AboutDr. Monthakan Ratnarathorn, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA, with other offices in Kalispell, MT and Sacramento, CA (and 4 other locations). She has 20 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatric Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics. Dr. Ratnarathorn is affiliated with Shriners Hospital-Los Angeles, Mercy General Hospital and Children's Hospital Central California. She speaks English.
Dr. Monthakan Ratnarathorn has the following 3 specialties
- Pediatric Surgery
A pediatric surgeon is a qualified surgeon who has additional training in performing surgery on young patients, including fetuses (neonatal or fetal surgery), infants, children, adolescents and teenagers.
Because pediatric patients are still growing and developing, they are often more difficult to operate on than adults. These patients have smaller bodies and smaller organs requiring even more of a precise and measured approach by a surgeon.
Some of the conditions that may require the care of a pediatric surgeon are congenital malformations, such as cleft lip and palate, abdominal wall defects, like hernias, deformities of the chest wall, childhood tumors, like neuroblastomas and separation of conjoined twins.
- Orthopedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Dr. Ratnarathorn is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Shriners Hospital-Los Angeles
3160 Geneva St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
Children's Hospital Central California
9300 Valley Childrens Pl
Madera, CA 93636
20 Years Experience
Boston University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1997
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