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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Las Vegas, NV and Henderson, NV. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. McNulty is especially interested in disc surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McNulty accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital.

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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, who practices in Henderson, NV and Las Vegas, NV, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Dr. Vater's areas of expertise include the following: spine surgery procedures, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and fractures (broken bones). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Vater is affiliated with MountainView Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine ... (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, who practices in Las Vegas, NV and Henderson, NV, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and chiropractic. Dr. Thomas's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital. He is affiliated with MountainView Hospital.

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

Dr. Kevin Sharif is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sharif graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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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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