Dr. Alexander Vaccaro, MD

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Alexander Vaccaro, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

925 Chestnut St Fl 5

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact Information

(267) 339-3500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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Dr. Vaccaro's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vaccaro treats Myelopathy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vaccaro treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vaccaro performs Spinal Fusion more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Vaccaro performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vaccaro treats Herniated Disc more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Vaccaro treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Vaccaro's conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
Adult Scoliosis
Adult Scoliosis Correction
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Release
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
Complex Spine Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Elbow Injuries
Epilepsy
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Fracture Care
Hand Conditions
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Procedure
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Knee Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Myelopathy
Neck Muscle Strain
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteoarthritis
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rib Fracture
Scoliosis
Scoliosis Surgery
Secondary Malignancies
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Dislocation
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Torticollis
Vascular Disease

About Me

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

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of California San Diego Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Cedars Sinai medical center
Internship Hospital
1987
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
Mba, Temple University, Fox School Of Business
PHD, Spinal Trauma
1987

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Spinal Injury Association, Past President
  • Association for Collaborative Spine Research, Past President
  • Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Professor
  • Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley, Co-Director
  • Rothman Institute, President
  • Spine Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Co-Director
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Chair, Department of Orthopedics

Dr. Vaccaro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vaccaro

4.8

Based on 188 reviews

5 Stars
92.02127659574468%
(173)
4 Stars
1.5957446808510638%
(3)
3 Stars
1.0638297872340425%
(2)
2 Stars
1.0638297872340425%
(2)
1 Star
4.25531914893617%
(8)

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Dr. Vaccaro is without a doubt the best spine surgeon in the world. I received opinions from other world-renowned surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania, Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, Jefferson Neuro, and the Mayo Clinic. After comparing the accomplishments and experience of each...Read More
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Myself and family are very thankful for being referred to Dr. Vaccaro for my surgery. He's been a game changer in my life. I'm nearly a year out since my fusion surgery and hoping to start hitting fairways again soon! Thank you Doctor!
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I had a ruptured disc at L1-L2 and was operated on by Dr. Vaccaro in July2017. The surgery was a success and I am very happy the outcome. I will be having another procedure in 2 weeks and he will be performing it as well. He will be doing a L4-S1 disc decompression. I am in pain constantly and...Read More
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Dr. Vacarro is the real deal! He is compassionate and knowledgeable. Everyone on his staff is professional and courteous. We are lucky to have found him.
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I can't say enough great things about Dr. Vaccaro. I had a lumbar decompression and spinal fusion 10 wks ago. Today I am pain free thanks to Dr. Vaccaro and his wonderful team. Rothman Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Bensalem is a beautiful facility. The treatment I received during my stay was...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
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Amerihealth
Amerihealth PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
Keystone Health Plan East POS
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

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