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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' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Mundis focuses on scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mundis honors. 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 speaks German. Dr. Mundis's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He is accepting 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 is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in La Jolla, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Coufal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Coufal include neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coufal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Bagheri attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include scoliosis, laminectomy, and microsurgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bagheri is conversant in 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 specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Leary include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leary at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leary is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Leary is accepting new patients.

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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 for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Raiszadeh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Raiszadeh speaks Persian. He is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tayyab is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Tayyab completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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

Dr. Richard Thunder's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Thunder trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thunder include musculoskeletal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Thunder is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Garfin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Garfin has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Donald Blaskiewicz sees patients in San Diego, CA, El Cajon, CA, and La Jolla, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Blaskiewicz's clinical interests include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blaskiewicz takes. Dr. Blaskiewicz has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, 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's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as 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.