We found 12 providers with an interest in soft tissue tumor and who accept Gold Compass 1500 near Weston, FL.

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

Dr. David Friedman is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Friedman's clinical interests include amputation, rhabdomyosarcoma, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Friedman 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. After attending 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Honorary Police Surgeon, New York City Police Department. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma

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

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

Dr. Michael Medina practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Weston, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina's areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Medina attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is 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)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Medina works as a plastic surgeon in Weston, FL and Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Medina at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, migraine, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Medina honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Medina's distinctions include: Resident Teacher of the Year - Harvard Plastic Surgery and V.J. Kazanjian Research Fellowship. He speaks Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Richard Roski practices neurosurgery. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, spinal decompression, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Roski's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 the following distinction: President of The Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Roski is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

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

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

Dr. Emanuele Menzo specializes in surgery and practices in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Menzo's clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma

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

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

Dr. Andreas Tzakis is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Tzakis include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Tzakis graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's residency, Dr. Tzakis trained 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 the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French.

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Relevant Interests: , angiosarcoma, fibroma

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

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

Dr. Diego Reino specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reino's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Reino attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. 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)

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

Dr. Efrain Salgado's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Salgado's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Salgado attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Salgado trained at Cleveland Clinic. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salgado honors. He has received distinctions including 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

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

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

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel's medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Schnickel's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schnickel honors. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. Dr. Schnickel is 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)

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

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Zervos is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zervos honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Zervos attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Zervos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, 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)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Rivas average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivas include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Rivas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, angiosarcoma, Hemangiomas, fibroma

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

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

Dr. Dan Ilkovitch works as an internist in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ilkovitch 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. Dr. Ilkovitch is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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.

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