Dr. Dennis Vitale practices Pediatric Surgery in Provo, UT. Dr. Vitale treats children who have an illness, injury, or disease that requires surgery. Some of the surgical problems seen by pediatric surgeons are often quite different from those commonly seen by adult or general surgeons. Dr. Vitalediagnoses, treats, and manages childrens surgical needs such as abnormalities of the groin in childhood and, surgical repair of birth defects, surgical care of tumors, transplantation operations, and endoscopic procedures.
Education and Training
University of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools 1961
University of Maryland School of Medicine 1961
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS
- St Christophers Hospital For Children
- USPHS HOSPITAL
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