We found 12 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Cigna Bronze 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Bradley attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bradley is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. James Allen Guess Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. James Guess is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guess include back injuries, spinal decompression, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency 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. He welcomes 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. 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 orthopedic surgeon in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Courtney's areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal fusion, and musculoskeletal problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Courtney is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Courtney is professionally 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. David Lawrence Masel, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7150 Preston Road; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Masel specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Plano, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, bulging disc, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Masel is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Masel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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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. Michael Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; he sees patients in The Colony, TX, Frisco, TX, and Carrollton, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turner include back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. Dr. Turner 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. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Turner performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. 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, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine ... (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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Frisco, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Syed's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include scoliosis, herniated disc, and spinal fusion. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. William T McCullough, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. William McCullough's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Dallas, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McCullough's areas of expertise include the following: artificial disc replacement, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. 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. McCullough obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). 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)

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 surgery and neurosurgery specialist in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Dennis's clinical interests: meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Dennis completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Cameron Carmody, who practices in Addison, TX and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Carmody's clinical interests include laminectomy, back injuries, and spinal decompression. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Carmody studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally 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
4461 Coit Road #405; Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salinas' areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Frisco, TX, Dallas, TX, and McKinney, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Salinas a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salinas include back injuries, brain aneurysm, and bulging disc. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Salinas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Salinas (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Carll include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carll accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Christopher Don Allmon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 180
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Allmon's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Allmon studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Allmon (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Latin. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. 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)

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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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