Category: Doctor News

Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness

Colon and Rectal Cancer remain a major cause of cancer death in the United States.  With a trend toward more advanced disease in men and women less than 50 years old. Early detection and treatment can lead to improved outcomes and cures.  Colon and rectal cancer awareness are important as risk factors include: A family…
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Recent Changes to NYS Seat Belt Law

Dr. William Flynn, Trauma Surgeon at ECMC, is educating about recent changes to New York State’s seatbelt laws. Effective, November 1, 2020, all passengers in both the front and rear seats in a vehicle are required to wear a seatbelt. These laws have existed for many years for anyone under the age of 16 but…
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Dr. Chopko and ECMC are Asking for Blood Donations

Dr. Michael Chopko, Trauma and General Surgeon at ECMC, is asking for blood donations to help save lives.  ECMC works with ConnectLife, Western New York’s only community blood bank, ensuring that all blood donations stay local for patients in need.  It is vital ECMC’s trauma center and other surgical services have blood available at a…
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UBMD CareConnect Telemedicine Service

CareConnect Telemedicine UBMD Surgery is committed to providing quality care to its patients, families, and caregivers by minimizing risks whenever possible. As this pandemic continues to evolve the safety and well- being of our patients, staff, and surgeons remains our top priority. We will continue to provide safe, efficient, and equitable options to those who…
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UBMD SURGERY Members Recognized for Moments of Excellence in Education

The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the following recognition of three of our faculty members and a PGY3 resident. The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences recently launched the Moments of Excellence in Education: Recognition and Inspiration (MEE:RI) Program that gives students a way to recognize exemplary moments of teaching they encounter.…
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Inside WNY’s only Burn Treatment Center at ECMC

Taking a look inside WNY’s only Burn Treatment Center at ECMC.  Surgeons, Dr. Flynn, and Dr. Lukan were featured on WKBW Channel 7 News talking about the Burn Unit at ECMC.  Dr. William J. Flynn is the Chief of Surgery at ECMC and Dr. James Lukan operates as the Associate Medical Director of the Burn Treatment…
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Five Questions with Breast Care Surgeon

In Good Health Interview with Dr. Lautner UBMD Surgeon Dr. Meeghan Lautner was featured in the Breast Cancer publication of In Good Health discussing five common questions about breast care.  The interview questions include: How often should I have a mammogram? Are there risk factors that increase the chance of developing breast cancer? My mom…
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Peripheral Arterial Disease

Gregory Cherr, MD, a surgeon with UBMD Surgery, explains the symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and when you should take leg discomfort seriously.  Many people experience pain while walking and mistake it as a normal part of aging.  There is a chance that leg pain when walking could be an indication of PAD.

60 Million Congress Global Polonia Summit in Buffalo NY

An international 60 Million Congress Global Polonia Summit, is traveling to Buffalo, NY on July 18-21, 2019 to strengthen Polish-Polish bonds and build international business relations. Maciej Dryjski, MD of University at Buffalo, Kaleida Health, and UBMD Surgery will be speaking within the Medical Sciences and Biotechnology track of the summit.  Dr. Dryjski’s presentation discusses…
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More Than PINK to End Breast Cancer

Great Lakes Cancer Center formed a team for the Susan G. Komen More than PINK Western New York race and included members from Kaleida Health, ECMC, and UBMD Surgery.  On June 8th, team members gathered at Buffalo RiverWorks, with a common goal, to end breast cancer forever. Team Great Lakes Cancer Center had 49 participants on the…
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