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Who performs orthognathic surgery?

Who performs orthognathic surgery?

Oral Surgeon: Orthognathic (jaw straightening) Surgery is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, an Dental Specialist with at least 3-5 years Residency training beyond Dental School. Talk to your Orthodontic Dental Specialist. Every Orthodontist has a group or Oral Surgeons that they depend on for ties procedures. ...Read more

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Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

No, but...: Both are done by plastic surgeons. Reconstructive surgery starts with an abnormality; the surgeon attempts to bring things back towards normal. Cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery starts with the normal and tries to make it better. Plastic surgeons may perform one or the other and/or hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, and other procedures as well. ...Read more

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Do ortho surgeons only see surgical candidates?

Do ortho surgeons only see surgical candidates?

Orthopedic surgery: This is a field that includes disorders or bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Surgical or nonsurgical treatment may be used. ...Read more

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Do only certain orthopedic surgeons specialize in joint surgery?

Do only certain orthopedic surgeons specialize in joint surgery?

Joint surgery: You will need to pick an orthopedic surgeon. This is a common procedure for most orthopedists. There are some surgeons who specialize in joint replacements and have extra training in the procedures. ...Read more

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Who are the surgeons who perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Who are the surgeons who perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopaedic Surgeons: Orthopaedic surgeons perform what is also called high tibial osteotomies (hto). Most are performed as medial opening wedge osteotomies. Locking plates or newer peek (dense plastic) wedge-shaped implants are used in conjunction with bone graft or bone graft substitute materials to promote sound healing. ...Read more

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What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?

What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness?  Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon?  Xrays best?

Leg weakness: Your question is complex because there are many possible reasons for leg weakness, from sites in the brain to cervical cord to thoracic cord, to cauda equina, to peripheral nerve or neuromuscular problems. My first suggestion would be to see a neurologist who can evaluate more broadly first and work up and then direct or refer to an appropriate surgeon. ...Read more

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What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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Who performs cosmetic ear surgeries?

Who performs cosmetic ear surgeries?

Plastic Surgeons: Various surgeons can perform cosmetic ear surgery. Facial Plastic surgeons who are trained in Otolaryngology (ENT) along with Head and neck surgery are optimally equipped. ...Read more

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Who performs a sacroiliac joint fusion surgery?

Who performs a sacroiliac joint fusion surgery?

No one should!: For what reason? I can't think of one in todays world. ...Read more

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Are there orthopdic surgeons that specialize in joint surgery?

Yes: Orthopedics like many other specialties has subspecialities. There are orthopedic surgeons that specialize in joint surgery. Your referring physician may be able to help direct you. ...Read more

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Neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for neck surgery? Possible fusion or discectomy.

Neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for neck surgery? Possible fusion or discectomy.

Either will do as --: Both of them should be trained in doing these surgeries. The orthopod should be a spinal surgeon. Your pcp canhelp you as to who to go to. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor repairs umbilical hernias? Plastic surgeon? Pediatric surgeon?

What kind of doctor repairs umbilical hernias?  Plastic surgeon?  Pediatric surgeon?

General or Ped surg: General surgeons can fix almost all umbilical hernias. They can be repaired with open surgery (single larger incision) or laparoscopically (multiple tiny incisions). Pediatric surgeons can fix umbilical hernias in kids and adolescents, usually up to age 18. ...Read more

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Back surgery - spine ortho vs neurosurgeon?

Back surgery - spine ortho vs neurosurgeon?

Ortho biased: As an orthopaedic surgeon, i feel our 5yrs of residency plus fellowship training in spine surgery, give us an advantage in treating spinal problems. We are well versed in biomechanics, bone healing and metabolism, as well as biomaterials. Our knowledge base is grounded in musculoskeletal care, which includes bone, joint, muscle, nerve, ligament, tendon and skin. ...Read more

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Who are the best surgeons for performing acetabular reconstruction surgery.?

Who are the best surgeons for performing acetabular reconstruction surgery.?

Mast, Mayo and Moed: If you are suffering from hip dysphasia and need to have your hip socket realigned, you need an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with pelvic reconstruction experience. Drs. Jeff mast, keith mayo and berton moed are surgeons that I have worked with and have significant experience with this procedure. All three spent time in france with the surgeons who pioneered the procedure. ...Read more

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Who repairs medical equipment?

Depends on the equip: Mainly specialists who are familiar with the equipment. Resubmit your question and be a bit more specific as your question is not necessarily medical and I suspect you may be asking something else. Thanks. ...Read more

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Any knee doctor who performs double-bundle ACL reconstruction in seattle area?

Any knee doctor who performs double-bundle ACL reconstruction in seattle area?

Probably: There are many surgeons that perform double bundle acl reconstructions. However, since there are many ways to perform them, we do not know which method is better, or whether it is any better than an anatomic acl. Perhaps a better question is whether a double bundle acl reconstruction is right for you. I perform both, but i still question whether it is better. I am in los angeles though. ...Read more

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Orthodedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for the field of spinal fusions?

Orthodedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for the field of spinal fusions?

Experience/training: Orthopaedic and neurologic surgeons are qualified with basic training to perform spinal fusions. Surgeons from both fields can undergo additional training in spine surgery known as a fellowship. The best recommendation of choosing a surgeon should be based upon experience and training. Understand board certification status, and ask for patient recommendations. ...Read more

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