We found 10 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Austin, TX.

Showing 1-10 of 10
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. James Len Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
911 W 38th; #300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Smith, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Smith has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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 distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,265
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $629
Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4029 Capital of Texas Highway S; Suite 111
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Tran is conversant in Vietnamese. His clinical interests include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Tran takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), lumbar fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. John Klotz Stokes, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1600 West 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Stokes' medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Before performing his residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Stokes attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stokes takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Stokes is accepting new patients.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $5,426
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,773
Dr. James E Rose, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Rose practices neurosurgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Rose's clinical interests encompass cerebrovascular surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and degenerative disc disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Rose is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Degenerative Disc Disease, Surgical Procedures, Brain Tumor, Hydrocephalus, Cerebrovascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,036
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,594
Dr. George W Tipton Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4029 Capital of Texas Highway S; Suite 111
Austin, TX
 

Dr. George Tipton is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Tipton speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include microsurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Tipton studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Lower Back Pain, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Surgical Procedures, Microsurgery, Spinal Fusion, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas John Fox Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3000 N Ih 35; Suite 600
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Fox is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Fox attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 101
  • Charge (avg.): $4,880 - $5,426
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $865 - $1,154
Dr. Kristopher Michael Webb, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Neurosurgery
3000 N Ih 35; Suite 600
Austin, TX
 

Dr. K. Webb is a general surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Webb's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webb takes. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Webb is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $4,880 - $5,426
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,128 - $1,496
Dr. Eeric Truumees, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 West 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eeric Truumees, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Truumees include lumbar laminectomy, cervical discectomy, and cervical artificial disc replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Truumees's education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Truumees's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , cervical fusion

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement, Lower Back Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $5,426
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,607
Dr. Mark T Stewart, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1010 West 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mark Stewart works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Stewart is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $910
Dr. Gordon Leroy White, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1600 W 38th Street; Suite 418
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Gordon White's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. White studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $647

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.