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We found 7 spine surgeons who accept Coventry Catastrophic near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Paul Lawrence Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5881 Rand Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Benfanti attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benfanti include knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Benfanti's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5922 Cattlemen Lane; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Sweeney is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweeney's clinical interests include foot problems, spine problems, and ankle problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweeney graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Sweeney (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Foot Problems

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 609
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Mark Lonstein's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Sarasota, FL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Lonstein attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 370
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Ashvin Patel is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.0 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 Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5922 Cattlemen Lane; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Karp is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Karp is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Feiertag's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Feiertag is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mark Fischer Harper, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3665 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Mark Harper is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Harper has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of 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.