Rodrigo Arrangoiz

Rodrigo Arrangoiz
Mount Sinai Medical Center | MSMC

MS, MD, FACS, FSSO
Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Division of Surgical Oncology at Mount Sinai Medical Center

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Introduction
My name is Rodrigo Arrangoiz I am surgical oncologist that specializes in breast cancer surgeon / head and neck cancer / thyroid cancer / parathyroid disease. I graduated from the Anahuac University in Mexico Suma Cum Laude.I am a partner of Sociedad Quirurgica S.C. at the American British Cowdray Medical Center in Mexico where all the partners trained in the best academic institutions of the United States of America. My passion and expertise is in the management of thyroid cancer, thyroid surgical pathology, primary hyperparathyroidism, head and neck tumors and breast cancer. I had the opportunity to train in the best academic institutions in the United States. I am currently board certified in general surgery and complex surgical oncology in Mexico and in the United States.
Additional affiliations
July 2020 - present
Palmetto General Hospital
Position
  • Breast Surgeon / Head and Neck Surgeon / Thyroid Surgeon / Pararhyroid Surgeon
Description
  • Center for Advanced Surgical Oncology
August 2012 - June 2020
Centro Médico ABC
Position
  • Breast Surgeon / Head and Neck Surgeon
July 2010 - June 2012
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Position
  • Surgical Oncology Fellow
Education
October 2014 - October 2016
International Federation of Head and Neck Societies - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Field of study
  • Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
August 2010 - January 2012
Drexel University
Field of study
  • Masters in Science
July 2010 - June 2012
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Field of study
  • Surgical Oncology and Head and Neck Fellowship

