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Dr. James Driscoll Maloney II, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. James Maloney, who practices in Madison, WI and Waukesha, WI, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery and transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maloney accepts. Dr. Maloney graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Madison Magazine Top Docs and Physician Excellence Award Madison Magazine Top Docs Madison Magazine Top Docs. Dr. Maloney is affiliated with ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health), and Madison VA Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Lobectomy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant, Thymectomy, Muscle-Sparing Mini-Thoracotomy, ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $1,506
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $202
Dr. Aaron Michael Wieland, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
600 Highland Avenue; K4/7 7375
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Aaron Wieland's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Madison, WI. His areas of expertise include the following: modified radical neck dissection, skull base surgery, and facial nerve graft. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health), Madison VA Hospital, and the University Hospital. Dr. Wieland obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , modified radical neck dissection

All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, Free Flap Reconstruction, Modified Radical ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy M McCulloch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Timothy McCulloch is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Madison, WI. Dr. McCulloch's clinical interests include facial problems, skull base surgery, and skull base tumors. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McCulloch trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. McCulloch has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health) and the University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , modified radical neck dissection

All Interests: Septoplasty, Nose Surgery, Vocal Cord Injection, Voice Disorders, Sinus Surgery, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul A Staskowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Paul Staskowski works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Before completing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Staskowski attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Staskowski's areas of expertise include the following: modified radical neck dissection, endoscopic sinus surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Staskowski's professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health) and Madison VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , modified radical neck dissection

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Septoplasty, Nose Surgery, Tracheostomy, Sinus Surgery, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Erik Abbott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Daniel Abbott works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Madison, WI. Dr. Abbott graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His clinical interests include laparoscopic gastrectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and whipple procedure. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Abbott is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health) and the University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , axillary lymph node dissection (ALND)

All Interests: Pancreatectomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Liver Tumor, Whipple Procedure, Cryosurgery, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. David C Upton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. David Upton is a Madison, WI physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include modified radical neck dissection, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and sleep apnea. Dr. Upton's hospital/clinic affiliations include UnityPoint Health - Meriter and the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , modified radical neck dissection

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Free Flap Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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What is a Lymphadenectomy?

Lymph node dissection, or lymphadenectomy, is the removal of lymph nodes and sometimes the surrounding tissue, almost always as part of cancer treatment. Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped nodules found throughout the body that filter lymph fluid and fight infection. When a nearby cancer tumor is present, cancer cells can break free and spread through the lymphatic system, ending up caught in the lymph nodes. Unless removed or destroyed, these cells can spread cancer throughout the body. Lymphadenectomy removes the affected lymph nodes and any stray cells.

Lymphadenectomy is often performed after a biopsy, or test of the lymph nodes, to see if cancer cells are present. If surgery is necessary, it is most often done through a single incision. In the case of lymph nodes located deep within the body, the surgeon will sometimes use minimally invasive surgery, such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) or laparoscopy, using a lighted probe and camera along with tiny instruments that can be passed through small openings. VATS is used for lymphadenectomy procedures in the chest while laparoscopy is used for lymphadenectomy procedures in the abdomen. The lymph nodes that are removed will be examined by a pathologist to check for cancer.

Recovery from the actual surgery does not take long. The incisions are fairly small and often heal quickly. However, lymphadenectomy can sometimes cause swelling in the affected arm or leg, caused by a buildup of lymph fluid. This is called lymphedema. If you experience swelling, pain, or tingling after a lymphadenectomy, talk to your doctor about ways you can reduce these symptoms.

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