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We found 13 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's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis. Dr. Gupta accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Buchowski has indicated that his clinical interests include spine tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buchowski accepts. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Polish.

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

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

Dr. Neill Wright is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Wright speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of spinal cord tumor, cervical spine surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Wright attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wright is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis. Dr. Bridwell is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Bridwell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Kyphosis

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

Dr. W. Ray's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He is especially interested in spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. Dr. Ray is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Ray's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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 orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Kelly's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kelly attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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

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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Zebala takes 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 medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cronen's clinical interests encompass spine problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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

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

Dr. Paul Santiago is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Santiago's areas of clinical interest consist of spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Santiago's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ian Dorward's specialties are spine surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal cord tumor, cervical spine surgery, and spinal deformity surgery. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Dorward honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program.

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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 is a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric spine surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luhmann include spine tumor. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Luhmann is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Luhmann attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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

Dr. Eric Claude Leuthardt, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Eric Leuthardt is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Leuthardt include cervical spine surgery and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Leuthardt takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Laser Ablation, Cervical Spine Surgery, Cancer, Spine ... (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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McAnany attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McAnany completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. McAnany (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. McAnany is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University 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.