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What is a Neurosurgeon?

A neurosurgeon is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine. The education and training to become a neurosurgeon is rigorous and extensive and includes the completion of:

  • Four years of pre-medical education at a college or university
  • Four years of medical school resulting in an M.D. or D.O. degree
  • One year internship in general surgery
  • Five to seven years in a neurosurgery residency program
  • Some neurosurgeons complete a fellowship after residency to specialize in a particular area
  • Continuing education annual meetings, conferences, scientific journals, research to keep up with advances made in the complex field of neurosurgery

Hiring a Neurosurgeon

Hiring a neurosurgeon? Neurosurgeons must be capable of working in a fast-paced, high-stress work environment. You must find a neurosurgeon that can thrive in a busy work environment but is also organized and timely.


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