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

Dr. Massoud Soumekh is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Soumekh include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and biopsy. Dr. Soumekh is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soumekh is conversant in Persian. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,050 - $6,400
  • Medicare Cost: $646 - $1,631
Dr. Richard C Ostrup, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2100 5th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ostrup's specialty is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ostrup obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ostrup has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,961
  • Medicare Cost: $1,442
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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and Orange, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Lee an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lee is conversant in 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 practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leary's clinical interests include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Leary studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leary trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leary honors. Dr. Leary has an open panel.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 140
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000 - $14,000
  • Medicare Cost: $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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Raiszadeh is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raiszadeh honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Raiszadeh attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Persian.

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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's specialty is general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Dr. Bench is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Bench's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bench honors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cysts, 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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, CA. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Dr. Allen graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to 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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Taylor is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is neurosurgery. Ms. Sebastian (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Her clinical interests include neurosurgery. Ms. Sebastian is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Ms. Sebastian's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Neurosurgical Procedures

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 is a surgeon. She takes 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.