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My son has to go see a pediatric surgeon what questions should I ask?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: What for?
For what procedure your son is going for ?.
First visit the surgeon, after taking history and physical examination the surgeon will tell you about procedure in simple lay man terms, risks and benifits , most likely will tell , accepts your insurence or you have to pay from your pocket, then you can ask , most likely every thing will be explained. If you can't speak english ask for translator.

In brief: What for?
For what procedure your son is going for ?.
First visit the surgeon, after taking history and physical examination the surgeon will tell you about procedure in simple lay man terms, risks and benifits , most likely will tell , accepts your insurence or you have to pay from your pocket, then you can ask , most likely every thing will be explained. If you can't speak english ask for translator.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: What operation?
Generic questions to ask should include the length of the operation, method of anesthesia, post-op recovery (in-patient, return to baseline), complications-, risks-, alternatives, and benefits of the operation, # of operations of this type performed by this surgeon and outcome, pain management after surgery, to name a few.
Of course, each operation has unique questions based on the diagnosis.

In brief: What operation?
Generic questions to ask should include the length of the operation, method of anesthesia, post-op recovery (in-patient, return to baseline), complications-, risks-, alternatives, and benefits of the operation, # of operations of this type performed by this surgeon and outcome, pain management after surgery, to name a few.
Of course, each operation has unique questions based on the diagnosis.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pedi surgery
What is ur son going2see pedi surgeon 4? Obviously u need2find out if the surgeon is part of ur ins.
Network and if u need a referral. More importantly u need2ask the qs. Relevant2the type of srgery ur son is going2have. U need2know how many similar surgeries he/she has performed, how many good and bad outcomes, the hospital length of stay, is anesthesiologist in network 4ins., likely complicatons.

In brief: Pedi surgery
What is ur son going2see pedi surgeon 4? Obviously u need2find out if the surgeon is part of ur ins.
Network and if u need a referral. More importantly u need2ask the qs. Relevant2the type of srgery ur son is going2have. U need2know how many similar surgeries he/she has performed, how many good and bad outcomes, the hospital length of stay, is anesthesiologist in network 4ins., likely complicatons.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Dr. Charles Vinocur
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Key questions
Without knowing the reason, it is key to understand the surgeon's experience and whether pediatric anesthesia puts the child to sleep.
If an in hospital procedure, is it a free-standing children's hospital or a hospital within a hospital rather than an adult facility that does an occasional child.

In brief: Key questions
Without knowing the reason, it is key to understand the surgeon's experience and whether pediatric anesthesia puts the child to sleep.
If an in hospital procedure, is it a free-standing children's hospital or a hospital within a hospital rather than an adult facility that does an occasional child.
Dr. Charles Vinocur
Dr. Charles Vinocur
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Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics
In brief: It depends.
what is the reason for beeng seen by surgeon?The common questions are:Board sertifications, level of expirience,options of treatment.

In brief: It depends.
what is the reason for beeng seen by surgeon?The common questions are:Board sertifications, level of expirience,options of treatment.
Dr. Boris Ripa
Dr. Boris Ripa
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