What kind of doctor treats diffuse brain injuries?

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In cases of moderate or severe diffuse brain injury, a type of traumatic brain injury, emergency medicine personnel will be the first to diagnose and treat your injury. After that, you may be treated by a neurologist or neurosurgeon. A neurologist specializes in disorders of the nervous system. A neurosurgeon specializes in surgical treatment of nervous system disorders.

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