We found 9 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Coventry 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Denton, TX and Frisco, TX. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bradley is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bradley's office for an appointment. 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.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Guess's areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal decompression, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. 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.

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

Dr. Stephen Courtney is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, spinal fusion, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Courtney's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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

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's specialty is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Masel at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, bulging disc, and degenerative disc disease. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Masel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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: Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cameron Carmody is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His clinical interests include laminectomy, back injuries, and spinal decompression. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Carmody attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carmody accepts.

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

Dr. Michael Turner practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Frisco, TX, Carrollton, TX, and Lewisville, TX. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. Patients gave him an average 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 takes. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Turner is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. William McCullough's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. McCullough at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCullough include artificial disc replacement, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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).

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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 specializes in neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Banister's clinical interests: spondylolisthesis surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and lumbar laminectomy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Spondylolisthesis Surgery, Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Sports Neurology, Cervical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Allmon specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Frisco, TX. Dr. Allmon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Latin. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. Dr. Allmon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Allmon graduated from Harvard Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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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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