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Video: What Is a Neurosurgeon?Dr. Clinton Baird, Medical Director of Neurosurgery Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, explains what neurosurgeon is.
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Dr. Clinton Baird, Medical Director of Neurosurgery Services, describes the role of a neurosurgeon in spinal cancer treatment.
Your Team of Neurosurgeons & Spinal Cancer Experts
If you have primary or metastatic spinal cancer, it’s important to be seen by an integrated team of physicians with expertise in treatments for the nervous system and its supporting structures, including the brain, spinal cord and column, and peripheral nerves.
Led by Dr. Clinton Baird, Medical Director of Neurosurgery Services at CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, the neurosurgical team works together to understand your needs and provide advanced, fully integrated treatments.
What is a Neurosurgeon?
A neurosurgeon is a surgeon who cares for the treatment of disorders of the nervous system and its supporting structures. This includes surgery of the brain, around the head and skull, and into the spine, neck, low back, and peripheral nerves.
Your Spinal Cancer Experts
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), your treatment team is comprised of a variety of spinal cancer experts, including oncologists and other clinicians who have extensive training across multiple disciplines.
Your care team typically includes, but is not limited to, the following clinicians:
- Medical oncologist
- Radiation oncologist
- Naturopathic oncology provider
- Pain management practitioner
- Rehabilitation therapist
- Mind-body therapist
- Pastoral care provider
Your Expert Team Comes to You
As a patient at CTCA, you and your caregiver will enjoy greater comfort, convenience and privacy by meeting with your team of spinal cancer experts in one room. Patient Empowered Care® brings your neurosurgeon, medical oncologist, clinic nurse, registered dietitian, naturopathic clinician, and nurse care manager to you.
Providers come to you, one right after another, for a focused, seamless visit. Since you stay in one room, you don't have to spend time going from one appointment to the next. Also, you can get all your questions answered in a single visit.