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We found 9 spine surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Ragab
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Clearwater, FL. He has a special interest in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ragab accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Ragab speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Ragab is open to new patients.

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Featured Message: Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher James Koebbe, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Koebbe, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Koebbe's clinical interests include scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koebbe has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Compression ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Pigeon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His clinical interests include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pigeon honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pigeon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Kowalski Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Kowalski is a specialist in spine surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kowalski is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Piazza include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Piazza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient reviews placed Dr. Piazza at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Shoulder Fracture, Disc Replacement, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Donnelly, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Donnelly performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. Dr. Donnelly is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bursitis, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. James Byron Davidson, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. James Davidson's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Davidson completed his residency training at Doctors Hospital and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott A Webb, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Webb specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Webb completed his residency training at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. He has a special interest in scoliosis, back pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Webb is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webb takes. Dr. Webb's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Zahrai, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ali Zahrai is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Zahrai's education and training includes medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zahrai accepts.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Laminoplasty, Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Radiculopathy, Neck ... (Read more)

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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.