Dr. Edward Decter, MD

Dr. Edward Decter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Edward Decter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in West Orange, NJ and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1500 Pleasant Valley Way Ste 101

West Orange, NJ 07052

Contact Information

(973) 669-5600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 92% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Decter "In specializing in sports medicine, he focuses on the reconstruction and revision of injured knees and shoulders. He also has extensive experience in general orthopaedic surgery, developing a special expertise for which he has widely consulted. Dr. Decter has brought his unique skills to the professional sports field in many different capacities."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

75  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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18  Procedures

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.


  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Inside NJ Top Doctor, 2010
  • American Top Surgeons, 2002-2003
  • Top Doctor inside New Jersey, 2012
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor for the Past 10 years, Past 10 ye
  • Top Doctor NY Metro area 14th Edition, 2011
  • New Yorker Top Doc in the NY Area, 1999
  • Castle Connolly Top Doc tor, 2012
  • Top Doctor New York Metro Area 15th Edition, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Decter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Decter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Decter to family and friends
25 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Decter'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
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