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We found 17 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Addison, TX.

Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 810
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery and practices in Plano, TX and Fort Worth, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Hostin speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal pain, and spinal fusion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Hostin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,939 - $7,981
  • Medicare Cost: $452 - $570
Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Loyola's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7557 Rambler Road; Suite 730
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Jones-Quaidoo's clinical interests: back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Eunkoo Park, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Park specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Addison, TX and Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Park is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,535 - $7,898
  • Medicare Cost: $669 - $1,526
Dr. Robert Gerard Viere, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Robert Viere practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Addison, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Viere graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Viere include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). The average patient rating for Dr. Viere is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Viere is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,898
  • Medicare Cost: $1,121
Dr. Joseph Keith Preston, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Preston is a neurosurgeon in Paris, TX, Irving, TX, and Plano, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Preston completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His clinical interests encompass brain surgery and spine surgery procedures. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Preston is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Brain Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,420
  • Medicare Cost: $1,518
Dr. Kendall Edward Ii Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX, Addison, TX, and Frisco, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. Dr. Carll is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Carll speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,898
  • Medicare Cost: $1,310
Dr. Shaad Bashir Bidiwala, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Shaad Bidiwala is a specialist in neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bidiwala include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bidiwala is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,117
  • Medicare Cost: $1,709
Dr. Craig Carter Callewart, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 Dallas Parkway; Suite 420
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Craig Callewart's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Callewart graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Callewart include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Callewart honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,607 - $7,890
  • Medicare Cost: $1,322 - $1,631
Dr. Christopher Basil Michael, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Michael is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Michael attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Cervical Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,926 - $10,117
  • Medicare Cost: $1,431 - $1,709
Dr. Michael Ware Hennessy, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hennessy is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hennessy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,341 - $7,436
  • Medicare Cost: $782 - $1,536
Dr. Mark Charlie Valente, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10400 N. Central Exwy.
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mark Valente specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Decatur, TX. Dr. Valente has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Pine Creek Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Valente attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,593
  • Medicare Cost: $1,604
Dr. Michael Francis OBrien, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other, Pediatric Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael O'Brien is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. He works in Plano, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spondylolisthesis surgery, cervical laminectomy, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. O'Brien's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. O'Brien is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spondylolisthesis Surgery, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,796 - $8,894
  • Medicare Cost: $477 - $1,318
Dr. John Robert Tompkins, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 645
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Tompkins' area of specialization is neurosurgery. After attending Yale School of Medicine and Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Tompkins's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,629
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Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
11970 N Central Expressway; Suite 450
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Banister works as a neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include spondylolisthesis surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and lumbar laminectomy. Dr. Banister is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Spondylolisthesis Surgery, Pain, Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Tumor, Meningioma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 810
Plano, TX
 

Mr. Devin McCoy works as a surgeon in Plano, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,293 - $1,769
  • Medicare Cost: $132 - $234

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to permanently join together two or more vertebrae, the bones in the spine. Certain spinal disorders can lead to instability and pain, and the idea behind spinal fusion is that fusing vertebrae together can both make them stronger and reduce motion, which can sometimes reduce pain.

There are several different types of spinal fusion surgery available, mostly depending on where your pain is located and whether your surgeon will perform the procedure through the back, front, or side. In general, a fusion is performed by packing the vertebrae to be fused with grafted bone. This bone may be taken from the patient’s hip, may be donated from a cadaver, or it may be a manufactured synthetic material. The bone is placed along the vertebrae, and sometimes, the disc that lies in between the vertebrae is removed and replaced with grafted bone. The bone material will grow and cement the two vertebrae together. After the bone graft is placed, the vertebrae are sometimes held in place with rods, screws, plates, or cages, depending on the weakness of the spine and needs of the graft.

Spinal fusion is a significant surgery and can take three to four hours or more. Recovery is typically two to four days in the hospital. After surgery, it is important to remember that the fusion takes time to grow from the bone graft. So, the actual fusion is not complete for several months. You will probably feel somewhat better right away, but it may take a while to feel the full effects of the fusion as the bone grows into place. In the meantime, your doctor might have you wear a brace to protect your spine and keep it properly aligned.

Spinal fusion is not used for all kinds of back pain. Changing the way the spine moves can lead to strain on the other joints in the back, and fusion is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Some spine disorders that are treated with fusion include:
  • Curvature disorders, such as scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis, a disorder that causes vertebrae to slip over each other
  • Significant spinal fractures that cause instability
  • Weakened spine due to infection or tumor
  • Some cases of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column
  • Chronic lower back pain (although the use of fusion to treat this is controversial)

Regardless of the diagnosis, there is always a possibility of ‘failure’ with spinal fusion, or of the surgery not fully solving the pain. This is more likely when fusion is used primarily to treat pain instead of structural problems. You can improve your chances of a successful outcome by stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body every day, and following your doctor’s instructions for any physical therapy you are prescribed.