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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1 Webster Avenue; Suite 400
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 454-0120; (845) 897-4660

Dr. William Barrick is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Barrick graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northern Dutchess Hospital, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and Broadway Campus of HealthAlliance Hospital.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1 Webster Avenue; #400
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 454-0120; (845) 897-4660

Dr. Richard Perkins is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perkins is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Northern Dutchess Hospital, Mary’s Avenue Campus of HealthAlliance Hospital, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
243 North Road; Suite 202 S.
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 471-9200

Dr. Kenneth Hansraj is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Poughkeepsie, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Hansraj performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Hansraj (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Japanese, and French.

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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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