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3415 Bainbridge Avenue At Gunhill Road
The Bronx, New York,10467
The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) has been ranked one of the top children's hospitals in the nation by the prestigious U.S. News & World Report 2008 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals. The CHAM was ranked 28th out of 143 hospitals nation... more.
Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery
Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Stanford University Hospital
Bronx High School of Science
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Berish Strauch, M.D.
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Dr. Berish Strauch
Dr. Strauch is an internationally known plastic surgeon, board certified in general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery. He received his medical degree form Columbia University in 1959, completed residency at Roosevelt Hospital in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery of the hand in 1961 and was a surgical fellow at Stanford University Hospital, 1966-1968. He is currently the chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and is a founder and first president of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and has been an officer and committee member in numerous regional, national, and international professional organizations. He is the senior editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Flaps, the senior author of the Atlas of Microsurgical Flaps, and co-author of the Atlas of Hand Anatomy. He is also the founder and ongoing Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Dr. Strauch has conducted extensive clinical research using the SofPulse device and is the author of the study demonstrating the angiogenic properties of the SofPulse technology. Advisory Board: Dr. Berish Strauch Ivivi Medical
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I was fortunate to train under Dr. Berish Strauch, a pioneer in the field of reconstructive microsurgery at Montefiore Medical Center.
Circumferential abdominoplasty is an option for the morbidly obese | Plastic Surgery
"The radical weight loss following gastric by-pass leads to improved blood pressure, and in many patients improves or eliminates diabetes symptoms," said Berish Strauch, MD, chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center.
"Nevertheless, patients are left with a massive sagging of the entire body that leads to severe medical and cosmetic deformities," added Dr. Strauch, who now finds that 80 percent of his surgical practice involves post-bariatric surgery patients. "It is truly gratifying to be able to give these patients the body they have dreamed of having." "A traditional abdominoplasty (tummytuck) is insufficient for these patients, who after this kind of extreme weight loss require a special operation called a circumferential adbominoplasty, a type of complicated, mid-body lift, which we have modified," he continued. Circumferential abdominoplasty is more extensive than a standard tummy tuck, and involves additional operating room time, more blood loss and increased recovery time. After recovery, typically three months later, further body contouring procedures are considered such as brachioplasty (trimming underarm 'wings') as well as thigh, neck, face and back lifts. "We trim excess skin from the stomach, thighs and buttocks in one operation, rotating the patient carefully on the operating table during the surgery," Dr. Strauch said.
These wounds healed faster and were stronger, earlier, than those that weren't treated," said Dr. Berish Strauch, of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Albert Einstein, in whose lab the study was done.