How to Find Your Best Neurosurgeons
Are you looking for neurosurgeons you can feel confident in? Are you wondering if you need back pain surgery, sciatica surgery, brain surgery, or what your other options might be for treating your condition? There are many neurosurgeons out there, and it can feel overwhelming when you’re trying to figure out which one would work best for you. Here are a few ways to find neurosurgeons who you feel confident in.
First, talk to people you know. You may be surprised at how many of them have needed the services of a neurosurgeon over the years. They will probably be able to recommend some folks, or at least tell you who to stay away from. In fact, they may guide you directly to the neurosurgeons you’ve been searching for. Be sure to ask specific questions, like what treatments they had, what the doctor’s bedside manner was like, and how the doctor prefers to manage pain.
Next, talk to your primary care doctor. He or she may simply try to refer you to one neurosurgeon, but try to get a list if you can. After all, you will feel more confident about the process when you are choosing your own neurosurgeons. See if any of the names you get from your doctor are the same ones you got from your friends and family. This can help you feel confident, too, when you’re choosing someone recommended from both sides of the table.
Do try to meet with any neurosurgeon who you’re seriously considering working with before you agree on any treatment or surgery. After all, you probably want to work with someone who you feel confident in and who you feel like you can communicate with well. Be sure to ask any questions you have and listen carefully to the doctor’s answers. The way that they interact with you can tell you a lot, too. If you don’t like a neurosurgeon’s manner, you may not want that person doing your surgery.
Check with your insurance company before you schedule anything. If you choose a neurosurgeon who isn’t on their plan, you may pay quite a bit more for your back pain treatment, your brain surgery, or any visits you have with the doctor. The best way to do this is to call your insurance company and ask them directly if they work with certain doctors. Unless you are independently wealthy, you probably want to work with someone who takes your particular insurance plan.
Choosing the right neurosurgeons for you can be difficult and time-consuming, especially if you are in pain or suffering from other symptoms. However, the truth is that all of that time will be worthwhile when you’re working with neurosurgeons you trust, seeing results, and feeling better.
At Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine Associates, we would love to meet you and talk to you about treatment options. Give us a call today to set up your appointment, and we look forward to seeing you soon! We’ll guide you through the process and help you feel better soon.