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A 16-year-old female asked:

after appointed to a pediatric specialist for pectoral deformity and they determine i need surgery, how long will it take to get a surgery date ?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Depends on surgeon: For elective surgery, as in your case, most surgeons will prioritize it based on the case load in their practice of other more urgent cases they need to take car eof. Be patient and call their office and ask them to tell you their procedure of scheduling your procedure.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hard to estimate: The timing of your surgery depends on many factors: operating room schedule, severity of your condition, insurance authorization, etc. Your personal surgeon's office will better be able to answer this for you. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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Last updated Jul 16, 2016

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