We found 11 spine surgeons who accept Anthem near La Jolla, CA.

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Dr. Gregory Michael Mundis Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite #300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Mundis is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mundis include scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mundis takes. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. He speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. Dr. Mundis is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Frank Jeffrey Coufal, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 411
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Frank Coufal specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Coufal has indicated that his clinical interests include neurosurgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Coufal attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Spine Problems

Dr. Ramin Bagheri, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive #300; Rm 7-416
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Bagheri's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, laminectomy, and microsurgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bagheri obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Bagheri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Laminectomy, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott P Leary, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 650
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Scott Leary sees patients in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Leary is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leary welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, Spine Problems, Pituitary Tumor, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 100
Lajolla, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Raiszadeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Raiszadeh is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Neil Arif Tayyab, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 306
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Neil Tayyab practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tayyab include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tayyab accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tayyab's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tayyab's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Steven Robert Garfin, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Steven Garfin practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in La Jolla, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garfin takes. Dr. Garfin graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 210
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Thunder's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Dr. Thunder's areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Thunder highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Donald John Blaskiewicz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 770
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Donald Blaskiewicz's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Blaskiewicz is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Blaskiewicz attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Blaskiewicz's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, Spine Problems, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Allen practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Allen attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Vinko Zlomislic works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human 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.
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