Dr. Branko Skovrlj, MD

Dr. Branko Skovrlj, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 39

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(732) 204-6515

Dr. Branko Skovrlj, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Edison, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Skovrlj to book an appointment.

Locations

NU Spine

NU Spine561 US Highway 1 Edison, NJ 08817
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NU Spine319 US Highway 130 East Windsor, NJ 08520
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NU Spine8 Brick Plz Brick, NJ 08723
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NU Spine1376 State Route 36 Hazlet, NJ 07730
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NU Spine101 Crawfords Corner Rd Ste 1116b Holmdel, NJ 07733
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NU Spine4 Forest Ave Ste 1 Paramus, NJ 07652
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NU Spine46 Newman Springs Rd E Red Bank, NJ 07701
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NU Spine1 Route 37 W Toms River, NJ 08753
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Skovrlj's Reviews

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Dr Branko is a wonderful Doctor and has made all my fears about surgery go away and know I found a wonderful, knowledgeable, caring Doctor! I will recommend him to everyone!
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
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Patty Magan – Aug 20, 2021
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Dr. Branko did a procedure on my husband and he's been doing great 2 months after his surgery. Thanks Dr. Branko!
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
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Jen – Aug 05, 2021
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I had an extreme case of sciatic nerve damage on the L4 and L5. I was very reluctant at first to have back surgery and when I found out how young Dr. Branko was, I told him I had to pray about it. I prayed and I got such peace about him; so I had my surgery. All I can say is prayer works, thank you Lord! I was very pleased!
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
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Bessie Davis – Feb 17, 2021
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Dr. Skovrlj was very kind and compassionate towards my mother. He addressed her pain and the options to correct it. He was very thorough and very understanding
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jennifer Kelly – Nov 05, 2020
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I have two Disc cervical fusion surgery March 2019. Dr Branko was confident and put my apprehension at ease. I knew I was in good hands. My surgery went well and it left me a completely new person. I feel like I have my life back!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 26, 2020
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I had two discs in my neck that needed surgery. Needless to say I was extremely nervous and had terrible anxiety. Dr. Skovrlj was patient and extremely skilled. Everyone in the Wayne office was professional, friendly and helpful anytime I called or had a question or problem. I just went back for my final visit (1 year after my surgery) and I am so pleased with the results. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone needing surgery.
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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Michele P – Sep 24, 2019
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This is a long overdue review! I was in a very serious accident in January. I was brought to the trauma unit at st joes hospital, were I was told that I had fractured C4, C5 and C6. Not only were they fractured but they were shattered. I don’t know how I ended up with dr branko, but he was the neurosurgeon that treated me. Dr branko had a calming confidence. He did not give me false hope about the risks involved in the procedure that I needed, which could have easily left me paralyzed or worse. He was personable and communicated in a way that was understood easily. By the grace of God, the surgery was a success, without any complications. Dr B and and his assistant continued to check in with me daily until I was able to be discharged. Dr B saved my life. He is a brilliant surgeon with a very likable personality.
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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Aimee in NJ – Jul 08, 2019
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When I met with Dr. Branko I had spinal Stenosis, disc degeneration and massive nerve damage. Dr. Branko explained the surgery, as well as recovery along with physical therapy needed afterward. The surgery was a success. Dr. Branko can come across as brusque, but he never made me feel rushed or took his time explaining the procedure. He even drew a diagram as to what he needed to do. I am so glad I went to him.
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Suzanne Gagliardi – Jul 07, 2019
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Our family’s experience with Dr. Skovrlj has been nothing short of wonderful. Our daughter underwent spinal fusion surgery with Dr. Skovrlj not too long ago. As parents, this was a scary time for us, but Dr. Skovrlj made sure that we felt comfortable throughout the entire process. He has excellent bed side manner. He was available via phone, email and in person. He answered all of our many, many questions and concerns. He was very attentive and above all, he made our daughter very comfortable and relaxed about the whole situation. Knowing we couldn’t change the scoliosis diagnosis, I can’t imagine how anything could have gone any better over this past year. Dr. Skovrlj is a confident doctor but more importantly he is also a very caring man who truly wants to help any (and every) one he can. Thank you Dr. Skovrlj for giving our daughter the best outcome possible and for "Getting it Straight"!!
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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Robert – Jul 02, 2019
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I had a terrible appointment with him. He has a bad bed side manner I left the office crying ,a grown man crying, Basically took him 4 minutes to tell me that I was wrong to come to him and there was nothing Nothing he can do. I was patiently awaiting this appointment I was told that he could fix me. After a year of struggling with upper back pain. 6 doctors later ;I came to this man for help. Crawled away dejected.
What went well
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  • 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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yourself Cell – Jun 21, 2019
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Doctor Branko Skovrlj performed a minimally invasive spine surgery for me, which was due to a ruptured disk pressing on a main nerve. I was nervous, but after I talked to him, I felt that I was in great hands and he made me feel at ease! He answered all of my questions and helped me to understand all of the steps of the surgery. Doctor Branko released me from the horrible pain I had before surgery. He is a very professional, very responsible, very caring and very kind surgeon! He is the best!
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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Jim – Dec 18, 2018
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Dr. Branko performed an AILF on me in November '17. He took the time to listen to my issues without rushing me, where other doctors completely dismissed me after a couple minutes. Explained the condition and the surgery that I needed without making me feel pressured. I truly appreciated the time he took with me . I highly recommend him!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Kristin Murphy in NJ – May 17, 2018
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North Jersey Spine Group and Dr. Branko are amazing! Everyone there including Diane and the staff are kind, courteous and very helpful! I highly recommend them!
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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Susan West – May 02, 2018
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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. Skovrlj's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Skovrlj treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Skovrlj treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Skovrlj treats Herniated Disc more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Skovrlj treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Skovrlj treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Skovrlj treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Skovrlj's conditions and procedures:

  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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(732) 769-3572

Dr. Skovrlj accepts the following insurance:

Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Branko Skovrlj, the founder of NU-Spine: The Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Institute, is a gifted neurosurgeon, fellowship-trained spine surgeon....Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Education

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Branko Skovrlj, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (732) 204-6515.

Does Dr. Branko Skovrlj, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Skovrlj has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Branko Skovrlj, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Branko Skovrlj, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Skovrlj's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Branko Skovrlj, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Skovrlj frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Herniated Disc, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Skovrlj treats.

Where is Dr. Branko Skovrlj, MD's office located?

Dr. Skovrlj's office is located at 561 US Highway 1, Edison, NJ 08817. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Branko Skovrlj, MD speak?

Dr. Skovrlj speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Chilton Medical Center

Pompton Plains, NJ

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Saint Joseph's University Medical Center

Paterson, NJ

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received