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Dr. John M Caridi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1136; Mount Sinai Department of Neurosurgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Caridi's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Caridi's areas of expertise include laminectomy, sciatica, and spinal cord injuries. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Caridi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Caridi is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, POMCO, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Bone Cancer, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Laminectomy, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $10,728 - $22,416
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $639 - $1,162
Dr. Nirit Weiss, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Other
1468 Madison Avenue, Department of Neurosurgery, Annenberg Building; Room 8-40
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nirit Weiss' areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Weiss graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiss include laminectomy, sciatica, and spinal cord injuries. She takes Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss has received distinctions including Business of Medicine Academic Fellowship; Irving J. Sherman Award for Outstanding Neurosurgery Resident Achievement; and Johns Hopkins Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Weiss (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish Forest Hills and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Weiss is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lower Back Pain, Laminectomy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hongyam Zou, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
168 Centre Street; Suite 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hongyan Zou is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: laminectomy, spinal cord tumor, and spinal cord injuries. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Zou obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has received professional recognition including the following: National Innovative Research Award Grant American Heart Association and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Zou speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pituitary Adenoma, Brain Problems, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
1000 Tenth Avenue; Suite 10-g
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fedor Panov works as a neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, dystonia, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Panov is professionally affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Panov is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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All Interests: Laminectomy, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Degenerative Disc Disease, Meningioma, Craniotomy, Spine Tumor, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
Ambulatory Pavilion; 25-20 30th Avenue, 5th Floor
Long Island City, NY
 

Dr. Konstantinos Margetis is a neurosurgeon in Elmhurst, NY, Long Island City, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Margetis include laminectomy, carpal tunnel surgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Margetis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. He speaks Greek. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Neuroendoscopy, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
10 Union Square - Pacc, Floor 5 Room 5e; 10 Union Square
New York, NY
 

Dr. Soriaya Motivala practices neurosurgery in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Suite 5e, NY. She has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, chiari malformation, and spinal fusion. Dr. Motivala takes Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Motivala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Motivala's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Spinal Fusion, Brain Cancer, Pituitary Adenoma, Brain Problems, Spine Tumor, Chiari Malformation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
10 Union Square - Pacc, Floor 5 Room 5e; 10 Union Square
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ronit Gilad is a neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Gilad's areas of expertise include minimally invasive spine surgery, chiari malformation, and spinal fusion. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. Dr. Gilad is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Spinal Fusion, Brain Cancer, Pituitary Adenoma, Brain Problems, Spine Tumor, Chiari Malformation, ... (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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