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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include amputation, rhabdomyosarcoma, and sports health. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Friedman 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. 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.

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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. Dr. Medina is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Medina include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Medina attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Medina 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 General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Primary Office
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis 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. Dr. Tzakis graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then Dr. Tzakis performed Dr. Tzakis's 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 the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Reino attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, Hemangiomas

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

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

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Schnickel's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. 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. Dr. Schnickel is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , lipoma, Hemangiomas

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

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

Dr. Richard Roski, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Roski's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, spinal decompression, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of President of The Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

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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 is a surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Menzo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo's areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Menzo completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Efrain Salgado's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Salgado include brain aneurysm, migraine, and carotid artery disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salgado is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. 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, Compression ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Medina's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include cleft lip and palate, migraine, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina accepts 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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Medina has received the following distinction: V.J. Kazanjian Research Fellowship. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Medina is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He is not accepting 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)

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

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos sees patients in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. His clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Zervos takes. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zervos's training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Zervos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a transplant hepatologist, transplant surgeon, and adult hepatologist in Weston, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise 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. Dr. Rivas attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Ilkovitch include rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ilkovitch attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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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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