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About NJ Spine & Orthopedic


What Is Minimally Invasive Treatment?

The purpose of minimally invasive treatment is to treat a wide variety of spinal disorders with the least amount of trauma to the surrounding tissue. Our accredited and board-certified spine surgeons always provide patients with a comprehensive evaluation of their spinal condition and a diagnosis that helps determine the best path for recovery.

NJSO encourages our patients to explore all treatment options before making a final decision. Many choose a minimally invasive procedure rather than traditional surgical methods.

Surgeries that involve minimized invasiveness to correct diseases related to the spine include benefits like:

  • Shorter recovery times
  • Less blood loss
  • Less trauma to spinal muscles and tissue
  • Reduced pain when healing

All of these lead to overall better quality of life and typically produce better results.

What Are Minimally Invasive Spine Treatments Like?

Our minimally invasive spine treatments utilize a small endoscope with a camera attached to its end. The endoscope enters the body through a tiny incision made in the skin. The surgeon then uses specially designed surgical tools to move tissue and muscles away from the spinal area and gain access to the affected area. Because tissue and muscles are only moved and not cut, trauma, pain, and bleeding are all considerably reduced.

  • Reduced Pain

  • Decreased Trauma

  • Faster Recovery Times

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Our Approach to Minimally Invasive Laser Spine Surgery

Our team of spinal specialists will carefully assess your health condition to determine whether minimal laser spine surgery is the right treatment for you. At NJSO, our doctors always start with conservative treatment options before we recommend surgery, which could include:

Pain management

Pain management treatment plans will include a review of any current prescriptions, the type and location of your pain, and recommendations for medication to treat your discomfort. This managed care could also include injection therapies to isolate the source of the pain and provide relief.

Physical therapy

Strengthening spinal muscles and ligaments is often the first course of treatment for patients dealing with flare-ups due to degenerative disc disease (DDS) and other strains.

Therapeutic ice and/or heat

For some patients, traditional approaches like five- to twenty-minute applications of ice or heat can prove extremely therapeutic to their spine condition. In conjunction with physical therapy, this treatment can bring much-needed pain relief and stimulate healing.

In circumstances where conservative treatment plans aren’t working, then we use minimally invasive spine surgery to ease your pain and help you get back to the life you once enjoyed.

If you suffer from chronic spine, back, or neck pain, our outpatient spinal procedures may be the perfect solution for you.

To find out more, call (855) 586-2615 for a free consultation with one of our doctors today.

Spine Conditions & Symptoms

The spine serves as the very foundation for your musculoskeletal system. If you are in pain, you need to know why. Learn more about the many spine conditions that affect patients every day and discover how NJSO can provide treatment options best suited for your spinal issues. Our team of board-certified surgeons provides life-changing procedures for a wide range of spine-related injuries and diseases, including:

Traumatic Spinal Injuries

When a vertebra or disc begins adding pressure on the spinal cord, this can lead to an injury resulting in debilitating pain and mobility loss. Spinal cord injuries can occur from trauma to the back, resulting in the vertebrae or discs pushing onto the spinal cord and causing pain or loss of movement.

Degenerative Disc Disease and Other Related Vertebral Conditions

As we age or suffer from an injury to our backs, deteriorating spinal conditions like arthritis, spinal stenosis, and others can begin to affect our daily lives with constant pain and difficulty moving around.

Ruptures, Tears, and Herniations of Discs

For a torn or bulging disc to occur, there is often a history of injury, accident, or a congenital structural abnormality of the spinal column.

Spinal Deformities

Spinal structures that do not form correctly result in alignment and stability issues due to conditions like scoliosis.



“Dr Katzman is a rock star surgeon. After two botched surgeries by others, he did a triple disc fusion for me. My symptoms are improving everyday as I am 4 mos out post surgery. He was willing to work on me while others were not. I highly recommend him! His staff is also absolutely the best, – caring, compassionate and very effective in their respective roles.

– Roe Molloy, January 2021

Spine Procedures & Treatments

Surgical treatment options for the spine can vary widely, and it’s important to understand all of the options available. NJSO offers extensive information on the many different spine surgeries and conservative treatment options available for your spinal condition.

Some of the minimally invasive procedures we offer to our patients include:

  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc
  • Laser Spine Surgery

Our surgeons have extensive training and experience in performing these types of minimally invasive procedures, many of which can be done in an outpatient surgery setting. This means that our patients can recover in the comfort of their own homes, with less pain, and enjoy quicker recovery times.


“Dr Katzman & Dominic are the best. Had 5 bulging/herniated discs all in lumbar section of spine and they cleaned up my spine. I can now walk w/o pain, as I heal, I hope to gain more distance and I thank both of them whole heartedly.”

– Linda Drake, October 2020

Meet Our Doctors

NJSO has board-certified physicians and medical experts dedicated to providing the best quality of care possible to our patients. Our aim is to help them achieve pain-free living with minimally invasive surgical treatment options. As members of organizations like the American College of Physicians and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, individuals can rely on us to help them regain enjoyment in their lives once again with faster healing times and empathetic patient care.

Our surgeons and physicians have made it their mission to assist patients in leading normal healthy lives full of joy and activity. NJSO helps this dream become a reality, with our team of orthopedic spine specialists committed to effective pain management and comprehensive care planning.


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We Treat People, not Patients

If you or a family member is suffering from a health condition related to the spine, NJSO is here to provide the most advanced treatment options available for spinal disorders and trauma. From spondylolisthesis to fractures of the vertebrae, our team of doctors and surgeons will help you get on the path to recovery and back on track to accomplishing your goals in life.

Don’t suffer in pain when you don’t need to. Contact our office today online or call (866) 272-9271. You can also use our free Treatment Finder tool. We are here to help you get your life back and get you on the road to healing quickly and safely.