We found 4 spine surgeons who accept Humana Platinum 0/Austin HMOx near Cedar Park, TX.

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Craig Kuhns, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2500 S Lakeline Boulevard
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Craig Kuhns specializes in general practice, general surgery, and spine surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuhns takes. Dr. Kuhns studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Ryan C. Murdock MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 330
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Murdock works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Murdock is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murdock is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Jay Shapiro MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
average rating 3.91 stars (3 ratings)
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 330
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shapiro is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Shapiro graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro accepts. Dr. Shapiro has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

John J. Williams MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 330
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. John Williams sees patients in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Williams include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Williams honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Williams has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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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