We found 7 spine surgeons who accept MultiPlan 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's medical specialty is spine surgery, chiropractic, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kinchen is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kinchen at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Michael Scott Hisey, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4401 Long Prairie Road; Suite 500
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hisey specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. These areas are among his clinical interests: cervical (neck) spine problems, arthritis, and herniated disc. Dr. Hisey is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hisey is affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Hisey has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Herniated Disc

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guess include back injuries, spinal decompression, and disc surgery. Dr. Guess is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guess accepts. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Guess attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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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 areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Rockwall, TX, Allen, TX, and Southlake, TX. Dr. Kibuule's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Kibuule has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. David Rothbart, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1545 E Southlake Boulevard; Suite 100
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. David Rothbart's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rothbart is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is especially interested in spinal pain, bursitis, and bone problems. Dr. Tolhurst takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Tolhurst attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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

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. His areas of expertise include back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Denton Regional Medical Center, and Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Turner has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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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.