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Is there a surgery that can help with mental retardation?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

Mr is a functional diagnosis.
I am not aware of any structureal abnormality or connection abnormality tha tcan be improved with surgery.

In brief: No

Mr is a functional diagnosis.
I am not aware of any structureal abnormality or connection abnormality tha tcan be improved with surgery.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: No specific surgery

Brain surgeries may be done to treat uncontrollable seizures, remove brain tumors, shunt excess cerebrospinal fluid build-up that puts pressure on the brain, open skull sutures that closed prematurely, repair blood vessel malformations or reduce the impact of brain trauma.
They often improve a child's health and chance of survival; some help preserve cognition or allow development to proceed.

In brief: No specific surgery

Brain surgeries may be done to treat uncontrollable seizures, remove brain tumors, shunt excess cerebrospinal fluid build-up that puts pressure on the brain, open skull sutures that closed prematurely, repair blood vessel malformations or reduce the impact of brain trauma.
They often improve a child's health and chance of survival; some help preserve cognition or allow development to proceed.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hmmmm

"mental retardation" is too broad a term to be able to give a helpful answer. In rare cases, maybe.
Typically, no..

In brief: Hmmmm

"mental retardation" is too broad a term to be able to give a helpful answer. In rare cases, maybe.
Typically, no..
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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