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We found 11 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Cigna Bronze near Frisco, TX.

Dr. James Allen Guess Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. James Guess sees patients in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guess include back injuries, spinal decompression, and disc surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guess takes. Dr. Guess's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He is open to 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. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Dennis's clinical interests: meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis accepts. Dr. Dennis is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Disc Problems, Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Thoracic Problems, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bradley graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bradley completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bradley has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,306
  • Medicare Cost: $1,003
Dr. Ishaq Yousuf Syed, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Ishaq Syed is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Frisco, TX and Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, herniated disc, and spinal fusion. Dr. Syed is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Syed trained at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Syed is 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
Dr. Stephen Paul 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Courtney include back injuries, spinal fusion, and musculoskeletal problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Courtney a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Courtney studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,734 - $8,178
  • Medicare Cost: $812 - $1,750
Dr. Paul Salinas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Medical Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salinas' specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Salinas (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Salinas focuses on back pain, spine surgery procedures, and neurological disorders. Dr. Salinas's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Salinas's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for 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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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Neurological Disorders, Back Pain

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,950 - $14,523
  • Medicare Cost: $727 - $1,629
Dr. Michael Scott Turner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 404
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Carrollton, TX, Lewisville, TX, and Frisco, TX. Dr. Turner's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, brain surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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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Clinical Interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Brain Surgery, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain

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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Addison, TX, Frisco, TX, and Plano, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Carmody average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, back injuries, and spinal decompression. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Carmody's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX, Addison, TX, and Frisco, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Carll average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. Dr. Carll is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Carll has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. William McCullough works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCullough include disc replacement, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. McCullough accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCullough's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and 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, Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Stenosis, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Allmon's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. Dr. Allmon honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Allmon (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Latin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.