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We found 2 spine surgeons who accept Galaxy Health Network 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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wood include back pain, scoliosis, and musculoskeletal pain. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Meyer is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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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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.