Top Pediatric Surgeons in Athens, GA
125 King Ave
Athens, GA 30606
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
- 10 years experience
- 4 star hospital
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.
The area of Athens, GA has a population of approximately 116,272 people. There are 2 pediatric surgeons near Athens, which gives it a ratio of 1 pediatric surgeon per 58,136 residents or a ratio of 1 pediatric surgeon per 22,408 households. There are 44,816 households in Athens.