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Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road #405; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis takes. Dr. Dennis graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Disc Problems, Diagnostic Evaluation, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Stenosis, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 404
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Turner is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Turner has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), meningioma, and bone spurs. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Medical City Denton, and Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Turner graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Turner completed a residency program 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, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Brain ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $8,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,629
Dr. Christopher Don Allmon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 180 Building 2
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Allmon is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Allmon (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Latin. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, heel surgery, and wrist fracture. Dr. Allmon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Allmon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Heel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Radiculopathy, Bursitis, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Masel, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7150 Preston Road; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Masel's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, cervical herniated disc, and bulging disc. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Masel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Masel's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Cameron N Carmody, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Carmody practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carmody honors. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at 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, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. William Banister's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Banister's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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 ... (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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