Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS)?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Ann Scheimann, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Patients with Prader-Willi syndrome may require the support of the following specialists: [7]

  • Geneticist for initial diagnosis and counseling

  • Developmental pediatrician for stimulation programs

  • Endocrinologist for management of hypogonadism

  • Nutritionist for dietary counseling

  • Ophthalmologist for management of strabismus

  • Pulmonologist for management of sleep apnea

  • Psychiatrist, psychologist, or both for management of behavioral issues

  • Gastroenterologist for GI issues


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