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About Dr. Ruth Mayforth
Dr. Ruth Mayforth, MD, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in Springfield, IL, with another office in Springfield, IL. She has 19 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Mayforth is affiliated with St Johns Hospital and Memorial Medical Center. She speaks English.
Dr. Ruth Mayforth has the following 2 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.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Mayforth is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
St Johns Hospital
Memorial Medical Center
19 Years Experience
University of Chicago
Graduated in 1994
Dr. Ruth Mayforth accepts the following insurance providers.
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