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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 specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hanson include scoliosis. Dr. Hanson is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hanson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems

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 orthopedist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Watters average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. Dr. Watters is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. Dr. Watters attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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. 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, spinal trauma, and spine tumor. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Omeis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Omeis 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. 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. Kushwaha average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bashir's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional 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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Sassard is especially interested in knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He trained at Charlotte Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Sassard's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sassard has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He 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
6620 Main; Suite #1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Reitman's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Reitman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

Dr. Alexander Ropper practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Houston, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ropper takes. Dr. Ropper 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
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kaung is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Yigal Samocha is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Samocha's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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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