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Dr. James Arthur Sanfilippo Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4a Eves Drive; Suite100
Marlton, 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 knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Sanfilippo graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Sanfilippo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
Dr. Mark Anthony Testaiuti, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4000 Church Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Testaiuti is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: spine microsurgery, endoscopic discectomy, and degenerative disc disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Testaiuti accepts. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Testaiuti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care.

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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, who practices in Turnersville, NJ, Hainsport, NJ, and Hainesport, NJ, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, spine microsurgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Atlas is professionally 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. Dr. Atlas has an open panel. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Patrick Connolly sees patients in Lumberton, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Mount Holly, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Connolly's areas of expertise include the following: gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Tariq S Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
900 Sheppard Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Tariq Siddiqi practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Voorhees, NJ. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. His 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, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Kennedy Health System. Dr. Siddiqi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Facial Pain, Kyphoplasty, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Brain ... (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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Hainesport, NJ, Turnersville, NJ, and Berlin, NJ. Dr. Ross's clinical interests include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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

Dr. Stephen Dante specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Dante attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and spinal cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Dante has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Lawrence 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's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. His areas of expertise include the following: spine microsurgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and degenerative disc disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Deutsch is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deutsch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Microsurgery, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Greenleaf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 Bowman Drive; Suite E-100
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Greenleaf is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Greenleaf completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenleaf include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and degenerative disc disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Greenleaf is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. His practice 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $11,169
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,647
Dr. Joan F OShea, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
512 Lippincott Drive; South Crossing Office Condominiums
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Joan Oshea's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; she sees patients in Marlton, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Vineland, NJ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oshea at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and spine microsurgery. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Kennedy Health System. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Oshea attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Herniated Disc, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamaldeep Singh Momi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4000 Church Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Kamaldeep Momi is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Mount Laurel, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Momi include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Momi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Kennedy Health System, and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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

Dr. Thomas O'Dowd, who practices in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. O'Dowd obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Dowd include knee arthritis, forearm fracture, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans.

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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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