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Dr. Stephen Adams
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Pediatric Surgery (Overview)

Pediatric surgeons specialize in the surgical care of children. They are surgeons who, by training, are oriented toward working with children and understanding their special needs.Each board certified surgeon has been trained as an adult general surgeon with an additional 2 years devoted only to the specific problems and their management that, in general, are unique to children.


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How safe is pediatric surgery?

How safe is pediatric surgery?

Safe: It is safer for children than an adult general surgeon who only does children occasionally. It is very important that the pediatric surgeon work with a qualified pediatric anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Adams
41 doctors shared insights

Pediatric Surgery (Overview)

Pediatric surgeons specialize in the surgical care of children. They are surgeons who, by training, are oriented toward working with children and understanding their special needs.Each board certified surgeon has been trained as an adult general surgeon with an additional 2 years devoted only to the specific problems and their management that, in general, are unique to children.


Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Now that was at a pediatric surgery center so is that why?

Now that was at a pediatric surgery center so is that why?

Website: Multiple sites to help prepare a child for surgery. Usually the surgery center will have a website. Other resources include the patient and family portal at the american pediatric surgical association website and the surgical section of the american academy of pediatrics. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pediatric surgery?

Pediatric surgeons s: Pediatric surgeons specialize in the surgical care of children. They are surgeons who, by training, are oriented toward working with children and understanding their special needs.Each board certified surgeon has been trained as an adult general surgeon with an additional 2 years devoted only to the specific problems and their management that, in general, are unique to children. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Do they do anything different in or before pediatric surgery?

Do they do anything different in or before pediatric surgery?

Yes!: Pediatric surgery is a specialty. The surgeon has special training, and the nurses will set up different instruments depending on the type of surgery that is needed. For very small babies and very sick children, special expertise is needed. The anesthesiologist will be familiar with the drug doses and small breathing tubes that may be required. The operating room will be kept warmer than normal. ...Read more

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Where is a pediatric surgery center near chicago?

Where is a pediatric surgery center near chicago?

THere are many: There are many very good children's hospitals in and around Chicago. Lurie is the name of what was Children's Memorial hospital. There are many others that are excellent. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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How long after pediatric gtube surgery can one expect any atelectesis to clear up? And is there anything I can do to help it heal? Things to avoid?

How long after pediatric gtube surgery  can one expect any atelectesis to clear up? And is there anything I can do to help it heal? Things to avoid?

Lung atelectasis : under the usual condutions atelectasis will improve with 24 hours or less. But it highly depends on the individual's circumstances ...Read more

Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

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