NJ Top Doctor – Steven J. Valentino, D.O.

  Scotch Plains, NJ – February 2013   Dr. Steven Valentino, NJ Top Doc, is an Orthopedic Surgeon with a subspecialty in Spine Surgery and is recognized for his excellence in the field of spine surgery.  Dr. Valentino is a board certified, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania fellowship-trained spine surgeon who has practiced in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area for 20 years. Dr. Valentino has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement.The goal of minimally invasive spine surgery is to achieve the same effect as with traditional surgery, but to do so through small incisions.Surgery is sometimes done through small tubes. There are minimally invasive techniques for several spinal surgeries including fusion and discectomy. The advantage to the patient is fewer traumas to muscles, minimal blood loss and a much quicker recovery.Most patients feel comfortable going home within 23 hours of the surgery. Artificial Disc replacement is a significant advance is spine surgery for select individuals. The disc can now be replaced, preserving motion and flexibility. Dr. Valentino has a conservative approach to the care of his patients and encourages non-surgical treatment first. Many patients will get better with rest, medication, strengthening and physical Read More