We found 3 spine surgeons who accept Unicare near Frisco, TX.

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Dr. Richard Don Guyer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX

Dr. Richard Guyer is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and Trophy Club, TX. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, spine problems, and artificial disc replacement. Dr. Guyer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Top Doc, D Magazine; and Most Compassionate Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Guyer is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Problems

Dr. Stephen Robert Neece, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
7000 Parkwood Boulevard; Suite F-300
Frisco, TX

Dr. Stephen Neece practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Frisco, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in back pain and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Neece is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. Dr. Neece takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Neece attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (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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Clinical interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine ... (Read more)

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What is Spine Surgery?

Spinal surgery is the subspecialty that uses surgery to restore the normal function of the spine when things go wrong due to trauma, disease, or other disorders. There are many ways that the spine can begin to hurt or lose the ability to move properly, and surgery is not always necessary. However, when surgery is needed, there’s no one more qualified for the job than a spine surgeon.

Spinal surgery can be considered a subspecialty of either orthopedics or neurosurgery. That means that a spine surgeon may take either path to this specific career, training first as either an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon. Orthopedics deals mainly with the structural issues of the back and spine: the bones, muscles, and joints. Neurosurgery deals mainly with issues of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. So when choosing a spine surgeon, it is sometimes possible that your surgeon’s background will have a bearing on your particular diagnosis. However, in most cases, it doesn’t matter. Either an orthopedist-spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon-spine surgeon can handle the majority of spine surgeries. What is more important is that some spine surgeons specialize in specific areas of the spine, such as lumbar surgery or cervical surgery. In that case, it is important to connect with a surgeon who is experienced with your particular need.

Some of the surgeries performed on the spine include:
  • Correction of spinal deformities, such as scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery, including decompression surgeries such as discectomy and laminectomy
  • Balloon kyphoplasty, a procedure done to repair compression fractures in vertebrae

The spine is a very complicated piece of your body’s machinery, and a very necessary part of your movement and function. It holds you up and allows you to move. Having a working spine is important, and having a skilled surgeon when you need spinal surgery is critical.
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