Neurosurgeon performing brain surgery.  Neurosurgeons correct disease and injury of the brain and spinal column using surgery and various procedures.

The Neurosurgeon is a super specialized surgeon dealing with the surgeries of the nervous system, spine and the brain. Their job description is different from other doctors. Neurosurgeons are physicians who specialize in correcting neurological problems through surgery. These can include back surgeries, removing brain tumors and other specialized neurological procedures.

Neurosurgeons work in a variety of practice settings. Some neurosurgeons practice general neurosurgery, while others choose to limit their practice to specific subspecialties. Some areas of specialty include pediatric, spine, vascular/endovascular, tumor, peripheral nerve, functional, and skull base.

Practices range from solo practices to large group practices with multidisciplinary components. Increasingly, neurosurgeons are working together with psychiatrists, neurologists and therapists to provide comprehensive care for patients with neurological disorders such as back pain.