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

7 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Usually ortho: Most often an orthopedic surgeon will take care of these.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
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.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
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.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Hand surgeon: Plastic surgeon or ortho.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 15 years experience
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.
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Hand Surgeon: A hand surgeon is best trained to drain or remove a ganglion cyst of the hand or wrist.
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Surgeon: General surgeon or hand surgeon depending on the location.

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What type of dr. Would I see for a ganglion cyst?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Rfe by your doctor: Who ever your doctor recommends , and who is trained to do the procedure like from from gen surgeon , orhtho surgeon , hand surgeon , and plastic surgeon. Ganglion on the foot podiatry surgeons (dpm ) will excises.
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