Publications

Publications (82)
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Thyroid tumors include those that originate from follicular cells and those that arise from parafollicular cells (C cells). Differentiated thyroid cancer, which originates from follicular cells, includes papillary carcinoma, follicular carci-noma, oncocytic cell carcinoma (Hürthle), poorly differentiated carcinoma, and anaplastic carcinoma. The inc...
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BACKGROUND Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) is one of the most common endocrine diseases and the most common cause of hypercalcemia. Since routine laboratory testing, the prevalence of the disease has increased from 0.1% to 0.4% worldwide. The only curative treatment is parathyroidectomy. Nowadays, preoperative localization studies have become st...
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There is little evidence around the potentially protective role of previous Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination on postoperative mortality in patients with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. Prior BCG vaccination did not protect SARS-CoV-2 infected patients against postoperative pulmonary complications and 30-day mortality.
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Background: Surgery is the main modality of cure for solid cancers and was prioritised to continue during COVID-19 outbreaks. This study aimed to identify immediate areas for system strengthening by comparing the delivery of elective cancer surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic in periods of lockdown versus light restriction. Methods: This internati...
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Background 80% of individuals with cancer will require a surgical procedure, yet little comparative data exist on early outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). We compared postoperative outcomes in breast, colorectal, and gastric cancer surgery in hospitals worldwide, focusing on the effect of disease stage and complications on...
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p>Background: 80% of individuals with cancer will require a surgical procedure, yet little comparative data exist on early outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). We compared postoperative outcomes in breast, colorectal, and gastric cancer surgery in hospitals worldwide, focusing on the effect of disease stage and complications...
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Breast Conserving Surgery (BCS) is a rapidly emerging field increasingly adopted to facilitate breast conservation and preserve breast aesthetics. Since the publication of the Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) of Breast Conserving Surgery versus mastectomy in early breast cancer, the adoption of BCS for breast cancer patients’ surgical management...
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Background Surgical services are preparing to scale up in areas affected by COVID-19. This study aimed to evaluate the association between preoperative SARS-CoV-2 testing and postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing elective cancer surgery. Methods This international cohort study included adult patients undergoing elective surge...
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Introduction: Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) is the second most common histologic type of breast cancer, representing 5% to 15% of invasive tumors. ILC tends to spread to bones, lungs, central nervous system, reproductive or-gans, and the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). The most commonly affected organs in the GI tract are the stomach, small i...
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Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a non-invasive malignancy confined within the basement membrane of the breast ductal system. There is a lot of disparity in the natural history of DCIS with an estimated incidence of progression to invasive ductal carcinoma between 20% to 53% over ten or more years after initial diagnosis. The surgical and adjuvan...
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La linfocentellografía con verde de indocianina es una técnica de mapeo linfático utilizado en tumores de cabeza y cuello y en hepatocarcinoma con la finalidad de identificar depósitos tumorales linfáticos, hepáticos y peritoneales. La ventaja de este método es la posibilidad de usarlo intraoperatoriamente para la detección en tiempo real de conglo...
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Background: Parathyroid Cyst (PC) is a rare and unsuspected disease. There are more than 300 cases reported in the international literature. We present a case with an extensive literature review.
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Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is both underdiagnosed and undertreated. The most common causes for delayed diagnosis include failure to note hypercalcemia, poor workup for hypercalcemia, or not contemplating a diagnosis of HPT. Health care providers appear to overestimate the benefits of medical therapy and/or observation and underestimate the...
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Introduction: Gastric schwannomas are an extremely rare presentation of mesenchymal tumors originating from Schwann cells, accounting for 0.2% of all gastric tumors. Patients are usually asymptomatic, so these tumors are frequently detected incidentally. Presentation of case: 68-year old male patient found to have a 5 cm mass in the lesser curva...
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Introduction: Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) affects at least 1 in 1000 individuals and its incidence increases with age, with a peak incidence in the seventh decade of life. It is the third most common endocrine diagnosis. Several studies have identified a relationship between PHPT and an increased risk of developing malignancies such as breas...
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Introduction: Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) affects at least 1 in 1000 individuals and its incidence increases with age, with a peak incidence in the seventh decade of life. It is the third most common endocrine diagnosis. Several studies have identified a relationship between PHPT and an increased risk of developing malignancies such as breas...
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Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths across the world. Hypercalcemia is known to occur in up to 20% to 30% of the patients with a cancer diagnosis at some point during the course of their illness. Breast cancer is one of the malignancies most commonly associated with hy...
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Thyroid tumors include those that originate from follicular cells and those that arise from parafollicular cells (C cells). Differentiated thyroid cancer, which originates from follicular cells, includes papillary carcinoma, follicular carcinoma, oncocytic cell carcinoma (Hürthle), poorly differentiated carcinoma, and anaplastic carcinoma. The inci...
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Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC) accounts for approximately 1.7% of all thyroid malignancies. The majority of MTC are sporadic, but 15% to 25% of the cases result from a germline mutation in the RET proto-oncogene. Surgery is the first-line treatment modality for any patient presenting with respectable MTC. The propensity of MTC to metastasize to...
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Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC) accounts for approximately 1.7% of all thyroid malignancies. The vast majority of MTC are sporadic, but 15% to 25% of the cases result from a germline mutation in the RET proto-oncogene. Familial Medul- lary Thyroid Cancer (FMTC) can be seen as an element of the Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome (MENS) type 2A or...
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Background: Pancreatic surgery remains a challenge even to the most experienced surgeons. Despite significant advances in the field, morbidity and mortality continue to have elevated rates even in specialized, high-volume centers. The rise of laparoscopy in the past decades has improved outcomes for patients, but remains unused due to the technica...
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Emil Theodor Kocher and Theodor Billroth pioneered the surgical manage- ment of thyroid disease. Their surgical techniques, knowledge of thyroid anatomy, embryology, histology, physiology, and antisepsis practices transi- tioned a life-threatening operation to one with acceptable morbidity. The modern head and neck surgeon should have a meticulous...
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Introducción: Los tumores del estroma gastrointestinal (GIST) son tumores no epiteliales poco frecuentes con incidencia de 10-20 casos por millón de habitantes; se presenta en personas de 50 a 71 años de edad. Se presentan principalmente en estómago y tienen como característica mutaciones en el gen Kit. Métodos: Se describe el cuadro clínico de un...
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In 2018, it is estimated that about 51, 540 new cases of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer will develop, which represent approximately 3-5% of all cancers in the United States. During the same time period it is estimated that there will be approximately 10, 030 deaths. Incidence rates are more than twice as high in men as in women (Male cases-37,16...
