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We found 4 spine surgeons who accept Health Net HSP near Redwood City, CA.

Dr. Ivan Cheng, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Broadway Street; Mc 6342
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Ivan Cheng's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Redwood City, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford, CA. Dr. Cheng has indicated that his clinical interests include spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Cheng completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cheng is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherwin En-Shau Hua, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
369 Main Street; Suite 200
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Sherwin Hua is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Hua (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Hua's hospital/clinic affiliations include Advanced Surgical Associates, St. Rose Hospital, and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Hua attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hua is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Dr. Todd Frederick Alamin, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Broadway Street; Pavillion A Floor 1 Mc6110
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Todd Alamin works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Alamin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kirkham Wood sees patients in Stanford, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wood graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 1994-John H. Moe Award; 1999-Srs Traveling Fellowship; and 2000-Russell Award Best Papers. Dr. Wood (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Chinese, and German. Dr. Wood welcomes new patients.

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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.