The neurosurgeon represents a medical or osteopathic physician who has advanced their training in the evaluation and care of neurological disorders with an emphasis on surgical intervention. Neurosurgeons must complete a rigorous course of education and training which typically four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school and an additional three to eight years in internship and residency programs.
The neurosurgeon may pursue one or more areas of specialization. The neurosurgeon assumes a critical role in the care of some patients with spine disorders.
For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Neurosurgeon, please refer to the website of the American Association of Neurological Surgeon at http://www.aans.org/
To locate and learn about neurosurgeons who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine