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What Kind Of Doctor Does Discogram
General Surgeon: Splenectomies are performed by general surgeons like myself. The most common reason for performing a splenectomy is secondary to trauma (although, we always prefer to save the spleen, if possible). Some rare diseases may require splenectomy as well. In the former situation, the surgical technique is "open"; in the latter, laparoscopy is often possible. ...Read more
Infants vs adult: In the newborn period most pediatricians & obstetricians have been trained to do circumcisions.Who actually does it varies by local. After the first few weeks the blood flow to the penis changes some & most will defer the procedure to a pediatric surgeon or pediatric urologist. In adulthood, the urologist is the primary provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does the cervical facet joints do in your neck? What kind of injection does a doctor give for radiculopathy? Please help and explain
Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Epidural injections are also helpful to reduce inflammation into the spinal canal area or around the spinal nerve roots exiting the spine to treat a radiculopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: An arthrogram means injecting dye into a joint for the purpose of taking detailed x-rays. Sometimes it is done by an orthopedic surgeon but in our area it is done more often by an interventional radiologist. ...Read more
He will ask you: Chiropractic x-ray theory is based upon an outmoded idea called subluxations. These are non-existent and have been proven bogus in test after test. How does he know where it hurts? He will ask you. What will he do? He will give you a deep massage which in fact might cause some relief but is not curative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Someone I know goes to a physiacist. What kind of doctor is a physiacist and what conditions do they treat?
Rehabilitation specialist: A physiatrist is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. Those physicians are primarily hospital or private practice-based, and specialize in the recovery of patients with stroke, spinal cord injury, joint replacement, osteoarthritis, or any other medical condition which might require multidisciplined therapy. They prescribed medication, direct therapy, perform EMGs, and perform disability ratings, in addition to many other roles. ...Read more
Neuro or Ortho : Both neurosurgeons and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons treat spinal disorders. It is worth your time to learn about your surgeon before considering surgery. Hopefully, your primary care doctor can help to point you in the right direction. The most important thing to do is to make sure that the surgeon you choose has expertise in treating your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually a team: Consisting of plastic surgeons, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, etc. These are very specialized treatment teams usually located at university medical centers. ...Read more
Well interpretation : Is just that. We take a set of pictures. A specialist looks at the pictures and sometimes can see the problem but sometimes he or she can miss the findings. If we see a mass *tumor on the pictures we then describe it and give a differential of what it might be. But ultimately you and the referring doctor decide if they need to biopsy the mass if they see one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood vessel study: An angiogram is a test done to visualize the inside of blood vessels, most commonly to look for blockage or narrowing that may affect blood flow to an organ or extremity. Usually an iodine based contrast in injected directly into the vessel through a catheter in a cath lab or interventional radiology suite. Some types of angiograms can be done non-invasively in a CT or MR scanner. ...Read more
Apnea: Apnea is cessation of breathing when you are sleeping. This is either "central" or "obstructive." central is more of a brainstem issue whie obstructive is due to your airway collapsing. In order to breathe again you need to wake yourself up. This is a big problem when you do this every single hour of sleep every night. Ents, pulmonologists, and neurologists are best equipped to treat this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urologist: This is the enlarging of a narrowing of the urethra. A urologist would perform this. ...Read more
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