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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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Jackson attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jackson include scoliosis, leg pain, and herniated disc. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jackson has received the following distinction: 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

  • 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Overland Park, KS. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Amundson include spine surgery procedures and spine problems. Dr. Amundson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Amundson's hospital/clinic 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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Kansas City, KS. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burton include bone pain, scoliosis, and leg pain. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Burton is a graduate of 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.

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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. Paul M Arnold, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Neurosurgery, Mail Stop 3021
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Paul Arnold is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Arnold's clinical interests: endarterectomy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Arnold completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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. 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 works in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. In addition to English, he speaks German. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, spinal cord injuries, and spinal pain. Dr. Beatty is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Beatty is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 is a neurosurgeon. He is especially interested in neurosurgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Clough takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clough graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,966
  • Medicare Cost: $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 specializes in neurosurgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: skull base cancer, spinal AVM, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ryken takes. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. 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

  • 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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Kansas City, KS and Westwood, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delcore include distal pancreatectomy (pancreatic tail resection), whipple procedure, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Delcore takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Delcore attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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. Steven Joe Hess, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9119 W 74th Street; Suite 260
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Steven Hess specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Olathe, KS, Shawnee Mission, KS, and Merriam, KS. Dr. Hess's professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Providence Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Hess is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hess has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,250
  • Medicare Cost: $1,733
Dr. Jeffery T Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9119 W 74th Street; Suite 354
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Jeffrey Macmillan practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Macmillan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Macmillan completed residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Graduate Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Macmillan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Carondelet Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Charles Striebinger's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Striebinger obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and 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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bailey is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, neck pain, and spinal fusion. He honors Coventry, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bailey trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Bailey 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. Harold Alban Hess, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
8575 W 110th Street; Suite 205
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Harold Hess is a neurosurgeon in Overland Park, KS and Leawood, KS. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hess accepts. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,850
  • Medicare Cost: $1,539
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's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Overland Park, KS. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Stilwill's clinical interests: lung cancer, anemia, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Stilwill studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stilwill trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Basta completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Clinical interests for Dr. Basta include brain aneurysm, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fracture. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Basta accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Paul Leonard OBoynick II, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9119 W 74th Street; Suite 260
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Paul O'Boynick, who practices in Olathe, KS and Merriam, KS, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. O'Boynick's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. O'Boynick attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. O'Boynick has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,250
  • Medicare Cost: $1,656 - $1,775

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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.