Dr. Jonathan Lustgarten, MD
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Dr. Jonathan Lustgarten, MD


Neurosurgery | Male


Dr. Jonathan Lustgarten, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in West Long Branch, NJ. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Lustgarten is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Red Bank, NJ |
Dr Lustgarten is a highly skilled, compassionate, dedicated physician who performed a microdiscectomy on me for a large, crippling disc herniation which allowed me to resume work in 3 weeks. He is committed to the highest level of care, as are the wonderful staff in his office. I have entrusted him with my family members. In fact, he operated on my father-in-law who could not walk due to spinal stenosis 10 years ago and now my father-in-law runs 4 miles a day. At age 85! Dr Lustgarten is a gem
in Point Pleasant, NJ |
Dr Lustgarten is very good at what he does! He performed an ACDF February 2015 for me. He did a really great job I will say! I was involved in another MVA 8 month's after my surgery and when I went in to see him he pushed me away like it was nothing. He was only worried about the hardware he put in. Well I just had another cervical fusion done June 2016 that he said was just whiplash! Oh and his NP what a joke, treated me like a piece of sh@t! She should not be in the medical field.
in Ocean, NJ |
Unsatisfactory. He performed a simple laminectomy in April, 2015 to hopefully ease severe pain in my left,buttock/thigh areas. To date, very little improvement. Now have numbness/sporadic pain in both feet/lower legs that didn't exist prior to surgery. Difficult to reach directly, protected by a zealous office staff that simply passes on messages. Don't question his knowledge but if you seek TLC, this is not the place. Feel like I'm back on square one with a year wasted.
in Toms River, NJ |
This man is TOPS! I was in such severe pain after a ruptured herniated disk. I was released from another hospital after three days...as bad as when I went in to Emergency. We found him doing reaserch on the internet and called on a Friday. After explaining the severity of my injury Dr Lustrgarten saw me on the following Monday. After looking at my MRI, and seeing the severity on my injury, he admitted me directly to the hospital and did a Microdisectomy the following morning! He is 100% the best
in Fort lauderdale, FL |
very inappropriate. did my surgery and left me with a paralyzed left leg. seek other opinions before you allow him to operate on you
in Toms River nj 08755 |
Top notch surgeon.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Columbia Presby Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Columbia Presby Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia Presby Hospital

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities