ABOUT NJSO

NJ Spine and Orthopedics is dedicated to delivering minimally invasive laser spine surgeries to eliminate the pain, discomfort, and dysfunction of numerous conditions of the neck and back.

OUR CLIENTS COME FROM ALL OVER THE NATION. THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY.

Our award-winning team of NJ spine surgeons and medical staff offer the latest in research, technology, and treatments for pain management and minimally invasive surgery. Our comprehensive “concierge” services range from non-surgical, conservative methods to gentle, minimally invasive surgeries performed through incisions that are smaller than a postage stamp.

 

Our spine surgeons are dedicated to achieving the best results for every patient with the least invasive approach possible using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to promote faster recovery times that allow you to return to normal activities much sooner. We offer expert diagnosis and treatment for pain and dysfunction caused by deformity, degenerative disc disease, trauma, and failed neck or back surgeries. NJ Spine and Orthopedics operates in the most efficient way to provide a safe environment and deliver the most effective surgical services to patients in Florida, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When it comes to spine-related issues, NJ Spine & Orthopedics offers the treatment and care you deserve and expect. Regardless of the cause, our experienced team is ready to help.

 

Our experienced and board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic specialists, and physicians work together to treat specific spine and back disorders using minimally invasive techniques. We combine advanced technology with a patient-centered approach to ensure our patients get the best possible outcomes.

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NJ Spine and Orthopedic delivers the most effective surgical services to patients in Florida, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Looking for a facility? Our doctors offer outstanding, personalized care for patients all across the region. Find a location located conveniently near you.

MEET OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Douglas Slaughter, MD

Dr. Douglas Slaughter, NJSO’s newest board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has been successfully practicing orthopedic surgery for over 21 years. He specializes in using minimally…

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Dr. Douglas Slaughter, NJSO’s newest board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has been successfully practicing orthopedic surgery for over 21 years.

He specializes in using minimally invasive methods for orthopedic surgery, with a strong focus in reconstructive surgery for spinal injuries. At NJSO, Dr. Slaughter treats patients who experience conditions that affect muscles, bones, and joints due to sports and high-impact activity injuries. He also treats patients with age-related injuries due to degenerative issues.

Dr. Slaughter served in the United States Army Reserves and simultaneously received his undergraduate degree majoring in mechanical engineering and biochemistry at The Ohio State University in 1985. He then entered medical school and began his lifelong pursuit and dream of becoming a physician – stemming from the age of 8.

Dr. Slaughter received his medical degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and served his residency in orthopedic surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He further honed his orthopedic expertise in spinal reconstructive surgery in New York City at Beth Israel Spine Institute under the direction of Dr. Michael Neuwirth.

Dr. Slaughter joined Sonoran Spine Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where he developed an interest in minimally invasive techniques, which led to personally developing both spinal reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive surgery practices at Sonoran Spine Center. He is a pioneer of minimally invasive surgery and teaches his personally developed techniques to surgeons across the western and southwestern U.S.

Dr. Slaughter’s dedication to treating every patient with the least invasive methods possible has allowed him to become a leading U.S. spine surgeon and a member of the NJSO expert team.  If minimally invasive treatment is necessary, he will work with you personally to develop a treatment plan that works best for you and your needs.

Dr. Scott Katzman, MD

Dr. Scott S. Katzman received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1985. He attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia…

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  • One of the most sought after spinal surgeons in the U.S.
  • Since 1996, he has focused his career on minimally invasive spinal and laser surgical procedures.
  • Medical Degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1989
  • Graduated from the University of California at San Diego in 1985

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Coccygectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy

NJ Spine & Ortho’s Dr. Katzman is an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, and currently practices in New Jersey and Florida. In October 2015, Dr. Katzman was locally recognized as a top New Jersey doctor by The Star-Ledger’s Inside New Jersey.

After graduating from the University of California at San Diego in 1985, Dr. Scott Katzman attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Upon graduating in 1989, he completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona and went on to become a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in 1996. Since then Dr. Katzman has focused his career on minimally invasive spinal and laser surgical procedures.

As one of the most sought after spinal surgeons in the U.S., Dr. Katzman has spent time throughout his career lecturing and educating other physicians on his highly regarded techniques. He has also been a clinical instructor for companies such as Biomet, Johnson & Johnson, Othrocore, Kyphon and Clarus. His spinal disc replacement and fusion procedures are so minimally invasive, patients are often able to have their surgeries performed in an outpatient surgery center. To his patients this means less down time and a quicker recovery than most traditional spinal surgeries.

