Evaluating Spine Surgeons
As with any professionals, spine surgeons vary wildly in their degrees of expertise and skill, and finding one that you're comfortable with can be a challenge. However, by educating yourself on the different aspects of the field, you can make a more informed choice when it comes time to choose one to treat your or a loved one's spinal condition.
Some of the things you may want to look at include:
- Specialization - Some spine surgeons specialize in a single procedure or in treating a single condition. For example, they may be experts in laser spine surgery or in treating bulging and herniated discs. If you can find one who specializes in treating your condition, they may be your best bet due to their extensive knowledge and practice.
- Qualifications - Where did they go to medical school? Where did they have their residency? Where have they been located since? Do they belong to any professional associations? These are all valid questions to ask and can give you an idea of the breadth of the surgeon's knowledge as well as their professional reputation.
- Experience - Many surgeons may have years of general experience, but it's also important to look at how long they have been performing the exact procedure you'll need. Someone who just started may be completely qualified, but you may wish to choose a surgeon who has more experience with the procedure.
If you'd like to learn more about the spine surgeons at Laser Spine Institute, contact us today. All of our doctors are industry-leading experts who have dedicated their careers to endoscopic spine surgery, and they'll be happy to help you figure out the best treatment route for your condition.