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Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 N.highland; Suite 315
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. David Ramsey's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ramsey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Ramsey's areas of expertise include laminectomy, lumbar spine surgery, and cervical spine surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ramsey is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Spinal Fusion, Laminectomy, Cervical Spine Surgery, Lumbar Spine Surgery, Spine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 N Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Mark Silver specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Sherman, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Silver's areas of expertise include the following: craniotomy, carpal tunnel surgery, and lumbar puncture. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Federal University of Santa Catarina Health Sciences Center for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Dr. Silver (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Craniotomy, Lumbar Puncture, Spinal Cord Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,035
  • Medicare Cost: $1,629
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 E Evergreen Street
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. John Pulliam practices neurosurgery in Sherman, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pulliam include laminectomy, brain surgery, and spinal decompression. Dr. Pulliam honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Tumor, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Biopsy, Laminectomy, Spinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1701 N Hwy 75; Suite 300
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Cindrich is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Cindrich's areas of expertise include brain surgery, skull base surgery, and carotid ultrasound. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Cindrich is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Laminoplasty, Disc Replacement, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Skull Base Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3601 N. Calais Street
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Brian Rose specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Denison, TX and Sherman, TX. His clinical interests include steroid injections, laminectomy, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Rose is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Rose attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Steroid Injections, Kyphoplasty, Laminotomy, Disc Replacement, Ankle Fracture, Hip Fracture, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,025 - $3,517
  • Medicare Cost: $1,449 - $1,662
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
5012 S Us Highway 75; Suite 225
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Michael Molleston's specialty is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Molleston attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,587
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Specializes in Surgery
5012 S Us Highway 75; Suite 120
Denison, TX
 

Mr. Steven Bentley specializes in surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,632 - $1,709
  • Medicare Cost: $222 - $225

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to permanently join together two or more vertebrae, the bones in the spine. Certain spinal disorders can lead to instability and pain, and the idea behind spinal fusion is that fusing vertebrae together can both make them stronger and reduce motion, which can sometimes reduce pain.

There are several different types of spinal fusion surgery available, mostly depending on where your pain is located and whether your surgeon will perform the procedure through the back, front, or side. In general, a fusion is performed by packing the vertebrae to be fused with grafted bone. This bone may be taken from the patient’s hip, may be donated from a cadaver, or it may be a manufactured synthetic material. The bone is placed along the vertebrae, and sometimes, the disc that lies in between the vertebrae is removed and replaced with grafted bone. The bone material will grow and cement the two vertebrae together. After the bone graft is placed, the vertebrae are sometimes held in place with rods, screws, plates, or cages, depending on the weakness of the spine and needs of the graft.

Spinal fusion is a significant surgery and can take three to four hours or more. Recovery is typically two to four days in the hospital. After surgery, it is important to remember that the fusion takes time to grow from the bone graft. So, the actual fusion is not complete for several months. You will probably feel somewhat better right away, but it may take a while to feel the full effects of the fusion as the bone grows into place. In the meantime, your doctor might have you wear a brace to protect your spine and keep it properly aligned.

Spinal fusion is not used for all kinds of back pain. Changing the way the spine moves can lead to strain on the other joints in the back, and fusion is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Some spine disorders that are treated with fusion include:
  • Curvature disorders, such as scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis, a disorder that causes vertebrae to slip over each other
  • Significant spinal fractures that cause instability
  • Weakened spine due to infection or tumor
  • Some cases of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column
  • Chronic lower back pain (although the use of fusion to treat this is controversial)

Regardless of the diagnosis, there is always a possibility of ‘failure’ with spinal fusion, or of the surgery not fully solving the pain. This is more likely when fusion is used primarily to treat pain instead of structural problems. You can improve your chances of a successful outcome by stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body every day, and following your doctor’s instructions for any physical therapy you are prescribed.