We found 27 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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Houston, TX. Dr. Hanson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in scoliosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanson honors. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hanson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems

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

Dr. Stephen Esses specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Esses is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Esses has indicated that his clinical interests include spine surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Esses trained at Wellesley Hospital for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: The Toronto Hospital Award For Excellence; In Teaching; and Johnson And Johnson Traveling Fellowship. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Esses is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

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 is an oncologist, spine surgeon, and orthopedist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Marco's areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, spinal cord tumor, and cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marco takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Marco attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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. Dr. Schmitt's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Cotler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cotler accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE.

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

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 medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Francis is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Francis (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish.

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

Dr. Scott Shepard works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Shepard attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Chestnut Hill 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Omeis has a special interest in scoliosis and spine tumor. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at 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 specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Boone is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Boone attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school.

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Watters include back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes 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 following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. 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. Walter Randall Sassard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter Sassard specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. Dr. Sassard is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sassard's office for an appointment. 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.

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

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

Dr. Hosun Hwang specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Hwang's areas of clinical interest consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and spinal fusion. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hwang's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kushwaha is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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. Dr. Bashir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bashir attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Arthur Day's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Humble, TX and Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Day takes. He graduated from 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. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Dr. Camille Jacob George, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
4126 Southwest Freeway; Suite 300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Camille George works as a hand surgeon, spine surgeon, and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. George is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.