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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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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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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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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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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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Do some?Plastic surgeons?Specialize in ?Correcting botched surgery?

Do some?Plastic surgeons?Specialize in ?Correcting botched surgery?

No board of botched: Surgeons are more likely to specialize in a region. For example rhinoplasty experts will have experienced with botched nose surgery whereas experts in breast augmentation are mor likely to be experienced in correcting botched breast surgery. There is no board specialization in botched surgery correction. ...Read more

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What careers involve pediatric cancer?

What careers involve pediatric cancer?

From nursing: To each therapeutic specialty: surg oc, ped onc, ped rad onc, ped neuronc, peds anesthesia, social work, psychiatry, radiology. ...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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Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Yes, some: Depends on how you define surgical. They generally will place chest tubes, umbilical lines ( tubes for giving fluids/nutrition/medication), insertion of breathing tubes, PICC lines, etc. a Pediatric surgeon does more complex procedures in addition to those above. ...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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Information on surgical oncology and cancer doctors?

Information on surgical oncology and cancer doctors?

Surgical oncology: You can find out information about surgical oncologists at this website:www.Surgonc.Org. This site will even help you find a cancer surgeon near you. ...Read more

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Reconstructive plastic surgeons are different from regular plastic surgeons?

Reconstructive plastic surgeons are different from regular plastic surgeons?

No, not at all: Plastic surgery is a broad field which includes cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, burn care, hand surgery and other very specialized areas. Nobody can do them all! some of us concentrate on reconstructive surgery, some on hand surgery, etc. A plastic surgeon is a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery, no matter the area of concentration or specialization. ...Read more

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Can hematologists perform surgery?

Can hematologists perform surgery?

Some times: Typically hematologist do procedures such as liver biopsies, however, if a surgery such as a colectomy is needed then they will refer you to a surgeon. Each doctor chooses how extensive they feel comfortable doing procedures. Discuss all of your treatment options with your doctor. Good luck ...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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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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Fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, can I get a fellowship in gynecologic oncology afterward?

Fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, can I get a fellowship in gynecologic oncology afterward?

Theoretically yes...: In practice, few if any physicians can endure 11 years of training and resident pay. Additionally, most program directors would frown upon the switch in direction as a sign of personality imbalance and/or unpredictability and would be reluctant to hire you after the first fellowship without a very good reason. Given that both subspecialties are now quite competitive, i advise against trying this. ...Read more

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Why do hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

Why do hospitals consider hernia repair "cosmetic surgery"?

They Don't.: Hospitals and insurance companies do not consider hernias as “cosmetic surgery”. Hernia repair is generally considered a medically necessary procedure given that complications associated with hernias can be quite serious. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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