Specialty Definitions

Cardiology
The study of the heart and its action and diseases.

Colon & Rectal Surgery
Colon and rectal surgeons treat patients for hemorrhoids, rectal and colon tumors, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal cancer and complicated anal/rectal disease, correct intestinal bleeding problems, and perform colonoscopies.

Dermatology
A branch of science dealing with the skin, its structure, function and diseases.

Gastroenterology
The study of the disease and pathology of the stomach and intestines.

General Surgery
A branch of medicine concerned with diseases and conditions requiring or amenable to operative or manual procedures.

Gynecology
The branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene of women.

Hand Surgery
A hand surgeon specializes in treatment of injuries to the hand.

Neonatology
A neonatologist specializes in the care and development of newborn infants as well as the treatment of ailments common to newborns.

Nephrology
A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the kidneys.

Neurology
The scientific study of the nervous system, its structure, function and abnormalities.

Neurosurgery
A neurosurgeon specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, including ruptured discs of the neck and back, utilizing surgery as a method of treatment.

Ophthalmology
The branch of medicine dealing with the structure, functions and diseases of the eye.

Oral Surgery
An oral/maxillofacial surgeon is a dentist who has advanced training in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases of the mouth, jaw, cheek, teeth and related oral structures.

Pediatrics
A branch of medicine dealing with the development, care and disease of children.

Plastic Surgery
The branch of surgery concerned with the repair, restoration, or improvement of lost, injured, defective, or misshapen parts of the body by transfer of tissue.

Podiatry
A podiatrist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the feet.

Psychiatry
Psychiatrists diagnose and treat emotional illnesses. They apply their skills to detecting personality problems, disorder of thought and significant emotional disorders.

Radiation Oncology
A radiation oncologist is a specialist who deals with the therapeutic application of radiant energy and its modifiers and the study and management of disease, especially malignant tumors.

Rheumatology
A medical science that deals with rheumatic diseases, characterized by inflammation and pain in muscles and joints.

Urology
Urologists specialize in treating diseases and disorders of the urinary tract in men, women, and children. They also treat disorders affecting the male reproductive organs.