We found 5 spine surgeons who accept Humana HMO Premier near Baton Rouge, LA.

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Dr. Andrew G. S. King, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Connell Park Lane
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Andrew King works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. On average, patients gave Dr. King a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. King is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Dr. Eric Kimball Oberlander, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
10101 Park Rowe Avenue; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Eric Oberlander's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Baton Rouge, LA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Oberlander's areas of expertise include pain management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Oberlander is affiliated with Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Richard A Stanger, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
10101 Park Rowe Avenue; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Richard Stanger is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Baton Rouge, LA. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Stanger is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Stanger attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Stanger's professional affiliations include Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7301 Hennessy Boulevard; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Kevin McCarthy's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Baton Rouge, LA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McCarthy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
10101 Park Rowe Avenue; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Fautheree is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. In Dr. Fautheree's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fautheree is affiliated with Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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What is Spine Surgery?

Spinal surgery is the subspecialty that uses surgery to restore the normal function of the spine when things go wrong due to trauma, disease, or other disorders. There are many ways that the spine can begin to hurt or lose the ability to move properly, and surgery is not always necessary. However, when surgery is needed, there’s no one more qualified for the job than a spine surgeon.

Spinal surgery can be considered a subspecialty of either orthopedics or neurosurgery. That means that a spine surgeon may take either path to this specific career, training first as either an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon. Orthopedics deals mainly with the structural issues of the back and spine: the bones, muscles, and joints. Neurosurgery deals mainly with issues of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. So when choosing a spine surgeon, it is sometimes possible that your surgeon’s background will have a bearing on your particular diagnosis. However, in most cases, it doesn’t matter. Either an orthopedist-spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon-spine surgeon can handle the majority of spine surgeries. What is more important is that some spine surgeons specialize in specific areas of the spine, such as lumbar surgery or cervical surgery. In that case, it is important to connect with a surgeon who is experienced with your particular need.

Some of the surgeries performed on the spine include:
  • Correction of spinal deformities, such as scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery, including decompression surgeries such as discectomy and laminectomy
  • Balloon kyphoplasty, a procedure done to repair compression fractures in vertebrae

The spine is a very complicated piece of your body’s machinery, and a very necessary part of your movement and function. It holds you up and allows you to move. Having a working spine is important, and having a skilled surgeon when you need spinal surgery is critical.
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