Finding Providers
loading

We found 8 providers matching spinal fusion and who accept 1199 Member Choice near New York, NY.

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 is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. She attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. These areas are among her clinical interests: laminectomy, sciatica, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Weiss is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Business of Medicine Academic Fellowship; Irving J. Sherman Award for Outstanding Neurosurgery Resident Achievement; and Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Dr. Weiss (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
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 is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Caridi average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, sciatica, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Caridi takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and POMCO. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Caridi is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Caridi's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,728 - $22,416
  • Medicare Cost: $639 - $1,162
Hospitals affiliated with provider +
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 affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Zou accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Zou has received include National Innovative Research Award Grant American Heart Association and New York Rising Stars. She speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Douglas Stephen Cohen, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1000 Tenth Avenue; Mt Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, Suite 5g-80, Department of Neurosurgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Douglas Cohen is a neurosurgeon in New York, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), carpal tunnel surgery, and facial pain. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohen include: New York Super Doctors and Super Doctors Patient Choice Awards Super Doctors Super Doctors Patient Choice Awards. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Facial Pain, Kyphoplasty, Meningioma, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Ronit Gilad, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
10 Union Square - Pacc, Floor 5 Room 5e; 10 Union Square
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ronit Gilad specializes in neurosurgery. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, chiari malformation, and spinal fusion. Dr. Gilad honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gilad attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She is conversant in Hebrew. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Soriaya Lizette Motivala, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
10 Union Square - Pacc, Floor 5 Room 5e; 10 Union Square
New York, NY
 

Dr. Soriaya Motivala's specialty is neurosurgery. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Motivala is especially interested in minimally invasive spine surgery, chiari malformation, and spinal fusion. She accepts Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Motivala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Her professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Motivala is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Konstantinos Margetis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5 East 98th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Konstantinos Margetis is a neurosurgery specialist in Elmhurst, NY and New York, NY. These areas are among Dr. Margetis's clinical interests: laminectomy, spinal cord tumor, and spinal cord injuries. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. He is conversant in Greek. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Margetis's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Fedor E Panov, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1000 Tenth Avenue; Suite 5g-80
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fedor Panov works as a neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Panov include laminectomy, dystonia, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Panov is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Panov attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.