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Dr. Jeffery T Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9119 W. 74th Street
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Jeffery Macmillan is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Macmillan is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Macmillan completed residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Graduate Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Carondelet Health. Dr. Macmillan is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,877
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,285
Glenn Amundson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 308
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Glenn Amundson's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Amundson attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Amundson include spine surgery procedures and spine problems. Dr. Amundson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Amundson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center.

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All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Laminotomy, Tumor, Laminoplasty, Spinal ... (Read more)

Joseph Stilwill, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10600 Quivira Road; Suite 110
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Joseph Stilwill practices hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult hematology, and adult oncology in Overland Park, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Stilwill include lung cancer, anemia, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center.

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All Interests: Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Kyphoplasty, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Justin Davis, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12200 W 106th Street; Suite 400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Justin Davis' medical specialty is neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Davis's clinical interests: laminectomy, carpal tunnel surgery, and spinal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Davis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for his residency. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Tumor, Laminoplasty, Brain AVM, Neck Pain, Hydrocephalus, ... (Read more)

John Clough, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5340 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Clough specializes in neurosurgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurosurgery. Dr. Clough is professionally affiliated with Research Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Clough attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Clough honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Neurosurgery

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,966
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,354
Dr. Robert M Beatty, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12200 W 106th Street; Suite 400
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Robert Beatty is a neurosurgeon in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Beatty's areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, spinal cord injuries, and spinal pain. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Beatty speaks German. His professional affiliations include Research Hospital and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Brain AVM, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Brain Cancer, Spinal Cord Stimulation, ... (Read more)

Peter Basta, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
5340 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Peter Basta's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Research Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Basta attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Basta average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Basta has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Head Injury, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Robert Jackson practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jackson is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $5,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,501
Dr. Alexander Sloan Bailey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10777 Nall Avenue; Suite 120
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Alexander Bailey is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Overland Park, KS. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass back pain, neck pain, and spinal fusion. Dr. Bailey takes Coventry, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Bailey obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Fusion, Leg Pain, Spine Problems, Arm Pain, Back Pain

Dr. Norman I Bamber, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
10777 Nall Avenue; Suite 300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Norman Bamber is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bamber's professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Olathe Health, and Providence Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $4,167
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,556

Specializes in Neurosurgery
8575 W 110th Street; Suite 205
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Harold Hess specializes in neurosurgery. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Hess is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $3,850
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,539
Laura Hanssen Hanssen, MS
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2330 E Meyer Boulevard; Suite 411
Kansas City, MO
 

Ms. Laura Textor works as a neurosurgeon. The average patient rating for Ms. Textor is 4.5 stars out of 5. Ms. Textor takes Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Laminectomy, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Craniotomy, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Burton works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Burton attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $5,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,389
Diane Dorothy Gonzalez
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10600 Mastin
Overland Park, KS
 

Ms. Diane Gonzalez works as a hematologist and oncologist in Overland Park, KS. She takes Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Laminectomy, Steroid Injections, Facet Injection, Kyphoplasty, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10600 Mastin
Overland Park, KS
 

Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Laminectomy, Steroid Injections, Facet Injection, Kyphoplasty, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
5370 College Boulevard; #100
Overland Park, KS
 

Ms. Constance Zuroske's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Ms. Zuroske is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $241

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to permanently join together two or more vertebrae, the bones in the spine. Certain spinal disorders can lead to instability and pain, and the idea behind spinal fusion is that fusing vertebrae together can both make them stronger and reduce motion, which can sometimes reduce pain.

There are several different types of spinal fusion surgery available, mostly depending on where your pain is located and whether your surgeon will perform the procedure through the back, front, or side. In general, a fusion is performed by packing the vertebrae to be fused with grafted bone. This bone may be taken from the patient’s hip, may be donated from a cadaver, or it may be a manufactured synthetic material. The bone is placed along the vertebrae, and sometimes, the disc that lies in between the vertebrae is removed and replaced with grafted bone. The bone material will grow and cement the two vertebrae together. After the bone graft is placed, the vertebrae are sometimes held in place with rods, screws, plates, or cages, depending on the weakness of the spine and needs of the graft.

Spinal fusion is a significant surgery and can take three to four hours or more. Recovery is typically two to four days in the hospital. After surgery, it is important to remember that the fusion takes time to grow from the bone graft. So, the actual fusion is not complete for several months. You will probably feel somewhat better right away, but it may take a while to feel the full effects of the fusion as the bone grows into place. In the meantime, your doctor might have you wear a brace to protect your spine and keep it properly aligned.

Spinal fusion is not used for all kinds of back pain. Changing the way the spine moves can lead to strain on the other joints in the back, and fusion is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks. Some spine disorders that are treated with fusion include:
  • Curvature disorders, such as scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis, a disorder that causes vertebrae to slip over each other
  • Significant spinal fractures that cause instability
  • Weakened spine due to infection or tumor
  • Some cases of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column
  • Chronic lower back pain (although the use of fusion to treat this is controversial)

Regardless of the diagnosis, there is always a possibility of ‘failure’ with spinal fusion, or of the surgery not fully solving the pain. This is more likely when fusion is used primarily to treat pain instead of structural problems. You can improve your chances of a successful outcome by stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, moving your body every day, and following your doctor’s instructions for any physical therapy you are prescribed.
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