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We found 3 spine surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Lawrenceville, GA.

Dr. Edward Scott Middlebrooks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
758 Old Norcross Road; Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. E. Middlebrooks is a Lawrenceville, GA physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Middlebrooks include general orthopedics, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and spine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Emory Johns Creek Hospital- Chief of Surgery. Dr. Middlebrooks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Resurgens Orthopaedics.

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Clinical interests: General Orthopedics, Kyphoplasty, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Douglas Brian Kasow, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
771 Old Norcross Road; Suite 390
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Douglas Kasow's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Johns Creek, GA, Lawrenceville, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Patients rated Dr. Kasow highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Emory Eastside Medical Center.

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Dr. Christopher R Edwards, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
743 Old Norcross Road
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Christopher Edwards works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Decatur, GA, Marietta, GA, and Lawrenceville, GA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Edwards is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Atlanta Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He attended Morehouse School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta 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.