We found 12 spine surgeons who accept Anthem near La Jolla, CA.

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Gregory Michael Mundis M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Mundis is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mundis's areas of expertise consist of scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Mundis speaks German.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Frank Jeffrey Coufal M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
average rating 3.52 stars (17 ratings)
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 411
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Frank Coufal works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Coufal has indicated that his clinical interests include neurosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Coufal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgery

Dr. Neil Arif Tayyab M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 306
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Neil Tayyab's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tayyab accepts. Dr. Tayyab welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Kamshad Raiszadeh M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Kamshad Raiszadeh is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Raiszadeh attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, spine problems, and orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Persian. Dr. Raiszadeh is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Foot Problems

Scott P. Leary MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
average rating 3.68 stars (4 ratings)
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 650
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Scott Leary is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His clinical interests include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Leary is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Leary's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp Grossmont Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Tumor, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
average rating 4.04 stars (6 ratings)
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 210
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Thunder is an orthopedic traumatologist and spine surgeon in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Dr. Thunder's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Thunder is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Ramin Bagheri M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Bagheri is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In his practice, Dr. Bagheri focuses on scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bagheri studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bagheri speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Donald John Blaskiewicz M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
average rating 2.88 stars (12 ratings)
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 770
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Donald Blaskiewicz's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in San Diego, CA, El Cajon, CA, and La Jolla, CA. He has a special interest in laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Blaskiewicz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Blaskiewicz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His professional affiliations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Sharp Community Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

Dr. R Todd Todd Allen PHD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Allen's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Allen is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 100
Lajolla, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and La Jolla, CA. In his practice, Dr. Raiszadeh focuses on orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Raiszadeh is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Steven R. Garfin MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.37 stars (6 ratings)
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Steven Garfin, who practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Garfin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Garfin has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Vinko Zlomislic MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Vinko Zlomislic practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and La Jolla, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human 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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