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We found 4 spine surgeons who accept Anthem PPO near Pasadena, CA.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2627 E Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ben Pradhan is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Pradhan has indicated that his clinical interests include spine microsurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal fusion. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Pradhan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Nepali. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Fusion, Spine Microsurgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew D Chong, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 E Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 401
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Chong's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chong (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Chong is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Chong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Dr. Raymond Jonathan Hah, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1812 Verdugo Boulevard
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Hah is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Glendale, CA and Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, kyphosis, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Hah is professionally affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hah completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Hah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cancer, Spine Problems, Scoliosis, Spinal Fracture, Kyphosis, Infections, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10 Congress Street; Suite 103
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Walter Burnham is a Pasadena, CA physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burnham (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Armenian. His areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis and vertebroplasty. Dr. Burnham is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Burnham takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Vertebroplasty, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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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.