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We found 4 spine surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Troy, OH.

Dr. Michael Charles Albert, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
31 Stanfield Road
Troy, OH
 

Dr. Michael Albert is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Dayton, OH, Centerville, OH, and Troy, OH. Dr. Albert's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albert honors. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Albert's residency was performed at Miami Valley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. His professional affiliations include Atrium Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, and Miami Valley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25 Tippecanoe Drive
Tipp City, OH
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hoskins' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Dayton, OH, Tipp City, OH, and Miamisburg, OH. Dr. Hoskins is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Hoskins's medical residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Dr. James T Lehner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
31 Stanfield Place
Troy, OH
 

Dr. James Lehner is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric spine surgeon in Dayton, OH, Troy, OH, and Centerville, OH. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Lehner takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital, Dr. Lehner attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 South Stanfield Road; Suite B
Troy, OH
 

Dr. David Propst is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Propst is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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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.