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We found 7 spine surgeons who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Bronze 6400 near Grapevine, TX.

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 works in Grapevine, TX and Garland, TX. She is especially interested in spine surgery procedures, thoracic (chest) problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Patients gave Dr. Kinchen an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kinchen speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Rob D Dickerman, PhD, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Rob Dickerman's areas of specialization are spine surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Plano, TX and Grapevine, TX. Patients gave Dr. Dickerman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dickerman's training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Michael Briseno's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Grapevine, TX and Keller, TX. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Briseno trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In Dr. Briseno's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Briseno speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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

Dr. Leonard Kibuule works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Rockwall, TX, Allen, TX, and Southlake, TX. Dr. Kibuule 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 graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kibuule completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Kibuule has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Stephen Jay Timon, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
731 E. Southlake Boulevard; Suite 120
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Timon sees patients in Irving, TX and Southlake, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Timon's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Timon has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Pine Creek Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is open to 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 is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, brain surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner honors. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His professional affiliations include 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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Flower Mound, TX, Decatur, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Dr. James's areas of expertise include the following: musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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.