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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 orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Albert an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albert include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. His professional affiliations include Atrium Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, and Miami Valley Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University, Dr. Albert attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Hoskins, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25 Tippecanoe Drive
Tipp City, OH
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hoskins is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Hoskins trained at the University of Missouri Health System for his residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoskins has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Miami Valley Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Lehner an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lehner honors. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lehner's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. David Propst is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Propst attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Propst 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.