We found 20 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept Medicare 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 spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hilibrand include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. Dr. Hilibrand's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Hilibrand studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received distinctions including 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. James Shields Harrop, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. James Harrop works as a neurosurgeon. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harrop include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Harrop performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Ashwini Dayal Sharan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
443 Laurel Oak Drive
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Ashwini Sharan's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Sharan's clinical interests include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hartford Hospital. Dr. Sharan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Herniated Disc, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Lower Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,460
  • Medicare Cost: $779
Dr. James Arthur Sanfilippo Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4a Eves Drive; Suite100
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. James Sanfilippo works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His areas of expertise include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Sanfilippo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sanfilippo's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He 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. Stephen Joseph Dante, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Dante is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Dante include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and spinal cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Dante graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dante completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dante accepts. Dr. Dante has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Orin Atlas is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Atlas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Atlas include spinal pain, spine microsurgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Atlas Spine. Dr. Atlas welcomes 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. 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 has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Testaiuti include spine microsurgery, endoscopic discectomy, and degenerative disc disease. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Cooper University Health Care, and Capital Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Testaiuti obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Testaiuti (or staff) speaks 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. Robert Martin Greenleaf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 Bowman Drive; Suite E-100
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Greenleaf's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Sewell, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Greenleaf average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and degenerative disc disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenleaf accepts. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Greenleaf trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. David Clements' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Camden, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Clements's areas of expertise include scoliosis, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and spinal fusion. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Clements attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Andrew N. Swanson MD Memorial Spine Award from Hospital for Special Surgery and Best Doctors In America. Dr. Clements (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and Cooper University Health Care. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Ross is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Ross an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Connolly studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Connolly's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Tariq Siddiqi is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. Dr. Siddiqi is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Siddiqi trained at Temple University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
109 East Laurel Road, Suite 1; Suite 1
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ponzio is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ponzio is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ponzio include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ponzio takes. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Ponzio attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Ponzio has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Steven Benjamin Kirshner, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 Route 73 South; Suite 300
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Kirshner is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Marlton, NJ, Tabernacle, NJ, and Burlington, NJ. His areas of expertise include forearm fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kirshner is an in-network provider for QualCare, Medicare, and Workers' Compensation insurance. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Kirshner's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Deutsch specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Mount Laurel, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Dr. Deutsch's areas of expertise include the following: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Capital Health. 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. Dr. Deutsch has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans.

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

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

Dr. Steven Yocom is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in laminectomy, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Yocom is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Yocom obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and 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.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

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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.