We found 16 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
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and disc replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hostin attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hostin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Disc Problems, Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, ... (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 specializes in neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Loyola attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Loyola is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 and practices in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Craig Callewart is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Callewart's clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Callewart accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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, 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. Kendall Edward Ii Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Carll's areas of expertise include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Carll's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Robert Gerard Viere, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Robert Viere is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Viere's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He takes 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 the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Viere has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. Dr. Park is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Park 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, 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. Shaad Bashir Bidiwala, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Shaad Bidiwala practices neurosurgery. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Bidiwala's clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bidiwala accepts. Dr. Bidiwala is conversant in Spanish. 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, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,117
  • Medicare Cost: $1,709
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 medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: spondylolisthesis surgery, cervical laminectomy, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Brien accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Brien graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. O'Brien include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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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. Mark Charlie Valente, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10400 N. Central Exwy.
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mark Valente practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pine Creek Medical Center. Dr. Valente is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Valente is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,593
  • Medicare Cost: $1,604
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hennessy is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Addison, TX and Dallas, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hennessy has received the following distinction: 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. John Robert Tompkins, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 645
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Tompkins is a neurosurgery specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tompkins accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Tompkins is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,629
Dr. Christopher Basil Michael, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Michael's specialty is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Michael include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), disc replacement, and sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. Dr. Michael is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Michael graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. William Banister's area of specialization is neurosurgery. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Banister completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Areas of expertise for Dr. Banister include spondylolisthesis surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and lumbar laminectomy. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a surgeon. He is in-network for 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

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,293 - $1,769
  • Medicare Cost: $132 - $234
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4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 475
Plano, TX
 

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,800
  • Medicare Cost: $222

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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.