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Orthopedic Surgeon vs. Neurosurgeon

Started by myharleygirl on 05/15/2012 3:01pm

I have been told that I must have a Cervical Laminectomy with fusion. Every level of cervical spine is degenerative. So far I have seen two Neuro-Surgeons, one says that the approach he would use is posterior, the other surgeon said he would do both posterior and anterior due to the extent of the compression.
I have been struggling as to whether or not I should get an opinion from an Orthopedic Surgeon. I live near NYC and Philadelphia, so I have a several excellent surgeons to consult, just don't know which direction to go in. Suggestions and advice are appreciated.

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I too am looking for a fusion. I have seen Neurosurgeon in which I totally screwed things up with. As long as the Orthopedic Surgeon's specialty is the Spine and cervical and specializes in your condition you are fine. We have a hospital in Boston which is called the New England Babptist which is a spine hospital. Most are orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the Spine. Find a Spine Center you will be safe there as they specialize in the spine. Pick the correct surgeon though! Good Luck!