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Dr. James Allen Guess Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Guess include back injuries, spinal decompression, and disc surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. 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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Guess welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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

Dr. William Bradley, who practices in Denton, TX and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Bradley honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,306
  • Medicare Cost: $1,003
Dr. David Lawrence Masel, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7150 Preston Road; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Masel practices neurosurgery. Dr. Masel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include back injuries, bulging disc, and degenerative disc disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Masel 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. He is open to new patients. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Ishaq Yousuf Syed, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Ishaq Syed is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Syed's clinical interests include scoliosis, herniated disc, and spinal fusion. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed 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

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,260
  • Medicare Cost: $1,503
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Courtney's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Courtney's clinical interests: back injuries, spinal fusion, and musculoskeletal problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,734 - $8,178
  • Medicare Cost: $812 - $1,750
Dr. Michael Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Denton Regional Medical Center, and Baylor Scott & White Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Turner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,950
  • Medicare Cost: $1,629
Dr. Cameron Noble Carmody, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Carmody practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, back injuries, and spinal decompression. Dr. Carmody is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. The average patient rating for Dr. Carmody is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carmody accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

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

Dr. Kendall Edward Ii 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. He works in Dallas, TX, Addison, TX, and Frisco, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Carll include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. Dr. Carll is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Carll at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,898
  • Medicare Cost: $1,310
Dr. Paul Salinas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road #405; Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salinas is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in Frisco, TX, Dallas, TX, and McKinney, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Salinas (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. His areas of expertise include back injuries, brain aneurysm, and bulging disc. Dr. Salinas is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. Dr. Salinas is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,950 - $14,523
  • Medicare Cost: $727 - $1,629
Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road #405; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis practices spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Dennis's areas of expertise include meningioma, disc replacement, and bone spurs. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Dennis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. William T McCullough, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. William McCullough is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He works in Frisco, TX and Dallas, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: disc replacement, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. Dr. McCullough accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. McCullough attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. McCullough's professional affiliations include 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, Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Stenosis, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Allmon is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Allmon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Latin. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Allmon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Heel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, ... (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.