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We found 27 spine surgeons who accept United Healthcare HSA near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Stephen Ivor Esses, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6560 Fannin; #1016
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Esses practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Esses has a special interest in spine surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Esses is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received distinctions including The Toronto Hospital Award For Excellence; In Teaching; and Johnson And Johnson Traveling Fellowship. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Darrell Scott Hanson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Darrell Hanson sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hanson has a special interest in scoliosis. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hanson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hanson is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems

Dr. Karl Michael Schmitt Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karl Schmitt is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Schmitt attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Schmitt is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rex Alexander Wong Marco, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6700 West Loop South; Suite 110
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Rex Marco's specialties are oncology (cancer care), spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Marco's areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, spinal cord tumor, and cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Marco is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer, Spine Surgery Procedures, Tumor, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Binz; Suite 970
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Howard Cotler specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cotler is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. The average patient rating for Dr. Cotler is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Scott Russell Shepard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Shepard is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Shepard honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Shepard attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiculopathy, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Ibrahim Ali Omeis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ibrahim Omeis is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Omeis include scoliosis and spine tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He honors 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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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Complex Spine Surgery, Spinal Trauma, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul D Boone, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
929 Gessner; Suite 2410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Boone, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Boone takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiculopathy, Fractures, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis

Dr. William Charles Iii Watters III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Watters' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. Patients gave Dr. Watters an average rating of 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Watters has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Watters welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Randolph Maxwell Francis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5420 West Loop South; Suite 2500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Richard Francis is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Houston, TX, Beaumont, TX, and Bellaire, TX. Patients rated Dr. Francis highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Francis (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish.

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Dr. Walter Randall Sassard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter Sassard, who practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sassard's clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sassard honors. Before completing his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Dr. Sassard attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sassard is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Pain, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Rubin Sharief Bashir, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6620 Main Street; Suite 13525
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rubin Bashir works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bashir accepts. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Dr. Mahmood Moradi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
925 Gessner; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahmood Moradi is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Moradi average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moradi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Moradi attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Arthur Linwood Day, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Day is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Day is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Dr. Hosun Hwang, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8333 Katy Frwy.
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hosun Hwang sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and spinal fusion. Dr. Hwang is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Hwang attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivek Pratap Kushwaha, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5420 West Loop S; Suite 2300
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Kushwaha's specialties are spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Kushwaha completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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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.