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Sports Medicine New Jersey

Athletes, professional or amateur, put their bodies through far more than the average person. Unfortunately, high-level physical activities, impacts, and motions can lead to an injury that limits movement and produces intense pain. Dr. Joshua Rovner is a leading spine surgeon focusing on sports medicine in New Jersey and is often called upon to treat professional and amateur athletes who have suffered an injury.

Joining him is Dr. Porter, a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon that specializes in sports medicine issues & pain management. Dr. Porter routinely helps patients with:

  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Bone Fractures
  • Herniated Disks
  • ACL reconstruction. 
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Pain

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.

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Because contact sports demand well-above-average exertion, extended range of motion, use of controlled force, and involve the receipt of stress, pressure, and trauma, sports can cause significant injuries to the back and spine. Fractures, stress, stingers, disc compression, and disc displacement are common.

 To help these active patients who are invested in physically demanding careers, Dr. Joshua Rovner specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery particularly, as it provides such a wide range of patient benefits, including fewer potential complications, shorter recovery periods, smaller and less visible scars, and overall improved outcomes.

 The back and spine also house the spinal cord and nerves, making pain management high-priority and expertise in surgery paramount. Trust your care to an acclaimed spine surgeon in New Jersey who remains ahead of the curve in the latest developments in medical science.

    About Us

    You deserve the best care and treatment possible. Orthopedic surgery is highly specialized and the techniques used must be accurate and precise, as there is no room for error. Not all neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons are qualified to be considered spine surgeons. A true spine surgeon is a sub-specialty trained physician. His training goes beyond what is required for orthopedic surgeons and includes fellowship training specifically for spine surgery, an intensive period of study where specialized skills are acquired and perfected.

    Dr. Porter is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon that specializes in sports medicine issues. He earned his medical degree at Rutgers Medical School and 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. 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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    Why Choose Us

    Dr. David Porter

    Dr. Porter’s philosophy on patient care is that every patient should be treated uniquely, with each patient having a custom treatment plan. Dr. Porter believes all conservative options should be exhausted before exploring surgical procedures, however when indicated, Dr. Porter will perform minimally invasive surgery. His main goal is to minimize each patient's pain and help them regain normal physical function. 

    Dr. Porter has performed many in-depth surgeries, including but not limited to:


    What Our Patients Have to Say

    "Dr. Porter is a world-class surgeon and superlative doctor. I have sent multiple family members and friends to him over the years - all had excellent outcomes (in both surgery and non-surgery cases) and were extremely satisfied with the care they received. Dr. Porter couples his surgical skill with a friendly and compassionate approach. He takes the time to understand and address your concerns and explains his proposed care in a thoughtful way. He is among the very best orthopedic surgeons in the tri-state area and you will be in excellent hands with him as your physician." - GV

    "The best experience I’ve ever had at a doctors office. Dr. Porter was clear and very easy to understand. He really tried to explain things so I would understand him.

    He explained my options and 4 months post surgery and I’ve never felt better. Staff was welcoming too, very easy to deal with.

    I would recommend Dr. Porter to anyone looking for a doctor who really cares." - WM

    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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