Lafayette Pediatric Surgeons
- 3 Board certified
- 1 Award winners
- 19 Reviews
- Average rating is 3.5 stars
- Average wait time is 27.8 minutes
What are Pediatric Surgery Specialists?
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 Lafayette, LA has a population of approximately 455,115 people. There are 4 pediatric surgeons near Lafayette, which gives it a ratio of 1 pediatric surgeon per 113,779 residents or a ratio of 1 pediatric surgeon per 45,923 households. There are 183,690 households in Lafayette.