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what kind of a doctor performs mastectomy

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
General Surgeons: General surgeons, such as myself, undergo a minimum of 5 years of training to perform many different cancer operations, including mastectomy. Breast ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Speak to: Your doctor , ( surgeon ) will rx one and direct you to the surgical supply out fits where , will measure you and give silicone prothesis with bra ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
Often Necessary: Well tolerated operation with benefits in the appropriate patient.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Brown
31 years experience Breast Surgery
Both: Removal of both breasts.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
General surgeon: same
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Retinal surgeon: Vitrectomy is a procedure in which the vitreous gel and other components in the back of the eye are carefully removed to treat opacities, retinal deta ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Depends where you are. In some locales, the pediatricians do them, while in others the ob's do them. Depends on who has kept their training up. I, for ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Hypophysectomy: Neurosurgeons perform hypophysectomy.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ob/Gyn: Usually this surgery is performed by an Ob/Gyn. Occasionally, a General Surgeon will do it. Best wishes!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Yee
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeon: An orthopedic surgeon.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Neurosurgeons: are trained to do this.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist: Most ophthalmologists are trained to perform this procedure which relieves the internal eye pressure in glaucoma. Optometrists cannot do this and if ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience Medical Oncology
Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is the person you should contact for this.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
General surgeon: General surgeons do this work, or open cholecystectomy when needed.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nose Reshaping: Most rhinoplasty in the United States is performed by plastic surgeons or facial plastic surgeons. The former are surgeons trained in cosmetic and rec ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgeon: A plastic surgeon, certified by the american board of plastic surgery. The american society of plastic surgeons offers excellent resources for indivi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Dermatologist: Mohs paste is a form of topical therapy used in treating more advanced forms of skin tumors such as basal and squamous Ca's. If the lesion is spread ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
27 years experience Bariatrics
Bariatric surgeon: While many general surgeons are able to perform bariatric surgery, bariatric surgeons focus in this area and often have additional training. Look for ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A variety: A general Ob/Gyn can perform most surgeries involving the female organs. They perform C/Sections; Hysterectomies; Laparoscopic procedures on the tube ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Several: General surgeons provide surgical treatment, oncologists use chemotherapy, radiation oncologists supervise radiation treatment and family doctors coor ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Peds cardio: Pediatric cardiovascular surgeons perform pediatric cardiovascular surgeries. Pediatric Cardiologists usually do not perform surgery. Some may perform ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Heart specialist: A physician who has completed 3 years of training after medical school in internal medicine, and another 3 years of training in heart and vascular dis ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Otolaryngology: Some facial plastic surgeons might also, but mostly ENT- otolaryngology

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