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We found 14 spine surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Munish C Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4400 Clayton Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Munish Gupta specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO. On average, patients gave Dr. Gupta a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in scoliosis. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gupta completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Revision Surgery, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Tumor, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Maciej Buchowski, MS, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
425 S. Euclid Avenue; Suite 5505
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Buchowski's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Buchowski trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Buchowski include spine tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Buchowski is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Buchowski takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Tumor, Spinal Stenosis, Kyphosis, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilson Zachary Ray, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Neuroscience Center 6c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. W. Ray is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Ray include spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. Dr. Ray accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ray is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Instrumentation, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Neill Marshall Wright, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Spine Center 6b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Neill Wright works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Wright speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, cervical spine surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wright takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Happ Bridwell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8233
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Keith Bridwell works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bridwell include scoliosis. Dr. Bridwell is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Bridwell's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Kyphosis

Dr. Michael Patrick Kelly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Kelly is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelly's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kelly trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Fractures, Kyphosis, Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Paul Santiago, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Santiago practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Santiago include spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. Dr. Santiago is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Santiago performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Instrumentation, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lukas Peter Zebala, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lukas Zebala sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Zebala completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Tumor, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Fracture, Thoracic Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Alan Cronen, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Geoffrey Cronen's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cronen include spine problems. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Joseph McAnany, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 12a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven McAnany is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McAnany studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. McAnany (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Radiculopathy, Fractures, Lumbar Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian Gordon Dorward, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ian Dorward is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of spinal cord tumor, cervical spine surgery, and spinal deformity surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Dorward performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Cervical Spine Problems, Aneurysm, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott J Luhmann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Scott Luhmann specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His areas of expertise include spine tumor. Dr. Luhmann is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spine Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Tumor, Thoracic Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Adams Kelly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1 Childrens Place; 1st Floor Suite B
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Brian Kelly, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include scoliosis. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly honors. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Kelly attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Lumbar Spine Problems, Torticollis, Dysplasia, Spinal Fracture, Thoracic Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Mae Strahle, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Strahle specializes in spine surgery and pediatric neurosurgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Strahle attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Strahle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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.