Fathalla M. Mashali, MD
Location and Office HoursNew England Pain Associates
6 Blackstone Valley
Lincoln, RI 02865
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Rhode Island
- Neighborhood Health Plan
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Landmark Medical Center
- Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island
What is a drainage of breast abscess?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredA breast abscess is a deep collection of pus or bacteria usually entering through the nipple. It is most common from breast feeding and can be very painful. The symptoms may include redness, swelling, fever and warmth to the breast. Recommendations include antibiotics, irrigation, warm compression, and surgical decompression in the operating room when all conservative measures have failed. Deep abscess may requires further wet to dry dressing changes after opening the pocket to allow healing from inside to out.
Is there advantages for a patient to have robotic vs. laparoscopic surgery?
In this WisePatient video, oncologist Daniel Labow, MD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, describes the benefits of robotic surgery and laparascopic surgery to treat colon cancer. Which is best depends on the patient, the cancer, and the surgeon.
What surgical procedures are used in spinal surgery?
Gerald M. Silverman, Chiropractic Medicine, answeredThere are a wide range of surgical procedures used in spinal surgery. The most extreme includes removing portions of the vertebrae (laminectomy) and inserting either bone chips or metallic devices to cause the bones above and below the surgery site to fuse together. This surgery requires the patient to spend several days in the hospital and is followed by a recovery period that often includes a physical therapy program. On the other end of the surgical spectrum, there is microdiscectomy, a relatively simple outpatient procedure that removes just a small portion of a disc. The correct surgical approach is determined by the size and location of the herniation, or the degree of degeneration. Finding the right surgeon -- one who will take the time to discuss all options and alternatives, and one who has a solid reputation for performing these procedures -- is important to your outcome.
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