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The Neck and Back Pain Specialists
Progressive Spine

Don't let back pain control your life any longer. Choose spine surgery and take the first step toward a pain-free future. With advancements in medical technology and techniques, spine surgery has become a safe and effective option for treating a wide range of conditions, from herniated discs to spinal stenosis.

At our state-of-the-art facility, you'll receive expert care from our team of highly trained professionals, including board-certified spine surgeons, nurses, and physical therapists. Helmed by board-certified orthopedic and spine surgeon, Dr. Joshua S. Rovner, our center specializes in diagnosing the source of your neck and back pain and achieving relief through minimally-invasive surgery, so that you can get back on your feet and enjoy your active lifestyle with ease once again. As one of the best providers of spine surgery NJ has to offer, you are in good hands with Dr. Joshua Rovner.

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The Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics Difference

  • We are more experienced and the surgeon you meet is the surgeon you get. No students, residents and fellows doing your surgery with us
  • We provide individualized and personalized service
  • We use the most cutting-edge techniques
  • We do minimally invasive surgery whenever possible
  • We negotiate with your insurance company so that you don't have to
  • We are not corporate or hospital owned so that we can be reasonable and flexible about billing issues and don't send you "surprise bills"

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How We Work With You

Before we can treat your pain, we need to understand your condition. By locating the underlying cause of your symptoms first, we avoid unnecessary treatments, save time and money, and deliver the relief you need as quickly as possible. With years of experience diagnosing the full range of spinal disorders and diseases – both common and uncommon – few specialists are more qualified than Dr. Rovner. Providing patients with some of the best spine surgery NJ has to offer, Dr. Rovner will help educate you on your condition, and address your pain.

If you have exhausted all of your non-invasive treatment options and are ready for a more permanent solution to neck and back pain, Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics is one of the safest and most advanced surgical destinations in New Jersey. With a concentrated focus on minimally-invasive and robotic procedures, we leverage the latest surgical technology, instrumentation, and equipment available to resolve your chronic pain once and for all.

Dispelling Misconceptions

Misconception: Spine surgery is always the first option for back or neck pain.

Truth: Surgery is usually considered a last resort for treating back or neck pain. Most back or neck pain cases can be effectively managed with non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, medication, exercise, and lifestyle modifications. Surgery is typically recommended only when conservative treatments have failed to provide relief or when a specific condition requires surgical intervention.

Misconception: All spine surgeries are highly risky and have a low success rate.

Truth: While spine surgery is complex, advancements in surgical techniques and technologies have significantly improved its safety and success rates. The success of spine surgery depends on various factors, including the specific condition being treated, the expertise of the surgeon, and the patient's overall health. In many cases, spine surgery can provide substantial pain relief and improve the quality of life for individuals with certain spinal conditions.

Misconception: Spine surgery always involves large incisions and long recovery times.

Truth: Traditional open spine surgery may involve larger incisions and longer recovery. However, minimally invasive techniques have revolutionized spine surgery in recent years. Minimally invasive spine surgery involves smaller incisions, reduced muscle disruption, and shorter recovery periods. This approach often leads to less pain, reduced blood loss, and a faster return to daily activities than traditional open surgery.

Misconception: Once you have spine surgery, you can never participate in physical activities or sports again.

Truth: While there may be certain limitations and precautions following spine surgery, many individuals can return to physical activities and sports after healing and rehabilitation. The timeline for resuming activities varies depending on the specific surgery and individual factors. It is crucial to follow your surgeon's guidelines, engage in appropriate rehabilitation, and gradually reintroduce physical activities under medical supervision.

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If you do opt for spinal surgery with our New Jersey practice, then you’re in good hands with Dr. Rovner.

Surrounded by a world-class surgical team, all with their own specialized training and experience, he’s extremely skilled in performing spinal surgery that places an importance on preventing complications, minimizing operating time, and being minimally invasive.

And whenever possible, Dr. Rovner uses minimally-invasive spine surgery techniques that will result in faster recovery post-surgery.


