Dr. James Sanfilippo performs the most spinal fusions in New Jersey, highest successful discharge rate


Between January 2013 and December 2016, James Sanfilippo, MD, of Reconstructive Orthopedics in Vineland, N.J., performed the highest number of spinal fusion procedures in the state.

Here's what you need to know.

1. Along with performing the most spinal fusion procedures, Dr. Sanfilippo had the highest successful discharge rate and the lowest percentage of patients requiring additional care for the procedures.

2. During the period, Dr. Sanfilippo had 135 total discharges for noncervical spinal fusions and a nursing facility discharge rate of 12.1 percent.

3. South Jersey Magazine named Dr. Sanfilippo a Top Doctor for four consecutive years.

4. Dr. Sanfilippo currently serves as chief of spine at Reconstructive Orthopedics and chair of the Virtua Brain and Spine Institute at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J.

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