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Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Peter Than
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Oncologists specialize in medical therapy for cancer, managing chemotherapy and often coordinating care of patients requiring multiple specialists.
Neurosurgeons treat lesions of the brain and spine using surgical approaches. Pediatric general surgeons treat a variety of conditions including cancer but often focus on surgery of the chest and abdomen.

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Oncologists specialize in medical therapy for cancer, managing chemotherapy and often coordinating care of patients requiring multiple specialists.
Neurosurgeons treat lesions of the brain and spine using surgical approaches. Pediatric general surgeons treat a variety of conditions including cancer but often focus on surgery of the chest and abdomen.
Dr. Peter Than
Dr. Peter Than
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Brain tumor team

Pediatric neurosurgery operates on brain and spinal cord tumors.
Pediatric general surgery operates on other parts of the body and usually places the central venous devices used by children for chemotherapy. They also place feeding tubes if clinically necessary. Pediatric oncology prescribes and manages chemotherapy if indicated. They also are the overall coordinator of care for the patient.

In brief: Brain tumor team

Pediatric neurosurgery operates on brain and spinal cord tumors.
Pediatric general surgery operates on other parts of the body and usually places the central venous devices used by children for chemotherapy. They also place feeding tubes if clinically necessary. Pediatric oncology prescribes and manages chemotherapy if indicated. They also are the overall coordinator of care for the patient.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Dr. Craig MacArthur
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In brief: Lots

Neurosurgery deals with nerves.
Oncology with cancer. General surgery with surgical issues.

In brief: Lots

Neurosurgery deals with nerves.
Oncology with cancer. General surgery with surgical issues.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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