Dr. Steven Schiebert, DO

Dr. Schiebert is an internationally and nationally trained practitioner of  osteopathic medicine (DO), with 25 years of general surgical expertise and 10 years of supplementary….

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  • Internationally and nationally trained practitioner of osteopathic medicine
  • Specializes in both minimally invasive surgical techniques and sophisticated surgical procedures
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007
  • Board certification in General Surgery from Tashkent State Medical Institute in the USSR

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • TLIF
  • Axial Fusion
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Facet Fusion

NJ Spine & Ortho’s Dr. Schiebert is an internationally and nationally trained practitioner of osteopathic medicine (DO), with 25 years of general surgical expertise and 10 years of supplementary training in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Schiebert earned his board certification in General Surgery from Tashkent State Medical Institute in the USSR, before relocating to the United States, where he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT) in 2007.

Upon graduating in 2007, Dr. Schiebert completed four years of residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at North Shore—LIJ/Plainview Hospital, before performing an additional year of fellowship at Brown Warren Alpert Medical School in order to receive specialty training in spine surgery.

With licensures to practice medicine in both New Jersey and New York, Dr. Schiebert specializes in both minimally invasive surgical techniques (e.g. transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), percutaneous discectomies, fusion surgeries, etc.) as well as sophisticated surgical procedures (e.g. discectomies, laminectomies, decompression surgery, etc.) to provide relief for more advanced spinal conditions.

As a practitioner of osteopathic medicine, Dr. Schiebert believes in delivering outstanding preventative care, providing his patients with conservative treatment alternatives, and employing evidence-based pain management techniques to eliminate your pain. Whenever possible, Dr. Schiebert strives to solve a spinal problem without surgical intervention. However, where surgical intervention is required, Dr. Schiebert selects the most minimally invasive treatment option that will provide lasting relief for your condition. Serving you with compassion and medical expertise, Dr. Schiebert has earned his rapid reputation as a preeminent and in-demand spinal surgeon in the United States.

 

Dr. Ayan Goswami, DPM

NJ Spine & Ortho’s Dr. Ayan Goswami is a board-certified Doctor of Podiatric Medicine who practices both adult and pediatric podiatry. His patient-centric approach focuses on treatment based…

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  • Practices both adult and pediatric podiatry
  • Board-certified Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Complex Non-healing Wounds
  • Medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2010

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Dr. Ayan Goswami is a board-certified Doctor of Podiatric Medicine who practices both adult and pediatric podiatry. His patient-centric approach focuses treatment on the individuality of the patient. Each patient heals differently, therefore the same treatment plan will not work for everyone. Treatment plans are focused on the patient’s lifestyle, job, age, and systemic issues which all play a role in their healing potential.

Upon completion of general podiatry, Dr. Goswami further improved his medical and surgical skills by successfully completing his fellowship specialization in reconstructive surgery and complex non-healing wound care.  He believes in a gentle, relaxed, comprehensive, and compassionate approach to any lower extremity problems.

Dr. Goswami earned his medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2010. Subsequently, he completed 3 years of surgical residency in foot & ankle reconstruction at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in New York. Following his residency, he supplemented his medical and surgical training by obtaining board certification from the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery. In addition, Dr. Goswami is certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and complex non-healing wounds.

Dr. Goswami uses a combination of conservative and minimally invasive treatment options to design personalized recovery plans for his patients. Often, this involves remaining up-to-date with cutting-edge breakthroughs in surgical technology, including high-definition fiber-optic visualization and regenerative techniques.

In his spare time, he serves as a volunteer medic for the Boston, Washington DC, and New York City marathons. He also volunteered for Special Olympics and American Diabetes Association foot screenings. In addition, he is a founder of Project Darfur and a fundraiser for Children of Darfur, Feed The Children, City Harvest, and Meals on Wheels – just to name a few.

A member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), Dr. Goswami addresses both routine and complex cases of foot pain. Some of the common conditions that Dr. Goswami resolves in his daily practice include:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture & Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle & Foot Trauma (including fractures & breaks)
  • Bunions, Calluses, Corns, & Plantar Warts
  • Diabetic Foot Problems (including non-healing foot ulcers)
  • Foot & Ankle Deformities (such as hammertoe or clubfoot)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Ankles & Feet

A recipient of the “Best Podiatrist” award by threebestrated.com since 2010, Dr. Goswami will work tirelessly to reinstate your mobility and restore your quality of life!

