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Dr David Friedman MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. David Friedman is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Weston, FL. He speaks French. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, rhabdomyosarcoma, and sports health. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Before completing 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, Dr. Friedman attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedman is 3.5 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: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Rhabdomyosarcoma

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

Dr Michael V Medina III MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Michael Medina's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Medina's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Medina is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Medina (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hemangiomas, Rhabdomyosarcoma

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Achalasia, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Nosebleeds, Oral Lesions, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Richard Arthur Roski MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.97 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Richard Roski is a specialist in neurosurgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Roski's areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, spinal decompression, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roski attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Compression Fractures, Spinal Decompression, Gamm ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He 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. Schnickel is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Schnickel's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , Lipoma, Hemangiomas

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

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

Dr. Diego Reino's areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reino takes. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Reino trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Lipoma, Hemangiomas

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

Dr Sherrie Lenise Bullard MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Sherrie Bullard sees patients in Weston, FL. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Bullard studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bullard include warts, rosacea, and acne. On average, patients gave Dr. Bullard a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Scleroderma, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Restylane, Birthmarks, Laser Treatment, Skin Biops ... (Read more)

Efrain D Salgado MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 4.43 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Efrain Salgado is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Salgado's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, migraine, and carotid artery disease. He 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. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Salgado attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Salgado is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

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

Dr Xaralambos B Zervos DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos' specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He practices in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He attended medical school 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Zervos include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Zervos is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Memorial Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Lipoma, Hemangiomas

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Cancer, B ... (Read more)

Emanuele Lo Menzo MD
Specializes in Surgery
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL

Dr. Emanuele Lo Menzo is a medical specialist in surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Lo Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. After completing medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Lo Menzo's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, Gallb ... (Read more)

Asfa S Akhtar DO
Specializes in Dermatology
Average rating 4.46 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Asfa Akhtar, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Her clinical interests include warts, rosacea, and moles. Patients gave Dr. Akhtar an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Akhtar performed her residency at Broward Health and Palmetto General Hospital. Dr. Akhtar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Warts, Eczema, Scleroderma, Rosacea, Restylane, Birthmarks, Laser Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Biops ... (Read more)

John Manuel Rivas MD
Specializes in Transplant Hepatology, Transplant Surgery, Adult Hepatology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. John Rivas is a specialist in transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), transplant surgery, and adult hepatology. He works in Weston, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Rivas's areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivas takes. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Rivas is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Lipoma, Hemangiomas

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Cancer, B ... (Read more)

Dan Ilkovitch PHD MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Average rating 4.77 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wa
Weston, FL

Dr. Dan Ilkovitch is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ilkovitch average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. Dr. Ilkovitch is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Ilkovitch completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Lipoma, Hemangiomas

All Interests: Warts, Dermatomyositis, Eczema, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Skin Cancer, R ... (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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