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

Dr. Ashraf Ahmed Ragab, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ragab's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. 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. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ragab trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Piazza completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Shoulder Fracture, Disc Replacement, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (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 Tampa, FL and Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Davidson is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Doctors Hospital and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Davidson attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Davidson an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, ... (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 medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Donnelly include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Donnelly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. Dr. Donnelly's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Largo Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Scott Webb is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, back pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Webb's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 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 sees patients in Tampa, FL and Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Zahrai speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zahrai 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.

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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.