Dr. Robert Lafontant is a general surgeon practicing in Greensburg, PA. Dr. Lafontant specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Lafontant provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.
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- Where Exactly Does the Pain Occur During Appendicitis?
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