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Dr. Massoud Hertzel Soumekh, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
8008 Frost Street; Suite 401
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Massoud Soumekh specializes in neurosurgery and practices in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and El Centro, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Soumekh's areas of expertise include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Soumekh studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Soumekh speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Spinal Fusion, Biopsy, Back Problems, Laminectomy, Surgical Repair, Nerve Problems, Neurosurgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $4,050 - $6,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $646 - $1,631
Dr. Yu-Po Lee, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8894
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Yu-Po Lee's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in San Diego, CA and Orange, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine surgery procedures. Dr. Lee has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Chinese. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $6,217 - $6,507
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,176 - $1,493
Dr. Scott P Leary, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
7625 Mesa College Drive; Suite 305a
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Scott Leary sees patients in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Leary is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leary welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, Spine Problems, Pituitary Tumor, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 140
  • Charge (avg.): $6,000 - $14,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $473 - $1,388
Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Raiszadeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Raiszadeh is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $5,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $520
Dr. Gary Robert Bench, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7910 Frost Street; Suite 450
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gary Bench's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Bench's areas of expertise include the following: colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bench takes. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. In addition to English, Dr. Bench speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, Hernia Surgery, Biopsy, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $960

Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8893
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Taylor is a neurosurgeon in San Diego, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Taylor accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $5,995
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,317

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to permanently join together two or more vertebrae, the bones in the spine. Certain spinal disorders can lead to instability and pain, and the idea behind spinal fusion is that fusing vertebrae together can both make them stronger and reduce motion, which can sometimes reduce pain.

There are several different types of spinal fusion surgery available, mostly depending on where your pain is located and whether your surgeon will perform the procedure through the back, front, or side. In general, a fusion is performed by packing the vertebrae to be fused with grafted bone. This bone may be taken from the patient’s hip, may be donated from a cadaver, or it may be a manufactured synthetic material. The bone is placed along the vertebrae, and sometimes, the disc that lies in between the vertebrae is removed and replaced with grafted bone. The bone material will grow and cement the two vertebrae together. After the bone graft is placed, the vertebrae are sometimes held in place with rods, screws, plates, or cages, depending on the weakness of the spine and needs of the graft.

Spinal fusion is a significant surgery and can take three to four hours or more. Recovery is typically two to four days in the hospital. After surgery, it is important to remember that the fusion takes time to grow from the bone graft. So, the actual fusion is not complete for several months. You will probably feel somewhat better right away, but it may take a while to feel the full effects of the fusion as the bone grows into place. In the meantime, your doctor might have you wear a brace to protect your spine and keep it properly aligned.

Spinal fusion is not used for all kinds of back pain. Changing the way the spine moves can lead to strain on the other joints in the back, and fusion is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Some spine disorders that are treated with fusion include:
  • Curvature disorders, such as scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis, a disorder that causes vertebrae to slip over each other
  • Significant spinal fractures that cause instability
  • Weakened spine due to infection or tumor
  • Some cases of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column
  • Chronic lower back pain (although the use of fusion to treat this is controversial)

Regardless of the diagnosis, there is always a possibility of ‘failure’ with spinal fusion, or of the surgery not fully solving the pain. This is more likely when fusion is used primarily to treat pain instead of structural problems. You can improve your chances of a successful outcome by stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body every day, and following your doctor’s instructions for any physical therapy you are prescribed.
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