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We found 8 spine surgeons who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Roswell, GA.

Dr. Herschel I Beker, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200 A
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Herschel Beker is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Roswell, GA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation) and spine problems. Dr. Beker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Beker trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has received distinctions including Masters degree in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth University. and Board Member; Resurgens Orthopaedics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason William Velez, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200a
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Jason Velez is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and degenerative disc disease. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar. Dr. Velez is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Velez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Laminoplasty, Disc Replacement, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Edward Weaver Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2500 Hospital Boulevard; Suite 310
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Charles Weaver is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include brain surgery. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Weaver obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Weaver is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical interests: Brain Surgery, Spine Problems

Dr. Bart Allen Macdonald, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2500 Hospital Boulevard; Suite 310
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Bart Macdonald specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Macdonald average 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Macdonald performed his residency at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

Dr. Thomas W Belknap, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2500 Hospital Boulevard; Suite 310
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Belknap's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Belknap's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Belknap takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. James Robert Malcolm, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1505 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 200
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. James Malcolm is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Malcolm is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and a graduate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. William John Benedict Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
3747 Roswell Road Ne; Suite 311
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. William Benedict is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Benedict average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benedict takes. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Benedict performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benedict is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1505 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 200
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Krishna Gumidyala is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Marietta, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Acworth, GA. Dr. Gumidyala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Before completing Dr. Gumidyala's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Gumidyala attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Gumidyala has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gumidyala accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.