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Pediatric surgery is surgery on fetuses, infants, children and adolescents. Many pediatric surgeons practice at children's hospitals. A pediatric surgeon is a general surgeon who has special training in children's surgical problems. A pediatric surgeon treats patients with many congenital and acquired diseases of childhood using the latest advances in surgical therapies. Physicians in this specialty treat patients suffering from numerous diseases and illnesses, but some of the most common are Pyloric Stenosis, Inguinal Hernia, Ovarian Cyst, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Wilms' tumor, Ulcerative Colitis, Empyema, birth defects, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, hernias, gastroschisis, Hirschsprung's disease, esophageal atresia, liver tumors, cystic hygroma, teratomas, necrotizing enterocolitis, omphalocele, and Imperforate Anus. Once properly diagnosed, practitioners can perform numerous procedures on patients including Pancreatic pseudocyst, Pulmonary Sequestration, Ovarian Torsion, Meckelís Diverticulum, Ovarian Cyst, Ulcerative Colitis, Urachal Remnant, Tracheo-esophageal Fistula, Pyloric Stenosis, Reflux and Hiatal hernia, Laddís, Diaphragmatic Hernia (bochdalek, morgagni, eventration), Duodenal Atresia, Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM), Bronchogenic Cyst, Crohnís, bowel resection, Imperforate Anus, Inguinal Hernia, Hirschprungs, and Empyema. To diagnose patients with possible illnesses and diseases, specialists will often perform one of many tests including Body CT Scan, MRI, ultrasound, x-ray, CT Scan, Cat Scan, Upper GI (Barium Swallow), pH probe test, and Sigmoidoscopy Preparation.
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