Dr. Charan Donkor, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • general surgery

Affiliation:

  • Baptist Health

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Activity

  • Charan Donkor, MD - Miami, FL - General Surgery
    Weight loss surgery is a serious step toward overcoming obesity, but many people are not good candidates because they may have other underlying medical conditions or lifestyle habits, such as smoking. 

    Weight loss surgery is not done on smokers until they have quit smoking for at least two months....Read More
  • Charan Donkor, MD - Miami, FL - General Surgery
    The advantages of robotic surgery for a surgeon include clearer interior views of the body tissues, better precision and fewer "technical difficulties" than with other types of surgery. Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which doctors perform operations using a computer to direct...Read More
  • Charan Donkor, MD - Miami, FL - General Surgery
    The option of undergoing weight-loss surgery is becoming more popular for those who are severely obese and have been unable to get results with diet and exercise alone.

    However, it is not for everyone who may be obese. While generally safe, weight-loss surgery (also called bariatric weight-loss...Read More
  • Charan Donkor, MD - Miami, FL - General Surgery
    Stomach surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is an option to promote weight loss for those who are severely obese.

    These surgeries use different techniques to reduce the size of the stomach. After the surgery, a person should feel fuller faster, eats less, and loses weight. These surgeries help...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The speed at which cancer cells grow may help doctors diagnose and treat the most aggressive melanomas, researchers say.

    Using this measure, investigators have found that the deadliest skin cancers occur most often on the head and neck of olde...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients with gallbladder pain don't have emergency surgery when they first need it, a new study finds.

    Most patients who require emergency gallbladder surgery are easily identified, but some present more of a challenge, the re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of tumor-targeting agent may help detect and treat a wide variety of cancers, according to a new study.

    This new agent -- dubbed the tumor-targeting alkylphosphocholine (APC) molecule -- can travel throughout the body, even crossing ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People infected with both HIV and hepatitis C are much more likely to develop advanced liver disease if they drink any alcohol at all, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data from thousands of participants in a Veterans Affairs study ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Increased screening for liver tumors in people with cirrhosis -- scarring of the liver -- could help boost liver cancer survival rates, according to researchers.

    A review of 47 studies that included more than 15,000 patients found the survival ra...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of steroids may not benefit infants who've had surgery for a serious liver disease, and the drugs may even cause harm, according to a new study.

    The findings offer new evidence in a controversy over whether steroid treatment in additio...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 Radiation Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy may beat surgery for treatment of affected lymph nodes in some breast cancer patients, resulting in fewer postoperative problems, according to a new study.

    Researchers compared the two treatment approaches in terms of survival and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy may beat surgery for treatment of affected lymph nodes in some breast cancer patients, resulting in fewer postoperative problems, according to a new study.

    Researchers compared the two treatment approaches in terms of survival and ...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 Head And Neck Surgery:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty percent of adults who get their tonsils removed develop complications, a new study shows.

    The complication rates are much higher than those reported in previous research, according to the authors of the study in t...Full Article