We found 4 spine surgeons who accept Humana near Troy, OH.

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

Dr. Michael Albert works as a pediatric orthopedist and spine surgeon in Dayton, OH, Centerville, OH, and Troy, OH. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Albert completed his residency training at Miami Valley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albert include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Albert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atrium Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, and Miami Valley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Hoskins' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Dayton, OH, Tipp City, OH, and Miamisburg, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Hoskins average 3.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hoskins trained at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
31 Stanfield Place
Troy, OH
 

Dr. James Lehner works as a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric spine surgeon in Dayton, OH, Troy, OH, and Miamisburg, OH. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lehner accepts. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Miami Valley Hospital for his residency. Dr. Lehner's professional affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Propst works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Dayton, OH, Centerville, OH, and Sidney, OH. He studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Patients gave Dr. Propst an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Propst is 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.
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