PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Andrew Rochman, board-certified general surgeon from Plainview, NY sees a pattern in patient care to mobilize away from invasive surgical procedures. The "no more scalpel" movement is an evolutionary trend in surgical treatments to reduce the many risks of complications and painful recovery time.
"Eliminating the act of breaking into skin or exposing the patient to unnecessary injury is (to me) smarter medicine," states Rochman. "Invasive procedures and entering the body cavity exists when there is no alternative when trying to restore the patient's health or to save lives. From the removal of tumors, transplants, repairing broken bones, caesarean births and intrusion removal surgeries- it's a reflection of what worked best at one time."
In recent years, the medical community developed alternative methods that require minimal intervention and the kind that does not require tools for damaging tissue to invade the body. Innovations in RADIOTHERAPY are now routinely used to treat cancer through the use of concentrated radiation directed at the diseased organ to kill cancerous cells without surgical incision. LASER TECHNOLOGY has also earned its place in medical advancement with a wide array of procedures such as treating skin conditions to breaking kidney stones and Lasik to treat glaucoma and other eyesight disorders.
The most plausible and progressive development made in non-invasive procedures is cellular therapy. Using stem cells extracted from our own bodies to treat a multitude of diseases and disorders have made it possible to treat without the need of invasive and risky surgery.
According to US Stem Cell (West Palm Beach, Fla), Stem cells from fat tissue offer a welcomed therapy option for patients with damaged tissue due to their ability to self-renew and promote a healing cascade. These cells injected into patients may reduce inflammation, promote healing, and repair damaged/scarred tissue once isolated from fat (adipose) tissue in a simple outpatient stem cell procedure. Similarly, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for a variety of medical conditions in dentistry, orthopedics and trauma and can be obtained from a small blood draw, provides physicians with an alternative and safe treatment for tissue regeneration and healing. In aesthetics, PRP addresses many aesthetic concerns such as wrinkles, acne, scars, uneven pigmentation and loss of skin vitality. Dr. Rochman and other clinicians who studied the science of cellular regenerative therapy sees other promising applications including the treatment of degenerative disc disease, where Mesenchymal stem cells can be used to help regenerate the cartilage and fluid between the inter-vertebral columns.
Dr. Rochman's leanings to the "no more scalpel" movement were sparked by medical novel "The House of God" (by Samuel Shem)- with the first commandment being "Do as much nothing as possible." This patterns the belief that "nature built the body to heal itself and trying to "fix" issues based on a patient's immediate complaints is not letting nature do its job… this type of behavior often leads to screwing things up. The art of healing means knowing the right time to act-- and when to rethink procedures that force the hand of altering the body in the name of treatment."
Dr. Andrew J. Rochman is a member of the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of NY, Nassau County Medical Society and the American College of Phlebology. He is a Laparoscopic surgeon, a certified practitioner for Stem Cell Therapy, the medical director of his vein therapy practice in Plainview, NY and is an attending physician at St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, NY. For more info, visit: www.DrAndrewJRochman.com or visit: 516-280-1333.
SOURCE Dr. Andrew J. Rochman