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Insurance We Accept:

Dr. Rovner and Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics also see personal injury and motor vehicle injury cases, workman’s compensation injuries, and second opinion consultations. If there are any concerns about the coverage offered by your insurance plan or your ability to be treated by Dr. Rovner, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford
  • Health Net
  • Meritain Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Anthem Health
  • Emblem Health
  • Magnacare
  • NYSHIP (Empire Plan)
  • Workers Compensation
  • No-Fault

Unfortunately, we do not accept any of the following insurances:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Omnia
  • No Out of Network Benefit

You can always contact us directly if you have any questions.

What Our Patients Have to Say

"Doctor Rovner, Meg, and all of the office staff have been wonderful throughout the entire surgery. Everything is explained out throughly and if you have any questions, you can even email Dr. Rovner and he gets back to you right away. I was very nervous about getting spinal fusion on my L4 and L5, but I had tried everything prior to surgery and knew this was the right choice for me. I would not hesitate a moment for anyone to come here and get an opinion from Dr. Rovner. He is very kind, knowledgeable and honest! I am on the road to a great recovery and can walk without anymore excruciating sciatic pain in my leg thanks to Dr. Rovner and his amazing staff!"

"Dr. Rovner is both pleasant, professional and knowledgeable. My mother required complicated spinal surgery to fix another Drs botched efforts and he was able to walk us through the risks and potential outcomes in a more than satisfactory way. He is also one of the few doctors that has access to some state-of-the art robots.

He is easy to work with regard to complex insurance matters and I would not hesitate to recommend him."

Real Patient Testimonials

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Joshua S.Rovner, M.D.

As one of the best spine surgeons in NJ, Dr. Joshua S. Rovner provides surgical treatment of pain related to the neck and entire back. Dr. Rovner is one of the few providers of spine surgery NJ has to offer that specializes in minimally-invasive spine surgery. These procedures are safer and more precise alternatives to traditional surgery and are shaping the future of spinal and orthopaedic medicine. By helping individuals leverage more progressive means of minimally-invasive spine surgery, Dr. Rovner helps his patients undergo a smoother surgery with faster recovery times.

A patient-centered and personalized approach enables Dr. Rovner and his spine surgery team to diagnose and treat problems related to deformity, trauma, and degenerative conditions. From traditional procedures like lumbar spinal fusion and disc replacement surgery to more advanced and minimally-invasive techniques like robotic spine surgery, endoscopic disectomy, laser disectomy, Yess Procedure & Joimax, Dr. Rovner is one of the most comprehensive and experienced providers of spine surgery.

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Doctor Montero-Cruz

After graduating from Rutgers University, Dr. Montero-Cruz went on to receive her medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. She then completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish) in Manhasset, NY. She is licensed to practice in both New Jersey and New York.

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Doctor William Long

Having trained at some of the most prestigious schools and hospitals in the country, Dr. Long has made the practice of spinal surgery his main focus. After years in Philadelphia, New Haven, and New York City, he has moved to the Manhattan suburbs in northern New Jersey, and operates at multiple hospitals including Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Hudson Regional Hospital. His award winning achievements throughout his career highlight his dedication to excellent patient care, evidence based medicine, and optimal surgical outcomes.

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Doctor David Porter

Dr. Porter is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon that specializes in sports medicine issues such as knee and shoulder pain. He earned his medical degree at Rutgers Medical School. From there, he went on to become the Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. Porter expanded his knowledge in the field further by completing a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. During his fellowship, Dr. Porter focused on minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of sports-related injuries. Throughout his career he has worked with numerous athletic teams, most notably the NHL Florida Panthers, the NBA Heat and the NFL Miami Dolphins. After living in Miami, Dr. Porter moved back to Manhattan where he now practices in Northern New Jersey, and operates at multiple hospitals.

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Dr. Steven A. Bernstein

Dr. Bernstein is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons well as the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons. He is a member of the American podiatric Medical Association as well as the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Bernstein has over 30 years of active surgical experience. He has special interests in treating Ankle and Foot fractures both in Adults and Children.

If you are suffering from back or neck pain, it is crucial for you to receive a professional diagnosis as soon as possible. Dr. Rovner is one of the best spine surgeons in NJ who has the experience and expertise necessary to help patients actualize successful outcomes with orthopedic spine surgery.

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