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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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What do you guys think about Dr Jeffery Spevick in Manhattan he a spine surgeon ?

What do you guys think about Dr Jeffery Spevick in Manhattan he a spine surgeon ?

Inappropriate: request. Best person to ask your question is your own trusted family physician , based on personal experience in out comes , will recommend you the the best physician for your problems . You also can enquire from your own family , friends & collages what has knowledge based on personal experience , other source GOOGLE Good Luck in your pursuit ...Read more

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First attempt didn't help ! spine surgeon wants to do second surgery, what else can I do ?

First attempt didn't help ! spine surgeon wants to do second surgery, what else can I do ?

2nd opinoin: No surgery is a guarantee. Soometimes, a second surgery may be necessary. The important thing is for you to be comfortable, so if your not get a second opinoin. They may have an alternative treatment for you. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend a good spine surgeon in or around lansing, mi?

Can anyone recommend a good spine surgeon in or around lansing, mi?

search : Ask around, google, ; check with the state medical society. Look 4 a fellowship trained spinal surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a neuro surgeon or spine surgeon better equipped to do cervical spinal decompression?

Is a neuro surgeon or spine surgeon better equipped to do cervical spinal decompression?

Both able to: Neurosurgeons are spine surgeons by nature and receive training in spine surgery throughout their residency. Orthopedic spine surgeons generally do not get as much spine surgery training in residency, however they complete a spine surgery fellowship after residency. It ultimately comes down to the individual surgeon and how comfortable you are with them and he/she is with particular procedure. ...Read more

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My spine surgeon is sending me for an L3/4 steroid injection. He said if works for a week: fuse if longer great. What if it doesn't help at all?

My spine surgeon is sending me for an L3/4 steroid injection. He said if works for a week: fuse if longer great. What if it doesn't help at all?

Varies: The results from an epidural steroid injection can vary tremendously. Some people do well for even a year, while others may get only temporary benefit. If an epidural steroid injection does not work, there are other alternatives which can be discussed either with your surgeon or an interventional pain specialist. ...Read more

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Spine surgeon evaluated me. Said my scoliosis not bad enough to cause pain. Getting bone scan.Very worried about this being something serious.Chances?

Spine surgeon evaluated me. Said my scoliosis not bad enough to cause pain. Getting bone scan.Very worried about this being something serious.Chances?

Probably not serious: Back pain not usually associated with scoliosis. Low back pain can be caused by muscular and bone issues. Spondylolysis , a stress fracture in posterior part of lumbar vertebra 4 or 5, can be associated with scoliosis.Movement of one vertebra forward on another if bilateral fractures.Bone scan is the right test for detecting fractures and other causes of pain. Correlate with other imaging for rx. ...Read more

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Want to apply to medical school and eventually become a spine surgeon I have a past felony drug conviction for manufacturing and delivering cocaine and criminal conspiracy should I not even waste my time or is worth my time to pursue this career as a surg

Want to apply to medical school and eventually become a spine surgeon I have a past felony drug conviction for manufacturing and delivering cocaine and criminal conspiracy should I not even waste my time or is worth my time to pursue this career as a surg

While : While a clean record is not an absolute requirement to become a surgeon, it certainly helps. There are several obstacles to becoming a surgeon with a felony conviction. First, you would have to convince a medical school admissions committee that you have the character and traits they are looking for in an applicant. At the end of medical school, you would need to convince a orthopaedic or neurosurgery residency program that you have the character and traits they are looking for. As both orthopaedic and neurosurgery training programs are extremely competitive, this history does put you at a disadvantage. For both admissions processes, it is typical to ask about any prior convictions. Even if you were to navigate medical school and residency successfully, you would still need to become licensed by the state you want to practice in, and obtain certification by the drug enforcement agency (dea), and possibly by the state controlled substances board. The dea and states may have specific restrictions preventing licensure with a prior felony drug-related conviction. Before proceeding, i would recommend that you check with the dea and with whichever state you want to possibly practice in about their laws regarding licensure in your circumstances. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor help my brother's kyphosis? It's currently at 84 degrees and spine surgeon says he'll need surgery if it reaches 90.

Can a chiropractor help my brother's kyphosis? It's currently at 84 degrees and spine surgeon says he'll need surgery if it reaches 90.

No: While I am a proponent of spinal manipulation, it will not be able to correct a severe kyphosis like that. In fact, there must be pathology to have kyphosis to that degree, and spinal manipulation may be dangerous, not definitely, but may be depending on your brothers health. Physical therapy may be able to slow increase of kyphosis, but should be done only at recommendation of spine doc. ...Read more

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