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Doctor insights on: Neurosurgeon Versus Orthopedic Surgeon

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Is it easier to be a orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon?

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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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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What is the difference between neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons?

What is the difference between neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons?

Plenty: Neuro surgeons do a 7 yaer residency in neurologic surgery intracranial neck and spine orthopedic spine does a five year residency orthopedics bone and joint surgery followed by a one year fellowship training in spine surgery. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon?

What's the difference between a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon?

Both are surgeons: In general terms, neurosurgeons work with the brain, spinal, cord, and nerves. Orthopedic surgeons work with bones, muscles, joints, tendons, lgaments, and nerves. In some regions, there may be some overlap. ...Read more

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Who is best fit to do a microdiscetomy: an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon?

Maybe both: As long as they have had proper training and a good local reputation, either should be competent to do the procedure. ...Read more

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Is a neurosurgeon vs orthopedic spine surgeon better for performing cerv artificial disc replacement or vice versa?

Most experienced: Both orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons can be trained to perform arthroplasty. I have trained hundreds of both and those with the most commitment to excellence, experience, surgical skill, thoughtful decision making and ultimately commitment to their patients, whether neuro or ortho are best. I encourge you to find a surgeon who has committed experience. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for a herniated disk? Should i see an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon?

What kind of doctor should I see for a herniated disk? Should i see an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon?

Either: Either could suffice depending on the surgeon's experience . Ask local health care providers or other patients for local recommendations. ...Read more

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Neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for neck surgery? Possible fusion or discectomy.

Neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for neck surgery? Possible fusion or discectomy.

Either will do as --: Both of them should be trained in doing these surgeries. The orthopod should be a spinal surgeon. Your pcp canhelp you as to who to go to. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc, L5. The pain is unbearable. I'm thinking of having surgery. What type of surgeon would best? Orthopedic or neurosurgeon?

I have a herniated disc, L5. The pain is unbearable. I'm thinking of having surgery. What type of surgeon would best? Orthopedic or neurosurgeon?

Both docs: Can do that work, so I think it is best to get a good referral and ask as many questions as you can and get a second opinion and decide from there. It is always important to use someone with a lot of experience and deals with the specific condition that you have. ...Read more

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I'm not sure whether I should see an orthopedic surgeon about my spine?

I'm not sure whether I should see an orthopedic surgeon about my spine?

Both are ok: 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. Check out healthgrades.Com. ...Read more

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