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What is Tongue Tie or Ankyloglossia?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Mar 8, 2019 4:51:56 PM

Tongue-tie in medical terminology is called Ankyloglossia and it’s a condition that some babies are born with. In tongue tie there’s a band of tissue called the frenulum that extends from the floor of the mouth to the under surface of the tongue. This band may restrict the normal movement of the tongue. The degree of interference it causes determines the need to treat it.

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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, Dr. Jeffrey Monroe

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction with truSculpt iD

Posted by admin on Mar 1, 2019 3:35:00 PM

Your Summer Body Starts with truSculpt iD at Advanced Specialty!

Summer bodies are made in the winter and what better way to get beach ready than with truSculpt iD, a non-invasive fat reduction treatment?

truSculpt iD is clinically proven to eliminate fat cells in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms and more! If you diet and exercise but still have areas of stubborn fat, truSculpt® iD may be right for you and it takes as little as one 15-minute treatment in our Norwalk, CT office, personalized to your individual needs.

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Dermatology, News & Events, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C, Heather Colon, Dr. Kenneth Egan, Dr. Rand Werbitt

ASC Welcomes Sarah Tullo, APRN and Michelle Grosso, PA-C

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Feb 22, 2019 5:31:14 PM

We are pleased to welcome two new providers to Advanced Specialty Care's team of specialists!

Michelle Grosso, PA-C is an accomplished plastic surgery Physician Assistant. She attended Cornell University Medical College where she completed the Physician Assistant Program. Michelle is Board Certified and certified with a special recognition in surgery by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In addition to her plastic surgery background both in and out of the operating room, she is highly skilled and experienced with sclerotherapy for treating spider veins. 

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Dermatology

Wedding Skincare Guide for Glowing Skin

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Feb 14, 2019 2:55:06 PM

There’s a lot to coordinate when planning your wedding! You need secure a venue, make the guest list, find the perfect shoes and prepare your skin. Yes, your skin should be included in your wedding planning. It takes time to achieve that perfect glow for your wedding day!

Wedding day skincare should start when you are starting to make your guest list – around 10-12 months out from your wedding date. Skin concerns such as acne and brown spots take time to improve and injections such as Botox and fillers should be done a few months out so there is room for tweaks, especially if it is your first-time getting injections.  

Don’t worry though, we’ve put together a simple guide to help you glow on your big day! 

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C

Complications of Strep Throat

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Feb 8, 2019 1:54:24 PM

Chances are that you or your child has had Strep throat at one point or another but did you know that if left untreated, it can cause complications? Though rare, complications of Strep throat can be very serious. 

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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, Dr. Jeffrey Monroe

Understanding Dupuytren's Contracture

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Feb 1, 2019 3:32:09 PM

Characterized by thick cords or nodules on the palm of the hand or fingers, Dupuytren's disease, or "Dupuytren's Contracture", is caused by the buildup of collagen and development of new tissues in the hand. Dupuytren's is most common in Caucasian men with a Northern European or Anglo-Saxon background as well as anyone with a family history of the disease.

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Topics: Blog, Hand Surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam

Are Food Allergies Only a Problem for Children?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jan 24, 2019 2:16:35 PM

Food allergies have often been thought of as a childhood affliction but a recent study reveals this isn't necessarily the case.

The study, reported on by Dr. Ruchi Gupta and her colleagues in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, involved collecting food allergy survey results from over 40,000 adults and the data revealed some surprising information.

According to the results, 10.8% of the 40,000 adults surveyed reported symptoms consistent with food allergy and an additional 8.2% believed they had some type of food allergy, however their symptoms suggested other causes. This means that one out of every five adults has some type of food related symptoms that are causing them to avoid specific foods. The most common foods causing allergies in this survey were shellfish, milk, peanuts, tree nuts and fish. 

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Jonathan Bell

Plastic Surgeon by Day, Artist by Night

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jan 17, 2019 1:20:44 PM

For Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Prashant Soni, his artistic talent extends far beyond the operating room.

By day, Dr. Soni's canvas is the human body where he combines advanced medicine with precision artistry to carry out complex cosmetic and reconstructive procedures from facelifts to post-masectomy breast reconstructions. But outside of seeing patients at Advanced Specialty Care or performing surgeries at the hospital, he can be found chalking up entirely different works of art with his family--on a chalkboard. (See pictures of his chalk art below!)

What was initially a central space for family notes and reminders, the chalkboard in his house quickly transformed into a canvas where whimsical drawings, often inspired by the unabridged creativity of his three children, come to life.

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Topics: Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Dr. Prashant Soni

Unusual Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose & Throat

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jan 11, 2019 4:20:59 PM

Ticks in ears and batteries in noses. You'd be surprised by the types of foreign objects ENT doctors remove from someone's ear, nose and throat on a regular basis, especially children!

ENT specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Monroe, recounts some of the most bizarre, dangerous and downright weird objects that he's removed from ears, noses and throats over the years. 

Things can get stuck in people’s ears, nose or throat in a variety of ways. Sometimes it's accidental and uncontrollable, other times it may be the result of a curious child innocently sticking something in their nose or ear. Either scenario can be equally scary for the patient and their parent or caregiver.

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Topics: Audiology, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, Dr. Jeffrey Monroe

Why You Should Never Use a Tanning Bed

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jan 3, 2019 12:00:34 PM
Dermatology PA-C, Jessica Mangiaracina, shares the facts about tanning beds and the increased risk of skin cancer that comes with using them. And despite what you've heard, tanning beds are not as safe as you think!
 
I'm a dermatology practitioner and I used to use tanning beds. Emphasis on used to
 
Despite the irony, being a dermatology Physician Assistant that diagnoses skin cancers on a daily basis and briefly being a tanning bed user while in college, I feel the need to educate my patients with evidence-based medicine about the risk of skin cancer from tanning beds. 
 

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Blog, Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C