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David A. Hanscom, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

I am an orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in complex spinal surgery. I perform operations for scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis in adults and children. I also deal with fractures, infections, tumors, and patients who have had prior failed spine surgery. Over my more than 25 years of practice I have learned that only identifiable structural problems with matching symptoms respond to surgery. Structured rehabilitation adds tremendous value to spine care and can often help patients completely avoid surgical intervention. I have been instrumental in assembling a strong team with a wide depth of experience to minimize your pain and maximize your function.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

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  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
medical school
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
residency, Orthopedic
Sacred Heart Medical Center
residency, Internal Medicine
John H. Moe Spinal Deformity, Minneapolis, Minnesota
fellowship
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
fellowship, Orthopedic Trauma

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery, Orthopedic

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Fracture
  • Back Surgery
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Arthritis
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Fracture
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion
  • Cervical Spinal Injury
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Chondroma
  • Chondromalacia
  • Coccyx Injury
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Disc Surgery
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • Diskectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Late Effect Of Spinal Cord Injury
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Spinal Fusion
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesion
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Cord Anomaly
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Arthritis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spine Stapling
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosyndesis
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Personal Interests

I have been active in developing stress management strategies to present both in and out of my practice. My hobbies include snow skiing, golf, weight training, bird watching, and attempting to learn Italian.
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Publications

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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

David A. Hanscom practices at one location

Spine Specialists at SNI
550 17th Avenue
James Tower
Suite 500

Seattle, WA 98122
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
Medical Groups
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