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

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5922 Cattlemen Lane; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Sweeney sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sweeney graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sweeney completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is especially interested in foot problems, spine problems, and ankle problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweeney accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sweeney (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Foot Problems

Dr. Paul L Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5881 Rand Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 honors. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Benfanti trained at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Benfanti is professionally affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 370
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Ashvin Patel is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel studied medicine 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
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 609
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Mark Lonstein is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lonstein 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.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5922 Cattlemen Lane; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Karp works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Karp is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Feiertag is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Feiertag average 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Feiertag is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3665 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Mark Harper's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Harper is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from 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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