Princeton Brain Spine and Sports Medicine

Neurosurgery • 3 Providers

901 W Main St, Freehold NJ, 07728

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Princeton Brain Spine and Sports Medicine is a medical group practice located in Freehold, NJ that specializes in Neurosurgery, and is open 5 days per week.

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Princeton Brain Spine and Sports Medicine

901 W Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728

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Neurosurgery
Dr. McLaughlin is an outstanding person and an extremely talented physician. If you want the honest scoop and talented and blessed "hands" for surgery...He is your doc!! The office is responsive and thorough both in person and on the phone. The wait time can be longer than expected, because he does spend valuable time with his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jul 15, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
He is a compassionate doctor who truly listened to everything I had to say and was very reassuring that he'd be there for me until my issue gets resolved.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 05, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
Dr. McLaughlin is very well knowledgeable and kind. He has given me very good straight answer to my health issues and guidance. I would recommend him very highly and professional, knowledgeable doctor. His staff are very helpful also. He also spent enough time with the patients. I will recommend him to my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chetna Shah – May 29, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
I went to see him on April 16th, after my primary had personally called his office after a questionable MRI, & was not “squeezed” in for over 3 weeks. Of course his one and only suggestion was that “surgery is the only option & should be done ASAP” & was promptly scheduled during that visit for April 28th (not even two full weeks later & without me given any time to think about it) The next day you will be BOMBARDED with calls from the surgical coordinator (who was EXTREMELY rude and demanding about needing a current EKG & refused to listen when I repeatedly explained that I had one done within 6 months and should be still valid- that made her angry and she began yelling), the surgical center, billing (of course they want money ASAP), and the physical therapist Dr. Shah is “connected to”...PT was very friendly but annoyed that Im not the first patient sent by Shah to basically “fail” to look good for insurance purposes. Get to surgery and never saw Shah who was already gone when I woke
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Amy C – Apr 29, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
I met Dr. McLaughlin 3 1/2 years ago I had pain in my back and legs you recommend I should have pain management. After several treatments of pain management the pain persisted after several MRIs my primary doctor told me I should see a surgeon so I went back to see Mark. Dr. McLaughlin agreed that I needed surgery he took his time and explained everything to me and made me feel very comfortable with what I needed to have done. He fuse the lower part of my back and fixed the nerves that were damaged after 3 1/2 months of recovery I have no pain. I would recommend Dr. Maglothin to anyone and his staff is awesome.
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Bob Raike – Apr 15, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
Excellent with his approach with his patients and with his explanations and recommendations. Plus he is a overall very nice person AND an excellent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob Fausak – Apr 09, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
Dr. Shah is the best. I also saw Tony Luongo who is an excellent ANP. Answered questions and explained my surgery and the follow up. I am extremely happy with this practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dr. Shah – Mar 19, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
Dr. McLaughlin is very patience and offers a clear medical medical treatment plan during every visits. Patient questions and concerns are quickly addressed by a very friendly staff. Telephone calls are answered within one to two minutes. Excellent experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joseph Crisp – Mar 18, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
Dr. Shah is an excellent doctor. He is compassionate, easy to talk to, and takes time to explain his diagnosis. What is really nice is that he also takes time to listen to you. You know that you made a wise choice to have him as your doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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PD – Mar 04, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
All I can say is Dr. Shah’s was the fifth and final 2nd opinion that I had, as I consulted with several doctors before him. “The Doc”, as I refer to him, looked over my images, read my reports, and explained to me in terms that were understandable exactly what the prognosis was, and how he was going to address it. I felt very comfortable with him personally performing my surgery. BTW, surgery went extremely well, my neck has been pain free, and the nerve damage in my hands appears to be healing, as the Doc said they will. I can’t begin to thank you enough Doc!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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John Moss – Feb 24, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
