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Neurogurgeon or orthopedic for cervical spine problems?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Either

A well trained surgeon of either specialty will do you just fine.
The key is finding that surgeon. Asking your physician, as well as friends, family and acquaintances are good stating points in this research. Neurosurgery involves an average of seven years of training in surgery of the brain, spinal column, spinal nerves and spinal cord.

In brief: Either

A well trained surgeon of either specialty will do you just fine.
The key is finding that surgeon. Asking your physician, as well as friends, family and acquaintances are good stating points in this research. Neurosurgery involves an average of seven years of training in surgery of the brain, spinal column, spinal nerves and spinal cord.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: I'm biased

As an orthopaedic surgeon, i feel that our five years of focused musculoskeletal training and fellowship spine training are ideal for treatment of spine problems.
When it comes to spine conditions that involve treatment of the bone, like fusions and disk replacement, i feel our orthopaedic background in bone healing, fixation techniques and joint replacement is superior.

In brief: I'm biased

As an orthopaedic surgeon, i feel that our five years of focused musculoskeletal training and fellowship spine training are ideal for treatment of spine problems.
When it comes to spine conditions that involve treatment of the bone, like fusions and disk replacement, i feel our orthopaedic background in bone healing, fixation techniques and joint replacement is superior.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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