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Please tell me if there is a difference between an orthopedist and a spine surgeon?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine

In brief: Spine Surgeon

A spine surgeon can either be a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon who usually has completed a fellowship in spine.
Orthopedic spine surgeons will only do surgery of the spine and may or may not do other orthopedic procedures. A neurosurgeon will do spine surgery, but may also do cases involving the brain such as a tumor or aneurysm.

In brief: Spine Surgeon

A spine surgeon can either be a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon who usually has completed a fellowship in spine.
Orthopedic spine surgeons will only do surgery of the spine and may or may not do other orthopedic procedures. A neurosurgeon will do spine surgery, but may also do cases involving the brain such as a tumor or aneurysm.
Dr. Bruce Prager
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