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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. King graduated from the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. King's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kevin McCarthy is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. McCarthy is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He works in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Oberlander is especially interested in pain management. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. Dr. Oberlander's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is especially interested in pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Stanger's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanger honors.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Gregory Fautheree is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Fautheree has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fautheree honors.

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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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