We found 12 spine surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1650 W Magnolia Avenue; Suite 210
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and disc replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hostin attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hostin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Disc Problems, Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Atif Haque, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 890
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Atif Haque is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Haque is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Haque include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), meningioma, and disc replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Haque is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Haque (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Brain Cancer, Spinal Cord Stimulation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. James Brezina works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Brezina speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Brezina obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Mark William Wylie, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1651 West Rosedale; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mark Wylie works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Before performing his residency at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, Dr. Wylie attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wylie honors. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Wylie has an open panel.

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Dr. Jason Christopher Tinley, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2901 Acme Brick Plaza
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jason Tinley, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Tinley is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Tinley takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
1650 W Magnolia Avenue; Suite 210
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Avramis, who practices in Plano, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Avramis include back injuries, leg pain, and lumbar laminectomy. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Pine Creek Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Avramis's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avramis takes.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Sacral Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 12th Avenue; 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Allen Kent is a spine surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and foot & ankle surgery specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kent honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Dr. Christopher Michael Happ, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4441 Bryant Irvin Road N
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Happ's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. For his professional training, Dr. Happ completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Happ accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Happ welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6251 Oakmont Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mark Kuper sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kuper average 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kuper has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Neil Dilip Shah, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4441 Bryant Irvin Road N
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Neil Shah's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in cervical (neck) spine problems, arthritis, and herniated disc. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Shah's residency was performed at JPS Health Network. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2901 Acme Brick Plaza; Suite 135
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Patel is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Patel has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Fifth Avenue; Suite 400, Ben Hogan Center
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Dickson's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Dickson is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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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.