We found 6 spine surgeons who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 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's areas of specialization are spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ragab include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ragab's education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His practice 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. Robert Eugene Donnelly, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Donnelly is especially interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Donnelly is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include 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. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Piazza's clinical interests: trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Scott Webb's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested 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. Before completing his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, Dr. Webb attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

Dr. James Davidson practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Davidson is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davidson include back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Doctors Hospital and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He 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. Ali Zahrai, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ali Zahrai, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Zahrai a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Zahrai is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Laminoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, ... (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.
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