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In 2019, Sustainability is Key

New Years is a time of renewal. Not only does this day mark the start of a new year, 2019, it also marks the start of many diets and lifestyle changes. So many of us focus on making drastic changes to our health during this time of year. What many fail to consider is wether these drastic changes are sustainable and what effects they can have on our health. 

Like with any diet, sustainability is key. Beginning a crash di

et that…

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surgery, colorectal, cancer, health, surgeon, SGLA, ellenhorn, nasseri, barnajian
A Patient Centered Surgery Protocol

The thought of going through colorectal surgery can be a daunting one for patients. Patients are told all sorts of rules about preparing themselves for surgery. Most of these rules are cautionary in nature, “don’t eat this…don’t do that…make sure you do not…” All these restrictions can be incredibly stressful to keep track of. More stress is certainly one thing colorectal surgery patients do not need more of. 

In order to quell…

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women, breast, lumpectomy, mastectomy, tissue, cases, surgery, cancer, breast cancer
Power of Immediate Reconstruction in Mastectomy Cases

In some cases where breast preserving surgical procedures are not a viable treatment options many women have to face the tough reality of going through a mastectomy surgery. 

A mastectomy is a surgery which removes the entirety of one’s breast tissue, as apposed to a lumpectomy which only removes a part of the tissue. Most mastectomy patients go through the procedure to remove cancer that has spread to multiple areas of the breast. In some…

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Can Cranberries Inhibit Cancer Cell Viability?

What would the holiday season be without delicious cranberries? Cranberries are a very unique fruit. Cranberries or Vaccinium Macrocarpon, have acidic taste that usually overwhelms its sweetness and is always part of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  

But what are the health benefits of Cranberries. Drinking cranberry juice or enjoying cranberry sauce with your Turkey and trimmings, can’t hurt but certainly won’t help cure cancer or…

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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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