NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. John Vitolo of Advocare Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center!

        Dr. John Vitolo has trained at the following prestigious institutions: 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 Dr. Vitolo is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has an orthopedic surgery subspecialty in Sports Medicine.  He has hospital privileges at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Surgery Center of Northwest Jersey, and Specialty Surgery Center.  Dr. Vitolo also has memberships at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the New Jersey Orthopedic Society. Dr. Vitolo was team physician for the Boston Red Sox from 1990 – 1994.  He was team physician for the New Jersey Cardinals (Single A Baseball League) from 1996 – 2005.  He was also team physician for the Sussex Skyhawks (Canadian-American Baseball League) 2006 – 2009.  From 2008 – present, Dr. Vitolo has been the team physician for Sussex County Community College. 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 Read More

NJ Top Docs Proudly Presents, Dr. Haim Blecher!

NJ Top Doctor – Haim D. Blecher, M.D. May 22, 2014 Dr. Haim D. Blecher, NJ Top Doc, is a Fellowship trained, Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and founder of University Spine Associates. Dr. Blecher is an attending orthopedic spinal surgeon at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, which was rated as one of the top 50 hospitals in the US World and News report. Dr. Blecher has spent years treating complex spinal trauma, tumor and deformity conditions. Dr. Blecher and University Spine Associates now offer out patient, same day surgical options to a vast number of patients. Using advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Blecher now performs many surgeries at a surgical center where patients go home several hours after their life changing procedures. University Spine Associates is a state-of-the-art spinal surgery practice that puts 100% emphasis on high-quality patient care for patients suffering from severe back pain, neck pain, and spinal deformities. Dr. Haim Blecher founded the center with the intention of providing unparalleled care to patients in need of spinal surgery. Located in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey, they are one of the few practices in the area specializing in adult spinal deformity, spinal scoliosis, as Read More

NJ Top Doctor- Daniel E. Fox, M.D., F.A.C.S. – The Center for Orthopedic Care & Sports Medicine

 Scotch Plains – April 2013 “My philosophy towards treating patients is to always try to get them back to the state they were before their injury or ailment.This is exemplified with treating athletes.I never want to tell my patient that there is nothing I can do for them and that they have to live in their compromised condition.I have focused much of my effort and expertise utilizing new cutting edge techniques to treat conditions in which previously there were less effective solutions available.”   Dr. Daniel Fox, NJ Top Doc 2012, is a Board Certified Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Community Medical Center in Toms River, New Jersey.He is both a Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and The American College of Surgeons.He is also a Fellow in The American College of Sports Medicine, The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and The Arthroscopy Association of North America. “Over the years I have enjoyed treating high school, college, and professional athletes as well as recreational athletes.I especially get great satisfaction seeing the local high school athletes that I have treated for injuries over the years make it and succeed to the next level whether it be college or professional.I Read More

NJ Top Doctors – Gerald D. Hayken, M.D., FAAOS, Mark G. Schwartz, M.D., FAAOS & Andrea L. Bowers, M.D. of Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists

Scotch Plain – March 2013 Dr. Gerald D. Hayken, Dr. Mark G. Schwartz and Dr. Andrea L. Bowers, NJ Top Docs, along with two physician assistants, provide the most up to date, cutting edge orthopedic care available to a very large population of southern New Jersey.The practice spans the scope of orthopedics, including sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacements of the hip, knee and shoulder, fracture care in both children and adults, as well as general orthopedics, including work related injuries, trauma, sprain and strains, back and neck pain. The physicians of Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists have attended some of the most prestigious medical schools in the country, including Temple University School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.The physicians have also done residencies in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and attended fellowship training at the world famous Hughston Orthopedic Clinic and Hospital for Special Surgery. All three doctors are Board Certified in orthopedic surgery and have conducted research and authored or co-authored many Orthopedic publications.Dr. Hayken is the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, Read More

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