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We found 3 spine surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Miami, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Other
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 201
Miamia, FL
 

Dr. Juan Raposo works as an orthopedic traumatologist and spine surgeon in Hudson, FL, Miami, FL, and Doral, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Raposo include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lumbar laminectomy. Dr. Raposo is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Raposo attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Robert Gottlieb, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 N W 12th Avenue; Suite 4056
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Gottlieb is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Dr. Gottlieb is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Room 303 (d-27), Department of Orthopaedics
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mark Brown is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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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.