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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 sees patients in Margate, FL and Pompano Beach, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Svabek completed his residency training at Peninsula Hospital Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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. Svabek honors. Dr. Svabek is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4725 N Federal Highway; Suite 504
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Whitfield works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Aventura, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Whitfield a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Whitfield attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Amos Stoll is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Stoll's average rating from his patients is 4.0 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. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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

Dr. Randell Powell is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. He 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Powell average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Powell is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Coats is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Coats at an average of 4.0 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. Coats takes. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Coats is affiliated with Broward Health.

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

Dr. Christopher Roberts is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberts is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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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