Neurosurgeon salary in Ghana per month..How much does a neurosurgeon earn in Ghana Cedis.
According the the federal salary scale structure of Ghana, a Neurosurgeon is paid about 19,000 GHS Ghana Cedis monthly ..That means annually a neurosurgeon practising in Ghana earns about GHC 228,000 cedis ($39,446) before tax. In the Nigeria equivalence, a Neurosurgeon in Ghana earns 15 million naira yearly and 1.2 million naira monthly.
When compared to his/her Nigerian counterpart, a Nigerian based Neurosurgeon (senior hospital consultant) earns about 1.5 million naira monthly and 18 millon naira yearly before tax.
Though a Nigerian neurosurgeon earns slightly more than a Ghanain neurosurgeon, both are still poorly paid when compared to what their counterparts earn in Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia and United States of America.
Neurosurgeons are expert surgeons who focus on procedure that correct brain, spine and nervous system problems through surgery. These may include specialized neurological procedures to correct back problems and remove brain tumors.
Just like other specialties, neurosurgeons must show competency, confidence, and assurance at all times. They must be willing to work any time of day or night they are called upon.
Education and Training
In Ghana and infact globallg neurosurgeons are expected to spend some lengthy time in training to become a specialist. In addition to a 6 year college degree, neurosurgeons must complete 4 years of medical school; spend another year as an intern and then 5-7 years training as a resident in specialist training.
One common myth is that neurosurgeons are just brain surgeons. However, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), they typically spend a lot more time on spine conditions and procedures than brain conditions and procedures. Common conditions neurosurgeons treat are back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated disks, degenerative diseases of the spine, cerebrovascular disorders, brain and spinal tumors, and stroke. In addition, since the nervous system extends from your brain to your spine and your nerves branch out into your entire body, they treat conditions that present symptoms in one part of your body that are actually related to a problem in the central nervous system. For example, carpal tunnel symptoms are sometimes related to a problem in your cervical spine (neck area).
Although they can perform very complex surgeries, neurosurgeons typically use non-operative treatment plans before performing surgery. If surgery is required, minimally invasive techniques are used whenever possible. Neurosurgeons are also on call for emergency room physicians when a patient has trauma involving the brain and spinal cord.
Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research