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Do neonatologist perform surgical procedures on babies?
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In brief: NO
They can place catheters in the umbilical artery or vein.
They can intubate your child. They can perform lumbar punctures. However, they cannot do surgical procedures.

In brief: NO
They can place catheters in the umbilical artery or vein.
They can intubate your child. They can perform lumbar punctures. However, they cannot do surgical procedures.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Define surgery
Some of the common procedures done by neonatologists (catheter placement) are considered surgery by the insurance companies.
We don't consider them as such, but the bean counters have a way of controlling how things are classified.Neonatologists are not going to fix hernias or take out an appendix.

In brief: Define surgery
Some of the common procedures done by neonatologists (catheter placement) are considered surgery by the insurance companies.
We don't consider them as such, but the bean counters have a way of controlling how things are classified.Neonatologists are not going to fix hernias or take out an appendix.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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