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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

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'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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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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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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What is the difference between a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon when dealing with back pain?

What is the difference between a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon when dealing with back pain?

Very little: I would choose based on the statistics of the individual surgeon rather than on the speciality. ...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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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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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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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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What type of surgeon should I see for ulnar nerve issues and tingling in the fingers, a neurosurgeon, hand surgeon, or orthopedic surgeon?

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

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Husband 34years old. Has sequestrated disc L5 S1. Neurosurgeon recommended lumbar laminectomy and orthopedic surgeon suggests spinal fusion. Advice please?

Back: From a surgical standpoint I would probably go with the neurosurgeon. However, from a recent article from British Medical Journal only 5% of people get lasting relief with surgery. Perhaps physical therapy and weight reduction is the answer. ...Read more

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Please help me? What is an orthopedic surgeon?

Please help me? What is an orthopedic surgeon?

Musculoskeletal: A surgeon that treats disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It is a broad field and some orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating hand, spine, total joint, trauma, and oncologic disorders within the field. ...Read more

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Can orthopedic surgeon adjust subluxated rib?

That sounds like-: -DC diagnosis. If an injury caused a injury to the costo-chondral junction, a chest or thoracic surgeon would deal with it. ...Read more

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Do I see an orthopedic surgeon if I think I have an MCL tear?

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 more

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Please help me with this? Scared of orthopedic surgeon visit!?

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 more

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How does a podiatric surgeon differ from an orthopedic surgeon?

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 more

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Does anyone know a good orthopedic surgeon in northwest chicago area?

Try this place it is: Very good, midwest orthopaedics at rush866 896 5690 good luck. ...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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I'm looking for an orthopedic surgeon who is an expert in calcar replacements.?

I'm looking for an orthopedic surgeon who is an expert in calcar replacements.?

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 more

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What are procedures that orthopedic surgeon do that is different from a podiatric surgeon?

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 more

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Why is it important to have good communication between the pta and the orthopedic surgeon?

Why is it important to have good communication between the pta and the orthopedic surgeon?

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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What are the differences between an orthopedic surgeon and an oral & maxillofacial surgeon?

Different: Orthopedist works on musculoskeletal system: bone, joint, ligament, nerve, muscle, tendon. Oral surgeon works on oral cavity and facial issues of bone & soft tissue that relate to this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what an orthopedic surgeon does that is different from a podiatric surgeon?

Does: As said, an orthopedist does all the bones and joints and a podiatrist does the foot and ankle. ...Read more

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What can an orthopedic surgeon do for me?

He/she will listen-: -2 U, examine Ur areas of concern, & take images of the area. If a diagnosis is able 2 B arrived @, then a treatment plan is recommended. If not U may need lab tests &/or more imaging, MRI, CT, Scans may be needed. The most important part is that he or she listens 2 U. ...Read more

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What do people see an orthopedic surgeon for?

Orthopedic: See for musculoskeletal problems, including joint, muscle, tendon, nerve, ligament, bone issues. ...Read more

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What kinds of things can an orthopedic surgeon do?

We deal with bones,: Joints, muscles, ligament/tendons, nerves, whether they are broken, injured, torn, inflamed, disrupted or pinched.
Also Arthritis of joints, with meds, therapy, shots, or surgery, depending on severity of the problem and patient's response.
Some of us specialize in Spines, Hands, Upper extremity, or Foot/Ankle. ...Read more

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Please explain what does an orthopedic surgeon do?

Skeletal systems: Concentration on ailments of the muscle, bone, and joint systems. ...Read more

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What is a typical day like for an orthopedic surgeon?

Orthopedic: Busy: rounds, patients, office, or, admin work. ...Read more

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Do you think it's worth becoming a orthopedic surgeon?

Yes: Hi, I am an orthopaedic radiologist. I started off on the path to become an ortho surgeon & ultimately ended up choosing radiology instead.

Ortho is an excellent field. If you become an ortho surgeon you will have the opportunity to be a critical part of the healthcare team. Treating fractures, sports injuries, trauma patients, back disease. It is very satisfying being able to help those in need. ...Read more

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How long is the typical shift of an orthopedic surgeon?

Otho Surgery work hr: I am not an orthopedic surgeon but I can tell you that there is no such thing as a "shift" for them. I know of no surgical specialty as dedicated to their patients as are the orthopods. They typically spend a very long day in the or, see patients in their office and then may have a few minutes with their families only to be called back to the hospital to handle emergency orthopedics. Thank god. ...Read more