We found 8 spine surgeons who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Tucson, AZ.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4787 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Kaiuwe Lewandrowski is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lewandrowski graduated from Humboldt University of Berlin and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
707 North Alvernon Way; Suite 205
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Christina Boulton is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Group (BUMG) and VA Maryland Health Care System. Dr. Boulton attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 E. Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Baron is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Baron a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2424 N Wyatt Drive; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Gerard Jeong is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jeong's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jeong is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2424 N Wyatt Drive; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Stephen Curtin is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His clinical interests include spine problems. Dr. Curtin attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Fractures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Trauma

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
707 North Alvernon Way; Suite 205
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Kenneth Hood practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tucson, AZ. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hood takes. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Riverside County Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hood is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine Multispecialty Services Clinic.

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5301 E. Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Luis Piedrahita specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Dr. Piedrahita accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Central University of Ecuador. He completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5301 E. Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Brian Nielsen, who practices in Tucson, AZ, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and spine surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nielsen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Nielsen attended medical school at the University of Washington 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.
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