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How can I find the best craniofacial esthetic surgeon for an esthetic correction of an old plagiocephaly ?

How can I find the best craniofacial esthetic surgeon for an esthetic correction of an old plagiocephaly ?

Plagiocephaly: Dealing with an "old" and I assume done as a baby correction of a plagiocephaly requires a multidisciplinary team that includes at the very least a craniofacial neurosurgeon and plastic surgery and also a maxillofacial surgery. You will need to find a center that has a good deal of experience as these are complex cases and need a very thorough workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi; I am looking for a surgeon able to perform a craniofacial surgery. I do not have medical issues, it is about only an esthetic issue -plagiocephaly?

Hi; I am looking for a surgeon able to perform a craniofacial surgery. I do not have medical issues, it is about only an esthetic issue -plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly: I would look for a craniofacial center in your area that deals with craniofacial surgeries - you will likely need a neurosurgeon and a plastic surgeon and perhaps Maxillofacial to address the various surgical issues. ...Read more

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Where can I find the best hernia surgeons in the U.S.?

Where can I find the best hernia surgeons in the U.S.?

AHS: The Americas Hernia Society website has a list of surgeons interested in hernia repair. Usually, surgeons interested in a disease, read journal articles about the disease, and attend conferences about the disease are the most up to date regarding treatment options for hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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In general, are the u.S. Medical doctors standard higher or european doctors such as germans? How about surgeons?

In general, are the u.S. Medical doctors standard higher or european doctors such as germans?  How about surgeons?

Great doctors : And surgeons exist in many countries, though countries with higher standards of living and education have the best-trained and most advanced medical/surgical technologies and doctors. Surgical tourism is not recommended unless you have the resources and time to say where your surgeon can deal with post-op concerns or complications! ...Read more

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What is a "craniofacial team"?

What is a "craniofacial team"?

Specialized provider: A craniofacial team is a group of healthcare providers with expertise in evaluation and management of skull ("cranio") and face ("facial") deformities. These usually include: audiology, craniofacial/plastic surgery, dentistry, ear/nose/throat surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, nursing, ophthalmology, oral/maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, psychology, speech therapy and a patient coordinator. ...Read more

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What is a general surgeon?

Mostly abdominal: Traditionally did all surgery except neuro. Now mostly abdominal, laparoscopic, trauma, and in some communities some vascular. New status: chest vascular heart plastic used to be in general but now have separate boards and skills. ...Read more

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How do surgeons fix gastroschisis?

How do surgeons fix  gastroschisis?

Primary or silo: A baby born with gastroschisis has a hole in the abdominal wall with the bowel out. Ideally, all of the bowel can be placed in the belly & the hole repaired primarily, leaving a fairly normal looking bellybutton. If the bowel does not all fit in, a "silo" can be constructed to contain it. The silo is then serially reduced over 5-7 days until it is all inside , & the defect can be repaired. ...Read more

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What type of surgeon does nephrectomy?

What type of surgeon does nephrectomy?

Urologist: In a large city or academic medical center, most nephrectomies are performed by urologists. Within urology, there are particular sub specialists who focus on kidney surgery including minimally invasive options. Transplant surgeons and vascular surgeons can also occasionally remove kidneys. In a more rural setting, a general surgeon may be the one performing this procedure in the absence of urology. ...Read more

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Which are the best TMJ surgeons in usa?

Which are the best TMJ surgeons in usa?

TMJ Surgery: Tmjoint surgery should should only be considered after all other conservative treatment by well known and recognized experienced TMJ specialists has been attempted and failed. They would be the most knowledgeable as to who would be best to perform surgery if that was necessary. ...Read more

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What to look for in a cosmetic surgeon?

Dialogue: Ask questions and make sure your concerns are heard and answered. Talk about what you don't want and what you do. Make sure you have a comfortable dialogue with whomever you choose and that you are comfortable with his or her work and attention to you. ...Read more

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How can I find a good cosmetic surgeon?

How can I find a good cosmetic surgeon?

Search ASPS: Surgeons who get Boarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgery have a much more rigorous and comprehensive training. So, if you are having elective cosmetic surgery–please check the credentials of your surgeon. Be sure he is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery! The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a very nice "find a doctor" section. (PlasticSurgery.org) ...Read more

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Is 5 hrs of sleep enough for a surgeon?

Is 5 hrs of sleep enough for a surgeon?

If it happened on a: Regular basis it may impact him/ her. I will send this question to dr. Jacobson as well. ...Read more

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How can you find a good cosmetic surgeon?

How can you find a good cosmetic surgeon?

Search ASPS: If you are having elective cosmetic surgery – please check the credentials of your surgeon. Be sure he is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a very nice "find a doctor" section. (PlasticSurgery.org) ...Read more

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Do oral surgeons offer any payment plans?

Most do: Depending on the extent of the procedure needed, obviously the cost will vary. Many doctors will offer payment plan options via a company called care credit. This helps patients financially who may need help. In addition, some doctors offer their own payment plans in-office. Call the surgeon's office and speak to their financial coordinator. ...Read more

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Could a surgeon administer chemotheraphy?

Could a surgeon administer chemotheraphy?

Yes: Surgical Oncologists frequently do but usually when the drug is given orally and easily purchased by prescription. When iV meds are needed the patient is usually kept in a special chair while the chemo is run slowly over a few hrs. Most surgical offices are not equipted to deliver drugs in this manner. ...Read more