We found 14 spine surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Saint Louis, MO.

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Dr. Keith Happ Bridwell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8233
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Keith Bridwell is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Dr. Bridwell attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include scoliosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bridwell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Kyphosis

Dr. Jacob Maciej Buchowski, MS, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
425 S. Euclid Avenue; Suite 5505
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Buchowski is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Buchowski's areas of clinical interest consist of cervical spine surgery and spine tumor. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buchowski is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Lumbar Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Trauma, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Patrick Kelly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Kelly is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist. He has a special interest in cervical spine surgery. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kelly completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Kyphosis, Myelopathy, Cervical Spine Surgery, Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Lukas Peter Zebala, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lukas Zebala is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Zebala attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cervical spine surgery. Dr. Zebala honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spinal Deformity, Spine Tumor, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Munish C Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
4400 Clayton Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Munish Gupta's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include scoliosis and cervical spine surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Revision Surgery, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Tumor, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neill Marshall Wright, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Spine Center 6b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Neill Wright's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Patients rated Dr. Wright highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, cervical spine surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Wright is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Santiago, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Santiago is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. Dr. Santiago is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Santiago studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Head Injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Instrumentation, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott J Luhmann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Scott Luhmann works as a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric spine surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. In Dr. Luhmann's practice, he is particularly interested in spine tumor. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Spine Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Tumor, Thoracic Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilson Zachary Ray, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Neuroscience Center 6c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. W. Ray is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor and cervical spine surgery. Dr. Ray is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ray honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Instrumentation, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian Gordon Dorward, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ian Dorward is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Dorward's clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, cervical spine surgery, and spinal deformity surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorward takes. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Dorward attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Cervical Spine Problems, Aneurysm, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Adams Kelly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8233
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Brian Kelly is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kelly has a special interest in scoliosis and cervical spine surgery. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spondylolysis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lumbar Spine Problems, Torticollis, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Alan Cronen, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Geoffrey Cronen works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal deformity and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Cronen obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal Deformity, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Joseph McAnany, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8233
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven McAnany is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McAnany obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His clinical interests encompass cervical spine surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Laminectomy, Tumor, Laminoplasty, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Mae Strahle, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Strahle is a spine surgeon and pediatric neurosurgeon in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Strahle is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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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