We found 7 spine surgeons who accept First Health near Elgin, IL.

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

Dr. Stephen Heim works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Heim include sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. Dr. Heim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Heim attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Heim's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Steinke sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Geneva, IL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Steinke's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal fusion, and spine problems. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Steinke is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Craig A Popp, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Craig Popp is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popp include vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and musculoskeletal injuries. Patients gave Dr. Popp an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Popp's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Compression Fractures, Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tom Davis Stanley, MPH, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Tom Stanley's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stanley's professional affiliations include Delnor Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanley takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Max Robert Berdichevsky, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Max Berdichevsky works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Berdichevsky is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He has an open panel. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. James S Fister, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. James Fister is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Elgin, IL and Geneva, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Fister is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fister honors. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Fister trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Joint Reconstruction

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Savino is a spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist in Elgin, IL and Barrington, IL. Dr. Savino has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Savino has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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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.
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