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We found 7 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. Hugh Bassewitz's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bassewitz graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bassewitz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas Lutz Vater, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
7200 W. Cathedral Rock Drive
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Thomas Vater is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Vater's clinical interests: spine surgery procedures, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and fractures (broken bones). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Dunn works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dunn is professionally affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Dunn's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Michael David Daubs, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1701 W. Charleston Boulevard; Suite 490
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Michael Daubs, who practices in Las Vegas, NV, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Daubs is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
3006 S Maryland Parkway; Suite 765
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. James Forage is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Forage's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forage honors. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Perry average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perry include knee problems, spine surgery procedures, and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perry honors. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Perry attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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

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 medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Lee a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with MountainView Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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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.