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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Dr. Benfanti's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. 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. He 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. Dr. Benfanti is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Dr. Neustadt speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include scoliosis. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Neustadt attended Emory University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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. Neustadt honors. He is accepting 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's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis. Dr. Hahn honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is open to 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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Joseph is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Joseph honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Joseph is conversant in 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 rated Dr. Moreno highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moreno include back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. 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. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Moreno completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberger takes. Dr. Goldberger attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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.