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We found 5 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 spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise consist of spinal fusion and neck surgery. Dr. Etminan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Etminan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Joseph Muffoletto, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Muffoletto sees patients in Sugar Land, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Muffoletto attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, arthritis surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muffoletto is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, ... (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 Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wood is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, scoliosis, and musculoskeletal pain. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Wood attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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. His areas of expertise include back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Meyer is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. On average, patients gave him a 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16659 Sw Freeway; Suite 151
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Lee's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Lee studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.