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Dr. R Sean Sean Jackson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
University of Kansas Med Center
Dept of Ortho Surg, MS
 

Dr. Robert Jackson is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Jackson include scoliosis, leg pain, and herniated disc. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Jackson graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Jackson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jackson has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Disc Problems, Pain, Neck Pain, Work Injuries, Nerve Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower 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. Jeffery T Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9119 W. 74th Street
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Jeffery Macmillan specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Macmillan studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Macmillan's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Coventry, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,877
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,285
Dr. Douglas C 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 and practices in Kansas City, KS. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Burton's areas of expertise include bone pain, scoliosis, and leg pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burton has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Work Injuries, Nerve Pain, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, ... (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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Clough completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include neurosurgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Clough has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO), Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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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. Robert M Beatty, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12200 W 106th Street; Suite 400
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Robert Beatty works as a neurosurgeon. Dr. Beatty's areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, spinal cord injuries, and spinal pain. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beatty honors. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Beatty attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Beatty has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks German. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO).

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Brain AVM, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Brain Cancer, Spinal Cord Stimulation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy C 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 medical specialty is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include skull base cancer, spinal AVM, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Ryken's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ryken completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ryken accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. Glenn Martin Amundson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 308
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Glenn Amundson specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Amundson is especially interested in spine surgery procedures and spine problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Amundson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Joseph Frederick Stilwill, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical 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, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Overland Park, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stilwill include lung cancer, anemia, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Stilwill accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Harold Alban Hess, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
8575 W 110th Street; Suite 205
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Harold Hess specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Overland Park, KS. He speaks German. Dr. Hess is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include laminectomy, carpal tunnel surgery, and spinal cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Alexander Sloan Bailey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10777 Nall Avenue; Suite 120
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Alexander Bailey is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Bailey's clinical interests include back pain, neck pain, and spinal fusion. The average patient rating for Dr. Bailey is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. His hospital/clinic 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. Norman I Bamber, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
10777 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Norman Bamber's specialty is neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bamber average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bamber takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Olathe Health, and Providence Hospital.

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

Dr. Peter Basta is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Basta's areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fracture. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Basta takes. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Basta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO).

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Laura Hanssen Hanssen, MS
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2330 E Meyer Boulevard; Suite 411
Kansas City, MO
 

Ms. Laura Textor practices neurosurgery in Kansas City, MO. Ms. Textor has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Overland Park, KS. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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

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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