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Neurological surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in surgery
of the brain, spinal column, and nervous system.
A person may see a neurological surgeon for a problem such as a
pinched nerve in the back or neck, a brain tumor, or damage to the brain or
spine from an injury. A neurological surgeon may specialize in the treatment of
one area of the body, such as the spinal column, or in the treatment of certain age
groups. One example is a pediatric neurological surgeon, who only treats
Neurological surgeons can be board-certified by the Board of
Neurological Surgery, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical
Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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