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Orthodedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for the field of spinal fusions?
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Experience/training
Orthopaedic and neurologic surgeons are qualified with basic training to perform spinal fusions.
Surgeons from both fields can undergo additional training in spine surgery known as a fellowship. The best recommendation of choosing a surgeon should be based upon experience and training. Understand board certification status, and ask for patient recommendations.

In brief: Experience/training
Orthopaedic and neurologic surgeons are qualified with basic training to perform spinal fusions.
Surgeons from both fields can undergo additional training in spine surgery known as a fellowship. The best recommendation of choosing a surgeon should be based upon experience and training. Understand board certification status, and ask for patient recommendations.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
In brief: Both treat spine
A neurosurgeon and a orthopaedic spine surgeon both treat spine problems.
Ask your family doctor for recommendations. You can also check out healthgrades.Com. Good luck.

In brief: Both treat spine
A neurosurgeon and a orthopaedic spine surgeon both treat spine problems.
Ask your family doctor for recommendations. You can also check out healthgrades.Com. Good luck.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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