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We found 8 spine surgeons who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Tucson, AZ.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4787 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Kaiuwe Lewandrowski's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Tucson, AZ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Lewandrowski graduated from Humboldt University of Berlin. For his professional training, Dr. Lewandrowski completed residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Dr. Kenneth Andrew Hood, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
707 North Alvernon Way; Suite 205
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Kenneth Hood is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Dr. Hood attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hood is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5301 E Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Luis Piedrahita's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piedrahita accepts. He attended Central University of Ecuador for medical school and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals for residency.

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Dr. Stephen L Curtin, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2424 N Wyatt Drive; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Stephen Curtin works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include spine problems. Dr. Curtin graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Curtin accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Fractures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Trauma

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
707 North Alvernon Way; Suite 205
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Christina Boulton works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Boulton trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System, Banner Health, and Maryland General Hospital.

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Dr. Jeffrey M Baron, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 E Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Baron's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baron obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2424 N Wyatt Drive; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Gerard Jeong is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Jeong completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5301 E Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Brian Nielsen is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and spine surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nielsen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Nielsen attended medical school at the University of Washington 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.