Dr. Stephen Cairone, DO
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Dr. Stephen Cairone, DO


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics 1203 Langhorne Newtown Rd Ste 220 Langhorne, PA 19047 Get Directions

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I believe in doing surgery only when needed and only after all conservative measures have been exhausted. I pride myself on being up to date surgically with the most current minimally invasive technology for spine surgery. The fields of disc replacement and minimally invasive lumbar surgery are making recovery much faster and less painful, with excellent results.


Dr. Stephen Cairone, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Langhorne, PA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Cairone is affiliated with RWJ University Hospital Hamilton, Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell and St. Mary Medical Center.

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    Patient Reviews (15)
    in Trenton, NJ |
    Dr. Cairone did a wonderful job at getting my life back. I was in such severe pain that I could not walk or perform any of my usual activities for months. My back surgery was the answer to my prayers and Dr. Cairone did a wonderful job at getting me back on my feet in the matter of a day!!! Thank you for everything!
    Levittown |
    *Before reading this review, I want to state that I am familiar with how the process of dealing with an orthopedic typically goes as far as jumping though hoops. Let me just start with WOW! What a jerkoff. First you get to use their advanced Ipad system to register (it's as advanced as a gameboy) and then you get wait 45 minutes for your appt. Next you're led back for a 2 minute consult before you get pushed out the door for PT. NO diagnosis, the nurse will spend more time with you then he does
    in Asbury Park, NJ |
    Went to go see Dr. Cairone after another doctor in the office recommended him to me. I see that many people see Dr. Cairone as "mean" or "could care less", but I believe he is a good doctor who is straight to the point and direct with you. He performed a laminectomy on my L4, L5,S1. Before the operation, I had chronic back pain with pain that would shoot down my legs all the way into my big toe. After the operation, the pain was gone and now, 8 week later, I feel as good as I did before.
    in Levittown, PA |
    Was referred to Dr. Cairone by my PCP. After seeing my X-rays and talking to me, we decided on a conservative treatment first. When that didn't prove to work, we agreed to kyphoplasty and he got me in the OR quickly. Surgery was successful and I've been pain-free since. Found Dr. Cairone to be pleasant, intelligent and easy to work with. I recommend him highly.
    in Penndel PA |
    I had a wonderful experience with Doctor Cairone and his assistant Amada Fleischut when I was treated for spinal stenosis at Mercer Bucks Ortho. After going thru pain management and therapy I finally agreed to have the surgery .Dr. Cairone reviewed my MRI in detail with me. He explained what was causing my pain and that the surgery would help. My surgery was on 6/7/16. I feel like the results were a miracle. A gift from an excellent surgeon to his patient. What a gift. No pain so God Bless.
    in Morrisville, PA |
    Following up for Disabled Vet's review. He got 2 second opinions from MD's, both of whom said he should most certainly follow up with physical therapy, or back excercises, and that he should certainly always seek another opinion, should never give up hope, and think he should have to live with pain for the rest of his life. He was told to do back exercises, and go back to the doctor in month, and if the pain hadn't subsided, she would send him for an MRI. Cairone was mean to a vet with PTSD.
    in Morrisville, PA |
    At the post op appt, he said no PT. He said if the pain didn't go away, nothing he can do about it, and only time will tell. Asked if 2nd surgery would help, said I'd just have to live with pain for the rest of my life. Obvious he couldn't WAIT til I left. He was calous and full of himself. He botched the Kyphoplasty. Could tell by the look on his face, when I told him the right side of my back still hurt but center pain completely gone. I suggested MRI post surgery. He said No it wouldn't help
    in Newtown, PA |
    Spent no time with me. He made me feel very defensive during the visit. He is very full of himself.
    in Levittown, PA |
    guy is not belivable, i didnt feel comfortable with his ablities didnt do well after my surgery wish i went with a different surgeon , might need to have corrective surgery too fix his work
    in Warminster, PA |
    seems he couldnt care less , just going thru the motions i think there are way better surgeons around
    in Langhorne, PA |
    On 2/8/16 Dr Cairone performed a spinal laminectomy L3, L4 anL5. The purpose of the procedure was to remove severe pain After the operation I had zero pain. I found Dr. Cairone sensitive to my concerns & attentive to me. He answered my questions in detail. He listens and then responds. I can not praise him enough, except to say, if you have pain similar to mine you can do no better than Dr Cairone. You will walk into his in pain, & later, chances are, you will have no pain.
    in Levittown, PA |
    ignorant, self centered dick, doesnt listen too what you are telling him will do whats best for himself , calls you a liar if he disagrees with what you are telling him. signed off on my back too work order even though i have other injuries and screwed me over big time, i may not be able too get my other spinal injuries repaired and lose my benefiits. PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE for other better qualified surgeons. im barely able too walk and am sti in pain after he worked on my lower back
    Philadelphia, PA |
    I would recommend another Specialist before see Dr. Cairone again. Since I have long hair and was on SSD He treated me with no respect. I was recommended by another Orthopaedic who recently did a total knee replacement. I've been diagnosed with degenerated & herniated discs for many years . After my TKR I knew my back would be realigning itself . I had a pinched sciatic nerve for two months I first went to pain management no relief.so I made an appointment with Dr Cairone I WISH I HADNT
    in Langhorne, PA |
    Dr Cairone refused to discuss any options other than major reconstructive surgery on my spine. He was curt and very dismissive of my questions about less extreme measures of dealing with my back and leg pain.
    in Yardley, PA |
    I wish I could give Dr Cairone 10 stars. Not only is he a talented surgeon but he listens to your questions - actually sits down, looks you in the eye & addresses concerns. Many patients come in wanting the quick fix. I did, too, but you have to prove to him that you need surgery. He will not just cut you open for the sake of doing surgery. Do PT, have the epidurals, listen to his reasons for asking you to do it, then consider surgery. I don't wish for surgery again but wouldn't hesitate w/ him.
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    Dr. Cairone's Care Philosophy

    I believe in doing surgery only when needed and only after all conservative measures have been exhausted. I pride myself on being up to date surgically with the most current minimally invasive technology for spine surgery. The fields of disc replacement and minimally invasive lumbar surgery are making recovery much faster and less painful, with excellent results.

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

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osgood Schlatter Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rib Fracture
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Still's Disease
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture


    • Medical School
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

      Graduated in 1999

    • Internship Hospital
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

      Completed in 2000

    • Residency Hospital
      Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

      Completed in 2004

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Pennsylvania-Spine Surgery

      Completed in 2005

    • Undergraduate School
      Lycoming College

      Graduated in 1995

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Disc Replacement
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate