List of Malaysia Doctor Specialties

List of Specialties from National Specialist Register
  • Anaesthesiology- Blocks sensation or reduces pain, a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated

  • Cardiology - Treats heart and blood vessels disorders, a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery - Surgical treatment of heart and lungs, Surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax

  • Dermatology - Treats skin and its diseases, a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin

  • Endocrinology - Treats disorders of the endocrine system and its hormones, physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the endocrine system, like hormones

  • Gastroenterology - Treats digestive system - oesophague, stomach, intestines, bowels, liver, gall bladder and pancreas

  • Geriatric Medicine - Focuses on elderly health care, problems and diseases of old age and aging

  • Haematology - Focuses on blood related diseases and treatments, managing diseases of the blood and bone marrow

  • Hand Surgery - Surgical treatment of disease and injury of hand and wrist

  • Infectious Diseases - Communicable diseases

  • Internal Medicine - General medicine of internal organ, management and non-surgical treatment of unusual or serious diseases

  • Neurology - Treats disorders of the nervous system and brain

  • Neurosurgery - Treats the central, peripheral nervous system and spinal column diseases

  • Nuclear Medicine - Uses radioactive materials either to image a patient's body or to destroy diseased cells

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Focuses on female reproductive health, contraception and menstrual disorders, Pregnancy, prenatal and postnatal care, Advanced techniques that aid fertilization/ conception

  • Occupational Medicine - Prevention and management of occupational injury, illness and disability, and the promotion of the health of workers

  • Medical Oncology - Cancer diagnosis

  • Ophthalmology - Diseases and defects of the eye, focuses on visual pathways, including the eye, lachrymal system and eyelids

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Treats injuries to/or conditions involving,  the musculoskeletal system  like skeleton joints, muscles, ligaments and cartilages

  • Otorhinolaryngology - Focuses on ear, nose,  throat treatments

  • Paediatric Medicine - Medical care of fetuses, infants, children and adolescents

  • Paediatric Surgery - Treats gums and supporting teeth structure

  • Pathology - Study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, bodily fluids and whole bodies (Autopsy)

  • Plastic Surgery - Reconstructive or cosmetic surgery

  • Psychiatry - Treats mental health and deals with mental disorders - mental illness

  • Public Health - Community health,  social medical issues

  • Rehabilitation Medicine - Functional restoration of a person affected by physical disability, Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Renal Medicine - Treats kidney, dialysis and renal transplant

  • Respiratory Medicine - Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract

  • Rheumatology - Treatments of joints, soft tissues and connective tissues

  • General Surgery - Specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, Surgical treatment of colon, rectum and pri-anal conditions and diseases

  • Emergency Medicine - Speciality of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical attention

  • Urology - Urinary tracts of males and females, and male reproductive systems

  • Diagnostic Radiology - Medical imaging to aid diagnosis

  • Radiation Oncology - Cancers

[Source: Minitry of Health, Malaysia]

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