AboutDr. Fernando Silva, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Biloxi, MS, with other offices in Jbsa Lackland, TX and Newport Beach, CA. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Silva is affiliated with 81st Medical Group - Keesler Medical Center, United Regional Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Fernando Silva has the following 4 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
- Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Silva is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
81st Medical Group - Keesler Medical Center
301 Fisher St
Biloxi, MS 39534
United Regional Medical Center
Wilford Hall Medical Center
2200 Bergquist Dr
Jbsa Lackland, TX 78236
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Scott & White
18 Years Experience
Ponce School of Medicine
Graduated in 1995
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