neurosurgery in UK

moonshine

New Member
A lot of people are being unecessarily critical of the 1st poster...you don't know him/ her well enough to be so rude. Whoever said they may be 13/ 14 they may be right! I knew f all when i was that age bout the different between a neurologist and neurosurgeon, he/she was just asking a question and everyones jumping down his/her throat.

And for some people money is very important. Money might be a real worry in his/her household and he/she wants to make sure with his/her job, thats not the case. So excuse them for asking a, maybe not so valid, but its a question nonetheless, to people HE/SHE prob looks up to!

Sorry for the rant, but i felt it had to be said.
 

Dr Noodle

New Member
To be honest I still don't know the difference! I know the surgeon does the cutting and the neurologist doesn't do any (I think) but that's about it.
 

agneishd

Active Member
You honestly cant see for yourself the stupidity of the first post?
Pet man, from this i can see that our little disagreement was no coincidence...

keep it polite mate, not good for a potential doc...(!)

oh and the same goes for all others too

this place is getting a tad ruder
must be exam time...
 
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Dr Noodle

New Member
I'm happy, listening to Movin' Right Along from The Muppet Movie. Ain't no moodiness here :)

Oh and good luck in exams peeps :)
 

Dr Noodle

New Member
Sarcasm surely?!

I don't mean about the happiness, just the listening to radiohead linked with being happy..
 

Lex

New Member
Will people get off their high horse!? What's wrong with wanting to know the salary of a job you will potentially have to spend years of your life studying for? Stop being so judgemental!

Taking this thread back on topic, does anyone actually have an idea of what the average neurosurgeon makes in the uk, including private work?
 

-Petrie-

New Member
Will people get off their high horse!? What's wrong with wanting to know the salary of a job you will potentially have to spend years of your life studying for? Stop being so judgemental!

Taking this thread back on topic, does anyone actually have an idea of what the average neurosurgeon makes in the uk, including private work?
Depends on the amount of private work - it varies a lot between doctor to doctor.
 

Goose_123

New Member
well im glad everyone's chillaxed their batties!! fun reading tho! who needs revision to get u through a night shift when you've got this!!

i'm very intrigued as to what the original post was as it has now been deleted!

oh dear....
 

Bambi

New Member
Will people get off their high horse!? What's wrong with wanting to know the salary of a job you will potentially have to spend years of your life studying for? Stop being so judgemental!

Taking this thread back on topic, does anyone actually have an idea of what the average neurosurgeon makes in the uk, including private work?
A lot of neurosurgery is emergency surgery so there isn't as much private work as there is in other specialties.
 

corskrew

New Member
A lot of neurosurgery is emergency surgery so there isn't as much private work as there is in other specialties.
what about all the back pain, prolapsed discs, neuropathies, etc which are seen in private health care by neurosurgeons?
 

alex MD

New Member
what about all the back pain, prolapsed discs, neuropathies, etc which are seen in private health care by neurosurgeons?
That's true. Neurosurgery is about 50% emergency work isn't it? Do neurosurgeons who predominantly carry out spinal surgery do emergency on-calls for intra-cranial haematomas etc? Or will that fall to the aneurysm and tumour surgeons (I have a big interest in neurosurgery :D)?
 

Bambi

New Member
what about all the back pain, prolapsed discs, neuropathies, etc which are seen in private health care by neurosurgeons?
I said a lot, not all.
50% is the standard quoted figure but I know some that do more than that, it depends though what your special interests are. 50% is a hell of a lot more than other specialties, plastics has quite a bit but nothing like that amount.
 

Bambi

New Member
That's true. Neurosurgery is about 50% emergency work isn't it? Do neurosurgeons who predominantly carry out spinal surgery do emergency on-calls for intra-cranial haematomas etc? Or will that fall to the aneurysm and tumour surgeons (I have a big interest in neurosurgery :D)?
The consultants rotate the on-calls like for any other specialty, when they are on call they deal with whatever comes in. If people only dealt with certain things everyone would have to be on-call for their specific thing every day which would be ridiculous.
 

alex MD

New Member
I said a lot, not all.
50% is the standard quoted figure but I know some that do more than that, it depends though what your special interests are. 50% is a hell of a lot more than other specialties, plastics has quite a bit but nothing like that amount.
What is emergency plastics? Is it mainly hand surgery, such as reattaching fingers? Or do they do emergency skin grafts etc (if there's such a thing :p)?
 

GiuseppeGooch

New Member
Actually the best paid specialist is not brainsurgeon, its spine surgery. It's more "difficult" and the pressure is higher, you really could paralyze a patient if you damage a spinal cord or if it gets infected. But if your into it for the money then you should stop right here, I recommend you to apply for engineering, and work for an oil company, the amount of money is insane believe me.

If you for example gets an opportunity to operate a patient with an intracranial hemmorhages that occured in the lower parts of the brain, near the Cerebellum and you know how whats on stake. The money is incredibly good, would you take the chance for the sake of the money or because you love to challenge yourself and become more experienced surgeon? I believe myself a good surgeon would consider the money the last thing.
 
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