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We found 10 spine surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Darrell Scott Hanson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Darrell Hanson's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis and spinal fusion. Dr. Hanson is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hanson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hanson is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Spinal Fusion

Dr. Ronald Wayne Lindsey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Trauma Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Lindsey's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and trauma surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include knee problems, upper extremity surgery, and spinal fusion. Dr. Lindsey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Lindsey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rubin Bashir's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, osteoporosis, and neck pain. Dr. Bashir is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bashir's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ibrahim Omeis practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in scoliosis and spine tumor. Dr. Omeis is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Omeis takes. 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 works as 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watters accepts. Dr. Watters has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. He has a special interest in knee problems, spinal fusion, and neck surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sassard attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Charlotte Memorial Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sassard at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Kingwood, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Kushwaha honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Kushwaha performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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

Dr. Alexander Ropper works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ropper's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Charles Reitman is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reitman honors. Dr. Reitman studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7401 S. Main
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yigal Samocha's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Plano, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Samocha graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Samocha average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.