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

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

Dr. Andrew King's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, and Monroe, LA. He graduated from the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences. Patient reviews placed Dr. King at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. King is affiliated with Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kevin McCarthy is a Baton Rouge, LA physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McCarthy 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 spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in Baton Rouge, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Oberlander include pain management. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oberlander accepts. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His 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's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. His clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Stanger's professional affiliations include Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanger graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Gregory Fautheree's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fautheree average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in pain management. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fautheree accepts. Dr. Fautheree studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He 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.