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Old 01-16-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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Orthopedic vs Neuro

Hi all,

I just wanted to post some info for the newbies that may just now being faced with a cervical spine surgery.

I have read quite a few times on this board, that one should see a good neurosurgeon when faced with a cervical spine surgery.

Well of course that is good advice. But it is also good advice to see a good orthopedic surgeon as well.

The key is to make sure that the surgeon is a Spine Specialist. That they have done a fellowship in spinal surgery.

Both a Neurosurgeon and an Orthopedic Surgeons are highly trained in these surgeries, as long as they are Spine Specialists which is becoming it's own specialty. I wouldn't want a Neurosurgeon that just did brain surgeries working on my spine, nor would I want a Orthopedic Surgeon that just did hip surgeries working on my spine either.
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Severe Stenosis thanks to C4/5, C5/6 and C6/7 herniated disc's into my spinal cord.