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We found 16 spine surgeons who accept Aetna Leap Everyday near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Alan Hilibrand works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Hilibrand's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Hilibrand honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hilibrand trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hilibrand include: 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)

Dr. David Greg Anderson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. D. Anderson specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and lower back strain. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Anderson's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

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 spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rushton has a special interest in spine reconstruction, spinal deformity, and spine tumor. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rushton honors. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Rushton has received the following distinctions: Mark D. Chilton Award (orthopedic faculty selection for clinical excellence), .; Everett J. Gordon Award (faculty selection outstanding clinical achievement), .; and Coventry Basic Science Research Award (American Hip and Knee Society), .. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rushton's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Spine Reconstruction, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Spinal Deformity, Spine Tumor, Spine ... (Read more)

Patrick J. Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, General Pediatrics
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Cahill's areas of specialization are general practice, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Chalfont, PA, and Erie, PA. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Cahill trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Cahill's clinical interests include idiopathic scoliosis. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cahill has received the following distinctions: SRS Travelling Fellowship - Asia; Louis A. Goldstein Award Nominee for Best Clinical Poster, Scoliosis Research Society annual meeting; and Resident Research Symposium - 3rd place, Orthopaedic Research and Education Fund. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Idiopathic Scoliosis

Dr. Alexander Richard Vaccaro, PhD, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vaccaro include hip replacement, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaccaro takes. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Dante's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Dante attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and spinal cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Dante's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Instrumentation, Bone Problems, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Cancer, Degenerative Disc ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Rihn's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Media, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Rihn's clinical interests include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Rihn is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Biopsy, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 Jamestown Avenue; Suite 105, Premier Orthopedic & Sports Medicine - Surgical Orthoped.
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Levenberg's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levenberg has a special interest in spine problems. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Levenberg's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Levenberg is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

Dr. Peter D Le Roux, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
235 S. 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Leroux sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Wynnewood, PA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is especially interested in peripheral neuropathy, concussion, and cerebrovascular disease. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Leroux graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leroux has received professional recognition including the following: US News and World Report - TOP DOCTORS; Best Doctors in America; and Who's Who in the World. Dr. Leroux is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Cerebrovascular Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Spine Tumor, Skull Base Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack I Jallo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jack Jallo's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jallo include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jallo takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Jallo's medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Meningioma, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristen Emmanuel Radcliff, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kristen Radcliff's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Radcliff has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Kepler works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Kepler's areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, lower back strain, and torticollis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Riddle Hospital. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Richard Atwater Balderston, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Spruce Street, First Floor; Cathcart Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Balderston sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Balderston has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
3551 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Dan Zlotolow specializes in orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and spine surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Zlotolow's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3551 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Pahys specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Pahys is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Schroeder is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Philadelphia, PA. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroeder is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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What is Spine Surgery?

Spinal surgery is the subspecialty that uses surgery to restore the normal function of the spine when things go wrong due to trauma, disease, or other disorders. There are many ways that the spine can begin to hurt or lose the ability to move properly, and surgery is not always necessary. However, when surgery is needed, there’s no one more qualified for the job than a spine surgeon.

Spinal surgery can be considered a subspecialty of either orthopedics or neurosurgery. That means that a spine surgeon may take either path to this specific career, training first as either an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon. Orthopedics deals mainly with the structural issues of the back and spine: the bones, muscles, and joints. Neurosurgery deals mainly with issues of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. So when choosing a spine surgeon, it is sometimes possible that your surgeon’s background will have a bearing on your particular diagnosis. However, in most cases, it doesn’t matter. Either an orthopedist-spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon-spine surgeon can handle the majority of spine surgeries. What is more important is that some spine surgeons specialize in specific areas of the spine, such as lumbar surgery or cervical surgery. In that case, it is important to connect with a surgeon who is experienced with your particular need.

Some of the surgeries performed on the spine include:
  • Correction of spinal deformities, such as scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery, including decompression surgeries such as discectomy and laminectomy
  • Balloon kyphoplasty, a procedure done to repair compression fractures in vertebrae

The spine is a very complicated piece of your body’s machinery, and a very necessary part of your movement and function. It holds you up and allows you to move. Having a working spine is important, and having a skilled surgeon when you need spinal surgery is critical.