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We found 4 spine surgeons who accept Humana Premier near Mokena, IL.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19110 Darvin Drive; Suite C
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Troy's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL and Mokena, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Troy's areas of expertise consist of injuries and spine surgery procedures. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Troy is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures, Injuries

Dr. Augusto R Chavez, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology
19110 Darvin Drive; Suite C
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Augusto Chavez's areas of specialization are spine surgery, neurosurgery, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Chavez's education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chavez is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10060 West 191st Street
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Anis Mekhail specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Mekhail has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, back pain, and injuries. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mekhail accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10719 West 160th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Richard Lim's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lim include sciatica and scoliosis. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Lim has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Sciatica

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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.