We found 7 spine surgeons who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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

Dr. Paul Benfanti is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Sarasota, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Benfanti include knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Benfanti obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Sweeney specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sarasota, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, spine problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Sweeney has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Sweeney (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mark Lonstein sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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 HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Lonstein attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Moulton specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sarasota, FL. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Moulton has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moulton (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ashvin Patel specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Karp accepts 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 sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Feiertag has received a 1.5 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 Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller 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.
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