Dr. Marc Cohen, MD

Dr. Marc Cohen, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
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Marc A. Cohen, M.D., is a renowned spine surgeon in conventional spinal procedures and a leader in minimally invasive micro spine surgery and endoscopic laser spine surgery, a revolutionary alternative to traditional fusion procedures. Dr. Cohen performs all spine-related surgeries, turning frequently to minimally invasive procedures when conservative treatment has been exhausted. While there are many practitioners who claim to be experts in minimally invasive laser spine surgery, only to steer patients toward traditional surgery, Dr. Cohen is the "real deal", having performed over 1,000 laser procedures. His "superspecialist" status has drawn patients from around the country, and he currently is a top spine surgeon in New Jersey using lasers to treat complex spinal injuries and conditions. He consistently has achieved excellent results over the past 20 years, and performed hundreds of laser surgeries since incorporating the technique into his practice. To complement his comprehensive training in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, Dr. Cohen studied abroad with the pioneers of minimally invasive spinal procedures and laser spine surgery. He continues to augment his knowledge base and seek newer, more advanced methods to provide his patients with safer, reliable and affordable options. His efforts have enabled him to greatly enhance his surgical abilities and decision-making and provide a higher level of individualized care. Board certified in spinal surgery, Dr. Cohen is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Spine Surgery, a diplomate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Board of Spine Surgery, and a member of many professional organizations. He is affiliated with Morristown Memorial Hospital and Saint Clare's Riverside Medical Center. Dr. Cohen attended Emory University in Georgia and then received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School. He completed an internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a spine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

221 Madison Ave

Morristown, NJ 07960

Contact Information

(973) 538-4444

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Herniated Disc
more than 85% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 78% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 75% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Spur
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


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  • Ablation
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Rhizotomy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System


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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.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science
    Medical School | Graduated
  • The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • New York Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cohen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Cohen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cohen to family and friends
based on 39 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Cohen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Spine Institute was the most professional office I have ever been to. Their staff was always professional, nice, patient, and were always very fast to get things done for me. In the beginning they were fast to get me in for an appointment to see Dr. Marc Cohen which is one of the most professional doctors I have ever been to as well. He is a very honest man and tried to prevent me from having surgery by recommending PT and pain management. Didn't work. Finally did surgery and no longer have pain
I saw him for a second opinion. Was lucky that I did. Previous orthopedic surgeon i saw wanted to do a bigger unnecessary surgery. Dr cohen was able to do minimally invasive surgery instead. I recovered quickly and feel so much better. Pain is no longer there and it is such an amazing relief.
in West New York, NJ |
minimally invasive surgery with dr cohen gave me life again, i was always in pain, crying almost every day from the pain, and after the surgery it was life changing
in Springfield, NJ |
I had a fusion with Dr. Cohen and I feel so much better than I did before. I was living with pain for a very long time that also radiated down my arm and my arm pain is now gone too. He was there when I woke up from surgery and was the greatest doctor I've ever been too. You can tell he actually cares about his patients.
What an amazing staff and surgeon they are. I've been to 3 spinal surgeons for opinions and they are by far the best I've been to. I got a quick appointment with no problem and they are so fast at getting back to me and getting work done. And the doctor is so incredibly nice and patient with me.
in Clifton, NJ |
Long wait impersonal care. Went for surgical evaluation and I was asked to take a drug contract
in Elizabeth, NJ |
had lumbar discectomy performed by Dr. Cohen and Dr Fleishhacker in 2014. Feel great no more radiating pain into my leg occasionally with weather changes slight pain but nothing like before and I had tried everything before that . Thanks to Dr Fleishacker for referring me to Dr Cohen.
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Dr. Cohen accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Cohen has admitting privileges

Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Saint Clare's Hospital/Denville
25 Pocono Rd
Denville, NJ 07834
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Trinitas Regional Medical Center
225 Williamson St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
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Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center
55 Meadowlands Pkwy
Secaucus, NJ 07094
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