We found 8 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Cigna Bronze near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road #405; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. He 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. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Dennis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Brain Cancer, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 404
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), meningioma, and bone spurs. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Medical City Denton, and Baylor Scott & White Health. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Brain ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $8,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,629
Dr. William Daniel Bradley, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5680 Frisco Square Boulevard; Suite 2200
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. W. Bradley's specialties are spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bradley's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Bradley is affiliated with Medical City Denton, Texas Back Institute (TBI), and Texas Health Plano. He has an open panel.

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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. Christopher Don Allmon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 180 Building 2
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Allmon's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. Dr. Allmon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Allmon (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Latin. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. He is accepting 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. Kendall Edward Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 101
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Carll is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Carll is 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. David Lawrence Masel, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7150 Preston Road; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Masel is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Masel at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back injuries, cervical herniated disc, and bulging disc. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masel takes. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Masel's training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. Dr. Masel is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Paul Salinas sees patients in Frisco, TX, Dallas, TX, and McKinney, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Salinas (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salinas include artificial disc replacement, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Salinas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Salinas graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Salinas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Stephen Courtney specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Courtney has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $4,734 - $8,178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $812 - $1,750

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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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