James Sanfilippo M.D., M.B.A.
Back, Neck, Spine, Trauma
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Sanfilippo.
“Had two vertebrae fused together in my lower back. Required screws and rods. Dr Sanfilippo and his staff were excellent to work with, very pleasant,efficient and informative. They gave me a great sense of confidence and took care of setting up all my appointments and made it easy for me. Surgery went well and I was treated very well in my one night stay in the hospital. After getting home I was diligent at being consist with eating the right foods, walking,icing and doing everything I was told to do. I had a little pain and discomfort in the first week but my recovery was excellent. I am 4 months after surgery and it was the best decision I every made! DR Sanfilippo and his staff gave me a quality of life back that I thought I would never have again! I will forever be grateful and thankful for all they did for me!!!!”
– Leroy M.
“Dr. Sanfilippo has to be one of the kindest doctors I have ever come in contact with. He took the time to listen to me and prescribe the appropriate therapy. I would HIGHLY recommend him to others!”
– Corianne B.
“This appt. was for a second opinion about a herniated disc that I have. Dr. Sanfilippo was awesome. I would highly recommend him and the entire staff at your location to anyone who was in need of orthopedic help.”
– Anne C.
“Dr. Axelrod was professional and pleasant and help me with my issue.”
– Sal V.
“I had a cervical fusion yesterday for one level, C5-C6, performed by Dr. Sanfilippo. Already, the pain I had been experiencing for a decade is gone. I can't feel it at all! I'm feeling really great and can't wait to fully heal to see what it's like to live without the usual back and arm pain I've grown so accustomed to. Big thanks for Dr. Sanfillippo and his team. Everyone was very courteous, informative, and seemed to truly care about my problem. Will recommend anyone with similar problems come and get fixed here too!”
– August C.
“Dr. Sanfliippo's bedside manor is impeccable and he went beyond my expectations. After the surgery my pain was manageable better then what I expected. The incision is healing very well. At post op he explained everything what to expect and everything is said happened exactly. I am only 2 weeks from my surgery and I am totally satisfied with his surgery. If anyone out there is thing about getting spinal fusion l4 l5, Dr Sanfliippo is surgeon to request.”
– Robert K.
“Dr. Sanfilippo is amazing. A truly great experience when dealing with something not fun. I recommend him whole heartedly.”
– Kathleen T.
“Dr. Sanfilippo has always treated me with respect and taken the time to share information about my X-ray results. He gives me the time I need, and I always feel heard. Yesterday, I used the walk-in service after a fall, and they were wonderful. They provide great service.”
– Maureen F.
“My experience with Dr. Sanfilippo in particular and Reconstructive Orthopedics in general have been outstanding. Dr. Sanfilippo, his PA, the technicians as well as the office staff are to a person just terrific. I would consider myself a pretty well informed patient and due to an auto accident and a football career through to the college level, I've had the unfortunate experience of over a dozen surgeries. The spinal surgery performed by Dr. Sanfilippo this past January was by far the most serious and potentially debilitating in my experience. The procedure was explained in detail, all of my questions were answered - if they had already not been anticipated - and I was treated with kindness and care, something rare these days. Reconstructive Orthopedics makes use of technology in their office that is patient friendly and efficient. The appointments were very timely with almost no wait time and their follow up within the medical community (radiology, primary care physician, pharmacy, specialists, etc) were seamless. I would strongly - and in fact already have - recommended this group for any orthopedic procedure that an individual might need. If something as serious as major surgery can be described as a positive experience, that was certainly my experience with Dr. Sanfilippo and the team at Reconstructive Orthopedics.”
– Ken D.
“Dr. Sanfilippo was kind but direct about my medical issues and advised a conservative course of treatment, which I greatly appreciate.”
– Phyllis B.
“Each doctor in the practice that a member of my family have seen have been wonderful. They are knowledgeable and personable and patient. I have recommended this practice to numerous people and several are now patients there. Personally, Dr. Sanfilippo and Dr. Gutman and Dr. Reid are marvelous.”
– Sharon L.
“Dr. Sanfilippo is friendly and good at explaining, listening, and answering questions.”
– Eva B.
“Dr. Sanfilippo was very courteous and knowledgeable. I only had two appointments; I needed no further treatment or surgery.”
– Maria T.
“Dr. Sanfilippo made me feel relaxed. He explained my problem with great patience and answered all my questions. When I agreed to surgery, he told me it would be a pleasure to take care of me.”
– Catherine K.
“Dr. Sanfilipo spent a lot of time with me and was not in a hurry to push me out. He gave me a cell number in case of emergency and was honest in discussing my recovery.”
– Carl S.
“Dr. Sanfilippo is very helpful and informative. He is compassionate and takes his time answering questions. Excellent doctor.”
– David W.
“Dr. Sanfillipo was very good and I felt very comfortable with him.”
– Clay C.
“Dr. Sanfilippo performed back surgery on me. I am now doing terrific and absolutely pain free. He did a wonderful job. I love him!”
– Donna K.
“Dr. Sanfilippo always takes his time and explains things so that I understand what’s going on with my situation. He is my surgeon and I trust him. His staff is always friendly and compliment the experience.”
– Stuart M.
“Dr. Sanfilippo spent the time discussing my symptoms and tests result, which made me feel very comfortable with the care I am receiving.”
– Michael S.
“This doctor was very thorough with me.”
– Dawn F.
“Dr. Sanfilippo was excellent from my first visit to my last. His knowledge was accurately diagnose, and ultimately fix my back through surgery enabling me to get my life back, as I suffered greatly with pain. I am currently doing great and I have the Dr. Sanilippo to thank. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Sanfilippo to my friends, family and co-workers.”
– James B.
“Dr. Sanfilippo, in my opinion, is the best in his field. He is knowledgeable but explains everything and then wants to hear what you think and, as in my case was/is honest and stated that he did not feel that surgery was the answer for me. I would trust Dr. Sanfilippo if I ever did need any surgery in his field of Practice. He is knowledgeable, polite, open to listening to you, and explains things extremely well.”
– Ronald P.
“Timely, courteous, very professional, office staff both on phone at at office seem to care personally. Surgery went very well, can't even see the incision in my throat. Job well done. Outstanding. Thank you.”
– James L.
“I had previously seen Dr. Gutman, and can only say good things about her and her treatment, but the results were not long enough lasting for me. After drifting from various back surgeons in the Delaware Valley, I selected Dr. Sanfilippo do perform minimally invasive laminectomy surgery on my L4-5 area. I had been suffering for quite some time due to a mild back issue which had been aggravated by heavy lifting during peritoneal dialysis. Prior to seeing Dr. Sanfilippo I was barely able to sit, stand, lie down, or walk. My back hurt, my legs hurt, and I had such weakness that I had difficulty walking up a flight of stairs. Now, just two weeks later, my pain is almost totally gone, with rare spurts of nerve pain in my legs from awakening nerves, my core strength, though still somewhat diminished, has already improved. I can walk up a flight of stairs "normally", and I can get out of a chair without pushing off the arm rests. I still have a way to go to regain strength and flexibility. I feel great!!!!”
– Mark B.
“Dr. Sanfilippo is truly one of the best doctors that I have ever been lucky enough to know—he has made such an impact on my life. Before he did my neck surgery, my left arm and leg were numb and no matter where I went, I would have to find somewhere to sit and relieve the pain and tingling. That is gone since my surgery. Dr. Sanfilippo is truly an asset to your practice and I consider myself very lucky to have had him as my physician.”
– Pamela W.