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What kind of doctor performs bariatric surgery?

What kind of doctor performs bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgeon: While many general surgeons are able to perform bariatric surgery, bariatric surgeons focus in this area and often have additional training. Look for a bariatric surgeon who meets center of excellence criteria from a national surgical organization such as the american society for metabolic and bariatric surgery or the american college of surgeons. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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What kind of doctor performs Mohs surgery?

What kind of doctor performs Mohs surgery?

Dermatologist: Mohs paste is a form of topical therapy used in treating more advanced forms of skin tumors such as basal and squamous Ca's. If the lesion is spread out and difficult to resect or not responsive to Efudex Mohs, an arsenical paste is applied with margins then biopsied to assure inclusion in resection sitr ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What kind of doctor performs a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

General surgeon: General surgeons do this work, or open cholecystectomy when needed. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs colonoscopies?

What kind of doctor performs colonoscopies?

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is the person you should contact for this. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs a vitrectomy?

What kind of doctor performs a vitrectomy?

Retinal surgeon: Vitrectomy is a procedure in which the vitreous gel and other components in the back of the eye are carefully removed to treat opacities, retinal detachments and other disease states of the back of the eye. This is mostly performed by ophthalmologists with special training in diseases of the retina. It is not done by optometrists. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs an arthroplasty?

What kind of doctor performs an arthroplasty?

Orthopaedic surgeons: Arthroplasty surgery refers to replacement of a joint, typically performed by orthopedic surgeons. Arthroplasty surgery is available for most joints in the human body - including shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, wrist, fingers, ankles, toes, and even in the spine. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs a mastectomy?

What kind of doctor performs a mastectomy?

General surgeon: A general surgeon usually performs these. Some have specislized in breast surgeries. A plastic surgeon may also start the reconstruction during the same surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of surgerycan an ob/gyn perform?

What kind of surgerycan an ob/gyn perform?

A variety: A general Ob/Gyn can perform most surgeries involving the female organs. They perform C/Sections; Hysterectomies; Laparoscopic procedures on the tubes, uterus and ovaries; tubal ligation; procedures on the cervix such as a LEEP or cone; incontinence surgeries such as TVT; and many other procedures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs a circumcision?

What kind of doctor performs a circumcision?

Several: It can be done by the ob, the baby's pediatrician or a local surgeon or urologist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor performs discograms?

What type of doctor performs discograms?

Interventional: The doctors most commonly performing discography are interventional pain doctors. They may be anesthesiologists, physiatrists, radiologists, and sometimes surgeons specializing in pain management. ...Read more

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What kind of surgeries can a pediatric cardiologist perform?

What kind of surgeries can a pediatric cardiologist perform?

Pediatric cardiology: Thanks to new minimally invasive techniques, pediatric cardiologists can treat many conditions that previously needed open heart surgery. Closure of congenital heart defects, stent placement, and biopsy of the lining of the heart can be done by a pediatric cardiologist. Complex heart defects are still the purview of the cardiac surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery does the oral maxillofacial surgeon do?

What kind of surgery does the oral maxillofacial surgeon do?

Oral surgeon ?: Even oral & maxillofacial surgeons aren't fond of the moniker but are stuck with it anyway. Oms's do surgery of the mouth, jaw bones, and the surrounding structures. Injuries, wisdom teeth, jaw fractures, laceration repairs, dental implants, teeth extractions, bone grafts, reconstructive surgery (orthognathis), tumors, facial cosmetic (plastic), other pathology, i know i've left something out! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs vaginal rejuvenation?

What kind of doctor performs vaginal rejuvenation?

Ob/gyn or plastic : Vaginal rejuvenations are usually done by ob/gyn or plastic surgeons, but for the most part don't really do much. Often it is laser resurfacing that makes the skin feel tighter, but no lasting affect. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can perform a trabeculoplasty?

What kind of doctor can perform a trabeculoplasty?

Ophthalmologist: Most ophthalmologists are trained to perform this procedure which relieves the internal eye pressure in glaucoma. Optometrists cannot do this and if you have glaucoma, you should be seeing an ophthalmologist anyway. General surgeons and physicians refer almost all eye conditions to ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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What doctor performs mammoplasy? What doctor performs liposurgery?

What doctor performs mammoplasy? What doctor performs liposurgery?

Mammoplasty : Mammoplasty is the term used for altering the shape, position, and sometimes size of the breast. A mammoplasty should always be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, as plastic surgeons are the only surgeons trained and experienced in the most current and safe techniques of mammoplasty. Cosmetic mammoplasty is more commonly called a "breast lift" procedure. The goal of this operation is to lift the breast mass to a more youthful position. In a breast lift, your surgeon will remove excess skin that has stretched during the course of pregnancy, breast feeding, weight change, etc. The breast tissue is repositioned to a higher, more cosmetically appealing position. The resulting scars will either be anchor shaped (scars around the areola, vertical scar extending to the base of the breast, and a curved scar hidden in the fold under the breast), or lollypop shaped (scars around the areola and a vertical scar extending to the base of the breast). Breast implants may also be placed during this procedure if you desire both a breast lift and an increase in breast volume. Cosmetic mammoplasty is not covered by your medical insurance. A different type of mammoplasty which is considered medically necessary in certain patients is a reduction mammoplasty, or breast reduction. While breast reduction may significantly improve the appearance of a woman's breasts, breast reduction is not considered a purely cosmetic procedure. This is because reducing the weight of excessively large breasts helps eliminate symptoms associated with large, heavy breasts such as neck/back/shoulder pain, shoulder grooves, rashes, and difficulty with activity and exercise. Your board certified plastic surgeon likely has extensive experience with this procedure, as it is a very common procedure performed by plastic surgeons, and typically results in a high level of patient satisfaction. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Bariatrics (Definition)

Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more


Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more