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

Dr. Massoud Soumekh practices neurosurgery in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and El Centro, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Soumekh average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soumekh's areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and biopsy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Soumekh speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in neurosurgery and practices in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and El Cajon, CA. His areas of expertise consist of laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. On average, patients gave Dr. Ostrup a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Ostrup has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. 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. Dr. Lee is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include 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. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He 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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Leary's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. 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 takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raiszadeh attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Raiszadeh trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He 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, 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 speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Dr. Bench is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Before performing his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Bench attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Bench an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 San Diego, CA physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Allen average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allen is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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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 neurosurgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Taylor takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of 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 works as a neurosurgeon. She is especially interested in neurosurgery. Ms. Sebastian is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel. Ms. Sebastian (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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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. Ms. Billones is an in-network provider for 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.