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We found 15 spine surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Houston, TX.

Dr. Stephen Ivor Esses, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1016
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Esses specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Wellesley Hospital for his residency. Dr. Esses's areas of expertise include arthritis surgery, osteoporosis, and spinal fusion. Patient reviews placed Dr. Esses at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His distinctions include: The Toronto Hospital Award For Excellence; In Teaching; and Johnson And Johnson Traveling Fellowship. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Esses is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Ronald Lindsey's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and trauma surgery. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Lindsey attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, upper extremity surgery, and spinal fusion. Patient ratings for Dr. Lindsey average 4.0 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. Lindsey takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lindsey's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Karl Michael Schmitt Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karl Schmitt specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Schmitt attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Rex Alexander Wong Marco, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6445 Main Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rex Marco specializes in oncology (cancer care), spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marco include scoliosis, spinal cord tumor, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Marco completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Marco's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer, Spine Surgery Procedures, Tumor, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 970
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Howard Cotler specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cotler is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures

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; he sees patients in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. Dr. Watters is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Watters 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. Walter Randall Sassard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter Sassard's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Sassard's clinical interests: knee problems, spinal fusion, and neck surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Sassard trained at Charlotte Memorial Hospital for his residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sassard is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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)

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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kushwaha trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The average patient rating for Dr. Kushwaha is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kushwaha is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Dr. Arthur Linwood Day, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Day is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Day is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Day's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Dr. Mark L Prasarn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Prasarn, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prasarn takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gregory Kaldis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1016
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Kaldis is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Kaldis's areas of expertise include back pain, scoliosis, and arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaldis average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaldis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neck Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Camille Jacob George, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
4126 Southwest Frwy; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Camille George's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. George's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. George is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Hooman Moghimi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3410 Louisiana Street; Apartment 3315
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Moghimi works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Moghimi obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Moghimi is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Sports Medicine
1315 Saint Joseph Parkway; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Navin Subramanian's specialties are orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Bellaire, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Subramanian accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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. Patients gave Dr. Samocha an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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.