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

NJ Top Doctor –Teddy L. Atik, M.D., Central Jersey Hand Surgery

Scotch Plains, NJ – December 2012 Dr. Teddy Atik, NJ Top Doc, is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. Dr. Atik trained at prestigious schools such as NYU Medical School and completed his fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Atik holds memberships from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association for Hand Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the New York Hand Society, the Philadelphia Hand Society, the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, the Steel City Hand Club, the Medical Society of New Jersey and the American Medical Association. Doctor Atik takes emergency hand calls at five hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean Counties:Jersey Shore Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, Centrastate Medical Center, Community Medical Center and Kimball Medical Center.He also works at four state of the art ambulatory care centers where he performs same day surgery.They are conveniently located throughout central New Jersey. His practice is available on call along with his four partners 24 hours a day 7 days a week.There is also a Hand Rehabilitation Unit in each of his three offices offering hand therapy and rehabilitation services. Dr. Atik’s practice is Read More