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Richard A. Hostin Jr. MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
average rating 4.6 stars (14 ratings)
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin is a pediatric orthopedist and spine surgeon in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hostin's clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal pain, and spinal fusion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Hostin attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hostin's professional affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Children's Health (Texas). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Spinal ... (Read more)

Walter X. Loyola M.D.
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
average rating 2.75 stars (6 ratings)
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola specializes in neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Flower Mound, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cervical herniated disc, spinal pain, and bulging disc. Dr. Loyola has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Loyola graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Texas Health Flower Mound. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendall Edward Carll II M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Carll is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Carll speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $7,898
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,310
Dr. Craig Carter Callewart M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.81 stars (11 ratings)
17051 Dallas Parkway; Suite 420
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Craig Callewart works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Dallas, TX and Addison, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Callewart is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Callewart's areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Callewart is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Back Institute (TBI).

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $2,607 - $7,890
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,322 - $1,631
Dr. Andrew Eunkoo Park M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.93 stars (4 ratings)
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Park is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patients rated Dr. Park highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park takes. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Park is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $6,535 - $7,898
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $669 - $1,526
John Tompkins, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Other, Neurology
average rating 3.6 stars (5 ratings)
4001 W. 15th Street; Suite 455
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Tompkins specializes in general practice, general surgery, and neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tompkins takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Tompkins is professionally affiliated with Medical City Frisco and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,629
Dr. Robert Gerard Viere M.D
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2.25 stars (2 ratings)
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Robert Viere's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Viere include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Shaad B. Bidiwala M.D
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
average rating 4.87 stars (30 ratings)
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Shaad Bidiwala is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bidiwala include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Patients gave Dr. Bidiwala an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Bidiwala is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $10,117
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,709
David W. Barnett M.D.
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
average rating 3.79 stars (29 ratings)
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite #370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. David Barnett practices neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnett is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laminectomy, cervical herniated disc, and back injuries. Dr. Barnett honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Barnett has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $7,940 - $10,117
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,594 - $1,709
Dr. William M. Banister M.D.
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
11970 N Central Expressway; Suite 450
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Banister's specialty is neurosurgery. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Banister performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. These areas are among his clinical interests: spondylolisthesis surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and cervical herniated disc. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Banister is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Spondylolisthesis Surgery, Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Sports Neurology, Cervical ... (Read more)

Christopher B. Michael M.D.
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
average rating 3.08 stars (3 ratings)
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Michael is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Michael average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Michael include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $7,926 - $10,117
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,431 - $1,709

Specializes in Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 810
Plano, TX
 

Mr. Devin McCoy works as a surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Mr. McCoy honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $1,293 - $1,769
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $132 - $234

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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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