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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 surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Esses speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Esses attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wellesley Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: The Toronto Hospital Award For Excellence; In Teaching; and Johnson And Johnson Traveling Fellowship. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

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. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Schmitt is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices oncology (cancer care), spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, spinal cord tumor, and cancer. Dr. Marco's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Marco has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cotler is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Cotler has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Watters's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Watters has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. Dr. Sassard is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sassard has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. 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. 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 works in Humble, TX and Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Day completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Day is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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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 is a spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Kingwood, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kushwaha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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).

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Clinical interests: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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

Dr. Mark Prasarn's specialties are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prasarn is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, ... (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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. George's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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

Dr. B. Meyer's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Meyer's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Meyer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Moghimi sees patients in Austin, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Moghimi has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. 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. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He 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.

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

Dr. Navin Subramanian is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Subramanian has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.