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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hanson has a special interest in scoliosis. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hanson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Omeis include scoliosis and spine tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. Patients gave Dr. Watters an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Watters has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Watters 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, who practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sassard's clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sassard honors. Before completing his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Dr. Sassard attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sassard is 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. 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 orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bashir accepts. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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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's specialties are spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Kushwaha completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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 is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Houston, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Ropper is not currently accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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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. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Reitman at an average 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 takes. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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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.