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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 obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, thoracic (chest) problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kinchen at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kinchen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Rothbart is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. 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 spine surgeon and orthopedist in Rockwall, TX, Allen, TX, and Southlake, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Kibuule attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kibuule takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Kibuule welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Turner, who practices in Carrollton, TX, Lewisville, TX, and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His clinical interests include back pain, brain surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Turner is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency 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. Dr. Turner has an open panel.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Flower Mound, TX, Decatur, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. James include musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. James takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally 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.