We found 15 spine surgeons who accept Blue Shield PPO near La Jolla, CA.

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Dr. Robert Kenneth Eastlack, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Robert Eastlack is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Eastlack attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Eastlack's clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Eastlack's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Mundis is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mundis is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mundis trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Mundis speaks German.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Mark Cutler Nelson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9834 Genesee; Suite 223
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Mark Nelson's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Nelson a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Frank Jeffrey Coufal, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 411
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Frank Coufal, who practices in La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include neurosurgery. Dr. Coufal's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The average patient rating for Dr. Coufal is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgery, Spine Problems

Dr. Neil Arif Tayyab, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 306
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Neil Tayyab is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tayyab has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Tayyab attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

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

Dr. Kamshad Raiszadeh is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and Vista, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raiszadeh include foot problems, spine problems, and orthopedic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He 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 speaks Persian. Dr. Raiszadeh is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 210
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Thunder's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Thunder include orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Thunder average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Ramin Bagheri, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Bagheri works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Bagheri is especially interested in scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Bagheri is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Roger P Thorne, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Roger Thorne specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in La Jolla, CA. Patients gave Dr. Thorne an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Thorne focuses on orthopedic surgery. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Thorne is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Merlin Jake Hamer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Merlin Hamer's medical specialty is hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hamer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Mission Valley, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Clinical interests: Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Problems

Dr. Richard Todd Allen, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Allen practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Dr. James D Bruffey, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. James Bruffey is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in La Jolla, CA and Encinitas, CA. In his practice, Dr. Bruffey focuses on orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bruffey accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4130 La Jolla Village Drive; Suite 100
Lajolla, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Raiszadeh's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Raiszadeh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Raiszadeh is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Steven R Garfin, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Steven Garfin is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Garfin is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garfin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Vinko Zlomislic works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in La Jolla, CA, Encinitas, CA, and San Diego, CA. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Zlomislic takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, 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.
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