New Jersey Spine Surgery

Treatment for conditions of the back, spine and neck

In many cases, back and neck pains go away without treatment, but if you have been suffering sharp, severe pains, or aches that have lasted longer than two weeks, surgery may be necessary to help you recover. We are pleased to operate spine surgery centers nationally-certified by the Joint Commission. We provide comprehensive treatments for conditions of the spine, back and neck performed by surgeons who have completed advanced orthopedic surgery training.

Spine surgery is safe and minimally invasive

Your physician should not recommend spinal surgery unless you have a serious injury or other treatments have proven ineffective. Spine surgery can be very effective, but only when used properly. Your orthopedic team should have a firm idea of what’s causing your back pain before building a surgical treatment plan.

The following are some common spinal procedures:

  • Disc removal and disc replacement – Each of your vertebrae is cushioned by rubbery pieces of cartilage called discs. Discs absorb shock and keep vertebrae in place. When a disc gets damaged or slips out of place, pressure is exerted on the spinal nerves. When this is the cause of your back pain, an orthopedist can perform surgery to remove or replace the defective disc.
  • Spinal fusion – Many forms of back pain can be treated with spinal fusion. In this procedure, two vertebrae are fused together, limiting their movement and protecting your spinal nerves from damage. Spinal fusion is very safe and, in most cases, the fusion does not limit the patient’s range-of-motion.
  • Foraminotomy – In this procedure, bone is removed along the side of the vertebrae in order to relieve pressure on the nerves. A spinal fusion may also be required to strengthen the spine.
  • Laminectomy – The lamina is a piece of bone that covers the spinal canal. During a laminectomy, the lamia is removed to widen the spinal canal and relieve pressure on spinal nerves. This is a common treatment for spinal arthritis, which can cause the lamia to develop painful growths.

Advancements in technology have made many spinal procedures simpler and less invasive. Many procedures can be done with only a few small incisions in the back, making the post-surgical recovery period easier. Complications from back surgery are rare, but you should speak with your doctor about the pros and cons of any procedure, including the likelihood that it will help with your pain, before committing to surgery.

Patient Stories

  • The Freehold resident finally found relief at The Spine Center at Monmouth Medical Center in nearby Long Branch, New Jersey.

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  • Before my surgeries, it was increasingly more difficult to walk, to exercise, to ski because of the pain. Consequently, the knee replacement surgery was like a miracle to me.

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
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Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
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The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
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Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
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Medical Specialty Services at Bayonne
16 East 29th Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(973) 926-7280
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The Family Health Center (FHC) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
166 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7300
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Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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Provident Bank Ambulatory Center
395 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
(201) 915-2410
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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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