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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 practices spine surgery, chiropractic, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kinchen has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kinchen honors. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Kinchen graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kibuule honors. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kibuule's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. David Rothbart sees patients in Southlake, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Rothbart is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Turner is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Turner attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and bulging disc. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin James' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Flower Mound, TX, Decatur, TX, and Southlake, TX. Dr. James's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. James is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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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.