Best surgeon is Dr. McLaughlin and best practice around in NJ. I traveled over an hour to see him. Thank God he caught and diagnosed my cervical Myelopathy before it got worse. I went to him for 2nd opinion due to my neck pain. I experienced bulging discs, spinal Stenosis, and degenerative disc disease all in my cervical spine. I had a discectomy and fusion of my levels C-3 to C-7. Pretty big fusion for a healthy 45 year old with no prior injuries. Dr. McLaughlin explained everything to me in great detail during initial office visit. He’s so patient and took his time to examine me and talk with me and my husband about my condition. Surgery was my only way to stop the cervical myelopathy from progressing. My experience from pre op to post op recovery is an A++. I only needed to stay in hospital for a 23 hour observation because I did so well, thanks to my surgeon and his team (and God) in the OR. I’m so grateful for this doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christina D. – Feb 08, 2021
provider
Neurosurgery
Great doctor with an excellent bedside matter. I would recommend Dr. McLaughlin to all my family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Lou Falzarano – Dec 20, 2020
provider
Neurosurgery
I went to see Dr. McLaughlin for a second surgical opinion. Dr. McLaughlin was so nice and very caring. He answered all of my questions and concerns. He is Very knowledgeable and he spent a lot of time explaining everything to me. His staff was very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend Dr McLaughlin.
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Dec 18, 2020
provider
Neurosurgery
Dr McLaughin is really a great surgeon. I went to see Him thinking I need major surgery. Dr. suggested I have 2 Epidurals targeting the specific area and it worked. Thanks to Dr McLaughin no major surgery needed at this time. He has great bedside manor and really explains everything. I really recommend this doctor. Joe G
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joe Gullotta – Dec 08, 2020
provider
Neurosurgery
Ok let me start by saying PLEASE PLEASE do NOT let dr.shah ever ever touch you it will be the biggest MISTEAK of yo ur life trust me please ...so i been meaning to write this review for 2 years and could never get myself to do til now and im not doing it for me im doing to save you your life the life this man took from me in april 2018 he did a Laminectomy on my lower back well needless to say only a few days later i developed a bad csf leak and was back in the or to come out and be in icu for quite some time ok so i was discharged from the icu yes the icu not to rehab or step down well i knew something was wrong BIG time as soon as i left i fought for a very long time to find out what it was well come to find out based on my opertaive reports there was ALOT OF THINGS THAT SHOULD NOT BEEN DONE there were things that should of been done that were NOT so i finally got my diagnosis and it was CRPS the world most debilitating disease known to man kind so now i suffer from CPTSD cause this
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sharon A Monica – Nov 08, 2020
provider
Neurosurgery
After meeting with Dr. Mark McLaughlin back in March, my surgery was performed on June 15, 2020 by Dr. McLaughlin and I am doing GREAT! He performed a lumbar laminectomy plus fusion of the L3,4 & 5. The nerve pain in my back and down my left leg into my foot was gone and I was walking one week after surgery without pain. As of today (September 1) I continue to walk 1 mile every morning and multiple walks during the day. I look forward to the day he tells me I can do things around my house and in my yard. If you need surgery Dr. McLaughlin a great Neurosurgeon and I highly recommend him. He has given me my life back!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Daniel Ranich – Sep 01, 2020
provider
Neurosurgery
Worst I have ever been treated by a physician. I had a recent lumbar injury that made my leg numb and weak with bowel incontinence a bladder retention. I had no con over my toes which moved with individual flexion on they're own and my entire perineal area was numb. According to the MRI I have multiple herniation a an extrusion that had migrated to cranial/ causal nerves. Severe right neural terminal stenosis. I also had a CSF leak w/ Tarlov cysts. Needless to say I was worried and scared. That was in the ED so I asked for neuro evaluation. I asked if he read the report he said I dont need the report I'm looking at your films right now. He says go for epidurals. I tried to ask a question he cut off mid sentence and said are you here for my professional opinion or to argue with me. He says you here for my professional opinion and I just gave it to you slams the computer shut turns back on me tells the secretary to give me a name of a pain management guy
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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April – Jul 18, 2020
provider
Neurosurgery
Thus far I’ve only had the pleasure of meeting Dr. McLaughlin once. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable, generous with his time and possessing the ability too explain complicated medical matters in layman‘s terms. Dr. McLaughlin is a skilled listener, genuinely kind, at the same time he radiates confidence without being pompous. I left his office certain that I chose the right surgeon.
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Richard Auerbach – Mar 25, 2020
provider
Neurosurgery
Dr. McLaughlin is warm and caring. He did my spinal surgery 3 months ago and I’m doing very well. I would recommend him to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rachelle Halperin – Mar 10, 2020
provider
Neurosurgery
A very compassionate physician. He listens to you and explains everything. Spends more time with you than all other drs combined. A very skilled dr
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 20, 2020

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