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Podiatry (or podiatric medicine) is the field devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (dpm), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by his/her doctorate level education and residency training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ...Read more
Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more
Ask those who know.: Framing the question as you did, asking in an either or fashion, makes it impossible to answer. You are painting the canvas with too broad a brush. If all surgeons were equally talented, then it would make no difference as to who you had do your surgery. If you believe that, then I have a gold mine in Indiana I'd like to sell you. Best to ask those who assist surgeons who they would rather go to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is blepharoplasty an office procedure? Is blepharoplasty done in the surgeon's office, or is it a hospital procedure?
Scope: Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where a small camera and small instruments are used to evaluate and repair the knee. This is generally done using 3 small stab incisions around the knee cap. It is beneficial for cartilage, meniscal and some ligament injuries in the knee joint. It is a safe procedure with a low overall complication rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scheduled for Surgery-correct dorsiflex osteotomy angle, cheilectomy & remove arthritic sesamoid(s). How best to stop problems from sesamoid removal?
Improves gait: The cotton procedure helps in the treatment of pes planus (flat feet). It is usually performed in conjunction with other procedures. Your gait should improve following surgery. Your foot will not pronate as much and therefore your gait will be more balanced. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, but inquire exp: All bariatric-only surgeons started as general surgeons. Surgeons who do a variety of procedures are sometimes your best technical operators. You do want to ask about experience. Also want to make sure he/she has a good after-surgery program. Finally, look for a compassionate surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers