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

Dr. R. Jackson's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jackson's clinical interests include scoliosis, leg pain, and herniated disc. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jackson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,944
  • Medicare Cost: $1,501
Dr. Glenn Martin Amundson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; Suite 200
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Glenn Amundson is an Overland Park, KS physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in spine surgery procedures and spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Amundson is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Amundson attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, 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, Disc ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,110
  • Medicare Cost: $710
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 is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include bone pain, scoliosis, and leg pain. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Burton speaks Spanish. Dr. Burton 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

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,944
  • Medicare Cost: $1,389
Dr. Robert M Beatty, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12200 W 106th Street; Suite 400
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Robert Beatty is a specialist in neurosurgery. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, spinal cord injuries, and spinal pain. Patients rated Dr. Beatty highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beatty takes. Dr. Beatty has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. He 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. John A Clough, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5340 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Clough's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Clough's areas of expertise include neurosurgery and deep brain stimulation (DBS). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Clough's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Clinical Interests: Neurosurgical Procedures, Deep Brain Stimulation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,966
  • Medicare Cost: $1,354
Dr. Paul M Arnold, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Neurosurgery, Mail Stop 3021
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Paul Arnold's specialty is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: endarterectomy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Arnold attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Arnold has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,112 - $5,944
  • Medicare Cost: $813 - $1,613
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 is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: skull base cancer, spinal AVM, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Ryken is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Ryken's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical Interests: Disc Problems, Pain, Tumor, Spinal AVM, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Seizure Disorders, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,978 - $6,382
  • Medicare Cost: $1,428 - $1,479
Dr. Romano Delcore Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Ms 2005, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard and Annette Bloc.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Romano Delcore works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Delcore's clinical interests: pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cancer surgery, and pancreatic tumor. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,770
  • Medicare Cost: $930
Dr. Jeffery T Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9119 W 74th Street; Suite 354
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Jeffrey Macmillan works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Carondelet Health. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Macmillan trained 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 is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,877
  • Medicare Cost: $1,285
Dr. Steven Joe Hess, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9119 W 74th Street; Suite 260
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Steven Hess is a neurosurgeon. Dr. Hess has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hess is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Providence Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,250
  • Medicare Cost: $1,733
Dr. Charles Martin Striebinger, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9119 W 74th Street; Suite 260
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Charles Striebinger is a neurosurgeon in Olathe, KS and Merriam, KS. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Striebinger graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Providence Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,250
  • Medicare Cost: $1,775
Dr. Alexander Sloan Bailey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; #200
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Alexander Bailey is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, neck pain, and spinal fusion. Dr. Bailey is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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, who practices in Overland Park, KS, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients gave Dr. Stilwill an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Stilwill include lung cancer, anemia, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stilwill graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Peter Basta, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5340 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Peter Basta is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Basta's areas of expertise include spinal trauma, brain aneurysm, and parkinson's disease. He is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Basta is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Harold Alban Hess, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
8575 W 110th Street; Suite 205
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Harold Hess' area of specialization is neurosurgery. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hess speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,850
  • Medicare Cost: $1,539
Dr. Norman I Bamber, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5340 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Norman Bamber's specialty is neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bamber is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bamber is affiliated with Providence Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,167
  • Medicare Cost: $1,556

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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.