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We found 6 spine surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold near Round Rock, TX.

Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2051 Gattis School Road; Suite 250
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Tran's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Tran has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. George Washington Tipton Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2051 Gattis School Road; Suite 250
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. George Tipton practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is especially interested in microsurgery. Dr. Tipton has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tipton is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Pain, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Surgical Procedures, Microsurgery, Spinal Fusion, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Santman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Mark Santman's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Round Rock, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Santman attended Temple University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Santman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Sciatica, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mustasim N Rumi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16020 Park Valley Drive
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Mustasim Rumi's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Rumi is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rumi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Jay Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
7200 Wyoming Springs Road; Suite 700
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shapiro is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Shapiro average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Shapiro is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. John J Williams, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
7200 Wyoming Springs Road; Suite 700
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. John Williams, who practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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.