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We found 10 spine surgeons who accept Anthem near La Jolla, CA.

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' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Mundis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mundis speaks German. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He has an open panel.

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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 is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in La Jolla, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Coufal's practice, he is particularly interested in neurosurgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Coufal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgical Procedures, 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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bagheri include scoliosis, laminectomy, and microsurgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Bagheri speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. His practice is open to 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 practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leary's clinical interests include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Leary studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leary trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leary honors. Dr. Leary has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Pituitary Tumor, Minimally ... (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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Raiszadeh is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raiszadeh honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Raiszadeh attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Persian.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Tayyab performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Tayyab speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Garfin is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garfin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received the distinction of 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 practices orthopedic trauma and spine surgery in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Thunder a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Thunder is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Thunder 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 is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He works in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and El Cajon, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Blaskiewicz include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Blaskiewicz has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

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

Dr. Richard Allen is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, CA. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Dr. Allen graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.