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Take Charge of Your Health this Movember

Listen up guys, this blog is for you. Its #Movember. You know, that month where all the bros don’t shave. Well it’s kind of more than just that. Movember is all about bringing awareness to men’s health issues, and getting men to take control of their health. The Surgery Group of Los Angeles wants to spend some time discussing the men’s health issues we work to combat everyday. 

Men can often neglect their health, failing to complete…

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5 Ways To Help a Loved One During Their Cancer Treatment Journey

When someone you care about is diagnosed with breast or other cancers, you want to help, but you may not know exactly what to do.

Here are 5 things the Doctors at the The Surgery Group of Los Angeles suggest:

1.  Take the Lead.

Your loved one is dealing with surgery, doctors’ appointments, chemo and radiation treatments.  That’s a lot.  So you need to deal with all the stuff they’re not dealing with.  That includes…

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Top 5 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

We’ve come a long way…but one in eight women will still be diagnosed with breast cancer.   So what are some things my patients can do to prevent a diagnosis?  There’s a lot we can do to prevent a diagnosis, considering that only 10% of women with diagnosed cancer are genetically predisposed.  This means that 90% of all breast cancer cases are not genetically linked, and improving lifestyles, may reduce a breast cancer…

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What is DCIS and how is it treated?

Today marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time our blogs will focus on breast cancer awareness and educational efforts. To kick off our month of breast cancer related content we talk about a term that come up a lot in this topic, DCIS.

Referred to by doctors as ductal carcinoma in situ, DCIS is what we call a non-invasive form of breast cancer. But what does that mean? Well, DCIS refers to cancer that forms in…

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Evaluating an Indeterminate Biopsy of a Thyroid Nodule

I can’t tell you the number of times a patient has been incredulous when they hear, that we can’t determine whether or not they have thyroid cancer.  It should be simple and straightforward.  After all biopsies of other body parts, for instance a breast biopsy, establishes whether or not a patient has breast cancer.   Unfortunately diagnosing a thyroid nodule as benign or malignant is hardly straight forward.

The good news is that…

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Dr. Yosef Nasseri Joins GSN Editorial Advisory Board

The Surgery Group of Los Angeles would like to congratulate Dr. Yosef Nasseri on his appointment to the General Surgery News Editorial Advisory Board.

GSN is a monthly publication designed to keep general surgeons up to date on the latest developments in their field. Each issue contains intensive coverage of meetings, journal article analysis, educational reviews, and information regarding new pharmaceuticals and devices.

Dr. Nasseri’s…

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Diet and colon cancer risk
How your diet can prevent colon cancer

Diet has a lot to do with the health of our bodies’, including the health of our colons. The colon is an incredibly important part of our digestive systems and is susceptible to diseases like colon cancer.

Research has shown that there is a high correlation between obesity and having a higher risk of colon cancer. This research shows us that diet and other lifestyle choices play an important role in protecting ourselves from colon cancer,…

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Souther California Super Doctors 2019
Dr. Ellenhorn and Dr. Nasseri honored as 2019 Souther California Super Doctors

The Surgery Group of Los Angeles is incredibly honored to have both Dr. Joshua Ellenhorn and Dr. Yosef Nasseri included on the 2019 Southern California Super Doctors list. Dr. Ellenhorn and Dr. Nasseri are part of  only 5 percent of physicians within Southern California who are given this honor.

The Selection Process:

The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify healthcare providers who…

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Breast Cancer in Men

Did you know that men can develop breast cancer as well?  Men have breast tissue as well, even though it is not as developed as women’s breast tissue, which means that they can develop many of the breast cancers that women face.

Unfortunately men are are less likely than women to be suspicious of the same warning signs. This often leads to a delayed diagnosis, which also means that the tumor has more time to spread.

A man’s likelihood…

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How your genetics can affect the likelihood of getting colorectal cancer

Did you know that researchers discovered several factors that increase a person’s risk of colorectal cancer?

Our DNA, given to us by our parents, contains a series of genes that control almost everything about us. Some of these genes control cell growth, cell division into new cells, and cell death. The gene that moderate these processes are referred to as Tumor Suppressor Genes.

When all is right in our bodies, our Tumor Suppressor…

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