We found 9 spine surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Darrell Hanson is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include scoliosis. Dr. Hanson has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hanson's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems

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 is a spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Kingwood, TX. Dr. Kushwaha's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Orthopedic Surgery

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

Dr. William Watters is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Watters's clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watters honors. Dr. Watters is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Alexander Ropper is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Ropper honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6620 Main Street; Suite 13525
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rubin Bashir is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Bashir is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Geoffrey Wai Chung Kaung, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kaung works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Kaung takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Walter Sassard specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sassard's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. The average patient rating for Dr. Sassard is 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. Sassard accepts. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sassard has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sassard's 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)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7200 Cambridge; Floor 10a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Reitman's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Reitman studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Yigal Samocha's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Samocha studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.
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