Head and Neck Surgeon Specializing in Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Procedures Joins Stony Brook

 

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    Dr. Mark F. Marzouk Heads First Salivary Endoscopy Program on LI for Treating Major Salivary Gland Stones

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., February 17, 2011 – Mark F. Marzouk, M.D., has joined Stony Brook University School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery as Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Appointed by Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Chair of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Marzouk will focus his clinical practice on the treatment of cancers of the head and neck, as well as disorders of the salivary glands, with an emphasis on minimally invasive endoscopic treatment.

    Dr. Marzouk has trained in the newest techniques in minimally invasive and endoscopic treatment of head and neck disease. Through the Division’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Service, Dr. Marzouk is initiating a new program in salivary endoscopy, the first such program on Long Island. Salivary endoscopy allows for the removal of salivary gland stones and relief of another condition called salivary duct stenosis (narrowing). Both conditions cause discomfort and problems with swallowing. By treating these conditions with salivary endoscopy, the salivary gland does not have to be removed. Sparing the salivary gland is one of the major benefits associated with this procedure.

    “Because of his varied surgical skills, Dr. Marzouk will contribute significantly to expanding many of our otolaryngology–head and neck surgery clinical services,” says Dr. Rosengart.

    Part of Dr. Marzouk’s practice will also include endoscopic treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disease; treatment of disorders of the nose, sinuses, and skull base tumors via minimally invasive approaches; and treatment of disorders of the voice and swallowing, as well as management of obstructive sleep apnea.

    Dr. Marzouk comes to Stony Brook from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he was Chief Resident in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. He received his medical degree with surgical training in 2001 from the prestigious Ain-Shams University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt. He then completed his internship in General Surgery at North Shore University Hospital–Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

    Following his internship, Dr. Marzouk spent a year as a research fellow investigating head and neck carcinogenesis at the Northport VA Medical Center, under the direction of his current Stony Brook colleague Ghassan J. Samara, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

    Dr. Marzouk is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

    To make an appointment with Dr. Marzouk, please call 631-444-4121.

    About Stony Brook University Medical Center:
    Stony Brook University Medical Center is Long Island’s only university-based academic medical center. It serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook University Heart Center, Cancer Center, the Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, the Institute for Advanced Neurosciences, and the Gastroenterology Program. Stony Brook provides Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicalcenter.org.

    Editor’s note:
    Dr. Marzouk lives in Floral Park, NY.

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