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

Dr. Robert Jackson practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Dr. Jackson's areas of expertise include scoliosis, leg pain, and herniated disc. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Douglas Burton's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Burton's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include bone pain, scoliosis, and leg pain. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burton graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $5,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,389
Dr. Jeffery T Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9119 W. 74th Street
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Jeffrey Macmillan's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Macmillan is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Graduate Hospital, Dr. Macmillan attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Macmillan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Carondelet Health. He welcomes new patients.

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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. John A Clough, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5340 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Clough is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clough include neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Clough attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: 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 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 is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: skull base cancer, spinal AVM, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Ryken honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, anemia, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Stilwill is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Stilwill's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. 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. Robert M Beatty, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12200 W 106th Street; Suite 400
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Robert Beatty is a neurosurgery specialist in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Beatty include spinal cord tumor, spinal cord injuries, and spinal pain. Dr. Beatty's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks German. Dr. Beatty is 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, Brain AVM, Neck Pain, Hydrocephalus, Spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Glenn Amundson is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In his practice, Dr. Amundson focuses on spine surgery procedures and spine problems. Dr. Amundson is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Amundson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Alexander Sloan Bailey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10777 Nall Avenue; Suite 120
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Alexander Bailey works as an orthopedist in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Bailey's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, neck pain, and spinal fusion. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bailey's 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 is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He is conversant in German. Dr. Hess is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. 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 takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Basta include brain aneurysm, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fracture. Dr. Basta honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Basta completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. Justin Todd Davis, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12200 W 106th Street; Suite 400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Justin Davis' area of specialization is neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Davis attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, carpal tunnel surgery, and spinal cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Davis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. Norman I Bamber, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
10777 Nall Avenue; #300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Norman Bamber is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bamber honors. Dr. Bamber graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. 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
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. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Ms. Textor is professionally 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)

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

Ms. Brooke Loo's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She practices in Overland Park, KS. She has a special interest in neurological disorders. 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)

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

Ms. Diane Gonzalez's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Ms. Gonzalez honors Medicare insurance.

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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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