We found 20 spine surgeons who accept Blue Shield near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Edward Chih-Yu Sun, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 300
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Edward Sun's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of spine problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Sun accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sun completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Broun Weber, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 115
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Weber specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. In Dr. Weber's practice, he is particularly interested in neurosurgery, seizures, and spine problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Weber's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
400 Parnassus Avenue; Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Keith Quattrocchi's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Davis, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Quattrocchi's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quattrocchi is accepting new patients. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinctions: the University of California, Berkeley, Honors Research Program; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society George Washington University; and the University of North Carolina, KM and VL Weatherspoon Endowed Professorship in Neurosurgery.

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Dr. Fred Farid Naraghi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 388c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Fred Naraghi's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naraghi is especially interested in spine surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Naraghi is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Naraghi (or staff) is conversant in Persian. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients.

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Clinical interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. James F Zucherman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Shrader Street; Suite 450
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Zucherman is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Zucherman's clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, spine problems, and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Zucherman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Stanford University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Zucherman is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Zucherman has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Paul Joseph Slosar Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1199 Bush Street; Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Paul Slosar's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Slosar has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in spine surgery procedures and spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Slosar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Slosar has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Endoscopic Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Tarun Arora, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
505 Parnassus Avenue; Room 779m
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Tarun Arora specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Greenbrae, CA and San Francisco, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Arora performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arora's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Youjeong Kim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
490 Post Street; Suite 900
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Youjeong Kim sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kim is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is conversant in Korean.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Foraminotomy, Reconstructive Surgery, Lower Back Pain, Lumbar ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Michael McCormack, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Other
2320 Sutter Street; Suite 202
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bruce McCormack specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCormack include spine surgery procedures. Dr. McCormack honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. McCormack offers interpreting services for Persian, Russian, and Filipino-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Seton Medical Center. Dr. McCormack welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Dimitriy G Kondrashov, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
One Shrader Street; Suite 450
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Dimitriy Kondrashov is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kondrashov's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass spine problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Kondrashov honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neck Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Murat Pekmezci, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Murat Pekmezci is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Pekmezci has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University, Dr. Pekmezci attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ken Hsu is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hsu include spine problems. Dr. Hsu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hsu attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Hsu's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

Dr. Rayshad Oshtory, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2320 Sutter Street; Suite 201
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rayshad Oshtory practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Oshtory is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, 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 Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Oshtory's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Microsurgery, Stenosis, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Thomas Andrews, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
45 Castro Street; Suite 421
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brian Andrews practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Andrews attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass spine tumor and neurosurgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Andrews a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andrews honors. Dr. Andrews is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hydrocephalus, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine Tumor, Neurosurgery, Spinal Stenosis, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Robert Campbell, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 365-c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Campbell's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. Dr. Campbell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Frank Horace Valone III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3838 California Street; Suite 715
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Frank Valone specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Valone is in-network for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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What is Spine Surgery?

Spinal surgery is the subspecialty that uses surgery to restore the normal function of the spine when things go wrong due to trauma, disease, or other disorders. There are many ways that the spine can begin to hurt or lose the ability to move properly, and surgery is not always necessary. However, when surgery is needed, there’s no one more qualified for the job than a spine surgeon.

Spinal surgery can be considered a subspecialty of either orthopedics or neurosurgery. That means that a spine surgeon may take either path to this specific career, training first as either an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon. Orthopedics deals mainly with the structural issues of the back and spine: the bones, muscles, and joints. Neurosurgery deals mainly with issues of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. So when choosing a spine surgeon, it is sometimes possible that your surgeon’s background will have a bearing on your particular diagnosis. However, in most cases, it doesn’t matter. Either an orthopedist-spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon-spine surgeon can handle the majority of spine surgeries. What is more important is that some spine surgeons specialize in specific areas of the spine, such as lumbar surgery or cervical surgery. In that case, it is important to connect with a surgeon who is experienced with your particular need.

Some of the surgeries performed on the spine include:
  • Correction of spinal deformities, such as scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery, including decompression surgeries such as discectomy and laminectomy
  • Balloon kyphoplasty, a procedure done to repair compression fractures in vertebrae

The spine is a very complicated piece of your body’s machinery, and a very necessary part of your movement and function. It holds you up and allows you to move. Having a working spine is important, and having a skilled surgeon when you need spinal surgery is critical.
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