Dr. John Knightly, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Knightly
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Altair Health

60 Columbia Rd Ste 2 Morristown, NJ 07960

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Dr. John Knightly, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Morristown, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Knightly to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Knightly

4.5

Based on 48 ratings

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Wonderful doctor. Very thorough and I appreciate the typed summary of the office visit. I completely trust him
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Alice Neece – Mar 23, 2021
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Thank you again Dr Knightly for your excellent job. You are the most professional and caring doctor I've ever met. God bless you and your family.
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T.P – Mar 15, 2021
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My experience great. I am thankful that I choose Dr.John Knightly as my Surgeon. I would highly recommend him to all.
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R.B – Mar 08, 2021
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Dr. Knightly is the best surgeon ever. I’m not thrilled with whomever stitched me up this time, but supposedly it will self-correct once the glue disappears.
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William Schachtel – Mar 03, 2021
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All doctors should be as knowledgeable as dr knightly, and be able to explain what he is going to do, and make you feel comfortable.
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Leonard Dunn – Mar 02, 2021
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I HAVE been to many doctors over the past 2 years ur office is like no other!!!! I feel much better now!!!!
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J.D – Feb 25, 2021
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It was a very calming experience, informative and reassuring and with very little anxiety . I would recommend your facility and treatment to people with similar problems. Thank you, Dr. Knightly.
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D.R – Dec 02, 2020
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I couldn't have been more pleased. ALL the staff were incredible, and I was in and out faster than I could have imagined. Wouldn't hesitate to use this facility again if needed. Lastly, Dr. Knightly rocks. One of the best surgeons I've had the pleasure of doing business with!
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M.S – Nov 26, 2020
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I never got too see him. I called to make an appointment and was told it would be about a month before I could see him. All was well until they asked what insurance I had. When I told them I had Medicare and part f supplemental they or me on hold for 20 seconds and came back to tell me that he's not taking any new patients. Needless to say I was very disappointed.
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Jon – Nov 13, 2020
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Overall, the whole experience has been five stars, but the virus didn't help things. Being unable to see Dr. Knightly in person after the surgery and doing physical therapy in the normal fashion made me question whether I'm healing properly. I certainly hope I am. However, if I ever had a question or issue, I was always able to call Dr. Knightly's nurse, and she would always put me at ease. I'm very satisfied with Dr. Knightly and his staff, and always felt that I am in the best of hands. Thank you for everything.
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.P – Jul 22, 2020
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Surgery went well. No contact from the office after, I had to reach out.
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H. – Jul 10, 2020
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I was seen in a timely manner, Doctor Knightley took his time and went over in great detail all my options and all possible outcomes.
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.P – Jun 26, 2020
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Staff that handed preop was very proficient. All the staff at day of operation was very pleasant and efficient. Dr. Knightly was very helpful both pre and post op. This was my second lumbar den compression surgery and while my second recovery was slower, I was given medication that relieved my discomfort until healing hopefully was successful. Doctor’s staff always handled my questions pleasantly and efficiently. His navigator was also always available. Her name is Janet McGeehan. The whole operation is a well oiled machine.
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.K – Jun 25, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Knightly has always been positive. He is professional, knowledgeable, caring, and takes the time to explain in an informative and easy to understand way the results of all tests.
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.H – Jun 24, 2020
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Dr. Knightly is very knowledgeable, compassionate, professional and funny. His staff is friendly, helpful and well versed in patient care. I never felt rushed when seeing Dr. Knightly or his staff. My questions were always answered in a simple and easy to understand way. Phone calls are returned in a timely fashion. My experience with Dr Knightly, Dr. Rehberg and support staff has been a solid 10 stars! Will definitely recommend to others.
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.B – Jun 22, 2020
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I wish I could leave a good review as others have, but unfortunately the results of my procedure (1/14/20) was not as I had hoped it would be. I am still experiencing the same pain in my back and numbness in my leg as I did before despite following all of the recommendations of walking and physical therapy. I am very discouraged at this point after 6 months. Dr. Knightly and staff were professional but the outcome was disappointing.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Long wait times
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Carole A. Byrne – Jun 19, 2020
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Words cannot express my love and gratitude Starting with the entire caring and personable staff. Dr Knightly , again no words to describe him, but thanks to him I am no longer in pain, feel 10years younger (ready to go out and hit some tennis and pickle balls) If there are such things as saints on this earth, I believe he is surely one. His kindness and demeanor are beyond reproach Thank you Dr Knightly ?? God Bless?? Maryjo
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.M – May 26, 2020
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Doing better than ever Dr. Knighly completely stopped the pain. I have even less pain then when I was 14. Absolutely no pain, even minor pain.
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.K – May 25, 2020
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Fabulous Dr excellent results from my surgery very informative very personable have rated him higher than five stars if there such a thing
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William Pollak – Apr 28, 2020
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I did have a long wait in the office to see Dr. Knightly the first time. However, his reputation is so good I didn’t mind. Subsequent visits were much better. The surgery went very well, when I woke up the pain I had been having was totally gone. I highly recommend Dr. Knightly to anyone who needs spine surgery.
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E.N – Apr 20, 2020
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Biography

Dr. Knightly has been a leading proponent and developer of minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques. In addition to his clinical expertise in spine...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Bethesda Naval Hospital (Maryland)
Residency Hospital
Bethesda Naval Hospital (Maryland)
Internship Hospital
Umdnj - New Jersey Medical School
Medical School
1993
Barrow Neurol Inst
Fellowship Hospital
Franklin and Marshall College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Is Dr. John Knightly, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. John Knightly, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Knightly frequently treats Spondylolisthesis, Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy), and Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Knightly treats.

Where is Dr. John Knightly, MD's office located?

Dr. Knightly's office is located at 60 Columbia Rd Ste 2, Morristown, NJ 07960. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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. Knightly's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Knightly treats Spondylolisthesis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Knightly treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Knightly performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Knightly performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Knightly treats Myelopathy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Knightly treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Knightly's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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(973) 845-2500

Dr. Knightly accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health of New Jersey
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Locations

Altair Health

Spine and Wellness Center60 Columbia Rd Ste 2 Morristown, NJ 07960
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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