Surgeons come in many forms with different skill sets. For instance, General Surgeons handle many procedures from gall bladders to breast cancer. Cardiac & Vascular Surgeons specialize in the heart and blood system. Orthopedic Surgeons deal with joint, bones, and spine. Neurosurgeons diagnose and treat the entire nervous system. And Plastic Surgeons specialize in a variety of cosmetic and injury related surgeries. See below for more details on these specialties.
A Cardiothoracic Surgeon performs any surgical procedure involving the heart, to either correct an acquired defect, such as blockages in the coronary arteries; or congenital defects, which is a defect of the heart a patient is born with. The surgeon also replaces or repairs diseased valves of the heart. These procedures are considered open heart surgery.
A vascular surgeon is a specialist who evaluates and treats diseases of the blood vessels. Treatment can include traditional surgery and endovascular approaches. Endovascular is minimally invasive surgery that is designed to access the area of the body through the major blood vessels. Some of the surgeries performed by a vascular surgeon may include:
Because of their training, vascular surgeons are uniquely qualified to diagnose all vascular diseases and interpret a wide variety of diagnostic tests.Close
An orthopedic surgeon is a surgeon who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including:
McLeod surgeons utilize the latest surgical advances and techniques and have access to the finest in technology and surgical equipment. Robotic-assisted surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery. It allows the surgeon to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with traditional techniques.Learn More
Neurosurgery concerns the diagnosis and treatment of the entire nervous system, composed of the brain and its vascular supply including the carotid arteries, spinal cord, spinal column and peripheral nerves.
Neurosurgeons help patients with:
A plastic surgeon needs both an eye for aesthetic beauty and exceptional skill. Patients need to feel confident that they will get the best results in the safest manner possible. McLeod Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons use their surgical talents to enhance the self-image and well-being of patients. For more information, click here.