Dr. Shawn David Safford M.D.
Surgeon8901 Rockville Pike Department Of Surger Bethesda MD, 20889
Dr. Shawn Safford is a general surgeon practicing in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Safford specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Safford provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS- Pediatric Surgery
- Management of cholelithiasis in pediatric patients who undergo bone marrow transplantation.
- Neurogenic differentiation of murine and human adipose-derived stromal cells.
- Preoperative embolization as an adjunct to the operative management of mediastinal Castleman disease.
- RET tyrosine kinase and medullary thyroid cells are unaffected by clinical doses of STI571.
- Characterization of neuronal/glial differentiation of murine adipose-derived adult stromal cells.
- Effects of age and size in the ears of gekkonomorph lizards: middle-ear morphology with evolutionary implications.
- Longitudinal mechanical tension induces growth in the small bowel of juvenile rats.
- Renal aplasia in humans is associated with RET mutations.
- Spinal abscess presenting as the initial symptom of Crohn's disease.
- Three phases of disaster relief in Haiti--pediatric surgical care on board the United States Naval Ship Comfort.
- Evaluation of intestinal viability using 3-charge coupled device image enhancement technology in a pediatric laparoscopic appendectomy model.
- Continuing promise 2009--assessment of a recent pediatric surgical humanitarian mission.
- Haitian earthquake relief: disaster response aboard the USNS comfort.
- Paediatric trauma on the Last Frontier: an 11-year review of injury mechanisms, high-risk injury patterns and outcomes in Alaskan children.
- Helmet use among Alaskan children involved in off-road motorized vehicle crashes.
- Duke Univ Med Ctr, General Surgery; Duke Univ Med Ctr, Obstetrics And Gynecology; Pennstate Geisinger Hlth Sys, General Surgery
- Duke University - School of Medicine
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- How to Prepare for a Tonsillectomy
What Is a Tonsillectomy?The tonsils are a very important part of your body. They are located in two glands at the back of your throat. In your younger years, they help produce antibodies that help you fight infections that attack your body. Sometimes, however, the tonsils themselves can get...
- When Is Thyroid Surgery Necessary?
Overview of ThyroidectomyHypothyroidism, as the name indicates, refers to an underactive form of the thyroid gland. It means that the thyroid gland fails to produce a sufficient amount of thyroid hormones in the body. The removal of the thyroid gland will further reduce the production of hormones,...
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An umbilical hernia operation is a surgical procedure that repairs an umbilical hernia issue. A hernia is a protrusion that usually appears in the abdomen. The bulging effect is due to the intestines or bowels trying to push their way out of the abdominal walls via the weak spots. Although commonly...
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Introduction Discovering blood after a bowel movement can be a frightening experience. If you notice a bright red to black-colored blood in your stool, in the toilet bowl, or on the toilet paper, you may be experiencing rectal bleeding. Having blood in your stool does not always signal a serious...
- What Is Lipoma: Causes, Lipoma Removal, and What’s Involved?
What is a lipoma?Lipoma is the most common benign tissue tumor that occurs in almost 1 percent of the population. A lipoma consists of mature fat cells. Typically, a lipoma is enclosed by a thin fibrous capsule. Usually, lipomas develop superficially under the skin, but they can also occur anywhere...
- Abdominal Pain: Is It Appendicitis?
The abdomen is the part of your body below your chest and above the pelvic region, and any pain in this area is referred to as abdominal pain. Almost everybody would have experienced pain in the abdomen one time or another. Most causes are harmless and can be diagnosed and treated easily. However,...
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