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We found 15 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Voorhees, NJ.

Dr. Alan Sander Hilibrand, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
999 Route 73
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. Stephen Joseph Dante, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Dante is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His clinical interests include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and spinal cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Dante a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dante has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Spinal Instrumentation, Bone Problems, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Cancer, Degenerative Disc ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,888 - $7,060
  • Medicare Cost: $1,790 - $1,943
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
Atlas Spine; Washington Professional Campus
Turnersville, 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
4a Eves Drive; Suite100
Marlton, 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
200 Bowman Drive; Suite E-100
Voorhees, 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
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
109 East Laurel Road, Suite 1; Suite 1
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ponzio is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sewell, NJ and Stratford, NJ. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ponzio include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ponzio attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Laura Ellen Ross-Adams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Berlin Cross Keys Road; Suite 205
Berlin, 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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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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

Dr. Tariq Siddiqi works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Voorhees, NJ. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Siddiqi trained at Temple University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Siddiqi's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. Dr. Siddiqi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Patrick Joseph Connolly, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Patrick Connolly's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include gamma knife radiosurgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and disc surgery. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Advocare South Jersey Orthopedic Associates; Centennial Medical Center
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas O'Dowd is an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and ankle fusion. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. O'Dowd is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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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 Marlton, NJ physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horowitz include forearm fracture, psoriatic arthritis, and hand joint replacement. Dr. Horowitz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and more. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Joan F OShea, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
512 Lippincott Drive; South Crossing Office Condominiums
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Joan Oshea is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Marlton, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Vineland, NJ. Dr. Oshea's areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and spine microsurgery. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Herniated Disc, 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.