Renowned plastic surgeon and hormone replacement specialist Elliot Lach, MD, has a unique medical philosophy. Dr. Lach believes that patients benefit best when their doctor has a healthy pair of ears.
Dr. Lach has been listening to his patients for nearly 35 years. Lach once sent a 30-year-old for a colonoscopy based on listening closely to the patient’s symptoms. It was a little unusual because most people won’t be directed to getting a colonoscopy until they’re 50.
But as the patient spoke, pieces of a puzzle began fitting together. Because he took the time, Lach ended up getting the patient an early colon cancer diagnosis — something that could have gone on for years undetected. Instead, it saved his life. It’s that kind of care, that individual attention, that Lach uses when he treats his patients using Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Dr. Lach received his undergraduate Bachelors of Science degree from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. While still an MIT student he completed coursework at Harvard Medical School and also performed lab research in surgical nutrition, renal, pulmonary and cellular physiology. He attended Yale University School Of Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1981 and he completed his postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Medical School in 1987.
Dr. Lach honed his skills at some of the most distinguished and highly regarded medical teaching hospitals in New England. His rigorous residency training program included rotations in General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Microsurgery. He completed the program in six years training at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and the Plastic Surgery residency training Program at Harvard Medical School.
The Total Picture
Dr. Lach recognizes the unique psychological, physiological and chemical differences between men and women, especially when it comes to medical care.
“Woman have had the socially acceptable expectation that their bodies are changing throughout life,” said Lach.
He explained that traditionally women are more comfortable discussing these changes with their doctors.