Dr. Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD

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Dr. Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Rothman Institute Orthopaedics 925 Chestnut St Fl 5, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Get Directions
(800) 321-9999

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vaccaro to family and friends
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Experience with Dr. Vaccaro
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Vaccaro's Office & Staff
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (65)
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in Ardmore, PA |
Of the three Doctors I saw for my bulging discs, Dr Vaccaro was the only one that listened to me and understood my back/pain problems.He made me feel very comfortable while explaining what procedure he was going to do.I trusted him and his surgical staff to do my back surgery at the Bensalem Hospital. This hospital was so clean and the staff was very friendly.I am completely pain free and able to get back in the gym. I can't thank him and his staff enough for their kindness and professionalism.
in Magnolia, NJ |
Dr Vaccaro has and continues to be very understanding of my symptoms. He has explained all procedures to me in depth. very personable and very easy to talk to.
berlin, nj |
I had a lumbar fusion, I am 10 weeks out and feel great. I would recommend him to all family members.
in Pottstown, PA |
From the moment I met Dr. Vaccaro I knew I was in great hands. I listened to what he told me & had total faith & trust in him. I had to have a cervical spinal fusion C3-C7 a big surgery to decompress my spine. He went in through the front/back of my neck, plate, screws and cadaver parts. I was given 4 months to have this surgery or I would have landed in a wheel chair/then spiral downhill. I am truly blessed & so thankful I chose the best. He is so skilled/gifted, TopDoc! Extreme pain was lifted
in Lancaster, PA |
Dr. Vaccaro is friendly, concerned, and extremely skilled. It was easy to put my trust in him as he evaluated my condition and preformed my L4-L5 spinal fusion surgery. He was recommended to me by a qualified nurse navigator. My surgery was 1/21/16. From the moment that I returned to my room the intense pain was gone. Five months post surgery my recovery is amazing, my quality of like has returned to normal. I highly recommend Dr. Vaccaro!
in Sewell, NJ |
On February 18, I woke up with a crick in my neck and went downhill from there, suffering from discomfort --literally-- from the tips of the fingers on my right hand to my shoulder. In late March, unable to deal with the discomfort, I made an appointment to see Dr. Vaccaro, who prescribed an MRI which revealed a bulging disc pressing on the c6 nerve. On March 31, Dr. Vacarro performed surgery and I experienced immediate relief. Dr. Vaccaro, his physician's asst. and entire staff were great.
in Langhorne, PA |
Dr. Vaccaro performed my spinal fusion (L4, L5 and S1) on 3/21/16. I was up and walking quickly (as they recommended). In the many miles I've walked since my day of surgery I have not had any of the pain that I initially went into surgery for (right leg pain that was very debilitating). I still have soreness at the point of the surgery but I was told up front that that would take 4-6 months due to having to split the muscle to get into the area that needed the repair. Just starting PT now.
in Conshohocken, PA |
I had a C-5-6 fusion. Dr. Vaccaro did a great job before during and after.
in Waterbury, CT |
I am now six months post spinal revision surgery performed by Dr. Vaccaro. To sum up my recovery, it is nothing short of a miracle. I sought out Dr. Vaccaro on the recommendation of a colleague . Dr. Vaccaro was an advocate, honest, straight forward, answered my questions thoroughly, kind, compassionate and most importantly is a highly skilled surgeon. Dr. Vaccaro's skills and his marvelous support team prevented me from having permanent serious spinal cord damage.
in Williamsport, PA |
I was extremely impressed with not only his experience and expertise, but his interest and willingness to help me. From the moment I met him, I knew I wouldn't trust anyone else to handle my case.
in Philadelphia, PA |
I came to Dr. Vaccaro after I went to physical therapy twice, had epidural injections, and taking anti inflammatory and pain medications every day for about a year. Within a few weeks or so after surgery I could stop taking all pain medications and I can now enjoy every day pain free. My only regret is that I didn't have the surgery sooner. The Staff is fantastic from the front desk to the X-Ray Techs, to Mila the PA. Thank you to all of you!
in phila pa |
Always a pleasure. Dr Vaccaro is the most compassionate and professional and caring Dr. He's the best!
Narberth, PA |
Dr. Vaccaro is a true professional. He is skillful, caring and compassionate. I could not have asked for a better experience.
in Hatfield |
Run, don't walk away from this man.
in Brooklyn, NY |
He was highly recommended to me by Dr. Rob Franks and he did not disappoint! Dr. Vaccaro, in addition to being extremely personable, he was straight forward and assuring. I saw positive results immediately after he performed my lumbar decompression. He and his team took great care of me.
in Philadelphia, PA |
Excellent Doctor who helped me more than I can ever thank him enough for the relief from the terrible back pain and nerve pain I had.
in Philadelphia, PA |
dr.Vaccaro is the very best so good he developed a procedure he put in my neck that was not FDA approved at the time the outcome was the best of any sergury i ever had he is in my opinion the very best in the USA
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Cedars Sinai medical center
  • Residency Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California San Diego Medical Center
  • Undergraduate School
    Boston College

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Cervical Spine Research Society award for best poster exhibit, 2001
    • Economic and Cultural Achievement Award, 2002
    • Recipient of the Jeffrey Lance Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Award, 2001
    • Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellowship, 2003
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Vaccaro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Vaccaro's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Vaccaro

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

Dr. Vaccaro's Care Philosophy

To improve a patient?s quality of life and functionality.