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Vincent Arlet, MD

Vincent Arlet, MD Physician

Chief of Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Spanish

Dr. Arlet is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Vincent Arlet

Vincent Arlet, MD serves as Chief of Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Medicine. He has clinical expertise in the treatment of spinal deformity, including Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Flat back and Spondylolisthesis, and complex revision Spinal Surgery. He has completed over 3,000 spinal deformity operations in both adult and pediatric patients.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Arlet has published more than 150 peer review and book chapters on the topic. His research concerns the surgical outcome of patients with spinal deformity and he travels to Trinidad twice annually to operate on patients suffering this condition. Dr. Arlet is a past traveling fellow and an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society.

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in the Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery in the Lumbar Spine
  • Back Surgery
  • Biological Enhancement of Spinal Fusion
  • Broken Coccyx
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Arthritis
  • Cervical Bone Spur
  • Cervical Compression Fracture
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Displacement
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Laminotomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Revision Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Fracture
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Steroid Injection
  • Complex Spinal Deformities
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Compression Fractures
  • Congenital Scoliosis
  • Cordotomy
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Facet Injection
  • Facet Surgery
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Flatback Syndrome Post Harrington Rods
  • Foot Drag
  • Foot Drop
  • Growing Rods
  • Herniated Disc
  • Instrumented Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion (ACDF)
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Junctional Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Fusion
  • Lumbar Stress Fracture
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesion
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Magnetic Expansion Control
  • Mehta Casting
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Laminoplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Occipito-Cervical Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Fusion, Without Instrumentation
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Instrumentation and Fusion
  • Post-Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Revision of Spinal Surgery
  • Rhizotomy
  • Rigo Cheneau Bracing
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacroiliac Joint Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Joint Surgery
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Scheuermann Disease
  • Scheuermann's Kyphosis
  • Schroth Therapy
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Abscess Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cyst Removal
  • Spinal Dural Graft
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Meningioma
  • Spinal Microsurgery
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tethering for Scoliosis
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spine Stapling
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Surgery for Sciatica
  • Surgical Treatment of Myelopathy
  • Tarlov Cysts
  • Tethered Spinal Cord
  • Thoracic Disc Herniation
  • Thoracic Laminectomy
  • Vascular Malformations of the Spine
  • Vertebrae Surgery
  • Vertebral Epiphysitis
  • Vertebral Stapling
  • Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib
  • X-Stop Surgery
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Faculte de Medecine Paris-Ouest
Residency: Paris University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Paris University School of Medicine
Residency:

Memberships

American Medical Association, National AO North American Spine, National Canadian Orthopaedic Association, International Medical Advisory Board: Foundation of complex Orthopaedic and Spine, National North American Spine Society, National Sciolosis Research Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Arlet is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Lafage Virginie, Smith Justin S, Bess Shay, Schwab Frank J, Ames Christopher P, Klineberg Eric, Arlet Vincent, Hostin Richard, Burton Douglas C, Shaffrey Christopher I: Sagittal spino-pelvic alignment failures following three column thoracic osteotomy for adult spinal deformity. European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society : 2011.

Yang Scott, Jones-Quaidoo Sean M, Eager Matthew, Griffin Justin W, Reddi Vasantha, Novicoff Wendy, Shilt Jeffrey, Bersusky Ernesto, Defino Helton, Ouellet Jean, Arlet Vincent: Right adolescent idiopathic thoracic curve (Lenke 1 A and B): does cost of instrumentation and implant density improve radiographic and cosmetic parameters? European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society 20 (7): 1039-47,2011.

Yang Xinlin, Wang Daidong, Hao Jianrong, Gong Meiqing, Arlet Vincent, Balian Gary, Shen Francis H, Li Xudong Joshua: Enhancement of matrix production and cell proliferation in human annulus cells under bioreactor culture. Tissue engineering. Part A 17 (11-12): 1595-603,2011.

Jones-Quaidoo Sean M, Yang Scott, Arlet Vincent: Surgical management of spinal deformities in cerebral palsy. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine 13 (6): 672-85,2010.

Jones-Quaidoo, S., Nobicoff, W., Arlet: The Shadow sign a radiographic distinction between titanium and stainless steel instrumentation Eurospine Annual Meeting, Vienna Austria : 2010.

Yang, S., Arlet.: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Lenke 1A & 1B, does cost instrumentation and cost density change radiographic and cosmetic parameters. Eurospine, Vienna, Austria : 2010.

Yang Xinlin, Wan Yueping, Qiao Xinge, Arlet Vincent, Li Xudong: Transcriptional alteration of matrix-related gene expression in cultured human disc cells by nanoparticles of a bismethanophosphonate fullerene. Cell biology international 34 (8): 837-44,2010.

Hicks John M, Singla Amit, Shen Francis H, Arlet Vincent: Complications of pedicle screw fixation in scoliosis surgery: a systematic review. Spine 35 (11): E465-70,2010.

Feng Gang, Yang Xinlin, Shang Hulan, Marks Ian W, Shen Francis H, Katz Adam, Arlet Vincent, Laurencin Cato T, Li Xudong: Multipotential differentiation of human anulus fibrosus cells: an in vitro study. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 92 (3): 675-85,2010.

Coe Jeffrey D, Smith Justin S, Berven Sigurd, Arlet Vincent, Donaldson William, Hanson Darrell, Mudiyam Ram, Perra Joseph, Owen Jeffrey, Marks Michelle C, Shaffrey Christopher I: Complications of spinal fusion for scheuermann kyphosis: a report of the scoliosis research society morbidity and mortality committee. Spine 35 (1): 99-103,2010.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Neurosurgery
235 South 8th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)