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

Dr. Thomas Vater is an orthopedic trauma and spine surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital. Dr. Vater graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Vater's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Injuries

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

Dr. Patrick McNulty sees patients in Las Vegas, NV and Henderson, NV. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. McNulty at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in disc surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Sharif is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Sharif graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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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