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Can a craniofacial surgeon perform this procedure on an adult male with a congenital skull deformity, to reduce the overall skull size?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
No: Not appropriate to operate under the inluence. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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