Dr. Adam Lipson, MD

Dr. Adam Lipson, MD

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Neurosurgery

Dr. Adam Lipson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Union, NJ and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from HARVARD MED SCH|Harvard Medical School in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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1057 Commerce Ave Union, NJ 07083

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IGEA Brain & Spine, PA

Igea Brain & Spine1057 Commerce Ave Union, NJ 07083
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Advocare Comprehensive Neurology of New Jersey

Morristown Office95 Madison Ave Ste 103 Morristown, NJ 07960
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IGEA Brain & Spine, PA

Saddle Brook224 Midland Ave Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
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Montclair1 Bay Ave # 33 Montclair, NJ 07042
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New York Office1045 Park Ave # 11 New York, NY 10028
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IGEA Brain, Spine, & Orthopedics

Florham Park - Hanover83 Hanover Rd Ste 280 Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Hazlet883 Poole Ave Ste 3 Hazlet, NJ 07730
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Liver Center Florham Park

Behavioral Health Network222 Columbia Tpke Bldg 1 Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Neurology Group Of North Jersey

Clifton Office905 Allwood Rd Ste 103 Clifton, NJ 07012
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Lipson is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Somerville, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top HospitalAmerica's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Lipson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lipson

4.0

Based on 32 ratings

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Dont risk your life with Back surgery
Dont risk your life with Back surgery Dr Lipson will do suregery for money . damages are irreversible. Please go to some better doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 19, 2022
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Doctor lipson 3 years ago you did l1. l2 l3 after that surgery it was all gain and No pain. Thank you for giving me the chance to have me walk my daughter down the aisle and have the father daughter dance at her wedding. Now three years later I need your expertise again. Battling cancer has not been easy.. Doctor lipson thank you. Also I Have to say Thank You To Doctor May .......
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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John mchugh – Sep 24, 2022
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SI Fusion
Dr Lipson got my life back to normal. I had a Bi-Lateral SI Joint fusion. The Pain I was having was terrible and I am 99 Percent back to normal. I want to thank him and his team for the successful Surgery.
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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Fusion – Jul 11, 2022
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Dr. Adam Lipson basically gave me back my quality of life. I had been suffering with a herniated disk, cyst and arthritis which all combined to compress the nerve(s) between L4-L5. I could not walk 10 feet without being in excruciating pain. Dr. Lipson performed a Laminectomy Jan 10th, and 6 weeks later I am pain free and returning to normal activities. Thank you Dr. Lipson and the entire staff.
What went well
  • 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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Fred Weber – Feb 26, 2022
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I was told by the Physician’s Assistant I would be able to see Dr. Lipson the following day for a head injury, and that the front desk would contact me. Unfortunately, nobody called. When I contacted the office to follow up, I was first transferred to a voicemail box for his scheduler, who is on vacation. I called back, and was then told I would need to wait a week to see him. When I asked if any other providers could see me due to the urgency of the issue, I was curtly told they do not offer same day appointments. If you have a time-sensitive medical issue, and want to be treated with respect by the front desk staff, do not go here.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Disappointed – Jul 14, 2021
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Terrible. A drg implant threw me into awful nerve damage. Please run the other way if this dr even suggests a drg. It has destroyed my life.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 24, 2021
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Excellent surgeon. Suffered for a year with cervical pain. Dr Lipson’s diagnosis was 100% accurate. He explained in detail my diagnosis , pre op and post op plans. Results were beyond amazing. He is also one of the most compassionate people I have ever met! He will spend as much time with you as you feel necessary. I never felt an appointment was rushed. I feel blessed dr Lipson was recommended to me.
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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Barbara S – Feb 17, 2021
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Biggest mistake of my life. Dr Lipson performed 3 surgeries and one of them was because of his mistake and attempt to fix it. After the first surgery, which he admitted he “didn’t clean deep enough” caused a loss of balance. A 2nd emergency procedure was done where he stated he definitely “cleaned it deeper this time,” but excessive bleeding was the outcome. What he verbally admitted to me but refuses to write it on the medical notes, which was confirmed by 5 other doctors, was that he fractured a bone while trying to clean deeper. And with that, a 3rd fusion surgery was required. How convenient for him! I would never recommend this doctor and pray no one else suffers from his practice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Aug 26, 2020
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left my back in shambles. had to have a fusion! spine collapsed! would not recommend Dr who did fusions said my back was a mess!, and fusions was caused by you!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Jun 19, 2020
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Amazing surgeon and human being. Exceeded my expectations. I truly believe he is a godsend, because he will have given me my life back. Awesome team, staff, bedside manor. Thank you from myself and my 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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Robert Bensema in East Brunswick, NJ – Nov 05, 2017
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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
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
5 people found this helpful
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Russ Holland in Colts Neck, NJ – Aug 03, 2017
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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.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Samantha Tabor in Hillside, NJ – May 29, 2017
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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.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Wharton, NJ – Feb 10, 2017
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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!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Cheryl Wolf in Denville, NJ – Oct 10, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Cranford, NJ – Aug 31, 2016
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Dr Lipson is just the best !!!!! My husband had surgery with him and feels great. 100% recommend .
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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Cris B in Elizabeth NJ – Aug 27, 2016
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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.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Ana A in St Cloud, FL – May 19, 2016
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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
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
5 people found this helpful
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Alberto A in Manalapan, NJ – Apr 10, 2016
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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
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
10 people found this helpful
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Donna in Fords, NJ – Mar 02, 2016
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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
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
4 people found this helpful
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Sharlene in East Orange, NJ – Mar 01, 2016
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (5/30/2018)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lipson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lipson treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lipson treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lipson treats Herniated Disc more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Lipson treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lipson treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Lipson treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Lipson's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • 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)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Lipson accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Adam Lipson is a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors, pituitary tumors, and minimally invasive techniques for...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Education

2008
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
University of Washington, Seattle
Internship Hospital
1999
HARVARD MED SCH|Harvard Medical School
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • French

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Lipson, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (866) 927-3084 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Adam Lipson, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Adam Lipson, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Adam Lipson, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Lipson's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Adam Lipson, MD treat?

Dr. Lipson frequently treats the following conditions: Low Back Pain, Herniated Disc, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Adam Lipson, MD's office address?

Dr. Lipson's office is located at 1057 Commerce Ave, Union, NJ 07083. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Adam Lipson, MD fluent in?

Dr. Lipson is able to speak French and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Adam Lipson, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Lipson provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Adam Lipson, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Adam Lipson, MD is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Adam Lipson, MD have?

Dr. Lipson has over 23 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Adam Lipson, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4/5 for Dr. Adam Lipson, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lipson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Somerville, NJ

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Gastrointestinal Medical™ (2023)

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Pulmonary Care™ (2023)

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center

Holmdel, NJ

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2023)

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy, NJ

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital At Rahway

Rahway, NJ

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average