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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. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, torticollis, and lower back strain. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Rothman Institute. Dr. Hilibrand's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hilibrand has received 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, 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. David Anderson is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Anderson's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Rothman Institute. His practice is open to 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
Dr. Mark Faisal Kurd, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Kurd is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Kurd is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Kurd's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Kurd attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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. 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. He works in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Rushton's areas of expertise include back pain, ankle fusion, and spondylosis (degenerative spine disease). He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rushton 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)

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

Dr. Christian Fras is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Broomall, PA, Wynnewood, PA, and Lititz, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Fras (or staff) speaks German and French. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, spondylosis (degenerative spine disease), and lumbar sympathetic block. His professional affiliations include Lankenau Medical Center and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Fras attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fras accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Fras 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 works as a neurosurgeon. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrop include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrop takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Harrop has received include Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University 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. Ashwini Dayal Sharan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ashwini Sharan's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Sharan's clinical interests include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hartford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University 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. Kristen E Radcliff, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kris Radcliff practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Radcliff include arthroplasty, biopsy, and osteoarthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Radcliff honors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Rothman Institute. Dr. Radcliff is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Biopsy, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $8,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,695
Dr. Jeffrey Allan Rihn, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; Fifth Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rihn, who practices in Media, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and torticollis. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rihn honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Rothman Institute. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Ear Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (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's specialty is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: spine tumor, failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), and spine microsurgery. Dr. Marcotte is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Marcotte is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Marcotte trained at The Ottawa Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He speaks French.

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Clinical Interests: Lower Back Problems, Spinal Cancer, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, 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. Timothy H Lucas II, Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Timothy Lucas is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. These areas are among Dr. Lucas's clinical interests: cancer surgery, skull base surgery, and stroke. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lucas accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Lucas attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fusion

All Interests: Sports Health, Neurostimulation, Endoscopic Surgery, Brain Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, Laser ... (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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Welch's clinical interests include back pain, spine tumor, and spine microsurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Welch is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue, 2010-2013, and 2015-2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. He is professionally 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. Ali Kemal Kemal Ozturk, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
235 South 8th Street; Washington Square West Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ali Ozturk's specialty is neurosurgery. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Ozturk's clinical interests: gamma knife radiosurgery, spine microsurgery, and disc surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Ozturk is conversant in Turkish. 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: Spinal Instrumentation, Bone Problems, Lower Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Kepler's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Kepler attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kepler include spinal cord injuries, lower back strain, and patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee). He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Kepler's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Rothman Institute. He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Srinivas Prasad is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, back pain, and spinal cord injuries. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prasad studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Prasad trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. 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. Neil R Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Neil Malhotra's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and spinal cancer. Dr. Malhotra takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Malhotra completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Spanish. 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, Bone Problems, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $7,060
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,709

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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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