Dr. J Fisher, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Fisher
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Christiana Spine

4735 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 3302 Newark, DE 19713

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(302) 623-4004

Dr. J Fisher, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Newark, DE. He is affiliated with medical facilities Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fisher to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Fisher's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Adult Spina Bifida
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Dural Tear
  • Facet Fusion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steppage Gait
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Disc Replacement

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Dr. Fisher accepts the following insurance:

Personal Choice PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Open Access Plus
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Coventry Health Care
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Independence Blue Cross
Personal Choice PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
Railroad Medicare
TriCare for Life
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
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What went well
  • Office environment (15)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Explained conditions well (14)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Visited with my Son on 29 April of this year. He is very informative and spend a lot of time explaining my son's situation. Although a descision has not been made regarding the procedure,I am satisfied with our visit.
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Sometimes the wait may be long but I never mind because I know that Dr Fisher will spend as much time with the patient that it takes for them to understand and have all their questions answered. I know that he will do that for me as well, so I don’t mind waiting.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paula Hutchison in Middletown , DE – Jul 15, 2018
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Dr. Fisher is an excellent surgeon and a compassionate physician. I've trusted him for the past 8-9 years and each of the procedures he's helped me get thru. He listens to patients and has a terrific manner or way of helping you get thru and understand what is needed for various procedures. He's methodical and works to rule out other possible pain generators. I greatly appreciate everything Dr. Fisher has done.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Ken in Delaware – Mar 07, 2018
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Extremely knowledgeable. I have the greatest confidence in him, absolutely marvelous Doctor! He listens to patient and very clearly explains what needs to be done.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
JS in Chester County, PA – Oct 14, 2016
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08/12 Dr. Fisher put a Prodisc C in my neck. 09/12 he put another disc in my neck. 09/15 the pain was so bad I sought treatment elsewhere, the vertebrae between the two Prodiscs was crushed and part of the artificial disc was laying on my spinal cord. A very serious injury that needed immediate attention which could have caused me to be paralyzed from the shoulders down. Two major surgeries in one week and one year late I'm still suffering the effects.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa Lange in Smyrna, DE – Aug 29, 2016
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About Me


Dr. J. Rush Fisher is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at Dartmouth College before attending...Read more


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


University Of Pennslyvania Health System
Residency Hospital
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital

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What are Dr. J Fisher, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fisher frequently treats Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fisher treats.

Where is Dr. J Fisher, MD's office located?

Dr. Fisher's office is located at 4735 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 3302, Newark, DE 19713. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Christiana Spine

Christiana Spne4735 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 3302 Newark, DE 19713
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fisher is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital

Newark, DE

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, DE