The Neurosurgery Program of RWJBarnabas Health in Partnership with Rutgers and New Jersey Medical Schools

New Jersey’s Most Comprehensive Neurosurgery Program

The Neurosurgery Program of RWJBarnabas Health in partnership with Rutgers and New Jersey Medical Schools offers children and adults throughout the state of New Jersey with access to renowned neurological care. Comprised of leading neurologists, surgeons, and specialists who leverage advanced technology, innovative surgical techniques, and their own expertise and research, our comprehensive Neurosurgery Program is capable of treating even the most complex cases.

If you are searching for cutting-edge neurological care and neurosurgery services, you can be confident about placing your trust in a program that has earned national recognition, and which is committed to delivering innovative, value-driven patient care.

World-Class Health Care

The Neurosurgery Program is a product of a collaborative partnership between RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School. Through the largest integrated academic and health care delivery system in the state of New Jersey, patients of our Neurosurgery Program benefit from world-class care driven by leading-edge research, education, and clinical trials for the treatment of various brain, spine, and neuromuscular disorders.

Led by a global leader in neurosurgery, Dr. Anil Nanda, and backed by nationally recognized specialists and researchers, our program performs countless brain and spine surgeries every year, correcting malformations, removing brain and spine tumors, and providing pain relief caused by neurological disease or trauma, and contributes to the advancement of research, innovation, and new techniques so critical in this complex field.

Comprehensive Services

Our Neurosurgery Program is only one component of care provided through a system recognized among the state’s best neuroscience institutes. The depth of our practice ensures access to comprehensive and coordinated services for a range of neurological issues. From advanced diagnostic technologies and innovative therapies to breakthrough neurosurgery and patient rehabilitation, social work, and support services, our facilities address provide comprehensive quality of life solutions.

A Team of Leading Experts

The Department of Neurosurgery is helmed by acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr. Anil Nanda, the Founding chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center–Shreveport who has cultivated an international reputation for his clinical, research, and academic achievements.

Dr. Nanda is backed by an interdisciplinary team of talented specialists, including widely recognized leaders in neurosurgery and neurological care hand-picked to enhance RWJBarnabas Health’s and Rutgers’ stature as a destination neurosciences center. This includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, and specialists in neuro- intensive care, anesthesia, radiology, pathology, and oncology affiliated with top-tier programs such as the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Their collective experience and research continue to yield many innovative surgical treatments and techniques that distinguish the Neurosurgery Program as a center of excellence.

With the support of specially trained nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, and other experienced professionals, our team serves as a comprehensive support system, and provides the compassionate, caring approach that sets our program apart.

A Regional Resource

The Neurosurgery Program of RWJBarnabas Health in partnership with Rutgers and New Jersey Medical Schools has become a regional resource for physicians, educators, and specialists across the region. This includes our work with referral consultations, medical seminars, and community support and education programs which improve the quality and accessibility of care for individuals and families coping with neurological disorders.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our state-of-the art facilities are capable of providing the most advanced diagnostic technologies, operating rooms, and medical and surgical techniques available, including innovative approaches pioneered by members of our own team. In addition to cutting-edge clinical trials, medical research, and advanced surgical procedures, our capabilities and resources provide patients with access to facilities that feature:

  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Regional Trauma Center
  • State-Designated Stoke Center
  • ALS / Muscular Dystrophy Center
  • Level 3 Epilepsy Center

Treatment Options

Our neurosurgery experts are among the most experienced in the state, and harness the power of the latest technology and research to offer a full spectrum of neurology and neurosurgical services. This includes various clinical trials, non-invasive therapies, minimally invasive techniques, new and traditional surgical approaches, and other treatment options. Some of our services and resources include:

  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Brain and spine cancer surgery
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Intraoperative MRI-based, image-guided surgical technology
  • Endoscopic surgery for pituitary tumors and other conditions
  • Microsurgical treatment of brain aneurysms
  • “Awake” brain surgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Advanced ration therapy, CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Video EEG ad brain mapping

The Neurosurgery Program of RWJBarnabas Health in partnership with Rutgers and New Jersey Medical Schools is committed to serving as a center of excellence in the treatment of brain, spine, and neuromuscular conditions affecting both children and adults. As recognized innovators, researchers, and educators in this dynamic field, we leverage the RWJBaranabas - Rutgers Health partnership to ensure high quality and world-class neurosurgical care.