For the fourth year in a row, Dante Implicito, MD was named as a Top Doctor for Orthopedic Spine Surgery by New Jersey Monthly. His interview with New Jersey Monthly can be read below.
“I treat everything from the base of the brain to the tip of the tailbone,” says this board certified orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in degenerative spine conditions and sports injuries. Dr. Dante Implicito advocates multidisciplinary treatment for neck and back pain, employing lifestyle modifications, medication, physical therapy and epidural injections -plus state-of-the-art and minimally invasive surgery when absolutely necessary – to return patients to full function. Patients can expect to see him or his associate Dr. John Koerner at every visit.
Dr. Implicito’s interest in spine surgery dates to medical school and his brother’s back injury. “Once I saw what a spine surgeon can accomplish, I was bitten by the bug,” he says. After graduating from UMDNJ, he completed a fellowship at St. Mary’s Spine Center in San Francisco. He is section chief of spine surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he remains at the forefront of his specialty.
How This Award Is Determined
Each year Leflein Associates mails a questionnaire to every doctor licensed in New Jersey for at least five years. Each of the doctors was asked to vote for physicians he or she would choose to treat him or herself or a family member. Leflein tallied the votes and provided the preliminary results to New Jersey Monthly.
Next, New Jersey Monthly asked a blue-ribbon advisory board of New Jersey doctors to examine the preliminary results for possible additions or deletions, with special attention to physicians in their respective fields of practice or regions of the state. The 25 board members were picked by New Jersey Monthly from among top vote getters in previous surveys. Doctors are chosen for the board based on a consistently high level of votes over previous surveys in their respective specialties.
More About Dr. Implicito
New Jersey Spinal Medicine and Surgery is led by Dr. Dante Implicito and Dr. John Koerner and has offices in Glen Rock and Maywood, NJ. Both physicians have extensive training and experience in the utilization of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery techniques as well as non-surgical techniques.
While here at New Jersey Spinal Medicine and Surgery, all steps in your treatment will be clearly reviewed with you by our outstanding and expert team. Our goal is to ensure your return to the healthy and active lifestyle you enjoyed in the quickest and most effective way possible. Each patient is an individual and must be treated like an individual. Our doctors emphasize a personalized and individualized treatment plan for all of their patients that aim to ensure that each patient is educated and informed when it comes to their procedure.