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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. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Hilibrand's areas of expertise include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hilibrand is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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, 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, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and lower back strain. Dr. Anderson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Anderson honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Anderson 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. His practice 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. 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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. The average patient rating for Dr. Vaccaro is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. Dr. Vaccaro's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Achilles Tendon Problems, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, ... (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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Chalfont, PA, and Erie, PA. His medical specialties are general practice, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include idiopathic scoliosis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Cahill attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cahill include: 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 professionally 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. 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 specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, ankle fusion, and spinal fusion. Dr. Rushton is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. On average, patients gave Dr. Rushton a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Fusion, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Lower Back Problems, Sympathetic Nerve Block, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Dante specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Dante a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and spinal cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Dante 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, Bone Problems, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Cancer, Degenerative Disc ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jack Jallo is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Jallo attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Jallo trained at Temple University Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jallo is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Meningioma, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, ... (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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Broomall, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Levenberg average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain and spine problems. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Levenberg is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Back Pain

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

Dr. Jeffrey Rihn practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Media, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. The average patient rating for Dr. Rihn is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rihn honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Rihn is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Peter Leroux's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and brain aneurysm. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Leroux attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Leroux honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meningioma, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Brain Aneurysm, Acoustic Neuroma, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kristen Radcliff is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Radcliff has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has an open panel. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kepler include spinal cord injuries, lower back strain, and torticollis. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Riddle Hospital. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Kepler 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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Balderston is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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. Dr. Zlotolow honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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

Dr. Joshua Pahys works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Pahys attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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 is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroeder graduated from 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.