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Dr. Alan Sander Hilibrand, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Hilibrand's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hilibrand include laminectomy, torticollis, and lower back strain. Dr. Hilibrand is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hilibrand is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $16,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,788
Dr. David Greg Anderson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. D. Anderson practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include laminectomy, lower back strain, and torticollis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $6,100 - $10,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $829 - $2,064
Dr. William Charles Welch, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
235 South 8th Street; Washington Square West Building- Division of Neurosurgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Welch specializes in neurosurgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Welch attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Welch include back pain, spine tumor, and spine microsurgery. Patients gave Dr. Welch an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Welch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Welch (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Cancer, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $4,111 - $7,060
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,336 - $1,790

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 253
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Christian Fras is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Broomall, PA, Wynnewood, PA, and Lititz, PA. Dr. Fras (or staff) speaks German and French. His clinical interests include back pain, lumbar sympathetic block, and spinal fusion. His professional affiliations include Lankenau Medical Center and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Fras is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fras honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Artificial Disc Replacement, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. James Shields Harrop, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Harrop's specialty is neurosurgery. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His clinical interests include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. The average patient rating for Dr. Harrop is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harrop 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, Laminectomy, Spine Tumor, Spinal Cord Injuries, Back Pain

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $2,460 - $4,905
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $726 - $1,983
Dr. Scott Allen Rushton, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 370 Medical Science Building
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Rushton is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, ankle fusion, and lumbar sympathetic block. Dr. Rushton is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Rushton attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Rushton is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashwini Dayal Sharan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ashwini Sharan specializes in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharan include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hartford Hospital, Dr. Sharan attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sharan honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,460
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $779
Dr. Srinivas Kasinadhuni Prasad, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street; Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Srinivas Prasad specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Langhorne, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prasad include laminectomy, back pain, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Prasad honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Prasad's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Laminectomy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spine Tumor, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,460
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $950
Dr. Mark Faisal Kurd, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Kurd, who practices in Limerick, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kurd's clinical interests: laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and lower back strain. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurd is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Ankle Fusion, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Joseph Dante, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
235 S 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Dante is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Dante studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dante include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and spinal cancer. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dante honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally 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)

Dr. Alikemal Kemal Ozturk, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
235 South 8th Street; Washington Square West Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alikemal Ozturk's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Ozturk's areas of expertise include the following: gamma knife radiosurgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish. His 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: Spinal Instrumentation, Bone Problems, Lower Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Allan Rihn, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; Fifth Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rihn works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Media, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rihn attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and torticollis. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Rihn welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Ear Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 73
  • Charge (avg.): $8,000 - $16,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,765 - $1,935
Dr. Paul J Marcotte, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
235 South 8th Street; Washington Square West Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Marcotte practices neurosurgery in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Marcotte's areas of expertise include spine tumor, failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), and spine microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at The Ottawa Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcotte is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Clinical Interests: Lower Back Problems, Spinal Cancer, Neck Problems, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Spine Tumor, Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $4,505 - $5,888
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,943 - $2,049
Dr. Kristen Emmanuel Radcliff, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kristen Radcliff is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Radcliff graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Radcliff completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Radcliff takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $8,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,695
Dr. James Mark Schuster, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Schuster, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include pain, spine microsurgery, and metastatic cancer. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Schuster attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Schuster honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

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

Dr. Timothy H Lucas II, Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Timothy Lucas sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, skull base surgery, and stroke. Dr. Lucas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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: Sports Health, Neurostimulation, Endoscopic Surgery, Brain Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, Laser ... (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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