Board Certified with The American Board of Neurological Surgery
Dr. Murad is board certified by The American Board of Neurological Surgery, which represents the highest standard of ethics and safety for neurosurgery in North America. Board certified neurosurgeons have performed a large number of surgeries, passed several rigorous tests and have successfully demonstrated favorable patient outcomes in order to gain certification.
His goal is to provide his patients with a detailed understanding of their condition and treatment options. He seeks to provide individualized care to each of his patients. Each person comes into a consultation with a unique constellation of personal, social and medical backgrounds. He will work to integrate all of these considerations in helping patients achieve their health-care goals. It is very important to him to establish a relationship of trust and respect with the patients, and that they do not feel they are being pressured into surgery.
He practices general neurosurgery with a focus on minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery in adults. He also treats brain conditions such as traumatic and non-traumatic brain hemorrhage, brain tumors.
Contact his office by calling 719-595-7040 or visiting his office at Suite 508, 1600 N Grand Ave, Pueblo, Co 81003.
Dr. Ali Murad, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pueblo, CO. He graduated from Aga Khan Medical College, The Aga Khan University and specializes in neurosurgery.
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Dr. Murad lives in Pueblo with his wife and two young sons. When he is not working, his biggest priority is spending time with his family. He personal interests also include reading, traveling, health and fitness. He and his wife regularly engage in local and national philanthropic causes.
Neurosurgery vs. Orthopedic spine Surgeon
This a frequently asked question by patients. Both specialties practice spine surgery. However, there are significant differences in their training. Neurosurgeons spend 6-7 years training in brain and spinal disorders with about half of their time focused on the treatment of spinal disorders. When a Neurosurgeon completes their training they are able to treat a majority of spinal disorders, except for those that may require specialty centers. Orthopedic Surgery residency is 5 years long with training focused on the treatment of limbs and joints, with spine related training forming a very small part of overall training. Therefore, a vast majority of orthopedic spine surgeons need an extra year of training (described as a fellowship) to learn basic spine surgery. While many neurosurgeons (such as myself) also do spine fellowships, the purpose is to learn more complex skills.
Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Spinal Surgeons have the ability to treat disorders of the bones, joints, and discs of the spine. However, Neurosurgeons are trained to operate on the nervous system itself, and are able to treat disorders of the spinal cord and nerves themselves. If these types of disorders are encountered by an Orthopedic Spine Surgeons, they must seek the assistance of a Neurosurgeon. Today, most spinal surgeries are performed by Neurosurgeons.
As part of my Neurosurgery residency and later fellowship, I chose to pursue additional experience in complicated spinal disorders. During this time, I had the unique opportunity to operate with and learn from with experienced Orthopedic Spine Surgeons specializing in degenerative deformity. This experience provides me the perspective of both specialties. I am committed to continued learning by gaining knowledge from multiple specialties and sources. I regularly attend national and international meetings where ideas are shared between Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Spine surgeons, so we can provide our patients the highest quality of care.