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Farid S. Zaer

Pathologist

Dr. Farid Zaer is a pathologist practicing in Redcliffe, Queensland. Dr. Zaer is a doctor who specializes in the study of bodily fluids and tissues. As a pathologist, Dr. Zaer can help your primary care doctor make a diagnosis about your medical condition. Dr. Zaer may perform a tissue biopsy to determine if a patient has cancer, practice genetic testing, and complete a number of laboratory examinations. Pathologists can also perform autopsies which can determine a persons cause of death and gain information about genetic progression of a disease.
Farid S. Zaer
  • Redcliffe, Queensland
  • Accepting new patients

What are the tests to confirm an infection of the stomach?

The most common stomach infection is Helicobater pylori, a spiral bacteria that lives in the high gastric pH. It can be detected by a BREATH test, or by testing it in faeces called READ MORE
The most common stomach infection is Helicobater pylori, a spiral bacteria that lives in the high gastric pH. It can be detected by a BREATH test, or by testing it in faeces called an antigen detection test. These are simple methods that are cost effective, useful and treatable. A more fancy method is getting an upper GI endoscopy to have this confirmed with biopsies.

Is pathology of pleomorphic adenoma accurate?

Generally the FNA is read as single cells in a background where there is separation of each cell from the other, however most good pathologists will make cell blocks that re-capitulates READ MORE
Generally the FNA is read as single cells in a background where there is separation of each cell from the other, however most good pathologists will make cell blocks that re-capitulates the original features of a pleomorphic adenoma. If this lesion is growing and although it is benign then it is better to have it removed, because of its unsightly appearance and growth that can cause compression effects in some cases. The pathologist doing FNAs generally are well qualified and also co-relate the Blocks, and slides with the clinical features and Ultrasound and CT scan or MRI findings before they render such a diagnosis.Surgery is a good option for a enlarging unsightly growth.

Breast cancer biopsy

What you are talking about are 2 different methodologies. In the 'needle core biopsies" generally, a large bore needle is used and the operator, mostly a pathologist (medically READ MORE
What you are talking about are 2 different methodologies.

In the 'needle core biopsies" generally, a large bore needle is used and the operator, mostly a pathologist (medically trained) will feel the lump or lesion, hold it between his fingers and push the needle through the numb skin several times to get pieces of tissues and cells and then spread them out on a slide, or create "cell blocks" that re-capitulates the original tissues, this is a CYTOLOGICAL technique.

In the "tissue core biopsies", a special designed large bore cutting needle is used to get to deeper lumps not felt by the hand, but rather seen on ultrasound,and using a device that locates it, the trucut needle goes in and cuts out a piece of the tissue in the form of a cylinder (resembling the bore of the large needle), these are actual tissue samples and not cells, fragments or fine particulate matter from the lump. The tissue is processed as such and read as biopsies as done in HISTOLOGY as compared to the previous methodology called cytology.

The second METHOD of core biopsy is much more accurate, as it provides the tissue and the entire configuration of the lesion (cancer, adenoma, etc) within the tissue matrix. One can check online resources to see papers published on this topic.

Prostate pathology report

You have just seen a small cluster of weed growing in your favorite collection of flower beds, you have decided to ignore it and see what happens, a few days later you see a few READ MORE
You have just seen a small cluster of weed growing in your favorite collection of flower beds, you have decided to ignore it and see what happens, a few days later you see a few more of these patches within the collection of the flower beds, and you still ignore it, several months and sometimes years later, the weed has now spread all over your back yard and garden, and it has become a nightmare to have it all eradicated!
PROSTATE INTRA-EPITHELIAL NEOPLASIA IS the weed you saw in the small garden patch, but it has not spread as yet, or let's say, there is cancer within the prostate and they mention PIN, it means they have identified the original early cancer that was confined to the glands of the prostate in the midst of this cancer that has broken through. Generally, if the core biopsies only show a PIN, there is no way to tell if this is going to become cancer and break out or be confined to the gland.The PIN cells look like the cancer cells, but have not broken through as yet. This is not the same in the Breast called DCIS, where if present, there will be surgical action taken to remove the whole area in its entirety.

Immunizations for travel

Yes, for many countries in the so called Eastern block that once was part of the USSR allies or under their control including Bulgaria, Poland, Estonia etc. Please contact a travel READ MORE
Yes, for many countries in the so called Eastern block that once was part of the USSR allies or under their control including Bulgaria, Poland, Estonia etc. Please contact a travel doctor or an Infectious disease expert, if you are travelling to these countries.