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About Dr. George K Gittes
Dr. George K Gittes, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Wheeling, WV. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Surgery, Surgery and Pediatrics. Dr. Gittes is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and West Penn Hospital. Dr. Gittes has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. George K Gittes 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.
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.
- Pediatric Diabetes
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
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Dr. Gittes is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
31 Years Experience
Harvard Medical School
Graduated in 1987
Ucsf Medical Center
Dr. George K Gittes accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsWheeling Hospital, 1 Medical Park, Wheeling, WV
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