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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

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Neonatology (Definition)

Neonatology is a Medical Subspeciality of Pediatrics which deals with diseases and conditions of Newborn including Premature NewBorns and their care Neonatology specialists generally limit their practice to babies born in the hospital or admitted to hospital after ...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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What is neonatology?

What is neonatology?

Neonatology: Neonatology is the care of high risk newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit. It is a subspecialty of pediatrics.

A neonatologist becomes board certified by the american academy of pediatrics in pediatrics after a pediatric residency and then after a 3 yr. Neonatology fellowship can take the boards for neonatology. ...Read more

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How many years of school does it take to be a neonatologist?

How many years of school does it take to be a neonatologist?

At least 14 years: Neonatologists typically have the following training:

- at least 4 years of medical school (after at least of 4 years of undergraduate schooling)

at this point, they have their medical degrees and obtain the following training:

- 3 years of residency training in pediatrics
- 3 years of fellowship (additional, specific training) in newborn intensive care. ...Read more

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Neonatologist told us this morning our premie has nec. What did they do wrong?

Neonatologist told us this morning our premie has nec. What did they do wrong?

NEC: Nec is associated with mostly prematurity. Usually it is nobody's fault. It happens due to combination of factors including prematurity, feeding, intestinal immaturity, possible sepsis. This condition is not uncommon in nicu setup. ...Read more

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What kind of personaility or temperament is best suited to a neonatologist? What kind of training or experience do I need?

What kind of personaility or temperament is best suited to a neonatologist? What kind of training or experience do I need?

Calm and confident: Neonatologists have to be able to handle many emergent situations when a baby is sick and should be able to manage the situation calmly and confidently. ...Read more

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I have my bsn, but now I would like to go for neonatology and not nnp.

Need To Work NICU: There is no special training in basic BSN Nursing curriculum but some can take an elective rotation in neonatal units.
You need a year of med/surg Nursing minimum to be hired as neonatal nurse. To become a neonatilogy nurse you need a job in a level 2 or 3 neonatology unit. Called NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
That is the only way
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What is the role of a neonatologists?

Treat babies: Evaluate and treat premature and term infants with serious health conditions. Some neonatologist see normal newborns as well. ...Read more

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How does someone become a neonatologist?

How does someone become a neonatologist?

Residency+Fellowship: Neonatologists are doctors who specialize in the medical care of newborn infants. They typically have the following training:

- at least 4 years of medical school (after at least of 4 years of undergraduate schooling)
- 3 years of residency training in pediatrics
- 3 years of fellowship (additional, specific training) in newborn intensive care. ...Read more

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What does a pediatric neonatologist do?

What does a pediatric neonatologist do?

Premature infants: Neonatologists typically work in hospital nicus where they specialize in the care of premature and other sick newborns. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neonatologist and a perinatologist?

What is the difference between neonatologist and a perinatologist?

Mother-fetus/newborn: Neo (new)natologists care for babies in the first month of their life and sometimes beyond. Peri (around)natologists care for fetuses during and before the time of birth. Newer term is maternal-fetal medicine, a subscpecialty focusing on maternal and fetal health throughout and sometimes before pregnancy. Neonatologist has peds residency + neonatology fellowship. Perinatologist has obgyn + mfm ed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neonatologist and a neonatal nurse practitioner?

What is the difference between neonatologist and a neonatal nurse practitioner?

Nurse/Doctor: Nurse practitioners anre nurse who received further traing in neonatology. A neonatologist is a doctor (M.D.) and did his residency in neonatology and sometimes more education ie. Fellow. ...Read more

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Who is the best person to care for my preemie? Resident, fellow, np, neonatologist?

Who is the best person to care for my preemie? Resident, fellow, np, neonatologist?

All: Looks like you are in academic center. In the best case scenario all of the professionals you mentioned work as a team and communicate with each other. Many double check points and an opportunity to get different opinions. The neonatologist is the person with more training and (usually) experience but it is important for you to be comfortable to communicate with one or all of them! ...Read more

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What to do if I am trying to decide if I want to be a neonatologist or an orthodontist, what are some pros and cons of both?

What to do if I am trying to decide if I want to be a neonatologist or an orthodontist, what are some pros and cons of both?

Passion: Beyond the extensive investment of time and finances involved, it is critical to know your passion for either specialty. Get some good advice and counsel regarding each of these fields and see what sparks your passion. Let that decide for you what will provide a lifetime of true professional satisfaction. ...Read more

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What kind of schooling do you need to be a neonatologist and how long does it take? Same questions for neonatal nurse. I'm trying to compare. Thanks

Many years: You have to go to college, take pre-med courses then do 4 years of medical school, then 3 years of pediatrics and 3 years of neonatalology. To be a neonatal nurse you go to college/ nursing school and usually a few years working to be senior enough to be considered to be placed in the neonatal unit. Depends on the hospital and state where you plan to work. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neonatology?

NewbornSpecialists: Neonatology is a Medical Subspeciality of Pediatrics which deals with diseases and conditions of Newborn including Premature NewBorns and their care
Neonatology specialists generally limit their practice to babies born in the hospital or admitted to hospital after birth outside the hospital ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does a pediatric neonatologist do?

Newborn care: This hospital based physician supervises the care of high risk newborns. This usually includes premature newborns and term or post tern newborns who develop problems at or around the time of birth. ...Read more

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Do neonatologists do different work than a well trained pediatrician?

Neonatologost: A neonatologist is also a pediatrician who specializes in care and of newborns and their illnesses. Since neonatologists have more experience taking care of newborns, they have a "skill" advantage compared to regular pediatricians. ...Read more

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Think is better to have postop care from a neonatologist or a pediatric surgron?

Think is better to have postop care from a neonatologist or a pediatric surgron?

Post op care: For a neonatal patient, postoperative care can be provided by a number of different physicians depending upon the type and complexity of surgery, as well as the actual or anticipated post-operative course, and other co-morbid patient factors. Optimal care may be rendered by a team of physicians or one, but often there is a team of individuals caring for any one patient beyond just a single doctor. ...Read more

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If I'm referred to a neonatologist, should I still continue with my pediatrician?

Yes: Your neonatologist will most likely see your baby while she/he is in the hospital whereas your pediatrician will take over afterwards. ...Read more

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Is being a neonatologist or np a sad job?

No: It may be overwhelming for some because we deal with death and intensive cases but it is very much rewarding. Depends on what you want and how you see your lifestyle in the future. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good undergraduate degree for neonatology?

Science degree: Anyone will tell you the medical school and residency years will go easier with a science background, but that doesn't mean biological sciences only! Whatever science appeals to you will do... ...Read more

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Why do neonatologists order an apnea monitor?

Apnea monitor: Neonatologists order apnea monitors for select children being disharged from the nicu to home when they are concerned that the child is at risk for events where the child may stop breathing (apnea). The monitor alarms for apnea, thereby urging the caregiver to evaluate the child. Not all children discharged from nicu require this. ...Read more

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3 mo old w/ 1x2.5cm Anterior font and ridge in forehead, round head. Neonatologist carefully examined, measure, said not 2 worry. Is it normal?

3 mo old w/ 1x2.5cm Anterior font and ridge in forehead, round head. Neonatologist carefully examined, measure, said not 2 worry. Is it normal?

Yes, but: Anytime a parent has concerns about head size/shape, it deserves close monitoring because things change very rapidly at this age. The exam and measurements should occur monthly until all sutures have closed on the skull, usually 9-12 months of age. The ridge is likely the normal closure of the skull bones occurring, but needs to be monitored so it does not happen too soon. ...Read more

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