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We found 7 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 practices spine surgery, chiropractic, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kinchen has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kinchen honors. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Kinchen graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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, who practices in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Guess include back injuries, spinal decompression, and disc surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Guess welcomes 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kibuule honors. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kibuule's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Stephen Tolhurst practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Tolhurst focuses on spinal pain, bursitis, and bone problems. Dr. Tolhurst's hospital/clinic affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tolhurst completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Timon's hospital/clinic affiliations include All Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Pine Creek Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Timon honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Turner is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Turner attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Denton Regional Medical Center, and Baylor Scott & White Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Turner's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin James' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Flower Mound, TX, Decatur, TX, and Southlake, TX. Dr. James's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. James is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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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.