We found 6 spine surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Las Vegas, NV.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 East Desert Inn Road; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Thomas Dunn is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dunn is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dunn is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dunn studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 East Desert Inn Road; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Hugh Bassewitz is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Bassewitz average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bassewitz trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include Southern Hills Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital.

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Dr. James Steven Forage, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
3006 S Maryland Parkway; Suite 765
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. James Forage's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Forage's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Amerigroup, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Forage is affiliated with Sunrise Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Dongwhan Lee, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 East Desert Inn Road; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Daniel Lee is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Las Vegas, NV. On average, patients gave Dr. Lee a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 East Desert Inn Road; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Archie Perry is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Perry's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, spine surgery procedures, and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perry attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1701 W. Charleston Boulevard; Suite 490
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Michael Daubs is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV. After attending the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Daubs's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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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