We found 6 spine surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Mohammad Etminan is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In Dr. Etminan's practice, he is particularly interested in spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The average patient rating for Dr. Etminan is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wood is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sugar Land, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Wood is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Wood takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program.

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

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

Dr. B. Meyer is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Meyer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Meyer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Mark Prasarn practices orthopedic trauma and spine surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Prasarn is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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)

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

Dr. Anthony Muffoletto is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Muffoletto is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lee attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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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.