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Dr. Mark Drzala, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Drzala

Mark R Drzala, MD PC

33 Overlook Rd Ste 305 Summit, NJ 07901

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Dr. Mark Drzala, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Summit, NJ and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic spine reconstructive surgery, and more.


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Dr. Drzala's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drzala treats Low Back Pain more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Drzala treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Back Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drzala treats Back Pain more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Drzala treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drzala treats Spine Disorders more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Drzala treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Drzala's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Laminoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

About Me

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 whe...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazines Top Doctors, 2006-2009

Dr. Drzala's Reviews

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4.8

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The last local Orthopedic I saw would usher me in and out and barely spoke to me. Started going to Dr Drzalas office from a referral from a friend who spoke highly of him and his staff. I had issues with neck and back pain for a few years. It was getting worse. I started to get numbness in my right arm. Doctor D always thoroughly explained every option to me. After trying PT and injections, we knew surgery was needed. Doctor Drzala did my Artificial disc replacement surgery. It was a Same day surgery for me and everything went extremely well. Though its only been 2 weeks, As of this writing I am feeling great. I highly recommend Dr. Drzala and his team at nj spine specialists
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Excellent surgeon talk to you step by step patient. Dr. Drzala before and after you feel better.
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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 professional and has great bedside manners. I highly recommend him.
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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 and valet parking a plus. Dr. Drzala prescribed a helpful, positive plan of recovery and I left his office feeling hopeful and informed, with all my concerns addressed. 5 stars is not enough!
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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 kindness shines ever so bright. I was blessed when I was referred to him. Dr Drzala is a wise choice for those with spinal problems.
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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 appointment.
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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 it wouldn't work. Dr. Drzala has given me hope again. He tells you everything he she's in MRI and cat scan. I traveled 2 hrs to see him. Am I glad I did. I would recommend him to anyone. Nanette
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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 pain. He said he has never seen anyone improve so much so quickly. I recommended him to a friend of mine and she also raves about him.
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The absolute best. If you want to go to a doctor who is going to treat you respectfully and compassionately, and if you want a surgeon who's skills match that excellence, you've found him. Dr Drzala treated me after I am a firefighter that had a fall and a disc collapse. He has helped me beyond every expectation witH every facet of what I was dealing with at the time I needed it most. His friendly and expert devoted team reflects his excellence, always available and happy to help. A true GIFT.
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