Dr. Adam Lipson, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Age 44
Dr. Adam Lipson, MD
Dr. Adam Lipson is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors, pituitary tumors, and minimally invasive techniques for spinal surgery. He graduated from Harvard Medical School with honors in 2000 then continued his training with the neurosurgical residencies at the University of Washington and Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. His clinical interests are in minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal deformity, spinal cord stimulation surgery for chronic pain syndromes, radiosurgery, brain tumors, spine tumors, and deep brain stimulation for movement disorders. He is on staff at the Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ; Morristown Hospital in Morristown, NJ; Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ; St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ; and St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. He performed the first frameless Deep Brain Stimulation procedure for movement disorders at Overlook Hospital in the spring of 2010. Dr. Lipson believes that this practice provides him with great opportunity to provide expert and personalized medical care. In 1998 he was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to study neuro-regeneration at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 he traveled to Vietnam to perform scoliosis surgery on children and educate local surgeons for Project Butterfly. Committed to helping advance his field, he gives numerous talks and lectures each year to colleagues and other medical professionals. He has written over 20 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Lipson is an active member of several national and international professional organizations including the American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons, Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons, North American Spine Society, North American Neuromodulation Society and AO Spine.


1057 Commerce Ave

Union, NJ 07083

Contact Information

(908) 688-8800

Dr. Adam Lipson, MD

Dr. Adam Lipson, MD

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Care Philosophy

IGEA Brain & Spine is fueled by patient satisfaction and unrivaled integrity - two fundamental components that allow us to grant you world class neurosurgical care. We foster one on one relationships with you and your family to ensure a positive treatment and recovery experience. Our board certified neurosurgeons utilize leading-edge minimally invasive technology to effectively target and treat your cancer or diagnosed condition. Your journey to health and well-being begins at IGEA.
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Dr. Lipson's Experience

Dr. Lipson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Movement Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiosurgery - CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Steroid Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lipson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lipson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lipson to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Lipson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Colts Neck, NJ |
Outstanding Surgeon, just performed a double anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and a double anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Lipson, highly recommend
in Hillside, NJ |
This is the 2nd time I've had the pleasure of having Dr. Lipson as my surgeon. I had 2 microdiscectomies, which were causing me to have chronic pain in my lower back and legs. After both surgeries, I was able to walk without the chronic pain within hours of my surgery. He takes the time to explain exactly what is causing the problem and what he is going to do to fix the problem. He also takes the time to answer any and all questions that you have, and gives you the best answers he can.
Wharton, NJ |
Dr. Lipson knows his field. He was straightforward when giving a prognosis. He performed the surgery with excellence. It seems as though he has a full schedule, but he was available by phone if we had additional questions or concerns. He was kind and respectful to me and my family.
in Denville, NJ |
I would recommend Dr.Lipson to anyone who asked. He successfully operated on my back after 3 previous surgeries with the best outcome. I have no pain, I am fully functional and life is good!
Cranford, NJ |
Waited over 1 month for an appointment with Dr. Lipson. The afternoon before my appointment his office called to cancel & reschedule my appointment. No openings for another 2 months! Receptionist saw no problem with my waiting 3 months in total. Never asked why I wanted to come in or offer any other options. Finding another Doctor.
in Elizabeth NJ |
Dr Lipson is just the best !!!!! My husband had surgery with him and feels great. 100% recommend .
in St Cloud, FL |
It's hard these days finding doctors with good bedside manners. He's very compassionate and Took the time to explain the procedure and answer all my questions. My procedure went better thank expected. Now I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my life. I highly recommend him.
in Manalapan, NJ |
Compared to the typical procedure Dr. Lipson normally does, my procedure was a simple microdiscectomy. But my herniated disc was stopping me from leading a normal life. Things like sitting and getting out of bed were an ordeal. Less than 30 mins after my procedure I was given the okay to leave. The hospital was far from home. Normally sitting for that long would have been a nightmare. I got home with no pain. The procedure was on a Friday and I was back working on Monday. Thank you Dr. Lipson
in Fords, NJ |
I saw Dr. Lipson after having 7 spine surgeries, nobody would consult me. I was nervous about calling 2 schedule a appt thinking I would be shut down however I was not shut down and welcomed to be seen. I was thrilled that I was not being overlooked and would be heard. When I got in to see Dr. Lipson he was very nice and took the time to understand my complex case. He sent me for a tests after the results came back advised could help I had surgery sept 15 less than 6mo feel great. THANKS 4 ALL
in East Orange, NJ |
Dr was awesome, did a surgery no one else wanted too. Took me 5 months to find him but glad i did. Just call because your appointment gets rescheduled often
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Hospitals where Dr. Lipson has admitting privileges

Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center
703 Main St
Paterson, NJ 07503
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Trinitas Regional Medical Center
225 Williamson St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
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