Dr. Howard Sharf, MD

Dr. Howard Sharf is an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in orthopedic conditions of the spine and neck. He is widely recognized for his diagnosis and treatment…

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  • Widely recognized, board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in conditions of the spine & neck
  • Performs all aspects of spinal care including non-invasive, minimally invasive treatment and traditional surgery
  • Medical degree at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Axial Fusion
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy

Dr. Howard Sharf is an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in orthopedic conditions of the spine and neck. He is widely recognized for his diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders, deformities, and back pain. He performs all aspects of spinal care including non-invasive, minimally invasive treatment and traditional surgery. He has a special  interest in bringing the newest technologies to his patients to improve results and speed recovery.

Dr. Sharf received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Biology. He went on to earn his medical degree at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Sharf served in the United States Army where he continued his medical training with an internship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA.  He did his orthopedic surgery residency at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana and a Fellowship at Florida Spine Institute.

While in the United States Army, Dr. Sharf was on active duty for thirteen years, including two years as a Flight Surgeon based out of Fort Hood, Texas and two years as an Orthopedic Preceptor, also in Ft Hood. Following his residency, he was then assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, followed by an appointment to Chief of Surgery.  While on active duty, he served multiple deployments. He later became Chief of Surgery at St. Petersburg General Hospital in Florida.

Dr. Sharf is published in the American Journal of Surgery and has presented at numerous medical conferences around the country. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and holds membership in the American Medical Association and the North American Spine Society.

In his downtime, Dr. Sharf enjoys fishing, autocross racing, target shooting, and the theatre.

Dr. Sharf joins our mission of getting patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life.

Carlisa Doria, PA-C

Carlisa Doria is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and a member of our distinguished medical team. After graduating with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Biology…

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  • Nationally certified Physician Assistant since 2007
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Florida, New York and New Jersey
  • Extensive knowledge of musculoskeletal and neuropathic disorders of the spin
  • BA in Psychology and Biology from Rutgers University; Master of Biomedical Science and Master of Clinical Medical Science from Barry University

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Carlisa Doria is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and a member of our distinguished medical team. After graduating with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Biology from Rutgers University, she continued her education with degrees for Master of Biomedical Science and Master of Clinical Medical Science from Barry University. Ms. Doria is licensed to practice medicine in Florida, New York and New Jersey. She has been certified by the NCCPA as a Physician Assistant since 2007 and is a member of The American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants.

Carlisa Doria, PA-C joined the NJ Spine and Orthopedics team in 2016.  She specializes in orthopedic surgery with extensive knowledge of musculoskeletal and neuropathic disorders of the spine. Ms. Doria is recognized for her patient-centered approach to medicine. She works closely with internists, chiropractors, physical therapists and acupuncturists to provide an interdisciplinary approach to patient care.

When not attending to patients, Ms. Doria enjoys the performing arts such as Cirque du Soleil, Broadway shows and symphonies in the parks as well as family days at parks, zoos, pools and the beach.

Rebecca Foscolo, PA-C

Rebecca Foscolo is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who joined our practice in 2020 after relocating from New York with experience in trauma surgery, general surgery…

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  • Nationally certified Physician Assistant since 2017
  • Specializes in treatment of musculoskeletal and neuropathic disorders of the spine
  • Licensed to practice medicine in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
  • Bachelors of Science from Sacred Heart University; Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Touro College

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Rebecca Foscolo is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who joined our practice in 2020 after relocating from New York with experience in trauma surgery, general surgery, neurology, endocrinology and internal medicine.

After graduating with her Bachelors of Science from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT she went on to complete her masters in Physician Assistant studies at Touro College in New York City. Rebecca is licensed to practice medicine in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She has been certified by the NCCPA as a Physician Assistant since 2017 and is a member of The American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants.

Since joining us, Rebecca has focused her practice exclusively on orthopedic surgery and minimally invasive procedures. She specializes in treatment of musculoskeletal and neuropathic disorders of the spine. She works closely with physicians, chiropractors, physical therapist and pain management facilities to provide a integrative mindset to patient care. Rebecca is passionate about individualizing patient care and is an ardent patient advocate. She takes pride in providing excellent quality of care to her patients.

In her free time, Rebecca enjoys baking, art, music and spending time with her family and pets.

Sharmez Savoy, PA-C

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