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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 orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Hilibrand has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hilibrand studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. Dr. Hilibrand has received the following distinctions: 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. 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. Dr. Vaccaro is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include hip replacement, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Vaccaro honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Vaccaro attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. James Shields Harrop, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. James Harrop is a specialist in neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Harrop is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Harrop is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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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. Ashwini Dayal Sharan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
443 Laurel Oak Drive
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Ashwini Sharan is a neurosurgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Sharan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hartford Hospital, Dr. Sharan attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Herniated Disc, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Lower Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,460
  • Medicare Cost: $779
Dr. James Arthur Sanfilippo Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4a Eves Drive; Suite100
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. James Sanfilippo is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Sanfilippo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanfilippo has an open panel. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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. Mark Anthony Testaiuti, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4000 Church Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Testaiuti works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Mount Laurel, NJ and Sewell, NJ. Dr. Testaiuti studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Testaiuti trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Testaiuti include spine microsurgery, endoscopic discectomy, and degenerative disc disease. Patients gave Dr. Testaiuti an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Testaiuti takes. Dr. Testaiuti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Robert Martin Greenleaf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
773 Route 70 East; Suite E100
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Greenleaf's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and degenerative disc disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Greenleaf is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Greenleaf's training includes a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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
Dr. David Harrison Clements III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
401 S. Kings Highway; Suite3a
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. David Clements is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Camden, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clements include scoliosis, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fusion. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Clements is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Clements performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Clements include: Andrew N. Swanson MD Memorial Spine Award from Hospital for Special Surgery and Best Doctors In America. Dr. Clements (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Clements is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and Cooper University Health Care. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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

Dr. Tariq Siddiqi sees patients in Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siddiqi include carpal tunnel surgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqi takes. Dr. Siddiqi's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
109 East Laurel Road, Suite 1; Suite 1
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ponzio's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ponzio studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ponzio include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Ponzio is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ponzio accepts. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. He welcomes 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. Steven Benjamin Kirshner, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 Route 73 South; Suite 300
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Kirshner specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kirshner trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Kirshner's clinical interests: forearm fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirshner accepts QualCare, Medicare, and Workers' Compensation insurance. 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)

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

Dr. Larry Deutsch specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deutsch takes. 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 is affiliated with 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. Steven S Yocom, MD, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1935 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Yocom's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Yocom include laminectomy, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Yocom honors Medicare insurance. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and humerus (upper arm) fracture. Dr. Momi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Momi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Momi's professional 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)

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

Dr. Thomas O'Dowd is an orthopedic surgeon in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. His clinical interests include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and ankle fusion. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Dowd is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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. Dr. Horowitz's areas of expertise include the following: forearm fracture, psoriatic arthritis, and hand joint replacement. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horowitz accepts. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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.