1. Neurosurgery should be a holistic practice, which more often than not involves non-surgical approaches. 2. Even when surgery is necessary, smaller operations are often more effective than large, invasive ones. 3. A neurosurgeon's most useful diagnostic skill is listening to patients. One of his/her major tasks is educating and counseling patients so they can participate in their own care. 4. Patient should generally obtain second opinions before agreeing to major surgery.
Dr. Jacob Young, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Charlottesville, VA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Young is affiliated with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.