We found 4 spine surgeons who accept Child Health Plus near Albany, NY.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3 Atrium Drive; Suite 100
Albany, NY
 

Dr. John Whalen is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Whalen graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Whalen trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Russian. His professional affiliations include St. Mary's Hospital (Troy, NY), St. Peter's Hospital (Albany, NY), and Samaritan Hospital.

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Dr. James Patrick Lawrence, MBA, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1367 Washtington Avenue; Suite 200
Albany, NY
 

Dr. James Lawrence practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lawrence is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine problems. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Lawrence attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Peter's Hospital (Albany, NY) and Albany Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Fractures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Trauma

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
47 New Scotland Ave Mc-10
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Allen Carl works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Albany Medical Center, St. Peter's Hospital (Albany, NY), and Albany Memorial Hospital. Dr. Carl is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Carl completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Tumor, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1367 Washington Avenue Ste300
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Robert Cheney practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Albany, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheney accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Cheney is affiliated with Albany Medical Center and St. Peter's Hospital (Albany, NY).

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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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