We found 12 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Addison, TX.

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Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He works in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hostin include scoliosis, spinal pain, and spinal fusion. Dr. Hostin is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hostin's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7557 Rambler Road; Suite 730
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo's clinical interests include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Allen. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion, cervical fusion

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Dr. Loyola has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loyola include cervical herniated disc, spinal pain, and bulging disc. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Texas Health Flower Mound. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loyola has an open panel. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish.

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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. Craig Carter Callewart, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 Dallas Parkway; Suite 420
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Craig Callewart works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Dallas, TX and Addison, TX. Dr. Callewart's areas of expertise include the following: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Back Institute (TBI). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient reviews placed Dr. Callewart at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (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. Kendall Edward Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Carll's clinical interests include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Carll attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $7,898
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,310
Dr. Andrew Eunkoo Park, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Park's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Park graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Park is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (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
Dr. Robert Gerard Viere, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 400
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Robert Viere, who practices in Addison, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Viere's areas of expertise include the following: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Viere has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Shaad B Bidiwala, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Shaad Bidiwala is a specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Bidiwala speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bidiwala is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $10,117
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,709
Dr. David W Barnett, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite #370
Addison, TX
 

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

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

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Cervical Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint ... (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. John R Tompkins, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
4001 W. 15th Street; Suite 455
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Tompkins' specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Tompkins's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Medical City Frisco and Medical City McKinney (MCM). He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tompkins attended Yale School of Medicine and Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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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. Christopher B Michael, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 370
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Michael works as a neurosurgeon in Dallas, TX, Addison, TX, and Waxahachie, TX. These areas are among Dr. Michael's clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), artificial disc replacement, and sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Cervical Radiculopathy, ... (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. Mr. McCoy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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