Orthodedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for the field of spinal fusions?

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.
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.