Expert Commentators Articles & Stories

Expert Commentary: David L. Zumerchik, M.D. - 03/22/2010

Expert Commentary: David L. Zumerchik, M.D. - 03/22/2010

I have been using the DaVinci robotic system for the last 5 years. The use of robotic systems in surgery has greatly improved our patient's recovery, both in speed to recovery and reduction of pain. Previously, most abdominal surgeries required open incisions in the abdominal wall. Such sur... Read More


Expert Commentary: Carolyn Jacob M.D. - March 19, 2010

Expert Commentary: Carolyn Jacob M.D. - March 19, 2010

The recent study at the Hallym University in the Republic of Korea describes how ellagic acid, which is found in many common fruits (raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate), may one day help prevent wrinkles. These and other potentially helpful compounds are produced and accumulated in plant... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Ozzie E. Smith III 12/17/09

Expert Commentary: Dr. Ozzie E. Smith III 12/17/09

Dental disease is definitely a large problem with children in this demographic, which include black, Hispanic, disabled, uninsured or HIV-positive.  With all of the preventative measures that can be taken to insure that your teeth remain intact, there is no reason that the level of decay... Read More


Expert Commentary: Peter Geldner, M.D. 12/16/09

Expert Commentary: Peter Geldner, M.D. 12/16/09

The guiding principles of breast cancer have always been to treat the disease first and offer the hope of restoring the body image second. There has never been serious deviation from this standard. The cancer surgeon must do what they feel that they need and what they can prove that they need... Read More


Expert Commentary: Rami E. Lufti, M.D., FACS 12/15/2009

Expert Commentary: Rami E. Lufti, M.D., FACS 12/15/2009

Obesity has become an epidemic crisis in United States! The problem is further aggravated by the serious threat obesity has on our society. This was evident by a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2004. Researchers found, looking at the top 10 causes ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Steven D. Bines M.D. 12/04/2009

Expert Commentary: Steven D. Bines M.D. 12/04/2009

There has been a revolution in the treatment of painful varicose veins. Once a procedure done under general anesthetic in a hospital, utilizing multiple large and painful incisions, today it can be performed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. Part of this revolution has been a change... Read More


Expert Commentary: Mary S. Burns, PhD 12/2/2009

Expert Commentary: Mary S. Burns, PhD 12/2/2009

In this day and age – stress and tension is life, not just part of life.  One must find a healthy means of tension release, otherwise the stress only builds up over time. Yoga has been in existence for a few thousand years; and the body, mind and spirit join with the higher o... Read More


Expert Commentary: Mark Morris D.M.D. 12/1/2009

Expert Commentary: Mark Morris D.M.D. 12/1/2009

Pain and root canals, public embarrassment, the loss of thousands of dollars – these can all result from poor case selection and operator technique with porcelain veneers. Everyone hears about how movie stars and athletes get great smiles with veneers but there is not much talk about ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Stuart Sondheimer, M.D. - 11/30/2009

Expert Commentary: Stuart Sondheimer, M.D. - 11/30/2009

Dry eyes affect many people, whether or not they have had Lasik. It is more common as we age and is more frequent in people who have rheumatologic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis,  and in people who have had chemotherapy for cancer. In dry eyes, the glands that make tears no long... Read More


Expert Commentary: John Q. Cook, M.D. - 11/20/2009

Expert Commentary: John Q. Cook, M.D. - 11/20/2009

In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in ancient traditions of medicine and healing.  The cumulative wisdom of Chinese, Indian and other Eastern traditions stretches back for thousands of years.  Many of my patients are intrigued but also puzzled by claims of poten... Read More


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