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We found 4 spine surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near El Paso, TX.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1720 Murchison
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Misenhimer is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in El Paso, TX. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Misenhimer takes. Dr. Misenhimer has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1300 Murchison Drive; Suite 312
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Hector Pacheco is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Patient ratings for Dr. Pacheco average 4.5 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. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Pacheco speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6211 Edgemere Boulevard; Suite 1
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Robert Urrea practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Urrea an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency Program.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1720 Murchison Drive
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Kravetz's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in El Paso, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kravetz takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA.

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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.