MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, FNB - Spine Surgery
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Spine Surgeon, accredited by National Board of Board of Examinations. Trained in Orthopaedics in prestigious MAMC Delhi.
Dr. Vishal Nigam belongs to that rare and endangered species of doctors who puts his patient at ease and instils a sense of confidence in the patient by his very demeanour. He is very friendly, pleasant, unassuming and confident without being overbearing. He is a very good listener. He takes pains to understand the exact issue and get to the root of the problem. Once he understands the problem, he sets out to explain in detail, in very simple language, the root cause of the problem and the how he intends to treat it so the patient gets well with the barest minimum medicines, as he thinks fit. He does not burden and frighten the patient with a host of tests/check ups which is usually the norm in the present day and time. If that does not work (usually it does work, as I can vouch with my personal experience over the years), he will proceed to the next stage of treatment.
I know doctor since he was part of other hospital in vasant kunj (spinal injuries), I had slip disc problem which led to another serious problem 'cauda equina', It was my fortune i was in contact with doctor and he helped on time to get rid of serious problem, I praise his knowledge and his personal touch receive to each patient. I and my family completely reply on him when it comes to any bone part.
** ** * ********* ****** *** * positive person who always motivates which expedites the recovery period. I strongly recommend him.
Dr. Vishal Nigam is the most efficient and reliable orthopaedic surgeon in Delhi.
Q: Who is an Orthopaedist?
A: An orthopaedist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the skeletal system. An orthopaedic doctor attends to any disorder or condition or injury pertaining to the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments associated with the skeletal system. These medical professionals treat conditions like arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and leg and foot pain
Q: What is the difference between an Orthopaedist and an Orthopaedic surgeon?
A: Orthopaedists are sometimes mistakenly referred to as orthopaedic surgeons. An orthopaedist deals with conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. He provides pre-surgical consultation and post-surgical follow up. An orthopaedic surgeon provides same care as orthopaedist, but performs surgery as well. He performs surgery to cure back pain, ruptured discs, bone tumours, carpal tunnel, arthritis and other injuries.
Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat foot and ankle related problems?
A: Yes, an orthopaedist deals with musculoskeletal problems within the body. Problems related to foot and ankle fall under this category. Common foot problems like bunions, ankle sprains, arthritis, and sports injury are treated by an orthopaedist. Diagnosis of foot and ankle related problems are done through imaging tests. The mode of treatment depends on the severity of the problem.
Q: Does one need a doctor referral to see an Orthopaedist?
A: One can consult an orthopaedist by booking an appointment. Consultation with the orthopaedist is conducted in his/her clinic or at a healthcare centre. In some cases, patients go to a general physician for any condition or disorder related to the musculoskeletal system. Once preliminary investigation is done, the general physician may refer the patient to an orthopaedist for further examination.
Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat sport injuries?
A: Sport injuries are mostly related to the musculoskeletal system. Injuries like ligament tear, sprains, fractures, muscle pull, or bruises are commonly encountered in sports. An orthopaedist is the right medical doctor to consult for sport injuries. After physical examination, the orthopaedist may ask for imaging tests for confirming the extent of damage and then treat accordingly.
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