DR. M. MAHER SUEDE earned his medical degree from Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria. He interned at Monmouth Medical Center and did his residency in general surgery at New York Methodist Hospital. He completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at Hartford Hospital. Surgery appeals to him because it offers “instant gratification” in acute situations. “You intervene very quickly. Patients get better, even in a few hours. You help patients and see the results immediately.” He adds, “Surgery is a privilege. It’s the only profession where you get permission from patients to do what you need to do without them watching. They put their trust in you completely. They put their life in your hands. It’s a big responsibility.” Dr. Suede is highly skilled in performing intricate thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive gallbladder surgery and minimally invasive hernia surgery, including procedures to correct complicated abdominal wall hernias and acid reflux. He also uses state-of-the-art office-based treatment for varicose veins. Dr. Suede has earned an excellent reputation for compassionate, expedited care for patients, especially women referred to him with breast tumors or masses. He tries to see them within 24 to 48 hours, especially if they are very anxious and concerned about their condition. At the time of the consultation he performs an ultrasound-guided biopsy using a fine needle and local anesthetic in a painless, well-tolerated manner. He gets biopsy results within 24 hours so patients have less time to worry, and can get treatment as soon as possible. He performs breast- conserving surgery and utilizes partial breast radiation for the treatment of breast cancer. He is the chairman of the Department of Surgery at Eastern Connecticut Health Network and a member of the Breast Care Collaborative program there.
Practice: Suede Surgical Care, LLC
Medical School: Damascus University School of Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Manchester Memorial Hospital
Rockville General Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Organizations: American College of Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons