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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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hilibrand include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. Dr. Hilibrand's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Hilibrand's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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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. James Arthur Sanfilippo Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
401 Young Avenue; Suite 245
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. James Sanfilippo is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sewell, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. His areas of expertise include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Sanfilippo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. He has an open panel. 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. Orin Keith Atlas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
201 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainsport, NJ
 

Dr. Orin Atlas is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Atlas is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, spine microsurgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atlas takes. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Atlas attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Atlas Spine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Spinal Pain, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 90
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,801 - $17,574
  • Medicare Cost: $725 - $1,248
Dr. Mark Anthony Testaiuti, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4000 Church Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Testaiuti's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Mount Laurel, NJ and Sewell, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Testaiuti is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spine microsurgery, endoscopic discectomy, and degenerative disc disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Cooper University Health Care, and Capital Health. Dr. Testaiuti accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Testaiuti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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
220 Gregory Court
Moorestown, 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. Laura Ellen Ross-Adams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 Creek Crossing Boulevard; Suite 307
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Laura Ross' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Ross's clinical interests: forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross accepts.

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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 medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Deutsch trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. His areas of expertise include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Deutsch has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. His 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. Kamaldeep Singh Momi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4000 Church Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Kamaldeep Momi, who practices in Mount Laurel, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Princeton, NJ, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Momi's clinical interests include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and humerus (upper arm) fracture. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, 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. Luis A Cervantes, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
110 Marter Avenue; Suite 202
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Luis Cervantes is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Cervantes include facial problems, brain aneurysm, and paralysis. Dr. Cervantes is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap). He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, and Washington Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Facial Pain, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Brain Cancer, Spinal ... (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.