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Dr. Linsey P. Gold, DO

Surgeon

Dr. Linsey P Gold DO is a top Surgeon in Troy, MI With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to her specialty, which is breast surgery. Dr. Linsey P Gold DO is an expert in changing the lives of her patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field of breast surgery, Dr. Linsey P Gold DO is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in her field, Dr. Linsey P Gold DO is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. She embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Troy, MI, Dr. Linsey P Gold DO is a true asset to her field and is dedicated to the profession of medicine.
19 years Experience
Dr. Linsey P. Gold, DO
  • Troy, MI
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Accepting new patients

Quitting smoking before surgery?

Yes, absolutely you should quit smoking before surgery, even minor surgery. At least two to three weeks before surgery would be best as well as two to three weeks after surgery. READ MORE
Yes, absolutely you should quit smoking before surgery, even minor surgery. At least two to three weeks before surgery would be best as well as two to three weeks after surgery. The nicotine in the cigarettes constricts the capillaries, which are the small blood vessels in the skin. This means that less blood flow gets to the skin edges, which in turn means less oxygen and other elements the body needs to heal a wound get to the edges of the tissue. If less oxygenated blood gets to the skin edges then the chance of wound breakdown and infection increases. Plus, if you find that you can quit smoking before and after surgery, then perhaps you will realize that you have the ability to quit all together!! Good luck and don't quit quitting.