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How to Support A Breast Cancer Patient

How to Support Breast Cancer Patients

Your loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer. You can tell the treatment plan is taking its toll, but what do you do? How can you help a loved one through their breast cancer chemo treatment? How can you support this person in the greatest struggle of their life? Four SGNT (Surgical Group of […]

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4 Women Discuss What They Wished They Knew After Their Diagnosis

A breast cancer diagnosis is only the beginning of an arduous journey. Patients rely on the doctors and nurses to have well researched treatment plans, support resources, and recommendations on how to make the process less difficult to bear. However, four SGNT breast cancer survivors have shared what they wish they had known prior to […]

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That Moment Your Life Takes A Sharp Turn – 3 Breast Cancer Survivors Discuss What It’s Like To Receive The Diagnosis.

  “I wanted to throw up when they asked us to have a seat.” For Breast Cancer Awareness Month we spoke with a number of our breast cancer survivors to understand how the diagnosis and treatment impacted their physical health and personal connections with their family. Through a series of blog posts, we’ll share different […]

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From Thanksgiving to Christmas and Beyond!

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Classic Thanksgiving sides but healthier!

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Symptoms of Breast Cancer

What are some symptoms of breast cancer? Knowing the symptoms of breast cancer is the first step in preventing breast cancer. Performing self examinations and seeing a health care professional for mammograms and other screenings is the next step. The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or tissue mass in your […]

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Dr. Sina Matin Wins Southlake Style Top Doc 2018

  Well it’s settled! Once again, our very Dr. Sina Matin, wins Southlake Style Magazine’s Top Doc for 2018! Dr. Matin won this honor for his excellence in the field of Bariatric Surgery. This is a high profile nomination-based project where we ask Northeast Tarrant County physicians who they would trust to care for their […]

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Understanding Hernia

What is Hernia? A hernia can occur in the abdominal cavity when the muscle layer that covers and supports the intestines is ruptured or weakened, causing part of the intestine or tissue to protrude through the muscle layer. What does it look like? A hernia most often appears as a lump or bulge and may […]

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Fighting the opioid epidemic. Dr. Shahid Shafi makes the cover of JAMA Surgery with publication.

Our CEO, Dr. Shahid Shafi and his team at Baylor Scott & White Health made the cover of JAMA surgery – one of the top medical journals,  with his publication on the opioid epidemic. Here are the key points from his publication: Question  What are the incidence and consequences of opioid-related adverse drug events in […]

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Two SGNT Doctors Recognized as Super Doctors® by TEXAS MONTHLY Two Years In A Row

Two SGNT doctors were recognized as Super Doctors® by Texas Monthly Magazine for a second year in a row. The list is to be published in the December 2017 issue of Texas Monthly Magazine. We are very proud of the dedication and expertise these doctors bring to our patients. Who are the Super Doctors®? Sina […]

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Best Doctors in Dallas of 2017

Dr. Matin has been recognized by D Magazine’s 2017 Best Doctor’s list. After going through the extensive 4 step process shown below, the best doctors in Dallas have been named. Surgical Group of North Texas salutes Dr. Matin for being one of the best doctors in Dallas. We are very proud of the dedication and expertise he brings to our patients. […]

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Dr. Nathan Emerson Completes the 1st Two TIF procedures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda O’Neal 214.295.6130 amanda@brummittgroup.com Dr. Nathan Emerson  Completes the 1st Two TIF procedures at HCA Medical City Alliance Brings extensive experience in General Surgery, including specialized training in an endoscopic reflux surgery. (August 23, 2017) Grapevine, TX –  Dr. Nathan Emerson of Surgical Group of North Texas completed the 1st two TIF procedures […]

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Surgical Group of North Texas Earns Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda O’Neal 214.295.6130 amanda@brummittgroup.com Surgical Group of North Texas Earns Outstanding Patient Satisfaction Delivering exceptional service to those needing assistance. (July 13, 2017) Grapevine, TX – Throughout the business world, customer experience is measured by something called the Net Promoter Score®, or NPS®. It is a proven metric, ranging from -100 to […]

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Dr. Nathan Emerson Becomes Certified In Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda O’Neal 214.295.6130 amanda@brummittgroup.com Dr. Nathan Emerson Becomes Certified In Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters Brings extensive experience in General Surgery, including specialized training in an endoscopic reflux surgery. (May 16, 2017) Grapevine, TX –  Dr. Nathan Emerson has been certified for placement of peritoneal dialysis catheter from Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter […]

