We found 5 spine surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Kenneth Jiann-Hung Lee, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16659 Southwest 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 has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Trauma, ... (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 is an orthopedic trauma and spine surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Prasarn is rated highly by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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)

Dr. Jeffrey Ben Wood, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wood is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wood's areas of expertise include back pain, scoliosis, and musculoskeletal pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wood completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wood honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Etminan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spine surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Dr. Etminan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. 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.

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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. Bernhard Meyer is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Meyer's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer honors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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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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