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Surgical Specialist
44 years of experience
Accepting new patients


Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
University of California at Los Angeles (1968)
Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

American College of Surgeons
American Board of Surgery

Affiliations ?

Dr. Silver is affiliated with 1 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Renaissance Hospital Dallas Inc
    2929 S Hampton Rd, Dallas, TX 75224
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Silver has contributed to 8 publications.
    Title Intimate Partner Violence and Preschoolers' Explicit Memory Functioning.
    Date August 2008
    Journal Journal of Family Psychology : Jfp : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (division 43)

    This research examines whether parents' intimate partner physical violence (IPV) relates to their preschoolers' explicit memory functioning, whether children's symptoms of hyperarousal mediate this relation, and whether mothers' positive parenting moderates this relation. Participants were 69 mothers and their 4- or 5-year-old child (34 girls). Mothers completed measures of IPV, children's hyperarousal symptoms, parent-child aggression, and positive parenting. Measures of explicit memory functioning were administered to preschoolers. As expected, IPV correlated negatively with preschoolers' performance on explicit memory tasks, even after controlling for parent-child aggression and demographic variables related to preschoolers' memory functioning. Preschoolers' hyperarousal symptoms did not mediate the relation between IPV and explicit memory functioning, but mothers' positive parenting moderated this relation. Specifically, the negative relation between IPV and preschoolers' performance on 2 of the 3 explicit memory tasks was weaker when mothers engaged in higher levels of positive parenting. These findings extend research on IPV and children's adjustment difficulties to explicit memory functioning in preschoolers and suggest that mothers can ameliorate the influence of IPV on preschoolers' memory functioning via their parenting.

    Title Establishing a Home Care Protocol for Early Discharge of Patients with Hip and Knee Arthroplasties.
    Date March 1994
    Journal Home Healthcare Nurse

    Joint arthroplasty procedures are significant in number and cost. Discharging hip and knee arthroplasty patients early from the hospital to a transitional home care program has the potential to reduce costs, while maintaining quality. A retrospective review of hospital records of hip and knee arthroplasty patients quantified patient problems during postoperative days 3 through 12 and analyzed them by age, gender, and joint type. The pilot study also allowed the development of a protocol for transitional home care after hip and knee arthroplasty.

    Title Embolization of the Ophthalmic Artery for Control of Epistaxis: Report of Two Cases.
    Date October 1992
    Journal Head & Neck

    Embolization of the internal maxillary artery, an accepted method for control of severe or recurrent posterior epistaxis, usually involves the ipsilateral artery, but occasionally the contralateral vessel and the facial arteries as well. Such endovascular treatment may fail if the vascular supply to the bleeding vessels originates in derivative branches of the ophthalmic artery. We report two unusual cases in which embolization of the ophthalmic artery was performed to control epistaxis. The first patient had a prosthetic eye. In the second, sight in one eye was sacrificed after careful consideration in order to prolong life.

    Title Management of Necrotic Neck Wounds with a "sandwich" Pectoralis Myocutaneous Flap.
    Date May 1989
    Journal Head & Neck Surgery

    A modified pectoralis major myocutaneous flap was used to stabilize necrotic neck wounds rapidly in irradiated patients. The flap was a "sandwich" flap that included an overlying "parasternal" pectoral skin paddle for pharyngeal reconstruction, the pectoralis muscle for carotid protection, and a meshed skin graft applied to the undersurface of the muscle to replace cervical skin. This flap has been used to reconstruct seven patients with severe wound necrosis from pharyngeal fistula and infection. All patients had carotid exposure in the infected wound. Reconstruction in all patients accomplished restoration of pharyngeal continuity, carotid protection, and cervical skin replacement. Some patients required more than one procedure for closure. There were no carotid "blowouts" in any of the patients. This technique enables the head and neck surgeon to stabilize these contaminated wounds rapidly and to reconstruct complex defects of the pharynx and cervical skin.

    Title Primary Reconstruction of Palatal Defects.
    Date June 1987
    Journal Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery

    Removal of the soft palate can cause marked functional deficit in deglutition and phonation. Most commonly, treatment of this deformity with prosthetic obturation has been less than ideal. Numerous reconstructive techniques have met with only partial success, while deforming distant structures. We will present a technique of reconstruction of the soft palate by use of a superiorly based pharyngeal flap. It has been used successfully in five patients who underwent soft palatectomy for malignant disease. The flaps have been the full width of the pharynx and extended down to the esophageal inlet. Viability of the flap is excellent, and the donor site is allowed to heal by secondary intention. Excellent function has been achieved in all cases with no compromise of oncological principles.

    Title Malignant Paraganglioma of the Thyroid Gland.
    Date April 1987
    Journal Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

    Paragangliomas of the thyroid gland are rare lesions, only four previous cases having been reported in the literature, to our knowledge. We report herein a fifth case, which, to our knowledge, is the first to exhibit malignant behavior manifested by invasion into perithyroidal soft tissue through the wall of the trachea into the tracheal mucosa.

    Title Osteoradionecrosis of the Maxilla and Skull Base.
    Date February 1985
    Journal The Laryngoscope

    Osteoradionecrosis of the maxilla and base of skull are rare phenomena, usually seen after combined therapy for malignancies of the maxillary sinus. While the mandible is most commonly affected by osteoradionecrosis, the maxilla and skull base may also be affected when preoperative or postoperative radiotherapy is combined with surgery. Contributing factors may be: high radiation dosage delivered to the treatment volume (greater than 6000 rads), loss of tissue protective effects due to surgery, decreased vascularity caused by surgery and radiation, and proximity of a contaminated field. Onset of symptoms may vary. One patient presented 25 years after postoperative radiotherapy. Major symptoms were pain, trismus, and purulent discharge. The best diagnostic modality remains the history and physical exam, as the area is readily accessible. CT scans may be helpful in diagnosis and treatment planning. Therapy should follow time honored principles of local wound care. Home irrigations and hyperbaric therapy have been helpful in encouraging early sequestration and rapid healing.

    Title Cellular Immunity in Patients with Epidermoid Cancer of the Head and Neck.
    Date June 1979
    Journal The Laryngoscope

    Forty-three patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck were evaluated immunologically at various times before and after treatment. Impaired DNCB skin reactivity was found in patients with more advanced disease (Stages II-IV). In the 24 patients evaluated prior to therapy, only the mean percentages of two subpopulation T-cell tests, T-RFC29 and "active" T-RFC and mean absolute T-RFC29 per mm3 and PHA responses were significantly depressed. These depressed values could not, however, be correlated with the stage of the disease. In patients with poorly to moderatley differentiated tumors there was a significant decrease in mean percentage of active T-RFC and PHA stimulation. A marked difference in mean percentages of T-RFC29 between pretreated patients without nodal involvement (40.5 +/- 2.1) and those with this complicity (58.1 +/- 4.9) suggests that this assay may be used to detect occult nodal involvement. A comparison of the effects of surgery, irradiation and the combination of the two no patients indicated that only radiation affected any of their immune parameters. Irradiated patients demonstrated a marked decline in the mean absolute level of lymphocytes, total T-RFC and mean PHA responsiveness within one month of the termination of therapy: however, these values returned to the pretreatment level within seven months. None of the treatments was effective in "curing" the immune deficits observed in pretreatment patients.

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