Ask The Experts

The following doctors, dentists, and medical professionals have expressed an interest in bringing you in-depth information about medical issues, new treatments and technologies in health care, and helpful advice on finding the right doctor or medical center for your individual needs.

Bariatric Surgery

  • Dr. Joseph Kuhn, M.D. Best Doctors: Bariatric Surgery 2009,2010,2011,2012

    Gastric Sleeve

    What is a gastric sleeve? Who is a candidate for a gastric sleeve? Why are you considered an expert in gastric sleeve? Why is the sleeve a better option than other bariatric procedures?

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Cardiac Surgery

  • Dr. Eric Eichhorn, M.D. Best Doctors: Cardiology 2011

    Advanced Heart Failure Treatment

    What nonsurgical options are available for my heart failure symptoms? What can I do to personally improve my heart failure symptoms? What can I do to personally improve my heart failure symptoms? If medication doesn’t work for my heart failure, what other options will I have?

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  • Dr. Eric Mendeloff, M.D., Congenital Heart Surgery Center Best Pediatric Specialists: Cardiac Surgery 2010,2011

    Congenital Heart Disease

    How common is congenital heart disease in newborn babies? What is prenatal diagnosis? Does Medical City Children's Hospital specialize in care of babies with congenital heart disease? Is Congenital Heart Disease genetic?

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Dentistry

  • Kenneth Hamlett, D.D.S., F.A.A.C.D. Best Dentists: Cosmetic Dentistry 2007,2010,2011

    Porcelain Crowns

    What are some cosmetic dentistry treatment options that can improve the appearance of my smile? What is a crown, and why do I need one? Can porcelain crowns correct my cracked, broken teeth?

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  • Mark Sowell, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.

    Veneers

    What are porcelain veneers? What is the purpose of porcelain veneers? What are some advantages of using porcelain veneers? What are minimal-prep porcelain veneers? Can I go to any dentist for porcelain veneers?

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  • Ron Bosher, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. Best Dentists: General-Family Dentistry 2011

    Dental Implants

    Why is Dr. Ron Bosher your best choice for dental implants? What are dental implants? Why would I need a dental implant? Why should I get a dental implant rather than just a bridge?

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  • Dr. John D. Wallace, D.D.S., M.D., Dallas Oral Surgery Associates Best Dentists: Oral-Maxillofacial, 2011, 2013

    Wisdom Teeth Removal

    What are wisdom teeth? If my wisdom teeth don’t bother me, does this mean I should leave them alone? Is wisdom teeth removal as painful as it used to be? Why is it important to be selective when choosing a dentist for wisdom teeth removal?

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  • Dr. G. Brooks Haney, D.D.S.,Smiles of North Dallas Best Dentists: Cosmetic Dentistry;2010 and General Dentistry; 2013

    Six Month Smiles

    What are problems that adults experience due to having misaligned teeth? What is Six Month Smiles? How does Six Month Smiles work? Does this procedure cost more because it is new and in demand by adult patients? Can any dentist provide Six Month Smiles? Does Six Months Smiles really work compared to traditional orthodontics?

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  • Steven D. Sherry, D.D.S., M.D., Dallas Oral Surgery Associates Best Dentists: Oral-Maxillofacial;20011,2013

    Dental Implant Surgery

    What are dental implants? Why might I need a dental implant? How long do dental implants last? How long does it take to get a dental implant? Will I experience post-operative pain following my implant? Are dental implants typically a successful procedure?

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Dermatology

  • Dr. Jerald Sklar, M.D., Dallas Associated Dermatologists Best Doctors: Dermatology 2009,2010,2011

    Acne

    What causes acne? What kind of cleanser should I use? Do certain foods cause acne break-outs? I am a 35-year-old woman, and I never had acne as a teenager. What is the cause of my acne now? When is Accutane used?

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  • Dr. Chris Crawford, M.D. Best Doctors: Dermatology 2009

    Injectables

    Are injections of Botox®, Dysport® and dermal fillers safe? How long do the injection results last and are they expensive? What areas can be treated with injections? Will it be obvious that I had injections done? Are the injections painful?

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Fertility & Reproduction

  • Alfred Rodriguez, M.D., Texas IVF Best Doctors in Collin County: Infertility 2011,2012

    Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis

    What is pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, and who should consider this testing? What are the advantages of having pre-implantation genetic testing? What is microarray pre-implantation genetic testing? What are some keys to success in treating infertility?

