Monthly Archives: April 2011

Omega-3 and Its Surprising Effects on Prostate Cancer Development

A recent study has come to a surprising conclusion about the effect of Omega-3 fatty acids in the role of prostate cancer development. Omega-3 is considered to be a healthy type of fat found in fish such as salmon and herring. It’s long been known that high levels of Omega-3 in your diet has a beneficial effect on the heart, and was also believed to have a cancer fighting effect as well. However, a new study shows that this may not be the case. The conclusion of the study came from data collected over the course of seven years, looking at a total of around 19,000 men, all of which were over the age of 55. During that time 1,668 of the men (8.8%) developed prostate cancer. This included both slow and aggressive forms of the disease. Of those men, 125 (7.5%) of them developed an aggressive form of the disease. Throughout the study the participants received regular blood tests, and levels of the Omega-3 fatty acid called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) were recorded. At the end of the study these values were compared against the participants and it was found [...]

Receiving Care that is Truly Personalized

One of my core philosophies when it comes to treating patients is to entirely custom tailor their experience with me to cover their needs. When stepping into my office you become a member of our family here at Mt. Sinai, and the level of care you’ll receive reflects that dedication. This is done in a number of ways, before, during, and even after surgery – it’s a bond that never ends. I feel that this sets me apart from other doctors who all too often feel cold. While your physical health is what they’re dedicated to addressing, they don’t address your needs as an individual; a person who has questions and fears and needs answers and support. My staff and I make sure that we’re available to provide this throughout a patient’s whole treatment process. When it comes to the actual surgical process I handle things in a way very few doctors can claim. It’s very typical for a surgeon to perform just the major parts of the robotic prostatectomy operation, opting to have their surgical team perform the more minor aspects that don’t require as much technical skill and [...]