We found 8 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 medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hanson attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is especially interested in scoliosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hanson is 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 spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Omeis has a special interest in scoliosis, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Watters average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watters include back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Watters attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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 specialist in spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Kingwood, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). 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). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Orthopedic Surgery

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rubin Bashir specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bashir honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

Dr. Walter Sassard is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Sassard trained at Charlotte Memorial Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. Patients rated him highly, giving him 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. Sassard honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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. Alexander E Ropper, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 9a, Ms: Bcm650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Ropper's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Ropper accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Charles Reitman is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reitman's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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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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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