We found 25 spine surgeons who accept United Healthcare HSA near Bellaire, TX.

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Dr. Stephen Ivor Esses, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6560 Fannin; #1016
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Esses' medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Esses include spine surgery procedures. Dr. Esses is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Esses's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and residency at Wellesley Hospital. He has received distinctions including The Toronto Hospital Award For Excellence In Teaching; Johnson and Johnson Traveling Fellowship; and North American Spine Society Best Poster Display. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Esses's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Darrell Scott Hanson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Darrell Hanson, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hanson attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is especially interested in scoliosis. Patients rated Dr. Hanson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hanson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Spine Problems

Dr. Michael Gregory Kaldis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6560 Fannin; Suite 1016
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Kaldis is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Kaldis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Kaldis attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaldis is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Randolph Maxwell Francis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9301 Southwest Freeway; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Francis, who practices in Houston, TX and Beaumont, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Francis accepts 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 Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Francis (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish.

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Dr. Rex A.W. Marco, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6700 West Loop South; Suite 110
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Rex Marco's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Marco is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marco include scoliosis, spinal cord tumor, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marco's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Marco attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Marco has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer, Spine Surgery Procedures, Tumor, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivek Pratap Kushwaha, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5420 West Loop S; Suite 2300
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Kushwaha is a spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Kushwaha's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kushwaha trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kushwaha takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Mark Lawrence Prasarn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
6414 Fannin Street; Suite G150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Prasarn's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Prasarn is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Prasarn has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karl Michael Schmitt Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karl Schmitt specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Schmitt performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Dr. Howard Bruce Cotler, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Binz; Suite 970
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Howard Cotler is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Cotler's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Cotler has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Arthur L Day, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Day is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Humble, TX and Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Dr. Day is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Day trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Day's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6620 Main Street; Suite 13525
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rubin Bashir is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Bashir's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Dr. William Charles Watters III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6624 Fannin; Suite 2600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Watters, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Watters average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Watters's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and neck pain. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watters honors. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Watters trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Camille Jacob George, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
4126 Southwest Freeway; Suite 300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Camille George's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. George graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. George is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Dr. Bernhard Christoph Meyer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Meyer is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, scoliosis, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Meyer attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Meyer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Eli Ropper, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 9a, Ms: Bcm650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Ropper is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Ropper completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Dr. Michael Hooman Moghimi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1709 Dryden Road, Suite 1200; Suite 1200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Moghimi's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Austin, TX, Houston, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Patients rated Dr. Moghimi highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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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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