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Best Hand Surgeons In The United States
Steady hands: Surgical skills are a combination of clinical knowledge and manual dexterity. I believe that it is simply practice and spending the time to learn. That is why surgical residencies are so long. Steadiness comes with practice. Avoiding caffeine, breathing excercises, and meditation help. I advise avoiding beta blockers if possible. More important than steady hands is dedication and compassion. ...Read more
Hand Surgeon:: A hand surgeon deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity (commonly from the tip of the hand to the shoulder) including injury and infection. Hand surgery may be practiced by graduates of orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery and it is preferrable to see a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've heard canaloplasty is safer & produces better results than trabeculectomy in a skilled surgeon's hands. Please give me your opinion?
Possibly: Trabeculectomy is the "gold" standard for lowering eye pressure by surgery. Canaloplasty is somewhat gentler with probably fewer complications however it is in fact not as effective but is useful for those with a need for glaucoma surgery but do not have galloping glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac surgeon: You first need a steady brain to be able to learn what you need to learn. The physical dexterity needs lots of practice and repetition like training for a sport. ...Read more
Using surgical glove: Gloves are used to protect patients - the one that you are touching and the next patient you touch. Sterile gloves are used to handle sterile surfaces - like when an operation is being done. Regular gloves are used to keep from getting germs on your fingers. There is a routine that surgeons learn to put gloves on and to take off to keep from contaminating hands. ...Read more
My hands have blistered and peeled after neck surgery is that ok or do I need to get a hold of my neuro surgeon and go back in sooner?
Can you tell me if my hands are slightly shaky (not a ton, not even noticable really) could i still become a neurosurgeon, or a cardiothoracic surgeon ?
Depends: Becoming a neurosurgeon requires many years of specialized training. To begin, you must have completed medical school with outstanding academic performance. Along the way, you would need to first learn if it even appealed to you. If the hand tremor is mild, it would not be an advantage but may be something that you could compensate for. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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