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Introduction The overproduction of parathyroid hormone (PTH), termed hyperparathyroidism (HPT), can be categorized as primary, secondary, or tertiary [1]. Primary hyperpar-athyroidism (PHPT) arises from an unregulated overproduction of PTH from an abnormal parathyroid gland or glands [1]. The prevalence of PHPT has been rising since the advent of r...
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Malignant salivary gland neoplasms represent approximately 3% to 7% of all head and neck cancers making them extremely rare tu- mors. Contrasting from the more common mucosal head and neck cancers, which, in general, are attributed to excessive tobacco, alcohol use, and more recently to viral infection, speci c carcinogenic factors for malignant sa...
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Thyroid nodules are a major health problem worldwide. The prevalence of palpable thyroid nodules in the general population is approximately 5% in women and 1% in men living in parts of the world with sufficient iodine. High resolution neck and thyroid ultrasound can detect thyroid nodules in a signif- icant proportion of randomly selected individua...
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Introduction: We recommend the use of a radio guided bilateral neck exploration with the evaluation of the functionality of the four parathyroid glands to determine which should be excised for the management of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). We describe the feasibility and efficacy of this technique in our patients in a hospital in Mexico. Pat...
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Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHTP) is the most common cause of outpatient hypercalcemia and has a prevalence of about one to seven cases per 1,000 adults. Concurrent thyroid disease and PHPT has been reported in 20% to 84% of the cases, although no causal relationship has been established. Malignant tumors of the thyroid are identified in approxima...
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Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHTP) is the most common cause of outpatient hypercalcemia and has a prevalence of about one to seven cases per 1,000 adults. Concurrent thyroid disease and PHPT has been reported in 20% to 84% of the cases, although no causal relationship has been established. Malignant tumors of the thyroid are identified in approxima...
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Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric band (LASGB) is frequently used to treat morbidly obese patients worldwide. Complications related to this procedure have increased as the follow-up interval of these patients has increased. Treatment of these complications often includes removal of the silicone band. Herein we report our experience with sili...
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Parathyroid adenomas are a very common endocrine entity, whereas parathyroid carcinomas (PC) are extremely rare. With an estimated incidence of 0.015 per 100,000 population and an estimated prevalence of 0.005% in the United States, parathyroid cancer is one of the rarest of all human malignancies. PC is an extremely rare cause of primary hyperpara...
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Objective: To report two cases of conjunctival melanoma (CM) that underwent sentinel lymph mapping (SLNM) and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) with good results. Introduction: Conjunctival melanoma (CM) is a very rare malignancy, with an incidence of less than one per million cases per year. Metastatic dissemination may occur via lymphatic or hema...
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Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP) is a slow-growing, low-grade, malignant fibroblastic mesenchymal tumor that arises from the dermis and invades deeper tissues. The precise origin of DFSP is not well known but evidence hints that the cellular origin is fibroblastic, histiocytic, or neuroectodermal.Cytogenetic abnormalities have been found in p...
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Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP) is a slow-growing, low-grade, malignant fibroblastic mesenchymal tumor that arises from the dermis and invades deeper tissues. The precise origin of DFSP is not well known but evidence hints that the cellular origin is fibroblastic, histiocytic, or neuroectodermal.Cytogenetic abnormalities have been found in p...
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Unregulated overproduction of parathyroid hormone (PTH) from an abnormal parathyroid gland is the origin of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Patients who have an elevated serum calcium concentration have a problem in one or more of their parathyroid glands. To understand this disease state adequately and provide appropriate treatment, a thorough...
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Introduction: The advent of laparoscopic surgery is one of the most important advances in modern surgical technique. In order to perform laparoscopic procedures it is necessary to first access the peritoneal cavity and establish a pneumoperitoneum. The placement of the first port remains a critical step in laparoscopic surgery. In order to minimize...
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Background: Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) accounts for the 3% of all soft tissue sarcomas and it's categorized as a tumour of uncertain differentiation. This entity has shown to have the recurrent balanced chromosomal translocation t(9;22) (q22;q12.2), which leads to the oncogenic fusion gene EWSR1-NR4A3. This sarcoma usually presents...
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Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) arises from an unregulated overproduction of PTH from an abnormal parathyroid gland. The majority of patients who have an elevated serum calcium level have a problem in one or more of their parathyroid glands. The only de nitive and curative treatment of PHPT is an operation. More than 95% of patients with PHPT ar...
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Study Aim: Cutaneous melanoma accounts for approximately 4% of all skin cancers diagnosis each year in the USA but is responsible for 75% of skin cancer deaths. Physicians need to have an up to date knowledge about the epidemiology, risk factors, and clinical features of melanoma in order to make an early diagnosis and provide appropriate managemen...
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Head and Neck Cancers represent approximately 3 % to 5 % of all cancers in the United States. In 2013, an estimated 53,640 people developed a head and neck malignancy. In 2012 there will be 40,250 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx cancer. Most patients will have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis (regional nodes are affected in 43% and...
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Background: Mammary analog secretory carcinoma (MASC) was first described in 2010 by Skálová et al. This entity shares morphologic and immunohistochemical features with the secretory carcinoma (SC) of the breast. MASC usually presents as an asymptomatic mass in the parotid gland and predominantly affects men. This tumor is considered a low-grade c...
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Carcinoma of an unknown primary (CUP) encompasses a heterogeneous group of tumors for which no primary site can be detected following a thorough history, physical examination, and noninvasive and invasive testing. CUP presenting with metastasis to the neck (metastatic cervical carcinoma from an unknown primary [MCCUP]) has been an enigma since von...
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Malignant salivary gland neoplasms are rare, representing approximately 3% to 7% of all head and neck cancers. Contrasting from the more common mucosal head and neck cancers, which, in general, are ascribed to excessive tobacco, alcohol use, and more recently to viral infection, specific carcinogenic factors for malignant salivary gland growths hav...
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Background: In the 1990s, partial stomach-partitioning gastrojejunostomy (PSPG) was introduced. Benefits of this method are that it preferentially shunts food away from the obstructed duodenum or pylorus, thus reducing reflex emesis. Methods: A retrospective review of patients undergoing PSPG for malignant obstruction from 1999 to 2011 was perfo...
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Introduction: The advent of laparoscopic surgery is one of the most important advances in modern surgical technique. In order to perform laparoscopic procedures it is necessary to first access the peritoneal cavity and establish a pneumoperitoneum. The placement of the first port remains a critical step in laparoscopic surgery. In order to minimize...
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Background: The impact of extranodal extension (ENE) of metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) on short- and long-term clinical outcomes, including biochemical testing, has not been reported. Methods: This single-institution National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center cohort study included patients with macroscopic met...
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234 Background: There is limited evidence supporting improved overall survival in patients with pancreatic cancer with isolated lung metastases compared to other metastatic sites. We reviewed our experience with patterns of metastases and outcomes in pancreatic cancer. Methods: A retrospective review of 378 patients who underwent potentially curati...