We found 4 spine surgeons who accept Humana near Troy, OH.

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Dr. Michael C. Albert MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
average rating 3.94 stars (13 ratings)
31 Stanfield Road
Troy, OH

Dr. Michael Albert is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albert include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Albert's professional affiliations include Atrium Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, and Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Albert honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Albert trained at Miami Valley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.12 stars (4 ratings)
25 Tippecanoe Drive
Tipp City, OH

Dr. Jeffrey Hoskins' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Dayton, OH, Tipp City, OH, and Miamisburg, OH. He is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Hoskins's medical residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hoskins's office for an appointment.

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Dr. James T. Lehner M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
average rating 3.2 stars (4 ratings)
31 Stanfield Place
Troy, OH

Dr. James Lehner, who practices in Dayton, OH, Troy, OH, and Miamisburg, OH, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. Dr. Lehner's professional affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Miami Valley Hospital. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lehner is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2.28 stars (14 ratings)
700 South Stanfield Road; Suite B
Troy, OH

Dr. David Propst is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Dayton, OH, Centerville, OH, and Sidney, OH. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Propst takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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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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