We found 7 spine surgeons who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Scottsdale, AZ.

Dr. Dennis Grant Crandall, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1255 W. Rio Salado Parkway; #107
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Dennis Crandall is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Crandall completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Crandall's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Matthew Doerr, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
8707 E Cholla Street
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Todd Doerr is an orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and spine surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Doerr is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Doerr completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Doerr has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors.

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Dr. Mark James Wang, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9735 N. 90th Place
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Mark Wang is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason C Datta, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1255 W. Rio Salado Parkway; #107
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Jason Datta's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Datta is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Dr. Michael Su Chang, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1255 W. Rio Salado Parkway; #107
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Michael Chang's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Terrence Tevon Crowder, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1255 W. Rio Salado Parkway; #107
Tempe, AZ
 

Dr. Terrence Crowder is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center.

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Dr. Edward John Dohring, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9735 N 90th Place
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Edward Dohring is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Dohring average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Dr. Dohring attended Yale School of Medicine.

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What is Spine Surgery?

Spinal surgery is the subspecialty that uses surgery to restore the normal function of the spine when things go wrong due to trauma, disease, or other disorders. There are many ways that the spine can begin to hurt or lose the ability to move properly, and surgery is not always necessary. However, when surgery is needed, there’s no one more qualified for the job than a spine surgeon.

Spinal surgery can be considered a subspecialty of either orthopedics or neurosurgery. That means that a spine surgeon may take either path to this specific career, training first as either an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon. Orthopedics deals mainly with the structural issues of the back and spine: the bones, muscles, and joints. Neurosurgery deals mainly with issues of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. So when choosing a spine surgeon, it is sometimes possible that your surgeon’s background will have a bearing on your particular diagnosis. However, in most cases, it doesn’t matter. Either an orthopedist-spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon-spine surgeon can handle the majority of spine surgeries. What is more important is that some spine surgeons specialize in specific areas of the spine, such as lumbar surgery or cervical surgery. In that case, it is important to connect with a surgeon who is experienced with your particular need.

Some of the surgeries performed on the spine include:
  • Correction of spinal deformities, such as scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery, including decompression surgeries such as discectomy and laminectomy
  • Balloon kyphoplasty, a procedure done to repair compression fractures in vertebrae

The spine is a very complicated piece of your body’s machinery, and a very necessary part of your movement and function. It holds you up and allows you to move. Having a working spine is important, and having a skilled surgeon when you need spinal surgery is critical.