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Neurosurgeon (Overview)

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.


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What amount do neurosurgeons really make a year?

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

Neurosurgeon (Overview)

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.


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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?

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. ?

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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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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