We found 5 spine surgeons who accept Humana Platinum 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, and Monroe, LA. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King studied medicine at the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences. Dr. King has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McCarthy is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oberlander include pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Oberlander obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Baton Rouge, LA. His clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Stanger is affiliated with Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanger accepts. Dr. Stanger attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. In Dr. Fautheree's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fautheree graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally 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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