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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 specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hilibrand is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hilibrand honors. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. 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. Mark Anthony Testaiuti, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4000 Church Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Testaiuti specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Mount Laurel, NJ and Sewell, NJ. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: spine microsurgery, endoscopic discectomy, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Testaiuti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Cooper University Health Care, and Capital Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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 languages: 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. Orin Keith Atlas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
201 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainsport, NJ
 

Dr. Orin Atlas' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Turnersville, NJ, Hainsport, NJ, and Hainesport, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include spinal pain, spine microsurgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Atlas is affiliated with Atlas Spine. Dr. Atlas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

Dr. James Sanfilippo's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Sanfilippo is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. After attending UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Sanfilippo has an open panel.

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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
220 Gregory Court
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Greenleaf is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenleaf include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Greenleaf's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Greenleaf has an open panel.

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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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ross's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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. He practices in Mount Laurel, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and humerus (upper arm) fracture. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Momi performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. In addition to English, Dr. Momi (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His 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)

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

Dr. Larry Deutsch is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Mount Laurel, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Clinical interests for Dr. Deutsch include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Capital Health.

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

Dr. Luis A Cervantes, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
110 Marter Avenue; Suite 202
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Luis Cervantes is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, brain aneurysm, and paralysis. Dr. Cervantes attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cervantes completed residency programs at George Washington University Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, and Washington Hospital Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cervantes accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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