Just was reading through the latest e-newsletter where it discusses "do you need surgery?" This is my own opinion but it is based on years of experience as a healthcare provider (RN), working with all types of doctors and surgeons. It is my expressed written opinion that if you are considering ANY type of surgery on your back, neck, spine, etc, etc, if it were my loved one or myself I would always go with a Neurosurgeon! I have worked with both orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons and believe me, if you had ever watched them work and the type of equipment they use, common sense would tell you to have your surgery done by a neurosurgeon. You want someone that is used to working with a sense of finesse and delicate movements. These are called neurosurgeons. Hey, if I have a broken leg I have no problem with orthopedic doctors doing their thing. But if someone is going to be working anywhere near my spine...a neurosurgeon it is.