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We found 5 spine surgeons who accept Unicare near Frisco, TX.

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

Dr. Richard Guyer is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Guyer's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery and disc replacement. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Guyer include: Texas Super Doctors; Top Doc, D Magazine; and Most Compassionate Doctor. Dr. Guyer's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Disc Replacement, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Dennis speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Disc Problems, Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Thoracic Problems, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Neece is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Neece is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neece include back pain and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Neece is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. Dr. Neece honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Turner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 404
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Carrollton, TX, Lewisville, TX, and Frisco, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Turner include back pain, brain surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Turner is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Turner's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Denton Regional Medical Center, and Baylor Scott & White Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Brain Surgery, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain

Dr. Donald Mackenzie, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Donald Mackenzie practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mackenzie average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mackenzie include minimally invasive surgery and cervical (neck) spine problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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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.