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Dr. Orin Keith Atlas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
201 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainsport, NJ
 

Dr. Orin Atlas works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Turnersville, NJ, Hainsport, NJ, and Hainesport, NJ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal pain, spine microsurgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Atlas is affiliated with Atlas Spine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Atlas studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Atlas completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 90
  • Charge (avg.): $7,801 - $17,574
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $725 - $1,248
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. The average patient rating for Dr. Testaiuti is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine microsurgery, endoscopic discectomy, and degenerative disc disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Testaiuti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Testaiuti is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Cooper University Health Care, and Capital Health.

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

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

Dr. Larry Deutsch practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Deutsch has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Deutsch attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Capital Health.

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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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Momi include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and humerus (upper arm) fracture. Dr. Momi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Momi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Capital Health.

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

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

Dr. Thomas O'Dowd is an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Dowd include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and ankle fusion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Dowd attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Horowitz attended New York Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include amputation, forearm fracture, and psoriatic arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horowitz honors.

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

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

Dr. Luis Cervantes is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, brain aneurysm, and paralysis. The average patient rating for Dr. Cervantes is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap). His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and residency 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.
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