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We found 4 spine surgeons who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Thornton, CO.

Dr. Michael Edward Janssen, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9005 Grant Street; #200
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michael Janssen's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Thornton, CO and Denver, CO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Janssen include spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Janssen is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Janssen's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His professional affiliations include Centura Health and Children's Hospital Colorado.

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Spine Problems, Trauma

Dr. Joseph Michael Morreale, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9005 Grant Street; Suite 200
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Joseph Morreale is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Thornton, CO. He has a special interest in spine problems. Dr. Morreale is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Morreale's medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9005 Grant Street; #200
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Monroe Levine works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Levine attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9005 Grant Street; Suite 200
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Anton Zaryanov is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Thornton, CO. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Broward Health, Dr. Zaryanov attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.