A member asked:

What type of orthopedic surgeon can perform spinal surgery for a c7 foramenal stenosis radiculopathy?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Ortho Spine: Sure; a well trained orthopaedic surgeon, typically with a spine fellowship can perform this without a problem. Do your research on that particular doctor, and if things check out ok, it should be a successful! good luck!

Answered 5/19/2013


Dr. Ki-Hon Lin answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes: I agree with dr. Poelstra - make sure the surgeon has additional spine surgery training, and does many spine surgery procedures. The same would be recommended for a neurosurgeon doing spine surgery.

Answered 3/23/2019


Dr. Kevin Vaught answered

Specializes in

Yes: Both neurosurgeons and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons treat spinal disorders. It is worth your time to learn about your surgeon before considering surgery. Hopefully, your primary care doctor can help to point you in the right direction. The most important thing to do is to make sure that the surgeon you choose has expertise in treating your problem.

Answered 7/14/2015



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