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Why would a child be seeing a pediatric surgeon?
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In brief: They are not adults
Pediatric surgeons are surgeons w additional fellowship training in the surgical treatment of infants, children and young teens.
Although some general surgeons treat children, for more specialized needs a pediatric surgeon is best. Remember children are not small adults, body size, chemistry and biology makes specialized care important. Pediatric surgeons usually affiliate w children's hospitals.

In brief: They are not adults
Pediatric surgeons are surgeons w additional fellowship training in the surgical treatment of infants, children and young teens.
Although some general surgeons treat children, for more specialized needs a pediatric surgeon is best. Remember children are not small adults, body size, chemistry and biology makes specialized care important. Pediatric surgeons usually affiliate w children's hospitals.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Need for surgery
A child would see a pediatric surgeon if they had a condition best treated by surgery.
Hernis, lumps or bumps, cysts, gallstones, appendicitis are just a small number of the indications for surgery in children.

In brief: Need for surgery
A child would see a pediatric surgeon if they had a condition best treated by surgery.
Hernis, lumps or bumps, cysts, gallstones, appendicitis are just a small number of the indications for surgery in children.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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