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

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

Spine surgery is performed by neurosurgeons as well as orthopedic spine surgeons but not general orthopedic surgeons.

In brief: Yes and no

Spine surgery is performed by neurosurgeons as well as orthopedic spine surgeons but not general orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yea and no

Spine surgery is typically performed by orthopaedic and neurosurgeons.
Most orthopaedic surgeons who perform spine surgery do a fellowship, which is extra training after the completion of a residency. Some neurosurgeons also do a fellowship.

In brief: Yea and no

Spine surgery is typically performed by orthopaedic and neurosurgeons.
Most orthopaedic surgeons who perform spine surgery do a fellowship, which is extra training after the completion of a residency. Some neurosurgeons also do a fellowship.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Some programs in-

-orthopedic surgery do treat c-spine pathology, but the best is a fellowship trained spine surgeon.

In brief: Some programs in-

-orthopedic surgery do treat c-spine pathology, but the best is a fellowship trained spine surgeon.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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