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What type of doctor will surgically remove hardened gouty tophi on my fingers and toes? Uric acid down to 2; no attacks for 18 months.

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Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Ortho

Try an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Ortho

Try an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Marius Frasie
Dr. Marius Frasie
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Orthopedic surgeon

Would be able to do this type of surgery.

In brief: Orthopedic surgeon

Would be able to do this type of surgery.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Before you do that

There are certain medications that could possibly help i.
E krystexxa (pegloticase). Doctors routinely do not surgically excise gouty tophi. What medication are you on ? Did the tophi cause bony damage? Clinical pics and xrays would need to be reviewed.

In brief: Before you do that

There are certain medications that could possibly help i.
E krystexxa (pegloticase). Doctors routinely do not surgically excise gouty tophi. What medication are you on ? Did the tophi cause bony damage? Clinical pics and xrays would need to be reviewed.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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