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About Dr. Walter Pipkin
Dr. Walter Pipkin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Augusta, GA, with other offices in Augusta, GA and Greensboro, GA (and 2 other locations). He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Pipkin is affiliated with Mcg Health, Inc and St Mary's Hospital of Athens. He speaks English.
Dr. Walter Pipkin 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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Our initial consultation was with Dr. Howell, but with our baby's CDH, Dr Howell felt that a referral to Dr Pipkin would be in our best interest, as he could perform the surgery laparoscopically . We were a little anxious that we didn't get to meet Dr. Pipkin until after my grandson was born, but once we did, we immediately knew that he was the surgeon we needed as well as wanted. With this being a rare birth defect, Dr Pipkin took great care in explaining the treatment to us and calmed any fears we had about what to expect. In fact, the entire surgical team (doctors, nurses, staff) were all exceptional. The procedure went better than anyone could have hoped for and I am 100% certain that God's hands on Dr. Pipkin's is the reason why. (Together, they made a great team!) My grandson spent 28 days in the NICU (instead of the anticipated 60-90), and I will be forever grateful of the care we received. The entire staff at MCG (Children's Hospital, Regents) were at the top of their game! There was never a moment when we felt as if things were not going well or that we were not in the right place. We also feel as if we had immediate access to the doctors and never went more than a few minutes without having any questions answered. Being referred 2 hours away to MCG... living at the Ronald McDonald house for the 4 weeks prior to birth, and 4 weeks after...was a super tough situation to be in, but with Dr Pipkin, his group, and the entire NICU team, I can honestly say that we felt as if we were treated like family, and sometimes even royalty. What should have been an exhausting, trying time, was actually a blessing because we always knew we were at the right place, with the right doctors. I will always be thankful and will continue to tell everyone about the amazing care we received. I cannot imagine taking my child anywhere else!
Brought our son into see Dr Pipkin for a circumcision revision. Very impressed with the office staff, the hospital facilities and the doc's bedside manner.
Dr. Pipkin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Mcg Health, Inc
St Mary's Hospital of Athens
16 Years Experience
Medical College of Georgia
Graduated in 1997
Dr. Walter Pipkin accepts the following insurance providers.
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