A 43-year-old member asked:
why would a child be seeing a pediatric surgeon?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
They are not adults: Pediatric surgeons are surgeons w additional fellowship training in the surgical treatment of infants, children and young teens. Although some general surgeons treat children, for more specialized needs a pediatric surgeon is best. Remember children are not small adults, body size, chemistry and biology makes specialized care important. Pediatric surgeons usually affiliate w children's hospitals.
Answered on Jul 9, 2013
Dr. Troy Reyna answered
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Need for surgery: A child would see a pediatric surgeon if they had a condition best treated by surgery. Hernis, lumps or bumps, cysts, gallstones, appendicitis are just a small number of the indications for surgery in children.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013
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