Neurosurgeon or Orthopoedic surgeon: who should do your spine surgery?

A study published in Spine examines how surgeon specialty impacts elective spine surgery outcomes. The researchers analyzed data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project Database. There were 50,361 patients included in the study. Neurosurgeons performed surgery on 66 percent; the remaining were treated by an orthopedic surgeon.