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Dr Michael Scott Turner PHD MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
4461 Coit Road; Suite 405
Frisco, TX

Dr. Michael Turner's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in The Colony, TX, Lewisville, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), meningioma, and pituitary tumor surgery. Dr. Turner's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Medical City Denton, and Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Turner welcomes new patients. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Thoracic Fusion, Cervical Fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Brain Cancer, Lowe ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $8,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,629
Gary C Dennis MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
4461 Coit Road #405; Suite 405
Frisco, TX

Dr. Gary Dennis is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Dennis trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Dennis is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Dennis has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Fusion, Thoracic Fusion, Cervical Fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Scoliosis, Brain Cancer, Lower Back Pain, Ba ... (Read more)

Christopher D Allmon MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 180 Building 2
Frisco, TX

Dr. Christopher Allmon is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Allmon include knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. Dr. Allmon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Allmon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Latin. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Spinal Fusion

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Heel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

David L Masel MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 2.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
7150 Preston Road; Building 3, Suite 300
Plano, TX

Dr. David Masel's medical specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: spondylolisthesis surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and artificial disc replacement. Dr. Masel is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Masel is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Spinal Fusion

All Interests: Spondylolisthesis Surgery, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Cameron N Carmody MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (127 ratings)
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX

Dr. Cameron Carmody's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Carmody is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, back injuries, and spinal decompression. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Carmody is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Spinal Fusion, Cervical Fusion

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Complex ... (Read more)

Stephen P Courtney MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.51 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX

Dr. Stephen Courtney is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Courtney average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Courtney's clinical interests include back injuries, cervical herniated disc, and spinal fusion. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Courtney attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Spinal Fusion

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Chronic Back Pain, Spinal Fusion, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, L ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $4,734 - $8,178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $812 - $1,750
Dr William M Banister MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX

Dr. William Banister is a neurosurgeon in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Banister include spondylolisthesis surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and cervical herniated disc. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Banister attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Lumbar Fusion, Cervical Fusion

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

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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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