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

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

Dr. Carl Graf sees patients in Schaumburg, IL and Crystal Lake, IL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Graf include cervical (neck) spine problems, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and degenerative disc disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Graf speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Revision Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Instrumentation, Complex 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 specializes in spine surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Drake is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Drake takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Drake completed a residency program at Botsford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Brian Steinke is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Steinke is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Steinke is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Spinal Fusion, Microdiscectomy, Neck Problems, Spine Problems

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

Dr. Anubhav Jagadish's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jagadish is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Warrenville, IL and Bartlett, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Heim has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Heim is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Microsurgery, Spinal Fusion, Microdiscectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas McNally is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McNally include scoliosis, anterior cervical discectomy, and lumbar laminectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McNally honors. Dr. McNally attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He 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.