A 42-year-old member asked:
what are the guidelines for repairing a pediatric vsd?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
General Practice 46 years experience
Isolated VSD: Review of literature revealed that management of isolated VSD (ventricular septal defect) in infant depends on 1) size of the defect. 2) Chance of spontaneous closure or decrease in size over time 3) Involvement of one or more cardiac valves 4) Difficulty and effectiveness of surgical closure. This is absolutely the field of pediatric cardiologist and heart surgeon.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What should I do while interviewing a pediatrician?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Look for a feeling: My website, mackoulpediatricsfortmyers.Com has a list of questions and things to look for when interviewing a new pediatrician or practice. Go with your gut, if you are uncomfortable, chances are that your child will be as well. Is the office clean? Is there a separate sick and well entrance? Do the hours work with your schedule? Can i call after hours?
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Can our family doctor be our pediatrician?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Yes: Certain family docs accept newborns as patients. They may or may not have hospital privileges to visit the baby in the hospital, however they are perfectly capable of office care for the newborns and beyond.
6.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
Can cleft lips and cleft palates be repaired?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, there is surgery for this. Usually, this is done during childhood. You would need to see an oral & maxillofacial surgeon (omfs) or plastic surgeon for this.
6.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
How is a hiatal hernia repaired?
4 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
Laparoscopic Surgery: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. A hiatal hernia may lead to gerd by virtue of the stomach yo-yo-ing up thru the hiatus into the chest. Surgical repair involves three key steps: return the stomach to the abdominal cavity, tighten the hole in the diaphragm, and create a new valve to rx reflux.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
Can heart damage resulting in bradycardia be repaired permanently?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 22 years experience
Pacemakers: Pacemakers are the treatment for non-reversible bradycardia ....There are many instances of bradycardia are reversible (medicines) or temporary.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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