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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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