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How much does a town need a pediatric surgeon?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It depends on the population.
If the population is over 250, 000 then the likelihood of major birth defects and even common problems requiring surgery increase.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the population.
If the population is over 250, 000 then the likelihood of major birth defects and even common problems requiring surgery increase.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
In the us, there are about 725 pediatric surgeons.
Given the population, that makes for 1 pediatric surgeon per 400, 000 to 500, 000 population. Most pediatric surgeons practice in groups in major cities in children's hospitals and/or academic medical centers. There are a handful of pediatric surgeons by themselves in smaller cities, but that is not the norm.

In brief: It depends
In the us, there are about 725 pediatric surgeons.
Given the population, that makes for 1 pediatric surgeon per 400, 000 to 500, 000 population. Most pediatric surgeons practice in groups in major cities in children's hospitals and/or academic medical centers. There are a handful of pediatric surgeons by themselves in smaller cities, but that is not the norm.
Dr. Charles Breaux
Dr. Charles Breaux
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