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  • Dr. Karen Lee, M.D. Best Doctors: Infertility 2009,2010,2011

    Third Party Reproduction (Donor Reproduction)

    What is third party reproduction? Who is a candidate for donor eggs (oocytes)? Who is a candidate for donor sperm? When is a gestational surrogate an option?

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  • Dr. Samuel Chantilis, M.D. Best Doctors: Infertility 2009,2010,2011

    Fertility Preservation (Egg, Sperm and Embryo Freezing)

    What is fertility preservation? What types of fertility preservation are available? How are eggs, sperm, and embryos frozen? Am I a candidate for egg freezing?

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  • Dr. J. Michael Putman, M.D. Best Doctors: Infertility 2008,2009,2010,2011

    ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

    What is ICSI? What is the process of ICSI, and how is it performed? Who needs ICSI? Is the procedure just for male factor couples? Can ICSI affect a baby’s development? How soon will I know if it ICSI is effective?

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General Surgery

  • Scott de Villeneuve, M.D. Best Doctors in Collin County: General Surgery 2012

    Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

    What is a hernia? What types of hernias are there? How can my hernia be treated?

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Internal Medicine

  • Dr. Darshan Kapadia, M.D. Best Doctors in Collin County: Internal Medicine 2013

    Diabetes/Hypertension/Hyperlipidemia

    What is chronic disease? How are these diseases diagnosed? What are the signs and symptoms of Diabetes? How do I know I have high blood pressure? What are the causes and dangers of high cholesterol levels?

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Neurosurgery

  • Dr. Shaad Bidiwala, M.D., Texas Neurosurgery LLP Best Doctors: Neurosurgery 2009,2010,2011,2012

    Surgery for Herniated Cervical Disks

    What is a herniated cervical disk? What symptoms do patients with herniated cervical disks have? What options are available to treat herniated disks of the cervical spine? What does surgery involve? What should I expect after surgery?

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Ophthalmology

  • Jeffrey Whitman, M.D., Key-Whitman Eye Center Best Doctors: Ophthalmology 2009,2010,2011

    LASIK-Crystalens-Cataract Surgery-Adult Eye Care

    What measures can I take to protect my vision for a lifetime? Why does our vision get worse as we get older? Are there differences in LASIK depending on who you choose for your doctor? Do your vision correction surgery patients experience pain? What is Crystalens® HD®?

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Orthodontics

  • Dr. Mark S. Ozier, D.D.S., M.S. Best Dentists: Orthodontics 2007, 2011

    Incognito Braces™

    What are Incognito Braces™? How do Incognito Braces™ work? What are the advantages of Incognito Braces™? Is it hard to get used to having brackets behind the teeth? How long does treatment take? Why are Incognito Braces™ more expensive than traditional orthodontics? Can any orthodontist offer Incognito Braces™?

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Pain Management

  • Robert Bulger, M.D., Southwest Pain Group Best Doctors in Collin County: Pain Management 2011,2012

    Pain Management

    Some of my friends have been referred to a pain doctor. What kind of doctor is this? What type of therapy is offered? Why an anesthesiologist? I thought they only put people to sleep for surgery? My doctor says an epidural might help my back. I thought those were only used during childbirth? What new therapies should I know about?

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Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. D.J. Verret, M.D. Best Doctors: Plastic-Cosmetic Surgery 2009,2010,2011

    Facelift

    What is a facelift? Is there a nonsurgical facelift? What are the risks of a facelift? How long do the results of a facelift last?

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  • Dr. Fred Hackney, M.D. Best Doctors: Plastic-Cosmetic Surgery 2009,2010

    Breast Augmentation

    Is breast feeding possible after a breast augmentation? What are the different types of breast implants? What is the recovery time for a breast augmentation? One of my breasts is larger than the other. What can be done about this? Can I have breast implants and still look natural?

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  • Robert Wilcox, M.D., Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas Best Doctors in Collin County: Plastic-Cosmetic Surgery 2011

    Liposuction

    Who is a good candidate for liposuction? What areas of the body are commonly treated with liposuction? Who should perform liposuction? Can anyone have liposuction? What type of liposuction technique do you use? Do I have to be put under anesthesia when getting liposuction? Is liposuction a common procedure?

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Spinal Surgery

  • Dr. Michael S. Hisey, M.D., Texas Back Institute Best Doctors: Spinal Surgery 2013

    Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    What is the difference between minimally invasive surgery and traditional surgery? What are some common misconceptions about minimally invasive procedures? What types of back problems are best treated by this surgery? What are the advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive procedures? Why choose Texas Back Institute for back procedures?

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