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Can you tell me if there are psychological services to deal with leg amputation?

3 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Laredo
Vascular Surgery 26 years experience
Yes there are.: Your surgeon performing your amputation should be able to put you in touch with your local services. The amputee coalition is an excellent resource. Here is the link: http://www.Amputee-coalition.Org/.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Ask rehab: The best thing for that is talking to your rehabilitation physician and to previous patients with amputations about there experience, usually rehab facility can facilitate that through the amputation clinic.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Yes: A good rehabilitation psychologist can help people deal with a leg amputation.

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