We found 6 spine surgeons who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Jeffrey Ben Wood, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wood is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wood include back pain, scoliosis, and musculoskeletal pain. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wood is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Wood is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mohammad Etminan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Etminan is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine surgery procedures. Dr. Etminan has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Etminan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion, Vertebroplasty, Cervical Decompression, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernhard Christoph Meyer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. B. Meyer, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Meyer is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meyer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Lawrence Prasarn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mark Prasarn's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Prasarn graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Muffoletto is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Muffoletto is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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
16659 Sw Freeway; Suite 151
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Lee's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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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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