We found 9 spine surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Ragab
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab's areas of specialization are spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Ragab's clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ragab accepts. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Ragab attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Ragab is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pigeon include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient ratings for Dr. Pigeon average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pigeon honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, scoliosis, and knee replacement. Dr. Piazza's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piazza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott A Webb, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Webb specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Webb include scoliosis, laminectomy, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Webb's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Webb is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Kowalski Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Kowalski specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Kowalski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kowalski is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Herniated Disc, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Donnelly, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California. For his professional training, Dr. Donnelly completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, back pain, and knee replacement. Dr. Donnelly has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Messer practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Messer include trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. The average patient rating for Dr. Messer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. James Byron Davidson, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. James Davidson's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Davidson attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Davidson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Zahrai, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ali Zahrai is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zahrai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He speaks Persian. Dr. Zahrai is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Fusion, Robotic Surgery

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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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