Care for brain, spine and peripheral nerve disorders
At Hackensack Meridian Health, we’re ready for any neurological disorder our patients face. We take an unparalleled, comprehensive approach to neurosurgical care for adults and children with brain, spine, peripheral nerve and other central nervous system disorders—including conditions ranging from emergent brain trauma and strokes to brain and spine tumors, to complex spine disorders, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.
We have the largest neurology and neurosurgery program in the state. Our team provides the highest level of care for rare and complex neurological conditions using advanced surgical and therapeutic techniques, pioneering translational research and advanced technologies, including MRI-guided laser ablation, focused ultrasound and 3D-augmented reality.
And our team of experts contribute to some of the best outcomes with minimally invasive spine, skull base and peripheral nerve surgeries, for smaller incisions, shorter operative times and faster recoveries. If you or a loved one requires neurosurgery, you can trust the experts at Hackensack Meridian Health to provide you with access to compassionate care, innovative procedures and promising clinical trials.
Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health
We have the largest network of multidisciplinary providers at three neurosurgical destination centers that support multiple locations throughout New Jersey.
Comprehensive CareOur neurology and neurosurgery care consistently rank among the best in the state. We combine leading-edge treatment and research with expert clinical care in the most comprehensive health care network in New Jersey. We use the most advanced surgical technologies, such as intraoperative MRI scanning, brain mapping, laser ablation, focused ultrasound and stereotactic radiosurgery for:
- Brain and Spine Tumors
- Movement Disorders — including Parkinson’s, essential tremors, generalized and focal dystonias, and facial pain disorders
- Neurovascular and Endovascular Surgery — brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and stroke
- Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery
- Pediatric Neurosurgery
- Skull Base Surgery
- Spine Surgery
Our LocationsHackensack Meridian Health has three neurosurgical destination centers, each supporting multiple network hospitals in north, central and south New Jersey.
680 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 300
Oradell, NJ 07649
Led by Patrick Roth, M.D., our team of specialized neurosurgeons and neurologists are among the most highly trained and experienced in the country, achieving unparalleled outcomes when treating simple and complex brain and spine tumors.
Hackensack University Medical Center is the only location in New Jersey that offers focused ultrasound, a minimally invasive treatment for patients with essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease tremor that has not responded to medications. Plus, Hackensack University Medical Center is the only New Jersey hospital nationally-ranked in Neurology & Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.
Meet Our Team
19 Davis Avenue, 4th Floor
Neptune, NJ 07753
Led by Shabbar Danish, M.D., our fellowship trained neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-oncologists, and care team specialists work with patients to create and manage unique treatment plans. Dr. Danish is the region’s expert in care for patients with brain tumors, movement disorders, epilepsy and facial pain. Known worldwide for his expertise, he has pioneered techniques for deep brain stimulation and MRI guided laser therapy for inoperable brain tumors.
Our Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery uses the most advanced treatment options to help restore function in patients who have suffered from stroke, neuropathy, brachial plexus injuries, diaphragm paralysis and other conditions. Co-directed by Andrew Elkwood, M.D., and Matthew Kaufman, M.D., our internationally-renowned team performs nerve-related surgeries and procedures that allow patients with inoperable injuries or who have been told that they have limited treatment options go on to live full and active lives. Patients travel from around the world to receive care at our center.
Meet Our Team
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
Led by Thomas Steineke, M.D., our internationally recognized multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neurologists and care specialists are pioneering advancements in brain and spine tumor care. With advanced training in complex brain tumors and neurovascular conditions such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations in both adults and children, our team provides brain and spinal tumor diagnosis, management, recovery, and physical rehabilitation services under one roof.
JFK University Medical Center is currently the only hospital in New Jersey to use virtual reality technology to plan surgery, giving patients a realistic, three-dimensional view of what their surgery will entail. VR is also changing the way surgeries are practiced and performed, even reducing the amount of time spent in the operating room.
Our Neuroscience Experts
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologists and neurosurgeons are equipped to care for the most intricate cases and provide you with the best treatment options possible.