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We found 6 spine surgeons who accept Aetna PPO near Bartlett, IL.

Dr. Brian D Steinke, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Brian Steinke specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinke's areas of clinical interest consist of kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal fusion, and spine problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Steinke takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Steinke trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal Fusion, Microdiscectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl N Graf III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 West Golf Road; Suite 101
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Carl Graf works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: cervical (neck) spine problems, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Graf has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Graf speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Revision Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Nelson Drake, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Surgery
2300 Lakewood Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Drake is a spine surgeon and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Drake's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drake attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Botsford Hospital for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
864 West Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Anubhav Jagadish practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Jagadish performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. Stephen E Heim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Heim specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Warrenville, IL and Bartlett, IL. His clinical interests include sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Heim attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Heim accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas A McNally, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1110 Schick Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Thomas McNally's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McNally graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include scoliosis, anterior cervical discectomy, and lumbar laminectomy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McNally is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Laminoplasty, Disc Replacement, Anterior ... (Read more)

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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.