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We found 29 spine surgeons who accept United Healthcare HSA near Bellaire, TX.

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

Dr. Darrell Hanson's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis and spinal fusion. Dr. Hanson is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hanson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hanson is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Spinal Fusion

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

Dr. Stephen Esses is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Esses average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Esses include arthritis surgery, osteoporosis, and spinal fusion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Esses takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Esses trained at Wellesley Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: The Toronto Hospital Award For Excellence; In Teaching; and Johnson And Johnson Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Esses is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Ronald Wayne Lindsey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Trauma Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Lindsey's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and trauma surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include knee problems, upper extremity surgery, and spinal fusion. Dr. Lindsey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Lindsey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Karl Schmitt's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Houston, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmitt accepts. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Schmitt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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. He practices in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, spinal cord tumor, and cancer. Patients rated Dr. Marco highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Marco performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Rubin Sharief Bashir, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6620 Main Street; Suite 1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rubin Bashir's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, osteoporosis, and neck pain. Dr. Bashir is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bashir's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Cotler, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Cotler attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cotler honors 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's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Shepard is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in scoliosis and spine tumor. Dr. Omeis is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Omeis takes. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Boone at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Boone attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Boone's 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Watters include back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watters accepts. Dr. Watters has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Francis (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. He graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 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. Francis takes. Dr. Francis has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. He has a special interest in knee problems, spinal fusion, and neck surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sassard attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Charlotte Memorial Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sassard at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Mahmood Moradi is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He works in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Patients rated Dr. Moradi highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moradi takes.

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Dr. Bernhard Christoph Meyer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
915 Gessner Road; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. B. Meyer is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Meyer is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meyer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arthur Day works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Humble, TX and Houston, TX. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients rated Dr. Day highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Day is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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.