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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Jackson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, leg pain, and herniated disc. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Jackson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His 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 distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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. Douglas Charles Burton, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Burton specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include bone pain, scoliosis, and leg pain. Dr. Burton is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Burton is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Burton has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Arnold completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include endarterectomy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. The average patient rating for Dr. Arnold is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arnold accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is 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. John A Clough, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5340 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Clough is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clough include neurosurgery. Dr. Clough is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Clough has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Neurosurgery

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 is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryken include skull base cancer, spinal AVM, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Westwood, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: distal pancreatectomy (pancreatic tail resection), whipple procedure, and pancreatic cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Delcore'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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Delcore is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatectomy, Distal Pancreatectomy, Whipple Procedure, Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,770
  • Medicare Cost: $930
Dr. Robert M Beatty, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12200 W 106th Street; Suite 400
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Robert Beatty's specialty is neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Beatty speaks German. Clinical interests for Dr. Beatty include spinal cord tumor, spinal cord injuries, and spinal pain. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Beatty attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Beatty a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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, 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Overland Park, KS. Patient ratings for Dr. Amundson average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spine surgery procedures and spine problems. Dr. Amundson honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Amundson completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is affiliated with 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. Steven Joe Hess, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9119 West 74th Street; Suite 260
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Steven Hess is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Olathe, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Providence Hospital. Dr. Hess's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macmillan takes. He is affiliated with 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. 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 in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Bailey's areas of expertise include back pain, neck pain, and spinal fusion. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Bailey trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bailey accepts.

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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 is an Overland Park, KS physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Stilwill's clinical interests include 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Stilwill attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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

Dr. Harold Hess, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Leawood, KS, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hess honors. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is conversant in German. Dr. Hess is 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. Peter Basta, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5340 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Peter Basta specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Basta's areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fracture. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Basta has received the distinction of 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 is a neurosurgery specialist in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include laminectomy, carpal tunnel surgery, and spinal cancer. He is 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 studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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. Paul Leonard OBoynick II, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9119 W. 74th Street
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Paul O'Boynick specializes in neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. Dr. O'Boynick is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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.