Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Adnan Prsic
- October 18, 2018
Dr. Alperovich weighs in on recent research regarding safety of silicone breast implants
- August 22, 2018
When diet and exercise no longer work, doctors treat the extra pounds as a disease. Fortunately, it's a treatable one.
- May 22, 2018
We humans seem to have a nearly universal need to avoid embarrassment. It could be something as simple as mispronouncing a word or tripping as you walk along a crowded sidewalk. No matter the blunder, our response is instinctive: Hide, hope no one noticed and move on. But what happens when what you are embarrassed about is related to your health? There are some aspects of your body and how it functions that you'd really rather not talk about—even with a doctor. But sharing potentially embarrassing symptoms with your physicians may be the only way for them to accurately diagnose and treat you. Chances are specialists have heard it—and seen it—all before and know how to help.
- May 09, 2018
More than 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with head and neck cancer every year. Free screenings are available at Yale New Haven Hospital to bring awareness and prevention. Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center will hold a free oral, head and neck cancer screening on Friday, May 11 from 3 - 6:30 pm in the East Pavilion.
- April 13, 2018
Connecticut Magazine recognizes Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital physicians as 'Best Doctors'
Connecticut Magazine has named 77 Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven physicians and surgeons to its 2018 Best Doctors guide. Published in the magazine's April issue, the Best Doctors list consists of 779 Connecticut physicians from 78 medical specialties.
- March 19, 2018
Dr. Michael Alperovich describes the science behind facial aging
- November 09, 2017
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Tomer Avraham to the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Avraham will join the department as an Assistant Professor.
- October 11, 2017
Breast cancer affects one in eight women who are mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and friends—and causes a lot of worry for women in general. “Women who have a family history of breast cancer in particular have a lot of anxiety,” says Yale Medicine's Brigid Killelea, MD, chief of breast surgery.
- September 07, 2017
Breast reconstruction can include breast implants — as well as fat and skin transferred from the lower abdomen. But for patients like Brandi Surprenant — neither one was a viable option. Treatment for breast cancer left her with few options. Brandi explains, “You have a lot of skin inflammation after and implants sometimes do not really work well with radiated tissue.” Researching potential solutions led her to Dr. Michael Alperovich at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven — three hundred miles away from upstate New York where she lives. “I compare it to essentially doing a transplant within a patient’s body,” says Dr. Alperovich. The procedure he offered — the Pap Flap. He says, “The Pap Flap essentially is using upper thigh skin and fat and transferring that to create breast tissue.”