We found 16 spine surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Steven Esses' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in spine surgery procedures. Dr. Esses is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. After attending the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Esses is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received distinctions including The Toronto Hospital Award For Excellence In Teaching; Johnson and Johnson Traveling Fellowship; and North American Spine Society Best Poster Display. Dr. Esses's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Michael Kaldis works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Kaldis's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Kaldis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Kaldis has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Karl Schmitt is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in Houston, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schmitt trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Schmitt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Marco's clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal cord tumor, and cancer. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marco's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Marco attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Mark Prasarn's specialties are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Dr. Prasarn is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Prasarn studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, ... (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 works as a spine surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Kingwood, TX. He is a graduate of 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 average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kushwaha takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), 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. Arthur L Day, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Day works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Humble, TX and Houston, TX. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Day is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Dr. Howard Bruce Cotler, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 970
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Howard Cotler is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Cotler an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Cotler speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. William Charles Watters III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Watters is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Watters graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Watters has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Watters's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine ... (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 surgery, spine surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. George is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. George is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. George 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.

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

Dr. Bernhard Meyer specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meyer is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meyer include back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer honors. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Meyer 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)

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

Dr. Navin Subramanian specializes in orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Bellaire, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX. Dr. Subramanian's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Subramanian has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Michael Hooman Moghimi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1709 Dryden Road, Suite 1200; Suite 1200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Moghimi's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Austin, TX, Houston, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moghimi's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moghimi graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spinal fusion. Patient ratings for Dr. Sassard average 4.5 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. Sassard honors. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sassard 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: Lower Back Pain, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Shah-Nawaz M Dodwad, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2250
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shah-Nawaz Dodwad is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Bellaire, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Dodwad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Samocha is an in-network provider for 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.
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