Patient Success Stories

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Read about our patients' life-changing experiences with the neurosurgeons, physical medicine specialists and spine specialized physical therapists at North Jersey Spine Group. Read stories.


In the News

Jersey top doctors, Dr Raj Raab, neurosurgeon wayneNorth Jersey Spine Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Rajnik Raab has been selected by his peers as a 2013 Jersey Choice Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly. Click here to read more about Dr. Raab's Jersey Choice award.


Becker's spine review, spine surgery practices to knowNorth Jersey Spine Group recognized in 2013 listing of "Spine Surgery Practices to Know" by Becker's Spine Review. Click here to view the complete list of "Spine Surgery Practices to Know" on the Becker's Spine Review website.


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Physician Biographies

David C. Sundstrom, M.D. | Rajnik W. Raab, M.D. | Branko Skovrlj, M.D. | Monte Haber, M.D.


 

Spine Surgeons

David Sundstrom, M.D.
Board-certified Neurological Surgeon
Specializing in spine surgery

Dr. David Sundstrom is a board-certified neurological surgeon at North Jersey Spine Group who specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain, including the use of spine surgery. At North Jersey Spine Group, Dr. Sundstrom is involved with the assessment of back and neck problems, ranging from simple disc problems to complex spine surgeries requiring the most advanced instrumentation. Dr. Sundstrom has practiced in the North Jersey region for more than 16 years. 

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Dr. Sundstrom grew up in the North Jersey area. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He then completed medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He did an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurological surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. During this time, Dr. Sundstrom was named Chief Resident at Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Sundstrom is proficient in spine surgery, including the use of the latest minimally invasive spine surgery instrumentation that decreases the size of incisions, shortens hospital stay, and speeds return to activity.

Dr. Raab and Dr. Sundstrom have teamed together for more than four years and have worked with other hospitals in the Passaic and Morris counties. They are the only specialists that focus on adult neurosurgery.

Dr. Sundstrom is a member of the American Medical Association and the Bergen County Medical Society.

 

 

Rajnik W. Raab, M.D.
Board-certified Neurological Surgeon
Specializing in spine surgery

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Dr. Raab is a board-certified neurological surgeon at North Jersey Spine Group who specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain, including the use of spine surgery. At North Jersey Spine Group, Dr. Raab is involved with the assessment of back and neck problems, ranging from simple disc problems to complex spine surgeries requiring the most advanced instrumentation.

Dr. Raab has lived in the Jersey region for more than 20 years, graduating from Yale, in New Haven, CT, with his Bachelor of Arts. He then went on to medical school, completing his medical degree at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 1997. He subsequently completed an internship in general surgery at the New Jersey Medical School, followed by a residency in neurosurgery at the same location.

Dr. Raab is proficient in spine surgery, including the use of the latest minimally invasive spine surgery instrumentation that decreases the size of incisions, shortens hospital stay, and speeds return to activity.

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Dr. Raab and Dr. Sundstrom have teamed together for more than four years and have worked with other hospitals in the Passaic and Morris counties. They are the only specialists that focus on adult neurosurgery.

Dr. Raab is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Association of Neurosurgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Alpha Omega Alpha Society.

Dr. Raab has been recognized to the listing of 2013 Jersey Choice Top Doctors by New Jersey Magazine.

Dr. Raab is the 2015 President of the New Jersey Neurosurgical Society.

 

Branko Skovrlj, M.D.
Board-eligible Neurological Surgeon
Specializing in spine surgery

Dr. Skovrlj is a board-eligible neurological surgeon specializing in spine surgery. He completed his neurological surgery residency at the renowned Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where he also completed two years of orthopaedic spine fellowship training. Dr. Skovrlj specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery as well as complex spinal, revision and spinal deformity surgery.

He is the author of 55 articles in spine peer-reviewed journals and has presented over 175 research papers at some of the most prestigious spinal society meeting nationally and internationally. Dr. Skovrlj focuses on providing the most comprehensive, evidence-based and up-to-date spine care for his patients.

 

 


 

Nonsurgical Spine Care

dr monte haber north jersey spine group in new jerseyMonte Haber, M.D.
Board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Subspecialty Certified Pain Medicine
Certified Acupuncturist

Dr. Monte Haber is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at North Jersey Spine Group. He is a board-certified Physiatrist with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. Dr. Haber completed fellowship training in Pain Medicine in Marietta, Georgia. He is also a certified medical Acupuncturist.

Within his role at the spine center, Dr. Haber's focus of care is interventional pain medicine, he specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of back and neck pain problems. Dr. Haber is proficient in pain-relieving cervical and lumbar spinal injections. He is also skilled in EMG / nerve conduction studies and Musculoskeletal / Orthopedic Rehabilitation.

He has been in practice for over 12 years. Dr. Haber earned his Bachelor of Science from Union College in New York and attended medical school at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his internship in internal medicine and residency at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation in Manhattan. He then pursued fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine at Michigan State University where he served at a team physician.

Dr. Haber is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a member of the International Spinal Injection Society and the American Medical Association. 

 

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