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Dr. Alan Sander Hilibrand, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
999 Route 73
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Hilibrand works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Hilibrand's areas of expertise include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hilibrand is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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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. Ashwini Dayal Sharan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
443 Laurel Oak Drive
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Ashwini Sharan's area of specialization is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Sharan is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hartford Hospital, Dr. Sharan attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Craniotomy, Spine Tumor, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,460
  • Medicare Cost: $779
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. On average, patients gave Dr. Dante a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and spinal cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Dante is 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. James Shields Harrop, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. James Harrop's specialty is neurosurgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Harrop takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Harrop attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Spine Tumor, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,460 - $4,905
  • Medicare Cost: $726 - $1,983
Dr. Mark Anthony Testaiuti, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4000 Church Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Testaiuti's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery; he sees patients in Mount Laurel, NJ and Sewell, NJ. Dr. Testaiuti is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Testaiuti trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine microsurgery, endoscopic discectomy, and degenerative disc disease. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Testaiuti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Testaiuti is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Cooper University Health Care, and Capital Health.

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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. David Harrison Clements III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
401 S. Kings Highway; Suite3a
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. David Clements' medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Clements (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Clements's areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fusion. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and Cooper University Health Care. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Clements attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Clements is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Andrew N. Swanson MD Memorial Spine Award from Hospital for Special Surgery and Best Doctors In America. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion, Discectomy, Surgical Procedures, Trauma

Dr. James Arthur Sanfilippo Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4a Eves Drive; Suite100
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. James Sanfilippo is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sewell, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanfilippo include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Sanfilippo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sanfilippo's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Orin Atlas sees patients in Turnersville, NJ, Hainsport, NJ, and Hainesport, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Atlas's clinical interests: spinal pain, spine microsurgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atlas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Atlas Spine. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Greenleaf works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Sewell, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Vineland, NJ. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Greenleaf's areas of expertise include the following: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and degenerative disc disease. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Greenleaf takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He has an open panel. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital.

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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, who practices in Sewell, NJ and Stratford, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Ponzio welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Ponzio attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ross performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She is 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. Patrick Joseph Connolly, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Patrick Connolly works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Connolly accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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)

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

Dr. Larry Deutsch's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Deutsch's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deutsch is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siddiqi include carpal tunnel surgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. Dr. Siddiqi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Siddiqi attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Siddiqi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Steven S Yocom, MD, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1935 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Yocom's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of laminectomy, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Yocom is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Spinal Fusion, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Spine Tumor

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

Dr. Kamaldeep Momi is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Mount Laurel, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Momi include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and humerus (upper arm) fracture. Dr. Momi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jersey City Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark for residency. Dr. Momi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic 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)

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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.