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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guyer include minimally invasive surgery and artificial disc replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Guyer is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Guyer's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Top Doc, D Magazine; and Most Compassionate Doctor. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Stephen Neece specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Frisco, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in back pain and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Neece is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turner include back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Turner 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 welcomes 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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