We found 4 spine surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr Mustasim N Rumi MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.22 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
16020 Park Valley Drive
Round Rock, TX

Dr. Mustasim Rumi is a Round Rock, TX physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rumi include spine problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rumi at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Williamson and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

Dr Mark Santman MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.06 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX

Dr. Mark Santman, who practices in Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Santman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine problems. Dr. Santman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Santman is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

Dr Jason H Huang MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
425 University Boulevard; Scott & White Clinic - Round Rock 425 University
Round Rock, TX

Dr. Jason Huang works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Round Rock, TX and Temple, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly; Texas Super Doctors; and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Amherst College Chapter, Amherst, MA. Dr. Huang is conversant in Mandarin.

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Jay Shapiro MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
Average rating 3.91 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
7200 Wyoming Springs Road; Suite 700
Round Rock, TX

Dr. Jay Shapiro works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Shapiro has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. His average rating from his patients is 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 honors. Dr. Shapiro studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shapiro completed a residency program at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shapiro's 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

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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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