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A Review of the Role of Robotics in Bariatric Surgery

Originally published Journal of Surgical Oncology 2015;112:279–283 KEY WORDS: bariatric surgery; robotics; obesity; gastric bypass; gastrectomy; biliopancreatic diversion; laparoscopy; cancer View the article INTRODUCTION The number of obese children, adolescents, and adults continues to rise exponentially and represents a major health issue. Even more alarming is the increase in patients who are considered morbidly obese […]

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Steve Schierling, MD, FACS joins Surgical Group of North Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda O’Neal 214.295.6130 amanda@brummittgroup.com Steve Schierling, MD, FACS joins Surgical Group of North Texas Brings Extensive Minimally-Invasive General Surgery Experience, Along with In-Office Minimally-Invasive Vein Treatments (January 5, 2017) Grapevine, TX –  Surgical Group of North Texas is excited to announce the addition of Steve Schierling, MD, FACS to their group. […]

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Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai Joins Surgical Group of North Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda O’Neal Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai Joins Surgical Group of North Texas Brings Extensive Experience in Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery (December 27, 2016) Grapevine, TX –  Surgical Group of North Texas is excited to announce that Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai has joined their team of exceptional surgeons. Dr. Alibhai adds […]

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Shahid Shafi, MD, Named CEO of Surgical Group of North Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Amanda O’Neal 214.295.6130 amanda@brummittgroup.com Shahid Shafi, MD, Named CEO of Surgical Group of North Texas (December 19, 2016) Grapevine, TX – Surgical Group of North Texas is pleased to announce the appointment of Shahid Shafi, MD, as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Shafi has been a surgeon with Surgical […]

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Two SGNT Doctors Recognized as Super Doctors® by TEXAS MONTHLY

Two SGNT doctors were recognized as Super Doctors® by Texas Monthly Magazine. The list is to be published in the December 2016 issue of Texas Monthly Magazine. We are very proud of the dedication and expertise these doctors bring to our patients. Who are the Super Doctors®? Dr. Sina Matin and Dr. Ed Clifford were […]

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Nathan Emerson, MD, FACS Joins Surgical Group of North Texas

Grapevine, TX – Surgical Group of North Texas is pleased to announce that Dr. Nathan Emerson has joined the practice.  He brings extensive experience in General Surgery, including specialized training in an endoscopic reflux surgery. Dr. Nathan Emerson did his undergraduate studies at Princeton University and medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.  Then, […]

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Accountable Care Organizations

Accountable Care Organizations – What Why Who When

Author:  Shahid Shafi, MD, MPH, Surgical Group of North Texas, Grapevine, TX Currently, health care delivery in the United States is fragmented and expensive with $2.6 trillion spent on national health care expenditures annually. This accounts for almost 18% of the gross domestic product, higher than any other country.1 Despite this level of spending, the […]

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Sina Matin, MD, appointed to board of Texas Association of Bariatric Surgery

Grapevine, TX – Dr. Sina Matin has been appointed as the northeast regional board member for the Texas Association of Bariatric Surgery. TABS was established in 2005 as a resource for physicians, bariatric surgeons, and weight loss surgery patients. Through TABS, members can share ideas, access referral networks, and participate in patient education on health […]

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Julio Rivera, MD, FACS Named Chief of Surgery at Baylor Medical Center at Irving

Irving, TX – An accomplished general surgeon, Dr. Julio Rivera specializes in advanced laparoscopic abdominal procedures and has been performing advanced laparoscopy for many years. Dr. Rivera received his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Baylor University and went on to receive his medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical […]

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Sina Matin, MD, FACS Named Chief of Surgery at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine

Grapevine, TX – Dr. Matin is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is in private practice with Surgical Group on North Texas and works within the Baylor Health Care System. Dr. Matin is a General Surgeon with additional training in advanced laparoscopic surgery, […]

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Shahid Shafi, M.D. Elected to Board of Directors of EAST – Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

North Texas – The Surgical Group of North Texas is pleased to announce that Dr. Shahid Shafi has been elected to the Board of Directors of EAST (Eastern Association For The Surgery Of Trauma). In his new position, Dr. Shafi will help guide EAST in their mission to promote development and leadership opportunities for young […]

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