Neurosurgeon Essay

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NEUROSURGEON EXPERT WITNESS A neurosurgeon is a medical specialist trained to treat conditions of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. Neurosurgeons provide both non-operative and surgical treatment to patients of all ages. In many cases they find themselves working alongside other medical professionals such as psychiatrists, neurologists and therapists in order to provide more thorough care for patients with neurologic disorders. Neurosurgery can refer to operations on the brain, spinal cord, or other cerebrovascular systems. Because of this, neurosurgeons can choose to specialize in specific types of spinal problems, such as cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) disorders, and spinal cord injury. Pediatric neurosurgeons are specifically…show more content…
After treatment, the patient will remain under the direct supervision of the orthopaedic spine surgeon. The orthopaedic spine surgeon follows the progress of the patient through physical therapy until the patient is fully rehabilitated. Orthopaedic spine surgeons work in hospitals as well as in practices. Often the orthopaedic spine surgeon is affiliated with practice but performs surgeries at the hospital or an outpatient surgery facility. After surgery, the orthopaedic surgeon will continue to have contact with the patient with follow-up visits and follow the patient’s progress through rehabilitation. Both orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons may further specialize. For example, some neurosurgeons specialize in brain surgery, while some orthopaedic spine surgeons specialize in pediatric spinal surgery. Both neurosurgeons and orthopaedic spine surgeons are qualified to treat back and neck problems. However it is important to understand each considered surgeon’s sub-specialty. Depending on your patient’s unique personal situation, you may find a certain neurosurgeon or orthopaedic spine surgeon to be more qualified to treat that patient’s specific
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