Dr. Douglas Slaughter, MD

Dr. Douglas Slaughter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Douglas Slaughter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bridgewater, NJ and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and pain management.Read his story

NJ Spine and Orthopedic (Bridgewater, NJ)

1200 US Highway 22 Ste 14

Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
more than 39% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
more than 20% of peers
Spinal Fusion
more than 20% of peers

Dr. Slaughter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Slaughter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Slaughter "Dr. Douglas Slaughter, NJSO’s newest board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has been successfully practicing orthopedic surgery for over 21 years. He specializes in using minimally invasive methods for orthopedic surgery, with a strong focus in reconstructive surgery for spinal injuries. At NJSO, Dr. Slaughter treats patients who experience conditions that affect muscles, bones, and joints due to sports and high-impact activity injuries. He also treats patients with age-related injuries due to degenerative issues. Dr. Slaughter served in the United States Army Reserves and simultaneously received his undergraduate degree majoring in mechanical engineering and biochemistry at The Ohio State University in 1985. He then entered medical school and began his lifelong pursuit and dream of becoming a physician – stemming from the age of 8. Dr. Slaughter received his medical degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and served his residency in orthopedic surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He further honed his orthopedic expertise in spinal reconstructive surgery in New York City at Beth Israel Spine Institute under the direction of Dr. Michael Neuwirth. Dr. Slaughter joined Sonoran Spine Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where he developed an interest in minimally invasive techniques, which led to personally developing both spinal reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive surgery practices at Sonoran Spine Center. He is a pioneer of minimally invasive surgery and teaches his personally developed techniques to surgeons across the western and southwestern U.S. Dr. Slaughter’s dedication to treating every patient with the least invasive methods possible has allowed him to become a leading U.S. spine surgeon and a member of the NJSO expert team. If minimally invasive treatment is necessary, he will work with you personally to develop a treatment plan that works best for you and your needs."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Slaughter "I believe each individual has the responsibility to take control of their health care. With the direction of their physician and education from their physician the patient will have the highest rate of satisfaction with results of that care. In treating people I want to help them decrease the symptom they presented with. Therefore, I fashion each surgical procedure toward that aspiration."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Management

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

21  Procedures

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Atlantoaxial Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Surgery

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.


  • The Ohio State Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Cincinnati Coll of Med & Surg
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Phoenix Orthopaedic Res Pgm
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Maricopa Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Beth Israel Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Slaughter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Slaughter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Slaughter to family and friends
38 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

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Dr. Slaughter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

My experience with Dr. Slaughter was as with a good friend. I felt his sincerity and definitely benefited from his expertise. Thank you Dr. Slaughter and to all staff involved with my surgery and recovery.
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Quick and to the point. Thorough physical explanation.
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Quick and attentive.
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very helpful and attentive. they were also very informative.
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