Dr. Bruce T Vest M.D.
Orthopedist4411 Alby St Alton IL, 62002
Dr. Bruce Vest is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Alton, IL. Dr. Vest specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Vest tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee.
Education and Training
St Louis Univ Sch of Med, St Louis Mo 1985
Saint Louis University School of Medicine 1985
Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Pinched Nerve
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease (ddd)
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