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What are the ?Steps?To become an orthopedic spine surgeon?

What are the ?Steps?To become an orthopedic spine surgeon?

Years of work: College, medical school, internship, ortho residency, spine fellowship. About 14 years later, you will be ready to be the new spine surgeon, pay your dues and earn a reputation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a neurospine surgeon and an orthopedic spine surgeon? They both give injections. I have a cyst on my t-6. Whom should I see?

What is the difference between a neurospine surgeon and an orthopedic spine surgeon? They both give injections. I have a cyst on my t-6. Whom should I see?

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

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 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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How are an orthopedic surgeon and a cervical spine surgeon different?

How are an orthopedic surgeon and a cervical spine surgeon different?

Neck surgeon: Orthopaedic surgeons care for joints like knees , shoulders, etc. Some orthopaedic surgeons or neurosurgeons specialize in spinal surgery. Therefore, they specialize in the care of the neck and back. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between an orthopedic surgeon and a cervical spine surgeon?

Yes and no: Spine surgery is performed by neurosurgeons as well as orthopedic spine surgeons but not general orthopedic surgeons. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is a difference between an orthopedist and a spine surgeon?

Please tell me if there is a difference between an orthopedist and a spine surgeon?

Specialist: A spine surgeon is an orthopedist who specializes in spine surgery. Orthopedist is a general term for a doctor specializing in bone and muscle problems. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between an orthopedist and a spine surgeon and what is the difference?

Is there a difference between an orthopedist and a spine surgeon and what is the difference?

Specialty trained: A spine surgeon has training in either neurosurgery or orthopedics. A neurosurgeon will have trained in brain and spine for about 7 years (70% spine). An orthopedic spine surgeon generally has had spine fellowship training in addition to training they received in residency. Both specialty backgrounds can be excellent. What really matters is their experience and outcomes. ...Read more

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What training is needed to become an?Ortho spine surgeon?

What training is needed to become an?Ortho spine surgeon?

Years of work: College, medical school, internship, ortho residency, spine fellowship. About 14 years later, you will be ready to be the new spine surgeon, pay your dues and earn a reputation. ...Read more

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