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Neurologist Vs Neurosurgeon
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
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
Neurologist: A neurologist would typically be the specialist to see for the initial evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
At what size should a pituitary tumor be removed? In Feb it was 4.2x4.3. New MRI Tues. If it's reached a 5 neurologist said to see neurosurgeon? Y/N??
Pituitary adenoma: Yes. See a neurosurgeon who specializes in pituitary surgery to discuss the treatment options. Hormone studies and a visual field examination are part of the evaluation too. Indications for surgery include increasing size of the adenoma, visual field loss and reduction in hormone function due to tumor compression. ...Read more
Best neurosurgeon in Fort Worth Tx? My neurologist is Dr Liu, I have a non secreting but growing pituitary tumor. Did not like the Dr he recommended..
Pituitary tumor: Even though the tumor may not be secretory, Endocrinologists deal with these tumors all the time, and have a lot of experience with neurosurgeons, if indeed surgery is needed. You may wish to seek out an Endo. Nevertheless, bedside manner does not always predict skill. The most obnoxious surgeon may be the best. ...Read more
Mri showed possible cysts/old lacunar infarcts. Should I see a neurologist or a neurosurgeon to better figure out what's going on?
Both have roles: They both might have roles in your treatment. ...Read more
Why is a neurosurgeon referring me to a neurologist after an emg for herniated lumbar disc and DDD?
Perhaps the EMG does: Not match the area of the disk, or it could have been normal & a 2nd opinion is needed. ...Read more
Neurologist said I have spinal stenosis. Referred to neurosurgeon. Is there a route to treatment other than surgery? At 70 surgery not inviting.
How do I know if I have guilain barre syndrome for certain? I had a ssep test performed. Will this determine gbs? My neurosurgeon says I have it but my neurologist disagrees and blames my symptoms on a narrowing below my c4/c5. While they are playing pi
After CT scan & mri, I have csm. I saw neurosurgeon today, said surgery was needed immediately. Tt neurologist who agreed. Taking dexamethason temp?
What is CSM?: Not clear what you mean by, "csm". ...Read more
Neurologist determined I have spinal stenosis with several pinced nerves. Is a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon a better treatment provider?
Spinal stenosis: Find a surgeon you trust. Traditionally, neurosurgeons did not reconstruct patients, but more-or-less decompressed patients and also did nerve-tumor work. Orthopaedic spine surgeons were more biomechanically trained to stabilize patients where needed. Nowadays, there is a lot of cross training, so find a good guy/girl you like. Ask prior patients or look at rating on the web for local docs! ...Read more
After l/4, l/5 laminectomy foot pain 1year later, foot doc say normal, neurologists say s/1 causing, ortho surgeon say MRI good, neurosurgeon say what?
Foot pain post L4/L5 laminectomy can occur if there is an additional impingement from S1 nerve root. Have your neurologist do a NCV test to identify if S1 is the cause.
Neuropathic pain can come from these nerve roots and it is best to narrow its location. What part of the foot hurts?
Is it located on the side of the foot? It can be a peroneal nerve problem too. ...Read more
Coiled brain aneurysm year ago. Afraid to exercise gained 10 lbs due to different advice from neurosurgeon & neurologist. What exercise is safe for me?
Cerebral aneurysm: If the aneurysm is completely occluded with coils after one year, then there are no limitations on exercise. In fact, the chance of forming a new aneurysm elsewhere over the next five years is less than 2%. Discuss and review the imaging studies with your neurosurgeon to clarify your limitations. ...Read more
Coiled brain aneurysm year ago. Conflicting advice by neurosurgeon & neurologist. One says cardio excercise but no lifting other says no restrictions?
Aneurysm: I would recommend following the more restrictive and conservative advice for now. You might also consider getting a second opinion or two by other qualified specialists. ...Read more
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
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
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
Depends on diagnosis: You have to know, if possible, if the headaches are due to a tmj/tmd cause. I often get referrals from neurologists in my community because their treatment is delivering the desired results. But I have also referred patients to neurologists. Need to work together! ...Read more
Regretfully, there is no one good answer to this question. In general, a neurologist will charge somewhere between $90-400 for a new patient appointment.
However, there are many variables at play here such as whether the neurologist has a contract with your insurance company, etc.
I would recommend calling the office directly to ask for the fee, that way you won't have to guess. ...Read more
Really by history: Restless leg syndrome is occasionally found during an overnight sleep study, but the doc diagnosis is by pt history. Going to bed, unable to stay still, as legs feel irritable, and gets up, walks about, and then can relax. Maybe legs jump a bit, maybe happens at the movies or while watching tv. Occasionally, pts have associated kidney disease, peripheral neuropathy, ferritin problems. ...Read more
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
Depends: This depends on your insurance plan, but usually referrals are needed in order to see a specialist. You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician, who can best determine whether a referral to a neurologist is necessary. Http://patients. Aan. Com/go/workingwithyourdoctor ...Read more
Pediatric Neurology: A pediatric neurologist takes care of children with a myriad of neurological disorders. They work with the brain and the complex nervous system that surrounds it. Some conditions which are seen at the neurologist would include seizures, muscular dystrophies, headaches, tics, neurodevelopmental diseases, etc. ...Read more
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