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Dr. David Hadwin Fischer, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
4060 Butler Pike; Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. David Fischer is a surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fischer include macular degeneration, uveitis, and macular hole. Dr. Fischer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Fischer trained at Duke University Hospital for his residency. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Arunan Sivalingam, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
4060 Butler Pike; Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Arunan Sivalingam's specialties are surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, macular hole, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Sivalingam's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sivalingam is professionally affiliated with Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Joseph I Maguire, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4060 Butler Pike; Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Maguire's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Maguire's clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and macular hole. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Maguire takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4060 Butler Pike; Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Jay Federman practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In Dr. Federman's practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, macular hole, and macular edema. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College.

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What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is the targeted use of extreme cold to destroy unhealthy or unwanted tissue. The doctor applies the cold on the skin or injects it through a needle to reach the inside of the body, where it freezes away the problem tissue. Cryotherapy is often used to remove minor skin problems such as warts or skin tags, and it is also used to treat some small tumors.

To achieve the cold temperatures needed for cryotherapy, liquid nitrogen or argon gas is passed through a tube, which becomes cold enough to freeze cells on contact. Alternatively, liquid nitrogen can be swabbed directly onto the skin or via a spray, which applies only a specific, small amount to the skin at a time.

Because the area treated is typically very small, cryotherapy is not usually painful. There may be a sensation of cold and possibly some slight discomfort. Cryotherapy is very fast and can easily be performed in a doctor’s office. It also doesn’t require stitches, because there is no cutting involved. These benefits make cryotherapy a good choice for many issues, including:
  • Common warts
  • Genital warts
  • Skin tags
  • Age spots
  • Some skin cancers
  • Cervical cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Retinoblastoma, cancer that occurs in the eye

Depending on the procedure, it usually takes three to four weeks to heal after cryotherapy. If it was done internally, you may feel sore or have a small amount of swelling the first day afterwards. If cryotherapy was performed on your skin, you will have a scab where your tissue was removed. Keep it clean and dry so it can heal.