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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
Training: Neurosurgeons are required to attend a 4 year University, folllowed by medical school which is another four years of education. After such, neurosurge ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Varies widely: Your questions are given to a pool of doctors of every specialty. Your question cannot be answered via this method. Please search for a neurosurgeon o ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeons: The amount varies quite significantly based on where the surgeon is in private practice or an academic practice. Plus location is key as pay varies qu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon: No sure what you are asking here - perhaps some more detail as to the question would be helpful
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: I think the best for the problem to see spine surgeon he could be neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon. Thank you.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to rec ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience in Neurosurgery
Maybe both: As long as they have had proper training and a good local reputation, either should be competent to do the procedure.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. MANNAN RAZZAK
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Peds Oncologist : Most pediatric oncologist are pediatricians who have specialist in hematology and oncology and are not surgeons. There are some pediatric general and ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Primary care DR.: Your dr is suspecting weak contraction of your gallbladder which may be causing your right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Take care!
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
24 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Ask them: If they haven't given you a reason ask them for one, they would be the best to know. Insist on helping them make you understand.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
They are not adults: Pediatric surgeons are surgeons w additional fellowship training in the surgical treatment of infants, children and young teens. Although some genera ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Either : You can see either. However, more extensive treatment, if needed, would be usually guided by an orthopaedic spine specialist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Chiro cant help: Ortho definitely.
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A member asked:
Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
Either. : Either. Whoever you decide to see, it is better to see someone who has completed a spine surgery fellowship in addition to their residency training.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
HbA1c test: 62F of unknown ethnicity asks why would a neurologist send a patient for an A1c test? ANS: A Neuro is also and Internist. Diabetes can cause a number ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Blood disorders: The scope of hematology varies from abnormalities in the production of certain cell lines in the bone marrow, to more serious diseases pertaining to m ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Radiologist: While specialists in both areas should be familiar with brain MRIs, I would place the most weight on the reading by the radiologist - who has the most ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Ask for details: Ask about his personal experience and complication rates with the proposed surgery. Ask about alternatives to surgery. Ask what hospital the doctor do ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: This depends on your insurance plan. Best to first discuss with your PCP and he or she will direct you.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
You just have to ask: Your question is best answered by the person doing the surgery. The most obvious reason is that the procedure is based on the diagnosis and the immedi ... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
22 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neuro vs Ortho?: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that can be treated with a relatively straight forward decompressive procedure (e.g., laminotomy). ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
No: Classically, pediatric oncologists are pediatricians who have completed special training in the care of children with cancer. This special training i ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Spinal stenosis: Initially neither- See your PMD and then a Pain?rehab doctor. As a last resort the surgeon. However, all of this depends on what symptoms you have.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Check State Website: Most states have a board of medicine website and the licenses and disciplinary actions against doctors are listed on the website. Check your state bo ... Read More
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