Institute for Spine and Scoliosis in Lawrenceville
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  • Areas of Practice:
  • Pediatrics - Orthopedic Care

Institute for Spine and Scoliosis

About Us

From Dr. Antonacci and the spinal professionals who assist him in surgery (Drs. ABC), to the office staff who greet you on the phone or in the office, our team members have trained for their professional careers to provide you with the top-of-the-line service and surgical care.

The team at The Institute for Spine and Scoliosis wants your experience with our office to be as pleasant and professional as possible. You may rest assured that everyone who works at the Institute for Spine and Scoliosis has your best interest in mind.

Our Doctor

M. Darryl Antonacci, MD, FACS

An internationally renowned surgeon, Dr. Antonacci has extensive surgical experience in scoliosis of both adults and children, with particular specialization in his pioneered Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC) scoliosis surgery, as well as extensive experience in complex reconstructive neck and spine surgery. He is considered one of the Top Spine Surgeons in NJ and NY. As the pioneer of ASC, he is the preeminent surgeon for ASC internationally.

Even before his pioneering advancements in scoliosis, Dr. Antonacci was pioneering other minimally invasive techniques and made pioneering advancements in muscle-sparing spine surgery as early as 2001, for the modified Wiltse approach to far lateral lumbar interbody fusion, which drastically reduces blood loss and shortens hospital stays. He uses this approach for spondylolisthesis surgery.

Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Antonacci is among a select few individuals worldwide with the expertise to perform a wide range of adult and pediatric spinal surgery, from traditional techniques to anterior scoliosis correction techniques for scoliosis, or percutaneous and mini-open approaches.

Education & Training
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Antonacci has been granted hospital privileges at some of the finest medical centers in the northeast United States.

    These locations include:

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY
  • Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro, New Jersey
  • Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ
  • As a senior spine surgery consultant, Dr. Antonacci has also performed complex scoliosis and spinal deformity surgery on children at the prestigious Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Philadelphia in the past.

    Currently, Dr. Antonacci’s ASC (Anterior Scoliosis Correction) procedures are performed approximately 20 minutes away from Newark Int’l Airport in NJ at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.

    Honors and Awards

    Dr. Antonacci has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his work on spinal disorders. He has been asked to speak, present, and moderate at the world’s foremost spinal conferences and events.

    Click here to view all of Dr. Antonacci’s honors and awards.

    Professional Memberships
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society
  • Fellow of the Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Active member of the North American Spine Society
  • Our Services

    What is Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC)?

    It is not VBT (which has high revision rates) and it’s not posterior metal rod fusion (which 100% destroys your spinal disks and back (paraspinal) muscle function).

    • ASC by Drs. ABC is a traditional anterior approach and is a multi-year, multi- generational advancement of this specifically in the hands of Drs. ABC, who pioneered it.
    • ASC by Drs. ABC is a traditional but modified anterior scoliosis correction approach.
    • It provides for an active 3D correction (untwisting the twist), that completely (100%) spares your back muscles at the same time.
    • ASC by Drs. ABC has evolved from the techniques of spinal fusion, stapling, and tethering, but now it is so much more… like current iPhones are relative to the rotary phone or flip phone.
    • ASC by Drs. ABC has proven success now for children and adults with medium or large curves.

    Click here to learn more about ASC

    Our Office
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 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
    Additional Contact Information

    In order to asses your case for Dr. Antonacci’s review, we suggest you provide the following information and medical history which applies to your case:

    • X-Ray Imaging and Reports
    • MRI Imaging and Reports
    • Insurance Name, Phone, Subscriber Name, Policy Number
    • Brief history of problem
    • Physicians Reports