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My pcp referred me to a neurosurgeon for my back. The dr. At the pain clinic thinks I may have a leaky disc and suggests a discogramy. Wht would u do?

My pcp referred me to a neurosurgeon for my back. The dr. At the pain clinic thinks I may have a leaky disc and suggests a discogramy. Wht would u do?

Try it: Discography can be a good diagnostic tool
if the discogram reproduces your pain then the disc is the problem and disc removal may alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

Neurosurgeon (Definition)

A neurosurgeon is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. This includes brain, spine, and peripheral nerve problems. The most common surgeries done are for back/neck problems, head injuries, brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes. Training for neurosurgery is usually 6-8 years of residency training after medical school. There ...Read more


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My child has been referred to a neurosurgeon due to a narrow carotid artery in the neck. Why is that?

My child has been referred to a neurosurgeon due to a narrow carotid artery in the neck. Why is that?

Carotid artery: The carotid artery is one of the main suppliers of blood to the brain and narrowing within this vessel is a major cause of stroke in the us. Narrowing is often found in older adults and a result of atherosclerosis, but in children the cause is commonly fibromuscular dysplasia. Treatment depends on whether your child has had stroke-like symptoms. Vascular surgeons and neurosurgeons can treat fmd. ...Read more

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My 15 yr old daughter MRI showed chiari 1 malform (7mm)she has been having bad daily headaches for 2 mos. She had been referred to a neurosurgeon?

My 15 yr old daughter MRI showed chiari 1 malform (7mm)she has been having bad daily headaches for 2 mos. She had been referred to a neurosurgeon?

Pediactric neurosurg: Make sure the pediatric neurosurgeon has a great deal of experience dealing with chiari 1 malformations. Usually in academic centers. ...Read more

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Neurologist said I have spinal stenosis. Referred to neurosurgeon. Is there a route to treatment other than surgery? At 70 surgery not inviting.

Neurologist said I have spinal stenosis. Referred to neurosurgeon. Is there a route to treatment other than surgery? At 70 surgery not inviting.

Yes: Spinal stenosis can be treated conservatively with physical therapy and lumbar epidural steroid injections. Your spine specialist can thoroughly evaluate you and help coordinate conservative care if appropriate. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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How much training do neurosurgeons get?

How much training do neurosurgeons get?

Training: Neurosurgeons are required to attend a 4 year University, folllowed by medical school which is another four years of education. After such, neurosurgery residency is typically six to seven years of training. We are trained in both spine and brain surgery. There are also fellowships (for specialized training) one can apply for after completing a residency program. ...Read more

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What is your experience as a neurosurgeon?

What is your experience as a neurosurgeon?

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 on this forum and arrange for a virtual consult if you have neurosurgery-specific questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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What amount do neurosurgeons really make a year?

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 quite a bit depending on where you work. The range can be from $150, 000.00 t over a one million dollars a year. ...Read more

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What quantity of do neurosurgeons really make a year?

What quantity of do neurosurgeons really make a year?

Neurosurgeon: No sure what you are asking here - perhaps some more detail as to the question would be helpful ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neurosurgeon?

Brain and Spine surg: A neurosurgeon is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. This includes brain, spine, and peripheral nerve problems. The most common surgeries done are for back/neck problems, head injuries, brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes. Training for neurosurgery is usually 6-8 years of residency training after medical school. There is frequently fellowship training. ...Read more

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What are the primary procedures performed by neurosurgeons?

Wide array: Neurosurgeons can perform a wide array of procedures, including (but not limited to): craniotomies, transphenoidal pituitary surgery, gamma knife radiation, Deep Brain and Vagus nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve tumor resection or nerve decompression, Spine surgery of all sorts, evacuation of strokes, etc. ...Read more

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I have a question about becoming a neurosurgeon or a cardiacsurgeon.?

Neurosurgeon: We often question ourselves when we are going through training and later in practice. It is a wonderful privilege to save lives and restore people who are disabled. There are still many opportunities to be a pioneer and advance the field of neurosurgery and cardiac surgery. Follow your passion and you will be successful. ...Read more

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I want to become a neurosurgeon. I was wondering how many hours do they work?

Depends: It depends on many factors. Having said that, neurosurgeons commonly work far more hours than most physicians. I typically see my hospitalized patients 7 days a week. I am on call every third day and average 70-80 hours a week. It is not uncommon to work much more than that if emergencies require it. ...Read more

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Does anybody have any tips for an 8th grader who wants to become a neurosurgeon?

Sure: Dedicate yourself to your school work. When old enough, look for volunteer opportunities in a local hospital. Plan to do what it takes to do very well in college. Being a physician is very rewarding. However, it requires supreme dedication and sacrifice along the way. Being a neurosurgeon requires a life-long commitment to your patients and their families. Good luck. ...Read more

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How close is the collaboration between neurosurgeons and neurologists?

Neurosurgery: Neurologists and neurosurgeons interact daily and work closely particularly in large hospitals and in the treatment of neurological disorders that require a team approach (stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors, and movement disorders). Neurology is the medical side and neurosurgery is the surgical side of the clinical neurosciences. ...Read more

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How many years to become a neurosurgeon in UK?

