A 43-year-old member asked:
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what type of doctor should you see for a ganglion cyst?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand Surgeon: A hand surgeon is best trained to drain or remove a ganglion cyst of the hand or wrist.
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Surgeon: General surgeon or hand surgeon depending on the location.
Answered on Feb 15, 2019

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