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Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Yes, some: Depends on how you define surgical. They generally will place chest tubes, umbilical lines ( tubes for giving fluids/nutrition/medication), insertion of breathing tubes, PICC lines, etc. a Pediatric surgeon does more complex procedures in addition to those above. ...Read more

Dr. Rebecca Thibodeau Khan
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Anesthesiology consultation required before C-section if heart disease?

Anesthesiology consultation required before C-section if heart disease?

Absolutely: If you have heart disease, it is essential that your anesthesiologist knows the details. Consultation allows us to get records and create a plan in advance. This could be difference between life and death, depending on nature of disease. Also may be necessary to go to another hospital with specialists if your disease is severe and the necessary resources are not available. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Obstetric surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Vaginal vault prolapse surgery--what kind of surgeon performs this procedure?

Vaginal vault prolapse surgery--what kind of surgeon performs this procedure?

Vag Vault Prolapse: Generally performed by a urogynecologist. Make sure you find out in advance whether or not your doctor performs these with or without mesh, the route of surgery (vaginal vs. abdominal), and how often the doctor performs this type of procedure. ...Read more

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What is an elective surgical procedure?

What is an elective surgical procedure?

Elective: Elective surgery is any operation that is not considered an emergency and thus can be done at the convenience of the patient, surgeon or hospital operating room availability. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Obstetric surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Not yet: Not yet but that's the goal. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however. ...Read more

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Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

Sometimes: It depends on the extent of your surgery. Many of my patients who had simple small hiatal hernias repaired with concurrent antireflux procedure do go home the same day. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Obstetric surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Is orthognathic surgery mandatory in texas?

No: Orthognathic surgery is not a mandatory procedure in any state in the U.S. Including texas. The benefits associated with orthognathic surgery can be significant depending on your problem(s). ...Read more

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What surgeons perform sex change operations?

What surgeons perform sex change operations?

Various surgeons: Plastic surgeons, general surgeons, urological and gynecological surgeons perform these operations. Both procedures are about the same in degree of patient satisfaction. It requires an excellent team of surgeons and psychological preparation for patients undergoing these procedures, as the emotional impact and acceptance of changes are a crutial part of these cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Obstetric surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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Is robotic surgery safe?

Is robotic surgery safe?

Yes: Done by the right surgeon it is not any less safe than say, laparoscopic surgery. Depending on the specific type of surgery you're asking about it may be preferred. It is not mainstream yet though. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Obstetric surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal organs. Tubes called trocars are placed at various spots on the abdomen depending on the surgery. Through the trocars are placed a camera and surgical instruments. The incisions are generally small and the healing time faster than open surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
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Obstetric surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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Microdiscectomy surgery but questionable surgeon experience?

Microdiscectomy surgery but questionable surgeon experience?

???: If you are questioning your surgeon ability to perform the recommended surgery, then i would suggest that you seek treatment elsewhere. Remember, if your spinal surgeon is fellowship trained, he has obtained a great deal of experience during that training. Experience is a double edge sword...A lot of experience with good results vs a lot of experience with poor results. Talk to prior surgical pati. ...Read more

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Do neonatologist perform surgical procedures on babies?

Do neonatologist perform surgical procedures on babies?

NO: They can place catheters in the umbilical artery or vein. They can intubate your child. They can perform lumbar punctures. However, they cannot do surgical procedures. ...Read more

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