Neurosurgeons are medical doctors who specialize in surgery of the brain, spinal column, and nervous system.
A person may see a neurosurgeon for a problem such as a pinched nerve in the back or neck, a brain tumour, or damage to the brain or spine from an injury. A neurosurgeon may specialize in the treatment of one area of the body, such as the spinal column, or in the treatment of certain age groups. One example is a pediatric neurosurgeon, who only treats children.
Neurosurgeons are certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Current as of: October 6, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine