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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hilibrand include laminectomy, torticollis, and lower back strain. On average, patients gave Dr. Hilibrand a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Hilibrand is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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, 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 in Philadelphia, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. Patients rated Dr. Anderson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Anderson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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

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

Dr. Christian Fras works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Fras's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fras include back pain, lumbar sympathetic block, and spinal fusion. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Fras (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Fras is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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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 Shield Harrop, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Harrop practices neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrop include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harrop graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. Mark Faisal Kurd, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Kurd practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Limerick, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurd include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and lower back strain. Dr. Kurd is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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. William Charles Welch, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
235 South 8th Street; Washington Square West Building- Division of Neurosurgery
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Welch's area of specialization is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Welch's clinical interests include back pain, spine tumor, and spine microsurgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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
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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Rushton's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, ankle fusion, and lumbar sympathetic block. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rushton studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Rushton completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Rushton's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alikemal Ozturk is a neurosurgery specialist. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Ozturk completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His clinical interests include gamma knife radiosurgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish. Dr. Ozturk'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: Spinal Instrumentation, Bone Problems, Lower Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ashwini Sharan specializes in neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Sharan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Sharan completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hartford Hospital. He is affiliated with 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, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,460
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $779
Dr. Paul J Marcotte, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
235 South 8th Street; Washington Square West Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Marcotte sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Marcotte's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marcotte include spine tumor, failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), and spine microsurgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Marcotte completed his residency training at The Ottawa Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He is conversant in French. Dr. Marcotte's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Lower Back Problems, Spinal Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Spinal Deformity Surgery, ... (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 E Radcliff, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kristen Radcliff's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Radcliff accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Radcliff attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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

Dr. Timothy Lucas, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lucas include cancer surgery, skull base surgery, and stroke. Dr. Lucas honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. 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)

Dr. Srinivas Kasinadhuni Prasad, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street; Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Srinivas Prasad is a neurosurgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Langhorne, PA. These areas are among Dr. Prasad's clinical interests: laminectomy, back pain, and spinal cord injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prasad welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Rihn is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Rihn graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and torticollis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rihn takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. Christopher K Kepler, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Kepler is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kepler include spinal cord injuries, lower back strain, and patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee). He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Kepler attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Achilles Tendon Problems, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $8,000 - $16,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,770 - $1,837
Dr. James M Schuster, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Schuster specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. Dr. Schuster's clinical interests include pain, spine microsurgery, and metastatic cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Schuster has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. He 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: Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, Neck ... (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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