With mixed emotions, Riverside Surgical Associates announces that Dr. Dot Pliskin has decided to retire. Dr. Pliskin was the first female general surgeon in the Merrimack Valley. She has served the Lowell community for the past 37 years. She is well loved and her patients, the staff, and the doctors she worked with over the … Continue reading
Riverside Surgical Associates is a general surgery practice whose goal is to provide excellent specialty care to patients using state-of-the-art surgical techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. We are dedicated to providing the best surgical and non-surgical care to our patients.
We are pleased to welcome Lerna Ozcan, MD, a breast surgeon, to Riverside Surgical Associates. Dr. Ozcan completed her fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA under the mentorship of world-renowned breast cancer specialist, Dr. Armando Giuliano. Prior to that, she completed her residency in General Surgery … Continue reading
Congratulations Dr. Mazraany for being elected Chief of Surgery at Lowell General Hospital! Dr. Wassim Mazraany has been practicing in the Greater Lowell area since 2008. He has successfully performed hundreds of advanced laparoscopic and very complex operations at Lowell General Hospital Saints and Main Campuses. Dr. Mazraany is also on the clinical faculty of … Continue reading
Smoking and wound healing do not go together. Oxygen is needed for your tissues to heal after surgery. Tobacco use decreases the amount of blood, oxygen, and nutrients that go to your wound. Nicotine increases the risk of blood clots and decreases the ability of cells to help wounds heal and fight infection. Any amount … Continue reading
This October, Riverside Surgical Associates is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer … Continue reading