The New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C. is a specialty center dedicated exclusively to caring for patients with disorders of the spine. Dr. Sandro LaRocca is director and founder of the institute and is a fellowship trained spine surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is committed to providing excellent, state of the art care. Patient education is paramount to successful treatment, and the staff at NJNBI is committed to making sure patients fully understand their problem and the rationale for treatment.

Patients are guided through a multidisciplinary approach involving a network of pain management specialists, physiatrists, therapists, and other specialists providing various modalities of treatment. When surgery is necessary, patients benefit from Dr. LaRocca’s surgical expertise in spinal surgery. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive and open techniques of spinal reconstruction, stabilization, and nerve (spinal cord) decompression of the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar (low back) spine. The traditional techniques may involve using large incisions to access the spine during surgery. In certain cases, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) can be used as an alternative. Advanced techniques and technology are used to minimize the incision to access the spine. This can result in decreased pain, complications, and recovery time after surgery. Time in the hospital is decreased and, in many cases, patients go home on the day of surgery.

Dr. LaRocca has expertise in the treatment of spinal disorders including:

1. Trauma

2. Degenerative (spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease)

3. Herniated discs (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)

4. Radiculopathy/sciatica

5. Tumor

6. Infection

7. Inflammatory disorders

8. Scoliosis

9. Congenital

Common Surgical Procedures include:

1. Lumbar Microdiscectomy.

2. Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar fusion. Minimally invasive and open.

3. Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar laminectomy. Minimally invasive and open.

4. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

5. Cervical disc replacement/arthroplasty.

6. Lumbar disc replacement/arthroplasty.

7. Reconstructive surgery for adult scoliosis.

To make an appointment to see Dr. LaRocca for a spine consultation, please call 609-896-0020.

NJ Neck & Back Institute, 3131 Princeton Pike, Building 6, Suite 106, Lawrenceville. 609-896-0020. www.njnbi.com.

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