Dr. James Sanfilippo Led New Jersey Spinal Fusion Discharge Volume

Dr. James Sanfilippo of Virtua Reconstructive Orthopedics was New Jersey’s expert provider for spinal fusion procedures between January 2013 and December 2016. He had the highest number of cases successfully discharged for this procedure and the lowest percentage of patients requiring additional professional care (skilled nursing facility) during posthospital recovery. Dr. Sanfilippo routinely consults patients in need of back, neck and spine care at Virtua Reconstructive Orthopedics in Bordentown, Moorestown and Vineland.

Dexur, a health analytics service, published their findings on March 9, 2018, on their website, dexur.com, in an article comparing New Jersey’s top physicians in their performance of spinal fusion procedures. According to the article detailing a nearly three-year analysis period, Dr. Sanfilippo had 135 total discharges for noncervical spinal fusions and the lowest skilled nursing facility discharge rates at only 12.1 percent, signifying both efficiency and efficacy of care. Of all his spinal fusion patients (the highest number in the state), the vast majority were able to leave the hospital to complete their recovery from home (at the highest rate in the state).

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