We found 7 spine surgeons who accept Coventry Catastrophic near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.21 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
5922 Cattlemen Lane; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Thomas Sweeney's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Sweeney (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, spine problems, and ankle problems. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweeney is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Spine Problems, Foot Problems

Dr Paul L Benfanti MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
5881 Rand Boulevard
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Paul Benfanti's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benfanti accepts. Before completing his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Dr. Benfanti attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Benfanti is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Proble ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.78 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Ashvin Patel is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.76 stars out of 5 (29 ratings)
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 609
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Mark Lonstein is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Lonstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lonstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.83 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
5922 Cattlemen Lane; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL

Dr. David Karp practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Karp graduated from Albany Medical College. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Michael A Feiertag MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Michael Feiertag's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feiertag attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.41 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3665 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Mark Harper practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Harper is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Harper honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University 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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