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Old 06-26-2003, 06:45 AM
Sheila Sheila is offline
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My daughter appears to have hydrocephalus and*may require*either a third ventricolostomy or a shunt.

I just read on medline that approximately 75% of neurosurgeons perform these surgeries less than 5 times a year and further that the frequency with which these surgeries are performed is postively correlated to their success.

Could anyone advise*who the leading surgeons in this area are so that we can be assured of the best possible care for our daughter?


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Old 06-26-2003, 06:28 PM
infolady infolady is offline
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Hi Sheila,

Many of the leading surgeons in this area are at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.*

To have your daughter seen at Sick Kids you would need to have your current doctor make a referral for you.

If you would like more info on the third ventriculostomy procedure, shunts and hydrocephalus, please contact the association at 1-800-387-1575.




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