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We found 5 spine surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Grapevine, TX.

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Dr. Melanie Battle Kinchen, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Chiropractic, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
360 Back & Spine Center; 1600 W College Street, Suite 685
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Kinchen is a specialist in spine surgery, chiropractic, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of spine surgery procedures, thoracic (chest) problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kinchen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kinchen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Kinchen speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. David Rothbart, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1545 E Southlake Boulevard; Suite 100
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. David Rothbart is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Rothbart is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Rothbart attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rothbart accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Leonard Kayemba Kibuule, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1545 E Southlake Boulevard; Suite 100
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Leonard Kibuule is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Rockwall, TX, Allen, TX, and Southlake, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kibuule graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for his residency. Dr. Kibuule has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Michael Scott Turner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, 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

Dr. Kevin Bernard James, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Kevin James' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. James is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. James honors. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal 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.