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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barrick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northern Dutchess Hospital, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and Broadway Campus of HealthAlliance Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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 specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Perkins completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Perkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hansraj has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Hansraj (or staff) speaks 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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