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Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Pediatric Oncology (Definition)

Pediatric oncology is the study of the diagnosis and treatments for childhood cancers. Much of the treatment involves chemotherapy, which is a major ...Read more


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Are there specialists in pediatric radiation oncology?

Are there specialists in pediatric radiation oncology?

Yes: While there is no formal fellowship for pediatric radiation oncology there are people who have a focus in treating pediatric patients. These physicians are most commonly at academic centers as opposed to in private practice. ...Read more

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Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Huh!: I don't understand your question. Surgical oncologists have completed a 5 year residency in surgery and a two year fellowship in surgical oncology. We are surgeons with special interest and experience in treating cancer. Most do not give chemotherapy. Medical oncologists typically start with internal medicine and then subspecialise. They give chemotherapy and other drugs but do not do surgery. ...Read more

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Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

No: Pediatric oncologists are doctors (4 years of medical school after college) with training in pediatrics (3 year residency after medical school) and pediatric hematology/oncology (3 year fellowship after residency). Pediatric oncology nurses usually have 4 years of college (some 2 years, some master degrees with 6 years). Not surprisingly, the doctor makes more than the nurse. ...Read more

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Superspecialisation in surgical oncology and in medical oncology difference?

Superspecialisation  in surgical oncology and in medical oncology difference?

Surg vs. med: Surgical oncology: surgeons who specialize in cancer. Med onc: internal medicine doctors who specialize in cancer. [see a longer answer to the same question that i just posted]. ...Read more

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What is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

What  is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

Interesting!: I'm wondering about the reason for your question. The one place they will commonly overlap is in treatment of childhood brain tumors. Both pediatric neurologists and pediatric oncologists become pediatric neuro-oncologists, doctors who specialize in brain tumor treatment. And in my experience, they both do an excellent job of it! ...Read more

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What careers involve pediatric cancer?

What careers involve pediatric cancer?

It takes a village..: In addition to md specialists, there are many who help provide care for a child with cancer. A partial list includes oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, social workers, medical assistants, child life specialists and researchers (basic science, translational medicine, epidemiology). ...Read more

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What are some career paths for a pediatric oncology?

Clinical / research: Pediatric hematologist/oncologists can perform full time clinical service in a group practice or in an academic center. They can perform clinical research in association with clinical service. They can perform basic science or translational research primarily or exclusively. Lastly, with experience and accomplishment, they can become administrators ...Read more

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Are pediatric cardiologists able to perform surgeries?

Are pediatric cardiologists able to perform surgeries?

Ped cardiologists: Pediatric cardiologists mainly do diagnostic testing of the heart in an office setting which could be private or at a hospital). Some do procedures (like cardiac catheterization). Surgeries on the heart are usually done by surgical sub specialists, pediatric/cardio thoracic surgeons. ...Read more

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Are there surgeons who specialize in treating moyamoya disease?

Are there surgeons who specialize in treating moyamoya disease?

Yes: Neurovascular and pediatric neurosurgeons are often involved in the surgical care of patients with moyamoya. ...Read more

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Comparing palliative care for adults with cancer in hospice?

Comparing palliative care for adults with cancer in hospice?

The time to: Shift from exclusive focus on cure, to acceptance that cure is not possible, time to focus on quality, comfort and care is difficult for many. Today, evidence is pointing toward integrating comfort measures for pain, nausea, fatigue and sleep early during "cure care". Amazingly, people treated this way live longer, and more comfortably. It's what i would want! ...Read more

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Who performs a fetal echo? Pediatric cardiology or perinatology?

Who performs a fetal echo? Pediatric cardiology or perinatology?

Either can, but: A pediatric cardiologist is specifically skilled in congenital heart disease, and is more likely to catch as much detail as possible. They can also counsel parents in more detail about discovered abnormalities. ...Read more

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What kinds of doctors work in the pediatric intensive care unit at children hospitals?

What kinds of doctors work in the pediatric intensive care unit at children hospitals?

Peds intensivistde: Depending on the type of hospital one may find general pediatricians or board certified pediatric intensivists. It may also depend on the"level" of ICU ie are there really sick kids or only moderately i'll children? ...Read more

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How many pediatric intensive care doctors work at night in a childerns hospital?

How many pediatric intensive care doctors work at night in a childerns hospital?

Varies greatly: This is not a simple answer. This depends on the staffing structure of the hospital, the degree of sickness of the patients, and the size of the hospital. There is often at least one doctor "on call" 24 hours a day in a pediatric icu; however, that doctor may not necessarily be physically in the building at all times. ...Read more

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After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?

After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?

Yes and no: Sone decide to just be a ob/gyn. Some do become a sub spacialist by doing a fellowship in gyn onc, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any pediatric neurology surgeons in boise idaho?

Are there any pediatric neurology surgeons in boise idaho?

Ask AANS: American association of neurologic surgeons (aans.Org) can tell you board-certified neurosurgeon locations anywhere in U.S. Including boise. ...Read more

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Who qualifies for scoliosis surgery?

Who qualifies for scoliosis surgery?

Curve size : There are multiple considerations and I would not hesitate to be seen. That being said, and purely from a structural perspective, curves less than 45 degrees do not progress in adulthood and in general do not cause problems; where as curves over 45 degrees continue to progress and surgery is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Oncology (Definition)

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that concerns ...Read more