Dr. Mark Drzala, MD

Dr. Mark Drzala, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mark Drzala, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Summit, NJ and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

33 Overlook Rd Ste 305

Summit, NJ 07901

Contact Information

(908) 608-9620

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas


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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 80% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Drzala "Thorough patient evaluation and education are the hallmarks of Dr. Drzala's practice. While certain conditions have absolute surgical indications, Dr. Drzala is conservative by nature and will typically exhaust non-operative treatment options whenever possible prior to considering surgical intervention. Patients participate fully in the decision making process with regard to their care, and treatment regimens are tailored to meet each patient's individual needs."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


Read Less


  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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.


  • Rutgers University-Rutgers College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • UMDNJ- NJ Medical School Dept of Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • UMDNJ- NJ Medical School Dept of Orthopedics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program Spine Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazines Top Doctors, 2006-2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Drzala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Drzala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Drzala to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Drzala's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I am a registered nurse, and I have very high standards for any doctors I see. Dr. Drzala's easy manner, professionalism, knowledge of his field and ability to communicate complicated points in my diagnosis in laymen speak exceeded all expectations. Lily and Brooke are exceptional staff members...more
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Dr Drzala is the most outstanding Doctor I've ever been to. He diagnosed my spinal condition immediately and performed a 121/2 hour surgery. Since then he has performed several surgeries on me and was successful. He enabled me to return to work. He's brilliant, thoughtful, understanding and his...more
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AWESOME DOCTOR!!!! I highly recommend Dr. Drzala, he's professional, caring, knowledgeable, and thorough. I was very pleased with the service, professionalism and courteousness of the Dr. and his Staff. Nurse Brooke is awesome as well. I just recommended a friend and he just booked an...more
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He is the best spine doctor I have ever seen. And I have seen many. Had problems after having a spinal fusion wine rods cage nut bolts. For 2 1/2 years its been bad. All they wanted to do was cut my neck open and told me I needed a nerve stimulater. From my own research and pain mgmt doctor told me...more
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My life has totally changed after having surgery with Dr. Drzala. I was in constant pain and required very complicated surgery. I am now pain free and before I was discharged by my physical therapist, he said that he was going to recommend Dr. Drzala and his office to his patients with back...more
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