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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. Mark Soberman
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Chest Surgery (Definition)

Chest surgery is a method of treating problems in the chest that generally require something to be cut out (biopsy or removal of tissue) or something to be repaired. Examples include removing tumors, removing sections of damaged lung, repairing birth defects of the trachea or esophagus, coronary artery bypass grafts, repairing ...Read more


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Is thoracic outlet syndrome surgery a major surgery?

Is thoracic outlet syndrome surgery a major surgery?

Yes: This is a relatively rare operation that should be done by someone with experience. Results are best when the compression is of an artery or vein, less good for nerve compression. Complications include failure of surgery, damage to nerves and blood vessels to arm, nerve to diaphragm or shoulder muscles and "pneumothorax" (air in the chest). Helpful for the right indications, EXPERIENCE IS KEY ...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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Is surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome curative?

Is surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome curative?

Type of TOS?: Patients with cervical rib, arterial TOS, or Venous TOS may require surgery. Only about 10-15% of patients with symptomatic TOS come to surgery. Success rate somewhere in the 90% range for appropriately chosen patients. Most patients respond to therapy and/or medications. ...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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Activities for a thoracic surgeon?

Activities for a thoracic surgeon?

Chest problems: A thoracic surgeon treats problems involving the chest wall, lungs, esophagus, and in some cases, the heart and great vessels. That is usually done by thoracic surgeons who specialize in heart surgery only. ...Read more

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What amount does endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ets) surgery cost?

What amount does endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ets) surgery cost?

Depends: The cost is specific to where you are. This can range from about 15000 to over 60000. Get a breakdown of charges and results before you decide. ...Read more

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What type of orthopedic surgeon can perform spinal surgery for a C7 foramenal stenosis radiculopathy?

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
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What type of orthopedic surgeon can perform spinal surgery for a C7 foramenal stenosis radiculopathy?

Yes: I agree with dr. Poelstra - make sure the surgeon has additional spine surgery training, and does many spine surgery procedures. The same would be recommended for a neurosurgeon doing spine surgery. ...Read more

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What happens during an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy surgery?

What happens during an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy surgery?

Cutting nerves: There are special nerves called sympathetic nerves. There is a bundle of them in the upper chest which go to the arm and hand. Some people have a condition where their hands sweat too much. It can be socially debilitating. Cutting these nerves can relieve these symptoms. Endoscopic means it is done with a small scope and a couple of small incisions instead of spreading the ribs. ...Read more

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Do patients return to sports after surgery for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome?

Do patients return to sports after surgery for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome?

They can: Yes, they certainly can, especially at a recreational level. Any surgery can effect an athlete at a high competitive level, depending on the demands of the sport and the surgery that was performed. For instance, if you're a pitcher is the major or minor leagues, it may be difficult to return to your presurgical velocity due to surgical insult and change in mechanics. ...Read more

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Being a pediatric surgeon?

Being a pediatric surgeon?

Your question is ?: You wrote a statement, not a question.Please start over from the beginning,provide enough background info to understand your issue and ask a clear question.This is not a chat room.Questions are not linked so we cannot see anything you upload or asked in the past or future. ...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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Is first rib resection statistically successful for fixing neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome?

Is first rib resection statistically successful for fixing neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome?

Yes: It is important that the diagnosis be correct and be confirmed with muscle blocks and the appropriate nerve test. surgery requires that the scalene muscles in the neck be released. this can be done by removing the muscles through the neck, sometimes with rib removal, but rib removal is not always necessary. Success rate is about 90 percent some improvement; 75 percent good improvement. ...Read more

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Is a cardiothoracic surgeon the same as vascular surgeon, thoracic surgeon, cardiovascular surgeon, cardiac surgeon, etc.. What are there difference?

Is a cardiothoracic surgeon the same as vascular surgeon, thoracic surgeon, cardiovascular surgeon, cardiac surgeon, etc.. What are there difference?

Cardiothoracic...: ...Surgeons operate on the heart and the lungs and other thoracic organs. Vascular surgery is it's own specialty and involves operations on vessels outside the chest . Some cardiothoracic surgeons do vascular surgery outside of the chest, although not as many as in years past. Many cardiothoracic surgeons have limited practice to hearts. They are best described as cardiac surgeons. ...Read more

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Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?

Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery?  How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?

Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read more

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Scoliosis surgery in thoracic spine ==what do we expect?

Scoliosis surgery in thoracic spine ==what do we expect?

Taller pain : You'llbe straighter and taller it will hurt for a time you won't with time notice the stiffness the thoracic spine doesn't move much any way. ...Read more

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Are there orthopedists that specialize in cervical endoscopic spine surgery for stenosis?

An Orthopaedic Spine: Surgeons that is well trained could perform an endoscopic posterior cervical endoscopic surgical procedure to decompress your cervical spine. But you have to make sure you are not focused more on the secondary goal than on the primary goal (properly addressing your pathology and resolving your symptoms). Some pathologies may not be best treated with endoscopy, so beware, and listen to your surgeon. ...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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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Thoracic Surgery (Definition)

Thoracic surgeons operate on the chest and the organs within: airway, heart, lungs, esophagus, chest wall, mediastinum, etc. You may also find a common title of "cardiothoracic surgeon" or in more specialized regions a distinction will be made between heart surgeons and non-heart surgeons, i.e. "cardiovascular ...Read more


Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Thoracic Surgery (Definition)

Thoracic surgeons operate on the chest and the organs within: airway, heart, lungs, esophagus, chest wall, mediastinum, etc. You may also find a common title of "cardiothoracic surgeon" or in more specialized regions a distinction will be made between heart surgeons and non-heart surgeons, i.e. "cardiovascular ...Read more