerves anywhere in the body. They generally appear as round or elongated lumps, and can be harmless (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Although most soft tissue masses are benign, any newly discovered lump should be inspected by a doctor. If the mass is suspected to be cancerous, a biopsy may be recommended. This diagnostic procedure collects a tiny sample of tissue from the tumor, which is then examined in a laboratory to determine if any cancer cells are present.

Benign soft tissue masses are typically painless, tend to grow very slowly, and may go away on their own. The most common soft tissue tumor is a lipoma. Lipomas are soft, fatty masses that usually occur just under the skin in the shoulders, neck, belly, back, or limbs. Lipomas and other benign soft tissue tumors do not normally require medical treatment. However, if they are causing pain, they may need to be surgically removed, or excised. The procedure often takes out a very small amount of surrounding healthy tissue in addition to the tumor. Sometimes, medication is injected into the mass to shrink it before the excision is performed.

In contrast to slow-growing benign tumors, malignant ones, known as sarcomas, are more aggressive. Because they grow rapidly and can spread to other parts of the body, they require immediate attention. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the most widely used treatments for soft tissue sarcoma. The location and extent of your cancer, as well as your overall health, will determine which option or combination of options should be included in your treatment plan.

As with treating benign tumors, soft tissue sarcoma surgery frequently involves removal of the tumor along with some surrounding healthy tissue. However, a larger portion of normal tissue is removed in sarcoma surgery than in benign tumor excision. After the procedure, edges of the excised tissue are examined for cancer cells. If any are detected, there is a strong chance that not all of the cancer has been removed. If this is the case, additional surgery or another form of treatment, like radiation, may be necessary.

Excision is not the only way sarcomas may be treated surgically. Although uncommon, arm or leg tumors can grow so large that an excision would result in chronic pain or a poorly-functioning limb. If this happens, amputation may be the only solution. Recovery from this major operation typically includes physical therapy and getting fitted with a prosthesis (artificial limb), as well as receiving training on proper use of the prosthesis. With adequate physical rehabilitation, a person who has had a leg amputation may be able to walk again using a prosthesis in a few months.

For patients who are not healthy enough to undergo surgery, radiation therapy may be an option. Radiation destroys cancer cells with high-energy rays, like X-rays. While it can be the main component of the treatment plan, it is often used as an added measure to surgical excision if cancer cells are found in the edges of the excised tissue. Radiation may also shrink tumors to make excision easier or relieve symptoms of the disease, especially if it is at an advanced stage.

If malignant cells have spread to other parts of the body, chemotherapy may be a suitable form of treatment. This is because chemotherapy uses powerful anti-cancer drugs that can be given into a vein, so it goes directly into the bloodstream and rapidly reaches all areas of the body. As with radiation, chemotherapy may be the main component of your treatment plan or used as an addition to surgery.

After completing treatment for soft tissue sarcoma, you will need to be monitored regularly for any signs of cancer recurrence. Checkups involve physical exams and diagnostic procedures like X-rays and biopsies. Sarcomas tend to return within three years, and though the risk of recurrence greatly decreases by the fifth year, some patients may receive regular checkups for up to ten years. Others may need an even longer period of monitoring if they were treated for sarcoma that had spread to the lungs or other organs.

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