Dr. Mark Drzala, MD

Dr. Mark Drzala, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Mark Drzala, MD is an orthopedic spine 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 spine surgery, orthopedic spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

33 Overlook Rd Ste 305

Summit, NJ 07901

Contact Information

(908) 608-9610

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Drzala performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spine Disorders
more than 80% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 79% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Drzala's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Drzala "Dr. Drzala is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who has extensive experience in managing all spinal conditions, including disc degeneration and herniations, deformity, trauma, tumors, and infections. Dr. Drzala, in private practice since 1998, also serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Rutgers -New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Drzala graduated cum laude from Rutgers College in 1987 and from New Jersey Medical School in 1991. He completed his orthopedic surgical residency in 1997, where he was an administrative chief resident in his chief year. He pursued additional specialized training in complex spinal surgery in San Francisco, California where he received and successfully completed fellowship training in 1998 at the St. Mary's Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. He remains active in many specialty medical societies and has served as Treasurer and Secretary at Hackensack University Medical Center at Mountainside for 6 years. His primary interest, however, is caring for his patients and helping to improve their quality of life."
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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 all non-operative treatment options whenever possible prior to considering surgical intervention. Dr. Drzala employs the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques and motion preservation technologies, like cervical total disc replacements, that allow patients to heal more quickly and to enjoy a faster return to an active lifestyle. 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."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

30  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

13  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • 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
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Drzala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Drzala to family and friends
26 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Drzala's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Drzala Says:

I would like to thank all of my patients who have taken the time to provide feedback.  I appreciate it very much.  I read all of the surveys and comments and appreciate all of the kind words and my patients' confidence in me.  For those who have had a less favorable experience, I invite all who would like to call me personally to discuss their experience.  I will do my best to address all concerns and to remediate


Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Drzala did my spine surgery over two years ago and I'm very happy with the results. Also, I've been seeing him for other spine issues and he, as well as his Staff, is always very attentive to my needs. Dr. Drzala takes his time with his patients and explains everything thoroughly. He is very...more
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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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