Neurosurgeon: 4 years college, 4 years med school, approx 5-6 years residency. Keep your goal in mind if that’s what you want to do. Go step by step. Get good high school grades. This is a very specific career path and don’t worry if your mind shifts to other things, such as other types of medicine or other professions. That’s what youth is for. ...Read more

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Is work as a neurosurgeon emotionally stressful?

It can be: We want all of our patients to do well, but that doesn't always happen, because they often hqve very bad diseases. We go to work every day, do the best work we know how, cherish victories and learn from defeats. ...Read more

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How can a neurosurgeon tell if a shunt is overdraining?

Radiologic eval: In order to evaluate your shunt, the neurosurgeon would do a physical exam and then a head CT. They often look to see if the ventricles are completely collapsed. Too little CSF around the brain can cause problems too. Make an appointment to see your neurosurgeon and ask. ...Read more

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What amount schooling do you need to become a neurosurgeon?

What amount schooling do you need to become a neurosurgeon?

Years of work: College, medical school, internship and neurosurgery residency. About 15 years later, you will be ready to be the new neurosurgeon in town, pay your dues and earn a reputation. ...Read more

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Should I be seeing a neurosurgeon for suspected migraines.?

Should I be seeing a neurosurgeon for suspected migraines.?

Neurologist: A neurologist would be more helpful for the diagnosis and treatment of migraines.
A neurosurgeon performs operations on the brain-that is not the treatment for migraines. ...Read more

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How to find a very good neurosurgeon who has done lots of tumors?

Easy: Check with your local medical society. It is like checking with the better business bureau. ...Read more

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Where in phoenix az can I find a really good neurosurgeon? - I just moved here!

BNI: I worked in phoenix for a few years and highly recommend the barrow neuro institute. They are excellent! . Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to see if Neurosurgeon is really qualified to perform surgery I need?

What is the best way to see if Neurosurgeon is really qualified to perform surgery I need?

Like seeking help: From any doc, ask him/her how many surgeries of the type you have need of he/she has performed. Also ask if the doc is board certified which shows experience and exams beyond what is essential. Second opinions always a good idea. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've had shunt taps before I and a neurosurgeon will want me to lay on my side. And I just wanted to know why do I have to lay on my side?

Typically this: Position is the standard for measuring pressure. Also, some are just used to doing the procedure this way. ...Read more

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Question for a neurosurgeon : I know there are other factors involved but is a 3mm centralized herniation ever big enough to require surgery?

Question for a neurosurgeon : I know there are other factors involved but is a 3mm centralized herniation ever big enough to require surgery?

Possibly: It really depends on the circumstances. I would say usually, surgery probably wouldn't be needed. But if there is a congenitally small canal, direct contact of a nerve causing radiculopathy, or if there is a focal angulation causing draping of the spinal cord, theses are both cases where a small disc herniation might still warrant surgical consideration. ...Read more

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Could a person with ADHD be a neurosurgeon?

If treated, yes: It depends on how severe the adhd is, how committed the person is to getting help for it, and how successful that treatment is. A neurosurgeon has to be able to focus intensely in very small areas, and organize surgical approaches and process for patient welfare. Impulsiveness must be managed, and the inner urge to move has to be managed also. These are also areas of treatment in adhd. ...Read more

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Are there special neurosurgeons who do brainstem operations?

Are there special neurosurgeons who do brainstem operations?

Yes: Brainstem surgery is performed in a few centers across the country. I routinely operate on the brainstem. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask my neurosurgeon at my back pain visit?

What questions should I ask my neurosurgeon at my back pain visit?

What is my diagnosi: Most neuro surgeons I know only see nerve pain leg arm pain pinched nerves don't cause most back pain spine bone joints muscles do. ...Read more

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Orthodedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for the field of spinal fusions?

Experience/training: Orthopaedic and neurologic surgeons are qualified with basic training to perform spinal fusions. Surgeons from both fields can undergo additional training in spine surgery known as a fellowship. The best recommendation of choosing a surgeon should be based upon experience and training. Understand board certification status, and ask for patient recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it easier to be a orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon?

Both are difficult: The best answer to your question is that these are both extremely difficult surgical subspecialties. They both take a minimum of 9 years of training after college and have very rigorous training programs and require huge knowledge bases and physical skills along with emotional and phycological strength to deal with the human impact of their jobs. ...Read more

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Who is the best neurosurgeon in the world (brain tumors)?

Neurosurgeon: You have one of the best in arizona. Robert spetzler md at the barrows neurologic institute. ...Read more

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What is the maximum number of gliadel wafers (carmustine) implanted in the cavity created by the neurosurgeon?

What is the maximum number of gliadel wafers (carmustine) implanted in the cavity created by the neurosurgeon?

Gliadel wafers (carmustine): The number of gliadel wafers (carmustine) is based on the size of the cavity after tumor section. One to two would be typical but in larger tumors more might be added. ...Read more

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What is the minimum amount of time I will need to go to collage to become a pediatric neurosurgeon.

What is the minimum amount of time I will need to go to collage to become a pediatric neurosurgeon.

Still 4 years, but: Another 4 years for med school, a graduate school, in addition to 5-7 years of residency training, so it is 13-15 years after high school to become a fully fledged Pediatric Neurosurgeon, wish you all the best ...Read more

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