We found 5 spine surgeons who accept MyBlue Silver 1604 near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Steven James Svabek, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2964 N. State Road 7; Suite 300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Steven Svabek practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Svabek average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Svabek 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. Dr. Svabek is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Amos Willie Stoll, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1314 Se 2 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Amos Stoll is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Stoll is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Stoll attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Stoll has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Dr. Randell Gardner Powell, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1314 Se 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Randell Powell's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Powell attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Powell accepts. He is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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Dr. John Alan Coats, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1930 Ne 47 Street; Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Coats practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Coats is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Coats honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Christopher Chadwick Roberts, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1314 Se 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Roberts' specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Lauderdale, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Roberts's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts takes.

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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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