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We found 7 spine surgeons who accept MultiPlan PPO near Elgin, 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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), spinal fusion, and spine problems. Dr. Steinke honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Steinke is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Popp's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and musculoskeletal injuries. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Popp is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Heim's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Warrenville, IL and Bartlett, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heim include sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. Dr. Heim honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Heim has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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. Dr. Fister is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Fister attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fister accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Joint Reconstruction

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

Dr. Max Berdichevsky's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Berdichevsky is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Tom Stanley specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Elgin, IL, Rockford, IL, and Geneva, IL. Dr. Stanley obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Delnor Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Anthony Savino is a physician who specializes in spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Savino an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Savino has an open panel.

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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.