SPINESURGEON Are physicians who have completed additional years of medical training in the treatment and diagnosis of spinal disorders like osteoporosis, stenosis, spinal deformity, herniated discs, osteoarthritis, fractured vertebrae, tumor infections, congenital abnormalities and spinal deformity.
SPINESURGEON Most spine surgeon are either neurosurgeons or orthopaedic surgeons who are fellowship trained in spine.
QUALITIES OF GOOD PHYSICIAN 1. Must be board certified and fellowship trained in spine 2. Devotes at least 50% of his practice to the treatment of spinal condition 3. Must be comfortable to be with
QUALITIES OF GOOD PHYSICIAN 4. Must be knowledgeable on the latest technologies and techniques in spine surgery. 5. Must inform you about the coverage of your medical insurance 6. Recommended by a reliable source like primary care physician or relative or friend,.
AVOID SPINE SURGEON IF 1. Discourage or won't allow second opinions. 2. Suggests exploratory surgery. With the present complex imaging technology, this is rarely necessary. 3. Does not answer your questions efficiently
AVOID SPINE SURGEON IF 4. Trying to influence your decision to undergo surgery. 5. Bypasses traditional treatment options 6. Is not concern about the techniques, outcomes, expectations for recovery and costs
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN CONSIDERING SPINE SURGERY 1. Know the reasons why you are having chronic pain 2. Get a referral to a good spine surgeon 3. Be well prepared for your medical consultation
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN CONSIDERING SPINE SURGERY 4. Evaluate the referred spine surgeon 5. Compare what you know with reliable, objective details about surgery 6. Be certain on your decision to undergo spine surgery or not