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Neurosurgeon Versus Orthopedic Surgeon
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
What is the difference between a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon when dealing with back pain?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What kind of doctor should I see for a herniated disk? Should i see an orthopedic surgeon or a 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
What type of surgeon should I see for ulnar nerve issues and tingling in the fingers, a neurosurgeon, hand surgeon, or orthopedic surgeon?
Documentation issue.: All would be appropriate choices, but you will probably be referred to a neurologist for some basic diagnostic testing before surgical intervention. ...Read more
It depends.: If it is painful but tolerable, you can give it a few days to see how it does. Try "rice" which is short for "rest, ice, compression, & elevation". If it stays sore and swollen, there are mechanical symptoms of giving way or locking, or you are unable to fully flex or extend it; you should probably have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Relax. Take a deep breath. Orthopedic surgeons do not only do operations but they also recommend conservative treatment for a lot of conditions. Education and counseling anti-inflammatory medication with food , muscle relaxants , pain medications injection therapy , occupational and physical therapy are just a few few of the treatment regimens. Good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The short version is that podiatric surgeons attend podiatric medical school followed by a three year podiatric surgery residency. Orthopedic surgeons attend medical school (allopathic or osteopathic) followed by an orthopedic residency. They may go on to complete a foot and ankle fellowship. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hip surgeon: I'm assuming you're referring to hip replacement surgery. You'll want to find someone who does a lot of total hip replacement surgery, and even if he can't help you he should be able to point you in the right direction. If there is not a busy hip surgeon in el paso, you may have to try the closest big city such as albuquerque or phoenix. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Podiatry vs Ortho: An orthopedic surgeon can do procedures above the ankle, including the harvesting of bone graft from the hip, for instance. A podiatrist that has been trained in a surgical setting for at least 2-3 years after podiatry school is usually qualified to perform any surgery in the foot and ankle, including trauma and reconstructive surgery. Training among podiatrists varies, so it is not a given. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Physical therapy: By pta i'm guessing you mean a physical therapy assistant? By and large the physical therapists and physical therapy assistants can take standard orders from an orthopedic surgeon, often standardized based on the surgery or the condition, and individualize treatment for the patient. Good communication is important if there are problems or if the pt/pta has questions about a particular case. ...Read more
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