We found 7 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Humana Silver near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Bartosz Wojewnik, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Bartosz Wojewnik's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include sciatica, minimally invasive surgery, and neck pain. Dr. Wojewnik is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Wojewnik's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Polish.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Nerve Problems, Sciatica, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $1,931 - $2,908
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $297 - $360
Dr. Daniel Thomas Laich, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1200 South York Road; Suite 4240
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Laich works as a neurosurgeon in Aurora, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Laich is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Laich attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Laich is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spine Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $8,731 - $9,958
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,526 - $1,824
Dr. Michael Richard Zindrick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
550 W Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Zindrick, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Zindrick is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, neck pain, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Fusion, Microdiscectomy, Lower Back Problems, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Javier Espinosa-Becerra, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3 Westbrook Corporate Center; Suite 1000
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Francisco Espinosa is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Westchester, IL and Melrose Park, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Espinosa include brain surgery, extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), and carpal tunnel surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. Dr. Espinosa speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Microdiscectomy, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Digianfilippo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
700 East Ogden
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Digianfilippo is a neurosurgery specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Digianfilippo's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, gamma knife radiosurgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Digianfilippo at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Digianfilippo is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Discectomy, Laser Surgery, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven E Mather, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
955 Taft Road
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Mather specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Mather is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass cervical (neck) spine problems and spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Mather is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $13,875
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,757
Dr. Mark A Lorenz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
550 W Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Mark Lorenz specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lorenz is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include back pain, neck pain, and spinal fusion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Lorenz attended medical school at Medical University of Vienna. Dr. Lorenz (or staff) is conversant in German and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Fusion, Microdiscectomy, Lower Back Problems, Surgical Procedures, Spine ... (Read more)

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to permanently join together two or more vertebrae, the bones in the spine. Certain spinal disorders can lead to instability and pain, and the idea behind spinal fusion is that fusing vertebrae together can both make them stronger and reduce motion, which can sometimes reduce pain.

There are several different types of spinal fusion surgery available, mostly depending on where your pain is located and whether your surgeon will perform the procedure through the back, front, or side. In general, a fusion is performed by packing the vertebrae to be fused with grafted bone. This bone may be taken from the patient’s hip, may be donated from a cadaver, or it may be a manufactured synthetic material. The bone is placed along the vertebrae, and sometimes, the disc that lies in between the vertebrae is removed and replaced with grafted bone. The bone material will grow and cement the two vertebrae together. After the bone graft is placed, the vertebrae are sometimes held in place with rods, screws, plates, or cages, depending on the weakness of the spine and needs of the graft.

Spinal fusion is a significant surgery and can take three to four hours or more. Recovery is typically two to four days in the hospital. After surgery, it is important to remember that the fusion takes time to grow from the bone graft. So, the actual fusion is not complete for several months. You will probably feel somewhat better right away, but it may take a while to feel the full effects of the fusion as the bone grows into place. In the meantime, your doctor might have you wear a brace to protect your spine and keep it properly aligned.

Spinal fusion is not used for all kinds of back pain. Changing the way the spine moves can lead to strain on the other joints in the back, and fusion is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Some spine disorders that are treated with fusion include:
  • Curvature disorders, such as scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis, a disorder that causes vertebrae to slip over each other
  • Significant spinal fractures that cause instability
  • Weakened spine due to infection or tumor
  • Some cases of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column
  • Chronic lower back pain (although the use of fusion to treat this is controversial)

Regardless of the diagnosis, there is always a possibility of ‘failure’ with spinal fusion, or of the surgery not fully solving the pain. This is more likely when fusion is used primarily to treat pain instead of structural problems. You can improve your chances of a successful outcome by stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body every day, and following your doctor’s instructions for any physical therapy you are prescribed.
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