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We found 6 spine surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Paul Lawrence Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, 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)

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce Neustadt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Neustadt is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Neustadt attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Neustadt accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Verl Hahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Hahn is a pediatric orthopedist and spine surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Hahn is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass scoliosis. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hahn welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Abraham Joseph Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2727 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Joseph is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Joseph's areas of expertise consist of back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Joseph attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. Dr. Joseph speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Peter Moreno, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Moreno's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Moreno's clinical interests: back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Moreno is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5106 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 4
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Goldberger, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldberger is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.