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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Wnc3-121
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Friedman, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include amputation, rhabdomyosarcoma, and sports health. Dr. Friedman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Honorary Police Surgeon, New York City Police Department. In addition to English, Dr. Friedman speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Medina practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Medina attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, Hemangiomas, rhabdomyosarcoma

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's medical residency was performed 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's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angiosarcoma, fibroma

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

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo is a surgeon in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Menzo attended medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Menzo's average patient rating 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. Menzo accepts. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic 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. Diego C Reino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Reino is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, Hemangiomas

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Schnickel include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schnickel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, Hemangiomas

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

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Roski is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Weston, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Roski's areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, spinal decompression, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: President of The Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Roski is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Brain AVM, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Sarcoma, Lumbar Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Efrain Salgado works as a neurologist. Dr. Salgado is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and carotid artery disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salgado honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Guide to America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America; Physician of the Quarter for Service, Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital; and Doctor's Day Ambassador Award for Quality, Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Medina is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include cleft lip and palate, migraine, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Dr. Medina has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina takes. Dr. Medina has received professional recognition including the following: V.J. Kazanjian Research Fellowship. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Medina is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, benign soft tissue tumor

All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Facial Pain, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Nasal Fractures, Nose ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Zervos's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zervos studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, angiosarcoma, Hemangiomas, fibroma

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

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Specializes in Transplant Hepatology, Transplant Surgery, Adult Hepatology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Weston Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. John Rivas is a specialist in transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), transplant surgery, and adult hepatology. Dr. Rivas's areas of expertise include the following: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Rivas average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rivas attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic Florida. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, angiosarcoma, Hemangiomas, fibroma

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dan Ilkovitch works as a general internist in Weston, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ilkovitch include rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ilkovitch 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. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma

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.