Advocare Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Sparta NJ, Chester NJ
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  • Offices in
  • Sparta
  • Chester
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Advocare Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center

About Us

Advocare Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center’s team is your top choice for innovative, patient centered orthopedic care. Led by John Vitolo, MD, the center is here to offer you the highest quality orthopedic care. Regardless of your injury or chronic condition, the team at Advocare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine is ready to help you return to your active lifestyle.

Our Doctor

John Vitolo, M.D.

Dr. Vitolo understands the importance of building relationships with his patients and their families, as well as referring physicians. He is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and holds a specialty certification in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Vitolo is a former team orthopedic surgeon for the Boston Red Sox and trained at the prestigious University of Massachussets Medical Center where he treated many well-known college and professional athletes. Plus, Dr. Vitolo is one of a select group of orthopedic surgeons selected by Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ) to provide clinical training to student physicians.

Orthopedic surgeon, John Vitolo, MD is dedicated to providing you with the personalized attention you deserve throughout your care, which includes the latest surgical techniques and technology, and a full spectrum of rehabilitation and other support programs.

Education & Training
  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – UMDNJ
  • Rutgers University Medical School
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • University of Massachusetts
Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Subspecialty In Sports Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital
  • Surgery Center of Northwest Jersey
  • Emmaus Surgery Center
Honors and Awards
  • 1990-1994 – Boston Red Sox
    • Major League Baseball
  • 1996-2005 – New Jersey Cardinals
    • Single A Baseball League
  • 2006-2009 – Sussex Skyhawks
    • Canadian-American Baseball League
  • 2008-present – Sussex County Community College
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • New Jersey Orthopedic Society
Our Services
  • Dr. Vitolo specializes in the treatment of the following:
    • All Sports Injuries
      • Football
      • Soccer
      • Baseball/Softball
      • Basketball
      • Lacrosse
      • Hockey
      • Field Hockey
    • Workplace injuries
    • Knee conditions/Injuries
      • ACL Repair
      • Meniscal Tears/Repairs
      • Collateral Ligament Sprains
      • Patellofemoral Pain (Chondromalacia of Patella & Plica)
    • Shoulder conditions/injuries
      • Shoulder Impingement/Bursitis
      • Rotator Cuff Tears
      • Labral Tears/Labrum Injuries
      • Biceps Tendon Tear
    • Achilles Tendon Injuries
    • Fractures/Trauma
    • Arthritis
Sparta Location
Phone: 973-300-1553
Fax: 973-383-6236
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 2:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Chester Location
Phone: 973-300-1553
Fax: 973-383-6236
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Please Note:

*Open every other Tuesday


Advocare participates with most major insurance plans.

As participation varies by region, specialty, and physician, we recommend that you contact either our office or your insurance company representative to verify that your insurance plan is accepted.

I met Dr. Vitolo in St. Clares Hospital in Denville when I broke my ankle and he’s a great doctor. So I drive from Denville to see him and his staff because they are all great and helpful. I would never consider changing orthopedists.

Everyone was knowledgeable, caring and friendly. I wouldn’t go to any other orthopedist for my care. The entire staff is wonderful and efficient.

I was actually early for my appointment and I was taken in a soon as I got there. How often do you find that at a doctor’s office? Talk about great service.