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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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But first Coffee?

SGLA’s Dr. Yosef Nasseri is taking a look at how drinking coffee effects patients after gastrointestinal surgery in a brand new study.

Previous studies have been able to show that coffee does stimulate colonic activity. Dr. Nasseri’s study,  which is mentioned in the most recent issue of Cedars-Sinai Discoveries Magazine, is unique because it examines whether drinking coffee has positive effects on the recovery time for gastrointestinal…

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What are polyps and how do I know if I have them?

The second most common cancer in the Unites States is Colorectal Cancer. The term “Colorectal Cancer” applies to any cancer that begins in either the colon or the rectum. This slow forming cancer grows over the course of several years and stems from non-cancerous polyps.

Polyps are growths that become present in the lining of the rectum or colon. They are small flat bumps that can sometimes have a mushroom like appearance measuring less…

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What is an Inguinal Hernia?

An Inguinal Hernia occurs when a patient’s tissue pokes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. This protrusion can prove to be incredibly painful especially when partaking in everyday activities like coughing, bending down, and lifting heavy objects.

Individuals suffering from an inguinal hernia can experience a bulge over the pubic bone which becomes more evident when standing, or whilst coughing. This bulge can cause sufferers to feel…

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