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And the winner is…

Award:  a prize or other mark of recognition given in honor of an achievement. Reward:  something given or received in return or recompense for service, merit, hardship, etc. I am fortunate to have been awarded listing in Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s Top Docs list numerous times and Texas Monthly magazine’s Texas Super Doctors list for …

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Coca Cola and Rangers Baseball: Life Tastes Good!

My first job was selling Cokes at the old Arlington Stadium, the original home of the Texas Rangers.  Three of my high school buddies and I would carpool out the turnpike, put on our orange stadium uniforms, then hit the stands to make some spending money.  Watching this two year run from the Rangers has been …

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Breast Reconstruction: It Takes a Team

One of my passions is breast reconstruction surgery.  In the Fort Worth area we have many talented surgeons performing mastectomies for breast cancer patients, and I have worked with 13 of those surgeons this year.   Fort Worth surgeons are knowledgable about breast reconstruction and frequently present it as an option to their patients who are …

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Blame It On the Baby

It’s okay.  Really.  Having a baby wreaks havoc on a body.  The hormonal changes alone are enough to make you a little crazy.  And then there’s the stretching followed by the shrinking followed by the, “OMG, what happened to my breasts/abdomen/buttocks/thighs (take your pick)?!”  We have designated our office as a safe haven for mothers who …

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To Smush or Not To Smush…are Mammograms Necessary?

As we approach Breast Cancer Awareness month (October), I think it’s informative to assess mammogram issues.  In 2009 a government-sponsored study was reported by the US Preventive Services Task Force.  The outcome of this report was that mammograms are overused and really almost never needed until a woman reaches age 50.  The recommendation was that …

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Plump up the volume!

I have been doing some landscaping around my house.  This spring I put a great plant in my backyard, a Japanese aralia.  This plant has a tropical look to it.  In the summer heat, however, it quickly lets me know when it needs to be watered.  It wilts and looks a bit sickly.  With just a …

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Texas heat…be safe!

As the heat cranks up the deeper we go into summer here in North Texas, I am reminded of my first-weekend on-call during my plastic surgery training. Entering the training program, I remember thinking that there probably wouldn’t be too much need for a plastic surgeon in the emergency room, other than a few lacerations. …

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Welcome to My Blog

I’ve been reading blogs long enough now that I’ve decided to try one of my own.  It will provide updates about my practice, including specials, new procedures, and general office information.  Also, advances and new technologies in plastic surgery will be introduced and reviewed, giving the reader useful and practical information. In my office we …

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