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Dr. Thomas Carrico MD

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine in Lynchburg, VA

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Dr. Thomas Carrico specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, plastic surgery, general surgery in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Dr. Thomas Carrico has been compared 33 times. Details of Dr. Carrico's 36 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at Virginia Commonwealth University are available on your free doctor report.

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Dr. Thomas Carrico identified specializing in Undersea and Hyperbaric MedicineUndersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
A specialist who treats decompression illness and diving accident cases and uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat such conditions as carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, non-healing wounds, tissue damage from radiation and burns, and bone infections. This specialist also serves as consultant to other physicians in all aspects of hyperbaric chamber operations, and assesses risks and applies appropriate standards to prevent disease and disability in divers and other persons working in altered atmospheric conditions.
, Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery
A plastic surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function, involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, and external genitalia. He/she uses aesthetic surgical principles not only to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures but in all reconstructive procedures as well. A plastic surgeon possesses special knowledge and skill in the design and surgery of grafts, flaps, free tissue transfer and replantation. Competence in the management of complex wounds, the use of implantable materials, and in tumor surgery is required.
and General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist.
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Dr. Carrico is affiliated with 1 hospital:

Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital
3300 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503

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Dr. Thomas Carrico has been confirmed to have a license in Virginia

Education

Dr. Carrico attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and graduated in 1978 having 36 years experience.

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