Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons may perform spine surgery. Today, there is an emerging field of "spine surgery" that incorporates both these specialties.
Though most patients think of Neurosurgeons as "brain surgeons", it may be interesting to know that many of operations performed by neurosurgeons are in fact spine surgeries.
Some Orthopaedic surgeons may undergo further sub-specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine which includes problems with the neck (cervical spine), mid back (thoracic spine), and low back (lumbar spine).
Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons specializing in spine surgery are skilled in surgery to treat disc herniations, disc degenerations, spinal stenosis, fractures of the spine, slippage of the spine (spondylolisthesis) etc.
Some spine surgeons in Singapore specialize in Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS). Through computer-assisted technology and highly specialized tools, minimally invasive surgery may be an attractive option for patients who want a quicker recovery post-surgery, less post-operative pain, and smaller incisions.
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