U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Frazier Frantz

Pediatric Surgery
Washington, DC
33 years experience

Locations

Office

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatric Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Pediatric Surgery 33 years experience
Ped surgery referral: Have her evaluated by a pediatric surgeon. The closest center of excellence to you for this repair is CHKD in Norfolk, VA (www.chkd.org). In the meantime, work on her posture and encourage aerobic activities.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Pediatric Surgery 33 years experience
Probably: Some doctors may not be aware of the cardiorespiratory derangement that can be associated with pectus excavatum. The work-up to determine the severity of PE includes chest CT scan, echocardiogram, and pulmonary function tests. Once these are done, he or she should refer you to a thoracic surgeon. If you are asymptomatic, her or she may elect to just follow you without referral.
A member asked:
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Pediatric Surgery 33 years experience
Possibly: If the diagnosis of "moderate" pectus excavatum was made without imaging, get a chest x-ray or CT to quantify your Haller index. This is the ratio used to determine severity. Pain is a common symptom of PE, and yours could be worsening. If it is worsening, treatment options would include surgical repair or non-operative therapy with a vacuum bell.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
102
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Frantz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Frantz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1988MD
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less