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We found 8 spine surgeons who accept Cigna Silver near Flower Mound, TX.

Dr. Melanie Battle Kinchen, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Chiropractic, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 West College Street; Suite 685
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Kinchen is a specialist in spine surgery, chiropractic, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Grapevine, TX and Garland, TX. She is especially interested in spine surgery procedures, thoracic (chest) problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Patients gave Dr. Kinchen an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kinchen speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. James Allen Guess Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4951 Long Prairie Road; Suite 100
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. James Guess is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guess include back injuries, spinal decompression, and disc surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Guess is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Disc Problems, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spinal Instrumentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard Kayemba Kibuule, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1545 E Southlake Boulevard; Suite 100
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Leonard Kibuule works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Rockwall, TX, Allen, TX, and Southlake, TX. Dr. Kibuule is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kibuule completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Kibuule has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Larry Mitchell Kjeldgaard, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Larry Kjeldgaard is a hand surgery, spine surgery, and foot & ankle surgery specialist in Hurst, TX, Trophy Club, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Patients gave Dr. Kjeldgaard an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee replacement, spine surgery procedures, and sports injuries. 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. Before performing his residency at POH Regional Medical Center, Dr. Kjeldgaard attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Kjeldgaard has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Knee Replacement, Spine Surgery Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Richard Tolhurst, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4401 Long Prairie Road; Suite 500
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Tolhurst specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tolhurst's clinical interests include spinal pain, bursitis, and bone problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Tolhurst is affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bursitis, Spinal Pain, Bone Problems, Back Pain

Dr. Stephen Jay Timon, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
731 E. Southlake Boulevard; Suite 120
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Timon sees patients in Irving, TX and Southlake, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Timon's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Timon has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Pine Creek Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael Scott Turner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1700 Fm; 544 Suite 100
Lewisville, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, brain surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner honors. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Denton Regional Medical Center, and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Turner has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Brain Surgery, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain

Dr. Kevin Bernard James, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3200 Long Prairie Road; Suite 100
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Kevin James is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Flower Mound, TX, Decatur, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Dr. James's areas of expertise include the following: musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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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.