Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka, MD

Bio

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Affiliation:

  • The Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location:

  • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
  • 5 East 98th Street
  • New York, NY
  • 212-241-3547
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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colon / Rectal Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.

    Many of these patients have no greater risk of dying from colon ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A screening test for colorectal cancer that can detect red blood cells and abnormal DNA in a person's stool has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The noninvasive Cologuard test can be performed at home and has shown more t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing the composition of people's collection of gut bacteria -- also called the gut microbiome -- can help improve identification of those who are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer, according to a new study.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.

    The study's Irish researchers suspect that the drugs may affect the body's inflammatory response, red...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in dairy products may slightly extend the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer, a new study suggests.

    But at least one cancer doctor not involved with the study was skeptical of the research and its conclusions.

    The stu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to diet and lifestyle changes, gastric bypass surgery appears to be the clear winner in helping obese people with type 2 diabetes lose weight and even rid themselves of the disease, new studies show.

    The findings "further confirm that g...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Close monitoring of the vocal cords during thyroid removal surgery benefits people who use their voice to make a living, according to a new study.

    Researchers assessed a new approach on 30 voice professionals -- including opera singers, Motown reco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery patients covered by Medicaid do worse than those with private insurance, according to a new study.

    Compared to patients with private insurance, those covered by Medicaid were more than twice as likely to die within a month of surgery. Th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of Crohn's disease flare-ups in people with the inflammatory bowel disorder, an early new study suggests.

    The study included about 3,150 Crohn's patients who completed online questionnaires about their disease, its...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Head And Neck Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in Belgium say they've successfully transplanted windpipes in six patients by first placing donor tissue in the patients' arms.

    "This discovery expands the surgical possibilities for people struggling with difficult-to-repair airway d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colon / Rectal Surgery:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers led by Dr. Mehraneh Jafari of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine ex...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.

    "Our data provide further evidence that maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who undergo surgery to repair an abdominal hernia may underestimate how long their recovery will take, new research indicates.

    Hernia surgery involves closing a gap that has formed in the muscle walls of the abdomen. This common procedure...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk of developing colon cancer may depend partly on having a doctor who often spots precancerous growths during patients' colonoscopy screenings, a new study suggests.

    Colonoscopy is one of the ways doctors screen for colon cancer. It's e...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research has raised the possibility that low-dose aspirin could add extra years to the lives of colon cancer patients. Now, a new study suggests that only certain patients may gain a survival benefit by taking aspirin after diagnosis.

    Th...Full Article