How to select the most reliable spine surgeon?

How to select the most reliable spine surgeon?

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Our life is so fast paced that we don’t get time to care about our spinal heath. Most of the body aches and cramps are due to poor lifestyle and lack of proper care and awareness. Today, people are compelled to commute on bad roads with potholes, sit on a chair for prolonged hours at work and have less hours of sleep due to modern lifestyle and habits. People also end up eating outside food a lot, mostly fast food. Some causes for back pain and neck pain can be due to sleep deprivation, obesity, smoking, drinking, sitting in a wrong posture, or sleeping on uncomfortable mattresses and pillows. Spinal pain could also be caused due to disorders from old age, spinal injury, tumors or spinal diseases. People who are constantly complaining about back ache and neck pain usually take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory painkillers, use pain relief sprays and seek home remedies for instant relief. But when the pain gets unbearable and is persistent for a long time, further delay in meeting an Orthopaedist can escalate the problem. Back pain and neck pain could also be symptoms of spinal disorders such as Arthritis, Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated Disc, Degerative Disc Disorder or Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Whether the pain is mild or severe, one might have a lot of questions about the symptoms, causes and treatment regarding this condition. While some people just want to get their spine checked and get a proper diagnosis and medications, other patients might require surgeries such as lower back pain treatment, herniated disc surgery, disc replacement surgery, lumbar decompression, sciatica surgery, spinal cord treatment, sciatic nerve treatment among many others.

However, people are often confused about how to choose the right spine surgeon. What makes them reliable? What should you focus on while seeking treatment?

Let’s look at the points that you need to remember while seeking the best spine doctor:

  • Credentials

Do not be shy about enquiring about the credentials of the the potential spine surgeon. Do your homework and read about his certifications, trainings, fellowships and past surgeries. Ask for a recommendation from your friends and family.

  • Experience

You should also check how many years of experience the surgeon has in the field. Apart from the years of experience, you should also have an idea of the types of spine and joint surgeries he has performed, the cost and their success rate.

  • Specialization

It is always better to have an idea of what the spine surgeon specializes in and what are the new technologies and techniques that he uses. A good spine surgeon should be someone who performs maximum number of treatments and surgeries related to spinal conditions.

  • Approach & Understanding

How the doctor treats their patients is a good cue to know whether he is the right doctor or not. The surgeon should be approachable, should be a good listener and should be willing to answer to all your doubts and queries regarding the spine treatments and spine surgeries. It is of utmost importance to select a doctor that gives you confidence, treats you well and listens patiently to your queries and concerns. After all, doctor-patient trust gets established by positive interactions. Moreover, a doctor who goes by the facts and suggests the right procedures and is of a positive mindset is the best doctor for you.

The other point to remember is that there is a difference between an Orthopaedic surgeon and a Neurosurgeon. When the problem lies with the spine and joints of the body, you should look for a good Orthopaedic surgeon. However, when the nerves and blood vessels of the skull are affected, you should look for an experienced Neurosurgeon. You should also check his reviews, recommendations and testimonials to have a better knowledge about his credibility.

Spine surgery is not a small surgical procedure, which is why it is vital to choose a good spine surgeon. When it comes to credibility, Dr. Subodh M. Shetty is one of India’s most renowned Orthopaedic surgeons who practices as a Senior Consultant in Bangalore, South India.

Dr. Subodh M. Shetty has 23 years of experience as an Orthopaedic doctor and is a Senior Consultant Spine Surgeon and Joint Replacement Surgeon. He is one of India’s most renowned Spine and Joint Surgeon with numerous success stories and satisfied patients. He is one of the very few Orthopaedic surgeons in India who treat patients with Revision Spine Surgery. Dr. Subodh M. Shetty has experience in operating on spine patients with spinal disorders that causes severe lower back pain and neck pain, such as Degenerative Disc Disease, Sciatica Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, Herniated Disc, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and other spinal deformities. His expertise is in the treatment and surgeries like Revision Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Treatment and Sciatic Nerve Treatment. He is the best Degenerative Disc Disease Specialist in South Bangalore, India, who has number of patients from all over the world. Dr. Subodh M. Shetty is a specialist in treating Slipped Disc problems using Minimal Invasion Techniques which is the advance procedure to cure spine related problems. He has also been treating patients with Paediatric Spine problems with deformities, Traumatic Spine Infections and hunchback problems and performs Sciatica Pain Treatment in Bangalore with an excellent record.

You can find Dr. Subodh M. Shetty for consultation at his clinic – SMS Spine and Ortho Clinic, located at Koramangala and Banashankari in South Bangalore, India.  Apart from the clinic, he also practices in hospitals like Apollo Spectra Hospitals, SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital, Sagar Hospitals and ProMed Hospital.

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