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Dr. Kenneth Rieger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Rieger
40 Main St Chatham, NJ 07928

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Dr. Kenneth Rieger, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chatham, NJ and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.


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The staff was great. However, my interactions with Rieger was less than professional. While I was making a follow up visit after my first visit, I saw and heard him making fun of my muscle atrophy on my right side. He also said foraminotomies were ‘cute’ procedures. If you want run of the mill procedures I’m sure he’s great...but he’s not elite.
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Dr Rieger is fantastic. From making me and my wife feel comfortable and relaxed leading into my surgery to reassuring us once completed, he made what could have been a stressful period better. He listened to our questions and took the time to answer them and made sure we understood.
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I would recommend Dr. Rieger to anyone. I would not let another surgeon near my spine, only him! His bedside manner is wonderful. I was extremely nervous about my cervical spinal surgery, but Dr. Rieger put me at ease right away. He is funny, and warm but most of all knows what he is doing. My surgery went exactly as he described it would, and I had an easy recovery. I was back to work in three weeks, he said I set a new record! The office was a pleasure to deal with, I was well cared for.
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I was very pleased with Dr. Rieger and his staff. Dr. Rieger was very professional, friendly and informative concerning my treatment and surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Rieger and the NJ Spine Center.
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Dad and I both had synovial cysts pressing on sciatic nerve. We suffered a long time elsewhere then met Dr. Rieger. I first took a conservative course with Dr. Lipp (injections) and I highly recommend Dr. Lipp for his wonderful, caring approach and unrelenting efforts to improve my quality of life. Both dad and I were ultimately operated on by Dr. Rieger, who I cannot thank enough. He is a highly skilled surgeon and a real world doctor, with great patience, who gave both of us our lives back.
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Did not solve my pain issues. Would not bother sending me in for additional scans despite my asking for months to do so. Slight God like arrogance. He is a very Nice guy, listens to you but does not Always hear what you are saying. Frustrating. Going for a second opinion in New York City to end this pain I pray.
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Dr. Rieger is a lifesaver. He performed a flawless laminectomy and has helped make me pain free. I am grateful for both his expertise and friendly bedside manner. He is consistently on NJ’s top docs list with good reason. Yes, you will wait but it is worth it for a top ranking surgeon.
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Was referred to Dr. Rieger by my Orthopedist for chronic lower back pain. Had MRI prior to the visit. Waited over 1 month for appt. Filled out all forms on line ... had to fill out same forms in office. (?) Then Waited over 1 hour to see the doctor. Proceeded to tell me i didn't need to see him because he is a surgeon and I didn't need surgery. Did not go over scans or rad report with me, no examination. "Normal back for a 58 year old". Said to go for PT and exercise. $50 co-pay wasted.
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Dr. Rieger, the staff is courteous and always makes me feel welcomed, Dr. Rieger is the consummate professional. Dr Rieger listens to me regarding my surgery procedure I had done on 2/2/2016, I would highly recommend Dr. Reiger to anyone. My office visits feel more like time with a friend who is seriously concerned about my well being.
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I re-injured L5/S1 disc in July 2016 and met with Dr. Rieger as I had seen his colleague Dr. Dorsky for the original injury in 1996. Dr. Rieger clearly communicated the pros-and-cons of surgery and suggested that I first attempt conservative treatment. After a couple months of unsuccessful conservative treatment I opted to have Dr. Rieger perform a discectomy and, three weeks post surgery, I could not be more satisfied with Dr. Rieger and the surgical results. I highly recommend Dr. Rieger.
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I saw Dr. Reiger for a second opinion, we explained to him that I was seeing him for just that reason. Dr. Reiger was professional and compassionate and showed concern for my situation and explained a different procedure that would be better for me because of the problems I'm experiencing. His staff was great also, I felt very comfortable with everyone there compared to the first Dr I went to. The first Dr.'s office made me feel like I was just there so he could get the money.
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I had a burst compression in L4 & 2 rods & 6 screws were put in my back from a surgeon in FL. I saw Dr. Rieger in NJ & he was immediately understanding, compassionate & genuine. He truly wanted the best for me which was very comforting being only 22 years old! He was always very efficient yet informative. I always knew what was going on & how the procedure would be done. Dr. Rieger will do EVERYTHING he can to make sure all goes as planned, you are at ease & comfortable & recovery goes well! :)
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I have degenerative disc disease and had gone to Dr. Rieger for help. He is kind, caring & very informative, explaining every process. I had surgery & feel it was the best thing I ever did, Dr. Rieger is an excellent surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need.
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I’d like to thank and acknowledge Dr. Rieger and the supporting staff for giving me back my life. I suffered from lower back pain for a long time. I had surgery May 5th 2016 without the surgery I would not have been able to walk my daughter down the aisle at her wedding May 28th. Dr. Rieger explained the procedure and prepared me for the post-operative recovery. It’s now been a few months and I have no regrets. Again thank you for all you have done for me.
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by Larry Stoma on Jul 6th, 2016 Dr Reiger was my second opinion after an unhappy experience with the first. Dr Reiger explained the cause of my stenosis and spondylisis And exactly what he would do to fix it .it was his clear and technical information and confidence which made me go ahead with the surgery .7 weeks post surgery I am pain free can stand. Up straight and walk 3/4 mile . Thank you Dr Reiger I never it possible at 68 years old.Would recommend Dr Reiger to anyone
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Dr Rieger listened to my background and decided not to offer help. He did not even touch my problem area in my neck, moved quickly to suggest I see a pain management Doctor in the same office. Truly a disappointing waste of time and money. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Rieger was compassionate and caring. He took the time to explain the problem with my back, show me what he planned to do to correct the problem, and talked plainly about the recovery period and results. He answered questions clearly and concisely. The surgery went as he said it would and I am recovering as he predicted.
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Dr Rieger acted in an amazing and responsive manner during my recent emergency surgery. I was in a very serious accident while on vacation and it was due to his persistence and professionalism that we were able to be airlifted back to the US for my surgery which was life threatening. I am grateful and blessed to have Dr Rieger as my surgeon and would recommend him to anyone considering treatment. He is not only a professional but a wonderful and compassionate human being.
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Biography

Dr. Kenneth Rieger, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chatham, NJ and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
2001

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Rieger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
Sagamore Health Network
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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. Rieger's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rieger treats Spine Deformities more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rieger treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rieger treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rieger treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rieger treats Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

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

Dr. Rieger's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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