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Dr. Alan Sander Hilibrand, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
999 Route 73 North
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Hilibrand works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Hilibrand's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Hilibrand honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hilibrand trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hilibrand include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $16,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,788
Dr. Ashwini Dayal Sharan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
443 Laurel Oak Drive
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Ashwini Sharan practices neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Sharan honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharan attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hartford Hospital for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Craniotomy, Spine Tumor, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,460
  • Medicare Cost: $779
Dr. Alexander Richard Vaccaro, PhD, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
888 Route 73 North; Third Floor
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vaccaro include hip replacement, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaccaro takes. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Achilles Tendon Problems, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,100 - $16,000
  • Medicare Cost: $828 - $1,665
Dr. Mark Anthony Testaiuti, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4000 Church Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Testaiuti's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Testaiuti's clinical interests include spine microsurgery, endoscopic discectomy, and degenerative disc disease. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Testaiuti attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Testaiuti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Testaiuti is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Cooper University Health Care, and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Shields Harrop, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. James Harrop's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is especially interested in back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Harrop's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harrop has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Spine Tumor, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,460 - $4,905
  • Medicare Cost: $726 - $1,983
Dr. David Harrison Clements III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
401 S. Kings Highway; Suite3a
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. David Clements' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Clements (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fusion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and Cooper University Health Care. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Clements honors Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Andrew N. Swanson MD Memorial Spine Award from Hospital for Special Surgery and Best Doctors In America. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion, Discectomy, Surgical Procedures, Trauma

Dr. James Arthur Sanfilippo Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4a Eves Drive; Suite100
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. James Sanfilippo is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sewell, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanfilippo include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanfilippo's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Sanfilippo attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $11,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,650
Dr. Robert Martin Greenleaf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
773 Route 70 East; Building E-100
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Greenleaf's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Greenleaf's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Greenleaf is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $11,169
  • Medicare Cost: $1,647
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
109 East Laurel Road, Suite 1; Suite 1
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ponzio is an orthopedist. Dr. Ponzio's clinical interests include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. Dr. Ponzio's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ponzio's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Psoriatic Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Ankle Fusion, Fibula ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Steven S Deutsch, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4000 Church Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Larry Deutsch's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Deutsch has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Deutsch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tumor, Microsurgery, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tariq Sifat Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1 Sheppard Road; Suite 900
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Tariq Siddiqi's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Siddiqi's areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Siddiqi attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Siddiqi is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Facial Pain, Kyphoplasty, Tumor, Microsurgery, Radiculopathy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven S Yocom, MD, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1935 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Yocom is a neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise consist of laminectomy, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Patient ratings for Dr. Yocom average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yocom takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Yocom is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Spinal Fusion, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Spine Tumor

Dr. Kamaldeep Singh Momi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4000 Church Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Kamaldeep Momi sees patients in Mount Laurel, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Momi include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and humerus (upper arm) fracture. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Momi accepts. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Jersey City Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Momi (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Kyphoplasty, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Benjamin Kirshner, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 Route 73 South; Suite 300
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Kirshner sees patients in Marlton, NJ, Tabernacle, NJ, and Burlington, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kirshner's clinical interests: forearm fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors QualCare, Medicare, and Workers' Compensation insurance. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kirshner completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 6
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas O'Dowd is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Dowd include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and ankle fusion. Dr. O'Dowd honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Ankle Fusion, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Marc Horowitz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
750 Route 73 S; Suite 207
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Horowitz is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Horowitz include forearm fracture, psoriatic arthritis, and hand joint replacement. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Horowitz obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Psoriatic Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Humerus Fracture, ... (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.