We found 13 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Addison, TX.

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

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jones-Quaidoo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

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

Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hostin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Hostin's clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal pain, and spinal fusion. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hostin has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola's specialties are neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine. His clinical interests include cervical herniated disc, spinal pain, and bulging disc. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Loyola takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Loyola graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Loyola's office for an appointment.

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

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

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 pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. O'Brien studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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

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

Dr. Craig Carter Callewart, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 Dallas Parkway; Suite 420
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Craig Callewart is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Callewart's areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Callewart 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 professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $2,607 - $7,890
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,322 - $1,631
Dr. Kendall Edward Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Plano, TX, Dallas, TX, and Addison, TX. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carll include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Carll is conversant in Spanish. 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, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $7,898
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,310
Dr. Andrew Eunkoo Park, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Park is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Addison, TX and Dallas, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Park average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He 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 studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Park is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $6,535 - $7,898
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Viere's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Viere has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Shaad B Bidiwala, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Shaad Bidiwala practices neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Bidiwala is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Bidiwala is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $10,117
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,709
Dr. John R Tompkins, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
4001 W. 15th Street; Suite 455
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Tompkins is a neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Tompkins is rated highly by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Frisco and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,629
Dr. Christopher B Michael, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Michael specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Dallas, TX, Addison, TX, and Waxahachie, TX. Dr. Michael's clinical interests include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. 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, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Cervical Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $7,926 - $10,117
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,431 - $1,709

Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
11970 N Central Expressway; Suite 450
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Banister is a neurosurgery specialist in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banister takes. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar fusion, cervical fusion

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

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

Mr. Devin McCoy specializes in surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $1,293 - $1,769
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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