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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
(770) 962-4300

Dr. E. Middlebrooks is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He works in Lawrenceville, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Middlebrooks average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Middlebrooks has a special interest in general orthopedics, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and spine problems. His professional affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Resurgens Orthopaedics. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Middlebrooks is a graduate of 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.

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Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Trauma, Adult Disorders of the Spine, Spine Surgery, Kyphoplasty, General Orthopaedics, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Brian Kasow DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
771 Old Norcross Road; Suite 390
Lawrenceville, GA
(678) 205-4261; (678) 957-9757

Dr. Douglas Kasow's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kasow graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Eastside Medical Center.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
743 Old Norcross Road
Lawrenceville, GA

Dr. Christopher Edwards is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Atlanta Medical Center. He attended Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Edwards has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards honors. 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.