Surgeries for Upper Aero-Digestive Tract
Patients with benign upper aero-digestive tract lesions such as polyps, nodules and cysts can benefit from surgery. For vocal fold paralysis, there are several surgical procedures that can provide a better voice. While many conditions can be treated with medicine and therapy, others require surgery.
Yale Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry describes psychosis as “having trouble distinguishing what’s real from what’s not real.” Episodes can take the form of hallucinations: “hearing, seeing, feeling or tasting something that isn’t really present in the environment,” or beliefs that someone is trying to control your thoughts.
Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Many people don’t realize that most musculoskeletal injuries can get better without surgery, so the best doctor to see may be one who specializes in nonsurgical care. One medical specialty that fits this description is physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), or physiatry.