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We found 8 spine surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Darrell Scott Hanson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite A10
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Darrell Hanson specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hanson has a special interest in scoliosis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hanson is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems

Dr. Ibrahim Ali Omeis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1709 Dryden Road, Suite 750; Department of Neurosurgery
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ibrahim Omeis' medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis and spine tumor. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Omeis 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 the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Complex Spine Surgery, Spinal Trauma, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. William Charles Iii Watters III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Watters is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Watters include back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. Dr. Watters is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Watters has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Randall Sassard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter Sassard is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sassard include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. The average patient rating for Dr. Sassard is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sassard is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Pain, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivek Pratap Kushwaha, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Kushwaha practices spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Kushwaha has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Kushwaha is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Dr. Rubin Sharief Bashir, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rubin Bashir works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Houston, TX. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Bashir honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Dr. Alexander E Ropper, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 9a, Ms: Bcm650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Ropper is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Ropper attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Ropper is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6620 Main; Suite #1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Reitman is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Reitman is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.