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We found 14 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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In his practice, Dr. Esses focuses on spine surgery procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Esses is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wellesley Hospital. His distinctions include: The Toronto Hospital Award For Excellence; In Teaching; and Johnson And Johnson Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Esses speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Rex Marco is an oncologist, spine surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal cord tumor, and cancer. Dr. Marco is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marco accepts. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Karl Schmitt's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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

Dr. Howard Cotler's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Cotler has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Cotler attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He speaks 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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Watters include back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. Dr. Watters is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Watters has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sassard include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. The average patient rating for Dr. Sassard is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sassard 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. Vivek Pratap Kushwaha, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Kushwaha practices spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Kushwaha has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 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 sees patients in Humble, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Day a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Day honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a hand surgeon, spine surgeon, and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. George is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. George performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Bernhard Christoph Meyer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. B. Meyer, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyer studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Prasarn's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Dr. Prasarn graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Prasarn 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)

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

Dr. Navin Subramanian is an orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and sports medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Subramanian studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Moghimi is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Moghimi is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Moghimi is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1016
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Kaldis specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kaldis studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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.