We found 16 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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Esses average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Esses is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Esses trained at Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Esses's distinctions include: The Toronto Hospital Award For Excellence In Teaching; Johnson and Johnson Traveling Fellowship; and North American Spine Society Best Poster Display. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Schmitt's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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

Dr. Michael Kaldis is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kaldis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaldis include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Kaldis's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur L 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Dr. Day is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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

Dr. Rex Marco is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marco's areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, spinal cord tumor, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Marco is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his 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. Howard Bruce Cotler, MD
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 is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cotler accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cotler is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Mark Prasarn is an orthopedic trauma and spine surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Prasarn is rated highly by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prasarn has received the following distinction: 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. 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 medical specialty is spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Kushwaha an average rating of 4.0 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. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Kushwaha's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. William Charles 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. Dr. Watters's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Watters is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. Shah-Nawaz M Dodwad, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shah-Nawaz Dodwad's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dodwad include musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Navin Subramanian is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Subramanian's professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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 is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sassard's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sassard studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He 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 has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Pain, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (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 is a hand surgeon, spine surgeon, and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. George is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. George completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. George a rating of 4.5 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.

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

Dr. Bernhard Meyer is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Meyer's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer honors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
1709 Dryden Road, Suite 1200; Suite 1200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Moghimi is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. 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. Dr. Moghimi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moghimi is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Yigal Samocha is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Samocha average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Samocha accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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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