Dr. David Poulad, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Poulad
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IGEA Brain and Spine

224 Midland Ave Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

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Dr. David Poulad, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Saddle Brook, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Poulad to book an appointment.


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Dr. Poulad saved my life! Amazing surgeon
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May 06, 2020
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Dr Poulad is a class act!!! His timely responses and answers to my questions made me feel very comfortable. He explained in detail what the procedure would consist of and answered every question, and did not rush me. His assistants and colleagues were also most helpful. I had the surgery on 7/11 and am in no pain.....no pain...!!! I could hardly walk 10 steps before!
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Loretta Wherrity – Aug 19, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Poulad was excellent. My wife had a serious lesion on her brain. Dr. Poulad has a compassionate bedside manner. He did a fine job removing my wife's lesion. She has been recovering. He has shown that he is concerned about his patients. I can tell that he keeps abreast of the latest journals in neurosurgery. He has a pleasant office and helpful staff, especially Patricia. I recommend him highly: five stars.
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Jim Lutfy – Jul 17, 2019
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Dr. Poulad is absolutely one of the best doctors. I came to him in extreme pain in my lower back and left leg. I saw a different doctor initially who wanted to do a fusion. After that doctor told me that there would be no amount of pain medication that would relieve my pain for the first month post op, I decided to get a second opinion, and I am thankful that I did. Doctor Poulad looked at the MRI that I brought with me, spoke to me in depth, sent me for another MRI as well as other tests, and then did minimally invasive surgery. I am at home recuperating now, and I can tell that I am finally going to get my life back. He has been very easy to talk to, he explains everything to me, and I have the utmost respect and gratitude for him. He is a very skilled surgeon, and I have now begun to feel like my old self again, thanks to him. His staff is very polite and helpful as well. The whole office experience there is pleasant, even when you come in initially in a lot of pain.
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Marie Dopico in FARMINGDALE, NJ – Jun 10, 2019
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After my slip & fall, I was unable to do a lot of things for over a year. When I met with Dr. Poulad he was very thorough, polite and concerned of my pains. He was very detailed in my options & suggested to me about the minimally invasive lumbar TLIF. After the surgery, I have to say even during the healing process I was able to sleep on my back and continue to do more now. His vision is to help you and minimize your pains the best he can so you can continue live life normal again. Ty Dr. P!
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Cheryl in Belleville, NJ – Mar 07, 2019
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After being out of work for 3 months I was in desperate need of finding a doctor who could provide other options for my back other than disc fusion. I am so happy I found Dr. Poulad. He listened to all of my concerns and answered all of my questions. He gave me an option that was perfect for my condition and did not require fusion. My total recovery from surgery was 4 weeks with no loss of flexibility and got me on the road to having a pain-free life!
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Teresa C. in Phillipsburg, NJ – Feb 27, 2019
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I had to have surgery on the cervical area of my spine. I wanted the best, so my insurance approved my surgery by Dr. Poulad. It has been painful, but I am healing very well, which is what I am told by others. So many stories about people who had the same type of surgery, who are unable to walk, move their arms or hands, etc. My prayers go out to those people and I am thankful for my healing. Great doctor from what I had been told, and now I have experienced his great work. Thank you Dr. Poulad
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Diane Knight in Newark – Mar 15, 2018
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Outstanding doc. He didn't actually operate on me. He looked at my Cat Scans and examined my back, arms, neck, and talked to me like a human. In the end, we decided against surgery for now, and I'm treating the pain through PT. Just a great doctor experience.
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Frank in New York, NY – Mar 01, 2018
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Dr. Poulad was an amazing surgeon and really helped me out when I was most in need. A few months back I began having terrible lower back pain to the point where I was hospitalized twice. While in the hospital, I was given a CT scan which found that I had a pinched nerve and was told it should go away on its own and they gave me some painkillers and sent me on my way. the next day I went to an orthopedic surgeon who read the CT scan and told me I’d be fine and told me to keep taking pain killers
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Elizabeth, NJ – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Poulad Was able to correct the spinal issues that caused debilitating sciatica and restored me to full function. He takes the time to listen to you and answer all of your questions. During the recovery he made sure that all calls were answered promptly and my issues were resolved. This was my 4th back surgery. Dr Poulad and his staff were far more responsive and caring than any of the previous groups. Back Surgery Is Scary, you can rest-assured that Dr Poulad wil take good care of you
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Nick M in Blairstown – Dec 10, 2016
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The worst scheduling experience I ever had!
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New York, NY – Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Poulad was able to fit me into his very busy schedule when I was in utter agony with my back. He was wonderful- caring and sympathetic. He even remembered having seen me years prior. After addressing my acute situation, Dr. Poulad explained the reason for my recurrent ailment with conservative recommendations for further treatment.
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Chris H. in Chester, NJ – Jul 19, 2016
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I was referred to Dr Poulad with multiple issues especially with my neck. He is absolutely hands down the best Neurosurgeon I've ever been to! Dr Poulad took me in when others pushed me aside. He recently did the DTrax Cervical Fusion for me June 2016. He's honest, caring and respectful. His PA Jennifer is amazing as well! I trust them both with my life. They both have a special place in my heart.
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Michael S in Point Pleasant, NJ – Jul 09, 2016
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Dr Poulad was very thoughtful and patient in explaining my condition. He listened to and addressed my concerns. I was so nervous when I saw him, I did not appreciate it, but I think he's the best doctor I've ever had. He saved my life. If you have back pain and need surgery, I highly highly recommend you see Dr Poulad.
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Union, NJ – Mar 29, 2016
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Dr. Poulad had confidence for both he and I when I went to my first office visit. He explained the procedure he recommended for me in great detail. He sent me home to make my decision with no pressure at all. He is warm and has a wonderful bedside manner, which for me is a lot. The day of the operation he assured me all would be well and because of the procedure, I am pain free for the first time in about 10 years!! Thank you Dr. Poulad!!!!
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Burnadebt1012 in Bayonne, NJ – Mar 09, 2016
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Dr. Poulad was recommended to me by my professional colleagues. Following diagnostic evaluation via additional neurological testing, he fully explained his findings, intended surgical intervention, rehabilitation expectations and finances. I felt confident in the manner in which he addressed my needs. Following a cervical laminectomy with fusion, as he predicted, I am now fully functional in caring for myself, driving and returned to work at age 74. Exceptional skilled surgeon.
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Barbara James, RN, BS, CSN in Winfield Park, NJ – Jan 29, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. David Poulad is a board certified neurosurgeon who has been practicing in Union, NJ since 2005. A member of IGEA Brain & Spine, he is on staff at the Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ; Morristown Hospital in Morristown, NJ.; Trinitas Regional M...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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(908) 206-4807

Dr. Poulad accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Husky Health
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid

Background Check

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. Poulad's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Dr. Poulad treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Poulad treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulad treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Poulad treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Back Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poulad treats Back Pain more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Poulad treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Poulad's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Locations

IGEA Brain and Spine

IGEA Brain & Spine, PA224 Midland Ave Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
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Hazlet883 Poole Ave Ste 3 Hazlet, NJ 07730
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Florham Park - Columbia222 Columbia Tpke Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Montclair1 Bay Ave Ste 5 Montclair, NJ 07042
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Main Office1057 COMMERCE AVE Union, NJ 07083
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New York1045 Park Ave Fl 1 New York, NY 10028
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

Edison, NJ

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center

Montclair, NJ

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Overlook Medical Center

Summit, NJ

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Saint Joseph's University Medical Center

Paterson, NJ

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Elizabeth, NJ

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average