We found 17 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Frisco, TX.

Dr. William Daniel Bradley, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5680 Frisco Square Boulevard; Suite 2200
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. W. Bradley is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Bradley takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradley is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Bradley attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,306
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,003
Dr. Michael Scott Turner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turner include back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Turner attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $8,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,629
Dr. Ishaq Yousuf Syed, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Ishaq Syed works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Syed has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Syed include scoliosis, herniated disc, and spinal fusion. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Nerve Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,503
Dr. James Allen Guess Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. James Guess practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. His clinical interests include back injuries, spinal decompression, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Guess honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Guess is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Cervical Artificial Disc ... (Read more)

Dr. Cameron Noble Carmody, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Carmody's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Carmody attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, back injuries, and spinal decompression. Patient reviews placed Dr. Carmody at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Salinas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
8350 Dallas Parkway; Suite 200
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salinas works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. His clinical interests include back injuries, brain aneurysm, and bulging disc. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Salinas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Salinas attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Salinas (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 92
  • Charge (avg.): $8,950 - $14,523
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $727 - $1,629
Dr. David Lawrence Masel, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7150 Preston Road; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Masel works as a neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masel include back injuries, bulging disc, and degenerative disc disease. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Masel attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. The average patient rating for Dr. Masel is 3.0 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendall Edward Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 101
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carll include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Carll's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $7,898
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,310
Dr. Christopher Don Allmon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 180
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Allmon, who practices in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allmon honors. Dr. Allmon graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Allmon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Latin. Dr. Allmon is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Heel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Radiculopathy, Bursitis, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen P Courtney, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Courtney works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Courtney average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Courtney include back injuries, spinal fusion, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Courtney accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Courtney speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Chronic Back Pain, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $4,734 - $8,178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $812 - $1,750
Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road #405; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Dennis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dennis obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Stenosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Other
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Mickey Morgan sees patients in Frisco, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Morgan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Solo. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Cross, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Morgan speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $954
Dr. Mark Charlie Valente, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7712 San Jacinto Place; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mark Valente works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Valente an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $14,593
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,604

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Ludwig Orozco specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Orozco include back injuries, brain aneurysm, and bulging disc. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare. He attended medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Orozco trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Orozco has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. William Banister, who practices in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Banister's areas of expertise include the following: spondylolisthesis surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and lumbar laminectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banister accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Banister attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Spondylolisthesis Surgery, Pain, Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Tumor, Meningioma, ... (Read more)

4461 Coit Road; Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $8,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $222

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to permanently join together two or more vertebrae, the bones in the spine. Certain spinal disorders can lead to instability and pain, and the idea behind spinal fusion is that fusing vertebrae together can both make them stronger and reduce motion, which can sometimes reduce pain.

There are several different types of spinal fusion surgery available, mostly depending on where your pain is located and whether your surgeon will perform the procedure through the back, front, or side. In general, a fusion is performed by packing the vertebrae to be fused with grafted bone. This bone may be taken from the patient’s hip, may be donated from a cadaver, or it may be a manufactured synthetic material. The bone is placed along the vertebrae, and sometimes, the disc that lies in between the vertebrae is removed and replaced with grafted bone. The bone material will grow and cement the two vertebrae together. After the bone graft is placed, the vertebrae are sometimes held in place with rods, screws, plates, or cages, depending on the weakness of the spine and needs of the graft.

Spinal fusion is a significant surgery and can take three to four hours or more. Recovery is typically two to four days in the hospital. After surgery, it is important to remember that the fusion takes time to grow from the bone graft. So, the actual fusion is not complete for several months. You will probably feel somewhat better right away, but it may take a while to feel the full effects of the fusion as the bone grows into place. In the meantime, your doctor might have you wear a brace to protect your spine and keep it properly aligned.

Spinal fusion is not used for all kinds of back pain. Changing the way the spine moves can lead to strain on the other joints in the back, and fusion is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Some spine disorders that are treated with fusion include:
  • Curvature disorders, such as scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis, a disorder that causes vertebrae to slip over each other
  • Significant spinal fractures that cause instability
  • Weakened spine due to infection or tumor
  • Some cases of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column
  • Chronic lower back pain (although the use of fusion to treat this is controversial)

Regardless of the diagnosis, there is always a possibility of ‘failure’ with spinal fusion, or of the surgery not fully solving the pain. This is more likely when fusion is used primarily to treat pain instead of structural problems. You can improve your chances of a successful outcome by stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body every day, and following your doctor’s instructions for any physical therapy you are prescribed.
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