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Dr. Orin Keith Atlas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Atlas Spine; Washington Professional Campus
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Orin Atlas practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include spinal pain, spine microsurgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Atlas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Atlas trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Atlas Spine. Dr. Atlas's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Spinal Pain, ... (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. James Arthur Sanfilippo Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
570 Egg Harbor Road; Suite C4
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. James Sanfilippo's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Sewell, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. Dr. Sanfilippo's areas of expertise include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Kennedy Health System. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sanfilippo completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $11,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,650

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
449 Hurfville - Crosskeys Road; Suite 1
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ponzio is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ponzio has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital, Kennedy Health System, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ponzio's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Robert M Greenleaf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
570 Egg Harbor Road; Suite C4
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Greenleaf sees patients in Sewell, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Greenleaf is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenleaf obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $11,169
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,647

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Advocare South Jersey Orthopedics; Washington Professional Campus Ii
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas O'Dowd's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. O'Dowd's clinical interests include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Dowd takes. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. O'Dowd is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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