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

Dr. Massoud Soumekh, who practices in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and El Centro, CA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Dr. Soumekh accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency 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

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,050 - $6,400
  • Medicare Cost: $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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Chinese.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,217 - $6,507
  • Medicare Cost: $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 specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Leary include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leary at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leary is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Leary is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 140
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000 - $14,000
  • Medicare Cost: $473 - $1,388
Dr. Richard C Ostrup, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2100 5th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ostrup's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise consist of laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ostrup at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Ostrup's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ostrup's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Tumor, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,961
  • Medicare Cost: $1,442
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 for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Raiszadeh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Raiszadeh speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,400
  • Medicare Cost: $520
Dr. Gary Robert Bench, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7910 Frost Street; Suite 450
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gary Bench specializes in general surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Bench's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Bench attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Bench speaks Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $960
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; #8894
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Allen's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,062
  • Medicare Cost: $1,229
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8893
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Taylor specializes in neurosurgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,995
  • Medicare Cost: $1,317
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
7625 Mesa College Drive; Suite 305a
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Tracy Sebastian specializes in neurosurgery and practices in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Ms. Sebastian (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Ms. Sebastian include neurosurgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Ms. Sebastian is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Neurosurgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,900 - $14,383
  • Medicare Cost: $108 - $222
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Specializes in Surgery
8008 Frost Street; Suite 106
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Ann Billones works as a surgeon. She honors Health Net insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $232

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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.