Dr. Luigi Bassani, MD

Dr. Luigi Bassani, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Luigi Bassani, MD is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in Livingston, NJ and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from GEORGETOWN UNIV SCH OF MED in 2006 and specializes in pediatric neurosurgery.Read his story

200 S Orange Ave # 265

Livingston, NJ 07039

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(973) 577-2888

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Brain Disorders
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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This content was provided by Dr. Bassani " Dr. Bassani graduated cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and went on to attend Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. Dr. Bassani completed his General Surgery internship and Neurological Surgery residency at New York University Langone Medical Center. After completing his training, he pursued subspecialty training in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Primary Children's Hospital at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. After fellowship he joined the Department of Neurological Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. There he cared for pediatric patients with brain and spinal cord tumors, congenital brain and spinal anomalies, hydrocephalus and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. During his first year in practice, Dr. Bassani was named as one of New Jersey's Favorite Kids' Docs for Pediatric Neurosurgery for 2015 in New Jersey Family magazine. Dr. Bassani specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of pediatric brain and spinal disorders, including hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, spasticity, spinal dysraphisms (tethered cord, spinal lipomas), epilepsy and vascular malformations such as Moyamoya, arteriovenous malformations and cavernous malformations. While practicing a broad range of pediatric neurosurgery, his subspecialty interests lies in the treatment of congenital craniovertebral junction anomalies such as complex chiari malformations and syringomyelia, cervical spine trauma and pediatric brain tumors, mirroring the extensive clinical training in spinal disorders and brain tumors he obtained at Primary Children's Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bassani has published multiple articles and chapters on epilepsy, spasticity, cervical spine techniques and treatment of hydrocephalus. Dr. Bassani also practices general adult neurosurgery, focusing on primary brain tumors and brain metastasis, cervical and lumbar herniated discs, spinal degeneration and fractures and hydrocephalus, utilizing advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques where applicable. He is particularly interested in continuing care of adults with congenital pediatric neurosurgical pathology such as hydrocephalus (including normal pressure hydrocephalus), epilepsy, tethered cords, chiari malformations, spasticity and brain tumors. Dr. Bassani is bringing his depth of experience to our new clinic in Livingston as part of the St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Medical Center. He is particularly excited about teaming up with the leading pediatric neurosurgery group in NJ and partnering with Dr. Neil Feldstein and Dr. Richard Anderson. He is committed to providing outstanding care and expertise to both his adult and pediatric patients and their families. He is now seeing patients at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center in Livingston and looks forward to serving the population in Short Hills, Millburn, Maplewood, West Orange, Florham Park, Morristown, and many other communities in the Essex County region. Dr. Bassani will accept several different types of insurance including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare Empire, United/Oxford, worker's compensation and Medicare and welcomes new and returning patients at the clinic at 200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 265, Livingston, NJ."
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1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Bassani does not have any board certifications listed.

48  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Concussion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intradural Spinal Arachnoid Cyst
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Premature Birth
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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19  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • College of the Holy Cross
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

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What People Say About Dr. Luigi Bassani, MD
He has always been super professional and has always taken the time to listen and to explain all my options. Great surgeon with solid clinical judgment. I wouldn't go to anyone else.
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Ann in New York, NY – Jul 21, 2017
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THE BEST DOCTOR!!! Dr Bassani saved my son's life. He successfully removed a large brain tumor from my 3 1/2 year old. He is almost fully recovered in just 3 months. Dr Bassani is extremely compassionate and knowledgeable.
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Brian – Jun 04, 2017
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Extremely caring and compassionate doctor. Spent hours, days, and weeks caring for my child, who had a ruptured Brain AVM. With his knowledge, expertise, and love for children, he gave my child a second chance to regain neurological and congnitive function and make tremendous strides in rehab.
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Melissa in New Jersey – Mar 20, 2017
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