We found 4 spine surgeons near Henderson, NV.

Dr. Patrick Shawn McNulty, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1505 Wigwam Parkway; Suite 330
Henderson, NV
 

Dr. Patrick McNulty is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. McNulty is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McNulty include disc surgery. Dr. McNulty is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. McNulty is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. McNulty attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Disc Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Lutz Vater, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
1505 Wigwam Parkway; Suite 330
Henderson, NV
 

Dr. Thomas Vater's specialties are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vater's clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital. Dr. Vater accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael David Thomas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Chiropractic
1505 Wigwam Parkway; Suite 330
Henderson, NV
 

Dr. Michael Thomas is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and chiropractic. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Before completing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1505 Wigwam Parkway; Suite 330
Henderson, NV
 

Dr. Kevin Sharif practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharif takes.

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What is Spine Surgery?

Spinal surgery is the subspecialty that uses surgery to restore the normal function of the spine when things go wrong due to trauma, disease, or other disorders. There are many ways that the spine can begin to hurt or lose the ability to move properly, and surgery is not always necessary. However, when surgery is needed, there’s no one more qualified for the job than a spine surgeon.

Spinal surgery can be considered a subspecialty of either orthopedics or neurosurgery. That means that a spine surgeon may take either path to this specific career, training first as either an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon. Orthopedics deals mainly with the structural issues of the back and spine: the bones, muscles, and joints. Neurosurgery deals mainly with issues of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. So when choosing a spine surgeon, it is sometimes possible that your surgeon’s background will have a bearing on your particular diagnosis. However, in most cases, it doesn’t matter. Either an orthopedist-spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon-spine surgeon can handle the majority of spine surgeries. What is more important is that some spine surgeons specialize in specific areas of the spine, such as lumbar surgery or cervical surgery. In that case, it is important to connect with a surgeon who is experienced with your particular need.

Some of the surgeries performed on the spine include:
  • Correction of spinal deformities, such as scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery, including decompression surgeries such as discectomy and laminectomy
  • Balloon kyphoplasty, a procedure done to repair compression fractures in vertebrae

The spine is a very complicated piece of your body’s machinery, and a very necessary part of your movement and function. It holds you up and allows you to move. Having a working spine is important, and having a skilled surgeon when you need spinal surgery is critical.
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