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 is a Pasadena, CA physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pradhan is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Pradhan attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Pradhan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Nepali.

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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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. Dr. Chong (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Chong is affiliated with Adventist Health System. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chong has received the following distinction: 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 sees patients in Glendale, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hah graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hah include scoliosis, kyphosis, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Hah (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is 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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in scoliosis and vertebroplasty. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burnham honors. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Burnham attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Burnham (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Armenian. He is 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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.
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