Neurosurgeon Definition

A neurosurgeon is a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who has completed a five or six-year residency that focuses on the surgical treatment of patients with neurological conditions.

A neurosurgeon is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain, spine, spinal cord, nerves, intracranial, and intraspinal vasculature. A neurosurgeon may complete additional training with a Spine Fellowship and specialize in spine surgery.