Was hoping to solicit thoughts on good Neuro and/or Ortho surgeons in the DC/Northern Va/MD area. I had a discectomy at L5-S1 (left) five years ago (at Walter Reed, while on Active Duty), but re-herniated within a year and have been bi-laterally symptomatic for quite some time. Have tried virtually every form of conservative treatment (multiple rounds of PT, medication, accupunture, massage, pain management --> multiple ESIs/facet blocks/prolo/PRP/etc), and am finally nearly the point at which I'm willing to consider surgical options to get my life back. Had a few surgical consults while still under TRICARE, at which point I was considered a candidate for a single-level ADR and/or single level fusion (wasn't ready for the former, have NO desire for the latter). Now that I'm a civilian again, and have access to BCBS (Federal), I'd like to explore the possibility of having another discectomy (right side, this time), but don't really know any good surgeons in this area. Unfortunately, I'm cynical about those my plan covers, as none appear to be names I recognize from subject research over the years. As such, if anyone can refer me to a really high quality NS/OS around here, I'd probably be willing to consider going out of network. Any thoughts would be GREATLY appreciated!!