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what type of doctor should i see for a ganglion cyst?

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Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Usually ortho: Most often an orthopedic surgeon will take care of these.
Answered on Oct 25, 2018
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Several: Ganglion cyst is a rupture of the synovial capsule between small bones, usually in the wrist, but can also occur in the ankle. Pediatric surgeons (if the patients is a child), orthopedic or hand surgeons can take care of this problem.
Answered on Jan 27, 2020
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Surgeon: A variety of surgeons can take care of a ganglion cyst, general surgeon for adult, pediatric surgeon for a child, orthopedic surgeon, or a hand surgeon.
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Hand surgeon: Plastic surgeon or ortho.
Answered on Feb 26, 2018
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Where: Depends on what the site is. For example if the ganglion is on the hand or wrist you might consider a hand surgeon. If the cyst is on the foot or ankle you might consider a podiatrist or a foot/ankle orthopedist. Whatever your choice, you should look for a physician board certified in their specialty that routinely treats the condition conservatively and surgically.
Answered on Mar 24, 2019
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