We found 19 providers matching spinal fusion near Overland Park, KS.

Dr. Robert Sean Jackson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. R. Jackson is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jackson's clinical interests include scoliosis, leg pain, and herniated disc. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Jackson has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Disc Problems, Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Pain, Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $5,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,501
Dr. Douglas Charles Burton, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Burton's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burton studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Burton include bone pain, scoliosis, and leg pain. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Burton has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Bone Pain, Disc Problems, Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $5,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,389
Dr. John A Clough, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5340 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Clough works as a neurosurgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Clough average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clough include neurosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Clough accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Neurosurgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,966
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,354
Dr. Timothy Charles Ryken, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Medical Office Building - Level 2 Pod B, The University of Kansas P.
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Ryken's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Ryken graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His clinical interests include skull base cancer, spinal AVM, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Disc Problems, Spinal AVM, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Compression Fractures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $4,978 - $6,382
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,428 - $1,479
Dr. Robert M Beatty, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12200 W 106th Street; Suite 400
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Robert Beatty specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, spinal cord injuries, and spinal pain. Dr. Beatty honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Beatty is conversant in German. Dr. Beatty is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Tumor, Laminoplasty, Neck Pain, Hydrocephalus, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn Martin Amundson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; Suite 200
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Glenn Amundson is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Dr. Amundson's clinical interests include spine surgery procedures and spine problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Amundson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Laminotomy, Tumor, Laminoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffery T Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9119 W 74th Street; Suite 354
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Jeffrey Macmillan specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Macmillan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Graduate Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Macmillan takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,877
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,285
Dr. Joseph Frederick Stilwill, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10600 West 106th Street, Suite 110; Sarah Cannon Cancer Care - Overland Park -106th
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Joseph Stilwill is an Overland Park, KS physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, anemia, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Stilwill is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Stilwill's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Kyphoplasty, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Sloan Bailey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; #200
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Alexander Bailey's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Bailey focuses on back pain, neck pain, and spinal fusion. Coventry, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bailey accepts. Dr. Bailey attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Fusion, Leg Pain, Spine Problems, Arm Pain, Back Pain

Dr. Harold Alban Hess, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
8575 W 110th Street; Suite 205
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Harold Hess practices neurosurgery in Overland Park, KS and Leawood, KS. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Dr. Hess speaks German. Dr. Hess is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $3,850
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,539
Dr. Peter Basta, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5340 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Peter Basta is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Basta's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Basta include brain aneurysm, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Basta attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Basta has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Complex Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Todd Davis, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12200 W 106th Street; Suite 400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Justin Davis' medical specialty is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Davis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laminectomy, carpal tunnel surgery, and spinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Tumor, Laminoplasty, Neck Pain, Hydrocephalus, Herniated ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman I Bamber, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
10777 Nall Avenue; #300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Norman Bamber's specialty is neurosurgery. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient ratings for Dr. Bamber average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bamber is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Providence Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $4,167
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,556

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10600 Mastin
Overland Park, KS
 

Ms. Brooke Plagman is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Her clinical interests include neurological disorders. Ms. Plagman is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Laminectomy, Steroid Injections, Facet Injection, Kyphoplasty, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Joint ... (Read more)

Laura Hanssen Hanssen, MS
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T411
Kansas City, MO
 

Ms. Laura Textor is a neurosurgeon in Kansas City, MO. Ms. Textor is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Laminectomy, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Craniotomy, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Diane Dorothy Gonzalez
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10600 Mastin
Overland Park, KS
 

Ms. Diane Gonzalez specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Ms. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Laminectomy, Steroid Injections, Facet Injection, Kyphoplasty, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Joint ... (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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