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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Roswell, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Beker include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation) and spine problems. Dr. Beker's professional affiliations include WellStar, North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Beker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Resurgens Orthopaedics Masters Degree in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth University. and Board Member. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Velez's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and degenerative disc disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velez accepts. Dr. Velez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar.

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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's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Weaver include brain surgery. Dr. Weaver is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weaver accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in Cumming, GA and Roswell, GA. Dr. Macdonald graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His medical residency was performed at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Macdonald's professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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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. He practices in Roswell, GA and Cumming, GA. Dr. Belknap attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Belknap completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Belknap's professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Marietta, GA and Woodstock, GA. He is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Malcolm 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 honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Marietta, GA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Benedict's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Krishna V Gumidyala, MD
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 average rating from Dr. Gumidyala's patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gumidyala is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gumidyala accepts. Dr. Gumidyala's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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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.