We found 6 providers matching spinal fusion near Roseville, CA.

Showing 1-6 of 6
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Massoud Hertzel Soumekh, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
8008 Frost Street; Suite 401
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Massoud Soumekh is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Soumekh obtained his medical school training at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests include neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Soumekh average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soumekh is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Soumekh's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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. His clinical interests include spine surgery procedures. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Lee attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Lee is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

Read more

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's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leary include neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Leary is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leary accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Leary obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Leary has an open panel.

Read more

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. Gary Robert Bench, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7910 Frost Street; Suite 450
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gary Bench is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bench is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bench is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.

Read more

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
Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 104a
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. In Dr. Raiszadeh's practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Raiszadeh welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $5,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $520
Dr. William R Taylor, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8893
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Taylor specializes in neurosurgery and practices in San Diego, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Taylor graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.