We found 5 spine surgeons who accept Anthem PPO near Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Ben Bhupendra Pradhan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2627 E Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ben Pradhan sees patients in Pasadena, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pradhan honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Pradhan attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Pradhan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Nepali. Dr. Pradhan is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Spinal Fusion, Spine Microsurgery, Musculoskeletal 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chong takes. Dr. Chong graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Chong has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Chong (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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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 surgeon and orthopedist in Glendale, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hah include scoliosis, kyphosis, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Hah's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Hah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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

Dr. Walter Hynan Burnham Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10 Congress Street; Suite 103
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Walter Burnham's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in scoliosis and vertebroplasty. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Burnham attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Burnham (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Armenian. Dr. Burnham is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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

Dr. Scott Iwamoto Lee, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 E Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 401a
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Scott Lee sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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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.