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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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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 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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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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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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Dr. Lori Semel
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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


Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

Premature delivery is birth prior to the 37th ...Read more