Choosing a Spine Surgeon
SPINE   SURGEON <ul><li>Are physicians who have </li></ul><ul><li>completed additional years of </li></ul><ul><li>medical ...
SPINE   SURGEON <ul><li>Most spine surgeon </li></ul><ul><li>are either </li></ul><ul><li>neurosurgeons or </li></ul><ul><...
QUALITIES OF GOOD PHYSICIAN
QUALITIES OF GOOD PHYSICIAN <ul><li>1. Must be board certified and fellowship trained in spine </li></ul><ul><li>2. Devote...
QUALITIES OF GOOD PHYSICIAN <ul><li>4. Must be knowledgeable on the latest technologies and techniques in spine surgery.  ...
AVOID SPINE SURGEON IF <ul><li>1. Discourage or won't allow second opinions. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Suggests exploratory sur...
AVOID SPINE SURGEON IF <ul><li>4. Trying to influence your decision to undergo surgery.  </li></ul><ul><li>5. Bypasses tra...
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN CONSIDERING SPINE SURGERY <ul><li>1. Know the reasons why you are having chronic pain </li></...
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN CONSIDERING SPINE SURGERY <ul><li>4. Evaluate the referred spine surgeon </li></ul><ul><li>5....
<ul><li>You can check the net for the best spine surgeon in town or visit  </li></ul>
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Surgical Spine Solutions - Houston TX
14450 TC Jester Boulevard, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77014
(281) 292-1121
http://www.surgicalspinesolutions.com/

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Choosing a spine surgeon for surgical spine

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

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