We found 6 spine surgeons who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Clearwater, FL.

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

Dr. Ashraf Ragab specializes in spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ragab is especially interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Ragab attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ragab speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Ragab is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Piazza's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Piazza include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Piazza is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program.

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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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Donnelly a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Donnelly accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Donnelly attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese.

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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 medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Davidson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Davidson's residency was performed at Doctors Hospital and the University of North Texas Health Science 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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Webb has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, back pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zahrai is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Zahrai is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zahrai accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.