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About Pediatric Surgeon
Surgery is a medical specialty that makes use of manual machinery and instrumental techniques on a person to either find out or treat a disease or injury, to help better the body’s function, appearance, or to repair unwanted ruptured areas. Pediatric surgeons are a part of a surgical speciality who specifically perform surgery on fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Surgeons must first obtain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and while there’s not a specific major that’s needed to become a surgeon, most people will choose to study science, others may choose to study biology, health science, chemistry, kinesiology, and physics. While in university, they need to fulfill pre-med course requirements, gain experience, and complete their MCAT to get into medical school. Once finished with med school, the student will have to complete surgical residency which will take five years. An additional year-three years may be required to learn subspecialties.
What They Can Do
Pediatric surgeons are able to treat many types of children related diseases. Common pediatric diseases that require surgery include childhood tumors, abdominal wall defects, congenital malformations, chest wall deformities, and the separation of conjoined twins. Some congenital malformations include cleft lip and palate, intestinal malrotation, intestinal asteria. Abdominal wall defects that can be fixed by surgery are hernias, omphalocele, and gastroschisis. Childhood tumors that are treated by pediatric surgeons are neuroblastoma, liver tumors, Wilms’ tumor and more.
There aren’t different types of General Surgeons but they can be differentiated with the amount of experience and additional skills they have.
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