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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pediatric specialist?

A pediatric specialist is a medical doctor who specializes in the care and treatment of children, typically from infants to adolescence. Pediatric specialists have typically undergone specific fellowship training for the diseases and conditions that affect children and the various treatment options. Some diseases and conditions that affect children and the various treatment options. Some diseases and conditions can affect both children and adults, however symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options may vary.

What is a pediatric general surgeon?

A pediatric general surgeon specializes in treating diseases and conditions that affect most areas of a child including the thorax, the abdomen, and pelvic with genitourinary disorders.

What is a pediatric thoracic surgeon?

A pediatric thoracic surgeon specializes in the care and treatment of disorders affecting the lung or chest. A board-certified fellowship trained pediatric surgeon is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders and conditions in children.

What is a pediatric neurological surgeon?

Pediatric neurological surgeons treat diseases and conditions that affect the nervous system and spine in children. At Palm Beach Children’s Surgical Specialists our board-certified fellowhship trained pediatric neurosurgeon is experienced in diagnosing and treating pediatric neurologic conditions.

How do I know if I need a pediatric subspecialist?

There are some disease and conditions that only present in children. Diseases and conditions that present in both children and adults nay present differently or require a different course of treatment. A pediatric subspecialist is specifically trained in the illnesses that may affect children. Your pediatrician may refer you to a specific pediatric subspecialist.

How do I schedule an appointment with Palm Beach Children’s Surgical Specialists?

To schedule an appointment with one our Palm Beach Children’s Surgical Specialists physicians call 561.295.9100 or visit our Make an Appointment page.