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

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

Dr. Neill Wright's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, cervical spine surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wright at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wright honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. 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: Cervical Spine Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Munish Gupta is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO. In Dr. Gupta's practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta takes. Dr. Gupta attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. 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: 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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Buchowski's practice, he is particularly interested in spine tumor. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Dr. Buchowski is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Lumbar Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Trauma, Spine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Geoffrey Cronen specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cronen include spinal deformity and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal Deformity, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (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 is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis. Dr. Bridwell's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bridwell accepts. 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 professional 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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. Dr. Ray takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally 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. Paul Santiago, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Santiago's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. Dr. Santiago accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Santiago's professional 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. Michael Patrick Kelly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Kelly is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kelly attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Kelly is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kelly's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Kyphosis, Spondylolisthesis

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 specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McAnany's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Washington University Physicians. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. McAnany (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Radiculopathy, Fractures, Lumbar Spine ... (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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Zebala speaks Polish. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ian Dorward specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In his practice, Dr. Dorward focuses on 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He takes 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's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. He is especially interested in spine tumor. Dr. Luhmann is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is 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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Kelly performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelly include scoliosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kelly is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Strahle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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