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

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Dr. Steven Hill answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Usually ortho: Most often an orthopedic surgeon will take care of these.

Answered 10/25/2018

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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 1/27/2020

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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 3/13/2018

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Dr. Todd Sisto answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Hand surgeon: Plastic surgeon or ortho.

Answered 2/26/2018

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel answered

Specializes in 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 3/24/2019

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Dr. Gary Pess answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

Hand Surgeon: A hand surgeon is best trained to drain or remove a ganglion cyst of the hand or wrist.

Answered 2/15/2019

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Dr. Soren Singel answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Surgeon: General surgeon or hand surgeon depending on the location.

Answered 2/15/2019

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