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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 is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include spine surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. He 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 is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Leary has indicated that his clinical interests include neurosurgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Leary's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Neurosurgery, Spine Problems

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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Raiszadeh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Raiszadeh focuses on orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Raiszadeh is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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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

Specializes in Neurosurgery
8008 Frost Street; Suite 401
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Massoud Soumekh practices neurosurgery. His education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In Dr. Soumekh's practice, he is particularly interested in neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Soumekh speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Soumekh's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Neurosurgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $4,050 - $6,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $646 - $1,631

Specializes in Surgery
7930 Frost Street; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gary Bench is a surgery specialist. Dr. Bench's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $960
Dr. William R Taylor, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8893
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Taylor's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taylor studied medicine 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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