Dr. Mark McLaughlin, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. McLaughlin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Princeton Brain Spine and Sports Medicine

731 Alexander Rd Princeton, NJ 08540

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Dr. Mark McLaughlin, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Princeton, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Capital Health Regional Medical Center and Centrastate Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McLaughlin to book an appointment.


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After meeting with Dr. Mark McLaughlin back in March, my surgery was performed on June 15, 2020 by Dr. McLaughlin and I am doing GREAT! He performed a lumbar laminectomy plus fusion of the L3,4 & 5. The nerve pain in my back and down my left leg into my foot was gone and I was walking one week after surgery without pain. As of today (September 1) I continue to walk 1 mile every morning and multiple walks during the day. I look forward to the day he tells me I can do things around my house and in my yard. If you need surgery Dr. McLaughlin a great Neurosurgeon and I highly recommend him. He has given me my life back!
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Daniel Ranich – Sep 01, 2020
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Worst I have ever been treated by a physician. I had a recent lumbar injury that made my leg numb and weak with bowel incontinence a bladder retention. I had no con over my toes which moved with individual flexion on they're own and my entire perineal area was numb. According to the MRI I have multiple herniation a an extrusion that had migrated to cranial/ causal nerves. Severe right neural terminal stenosis. I also had a CSF leak w/ Tarlov cysts. Needless to say I was worried and scared. That was in the ED so I asked for neuro evaluation. I asked if he read the report he said I dont need the report I'm looking at your films right now. He says go for epidurals. I tried to ask a question he cut off mid sentence and said are you here for my professional opinion or to argue with me. He says you here for my professional opinion and I just gave it to you slams the computer shut turns back on me tells the secretary to give me a name of a pain management guy
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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April – Jul 18, 2020
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Thus far I’ve only had the pleasure of meeting Dr. McLaughlin once. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable, generous with his time and possessing the ability too explain complicated medical matters in layman‘s terms. Dr. McLaughlin is a skilled listener, genuinely kind, at the same time he radiates confidence without being pompous. I left his office certain that I chose the right surgeon.
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Richard Auerbach – Mar 25, 2020
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Dr. McLaughlin is warm and caring. He did my spinal surgery 3 months ago and I’m doing very well. I would recommend him to everyone.
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Rachelle Halperin – Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. McLaughlin is the absolute best! Would never even consider seeing another neurosurgeon. I trust him completely. Many years ago he did surgery on my husband and spent 11 hours trying to fix what other surgeons messed up. Just so attentive to your care, don’t know of other surgeons who would spend that kind of time trying to save a single nerve. I will always have total confidence in his skills...And always recommend him to others.
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BB – Feb 13, 2020
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Dr. McLaughlin is great, very personable and informative. I had spinal fusion done in 2010, and still have no issue with my back. Before surgery, I was taking Oxycontin every 4 hours, and waking up in the middle of the night, crying in pain. I went though 6 months of agony and it just kept getting worse. Sorry it took so long to write a review, but after 9 years, my back is still doing great. Thank you Dr. McLaughlin.
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Jul 19, 2019
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I have had the pleasure to have Dr. Mark McLaughlin attend to my Lumbar Compression problem and solve it. He was right on target with from problem from day 1 ( Jan 25, 2019) until his operation on March 4, 2019. He is the utmost professional as is his staff. He was compassionate, caring, understanding, courteous and extremely informative. They don't come any better than this doctor.
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Mar 20, 2019
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I had micro vascular decompression surgery in November 2017 with Dr. McLaughlin. After suffering from trigeminalneuralgia for 7 years, I am now off of all meds and pain free! He has changed my life!
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Kathy in Pa – Jan 11, 2018
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One of several neurosurgeons I met with to discuss impending spinal surgery. Dr. McLaughlin is informative, sincere and takes his time with each patient. He uses language easily understood by patients and answers each question throughly. I trust that Dr. McLaughlin is the best surgeon to operate on my spinal condition!
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lisa in NJ – Aug 30, 2017
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Provider makes you wait hours even if you are the first patient. He always has people listening into your conversation with him - either remotely or in person. He does not fully answer questions about care. Some staff is friendly while others are abrupt. Lacks attention to detail.
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Flemington, NJ – Apr 27, 2016
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I had to have a cervical acdf surgery, and bone spur removal, done quickly. He and his staff were very good to my wife and I.No rushing, carefully explained everything and took very good care of me.Surgery went very well and I am three months into a recovery with little pain.The major arm and hand pain I was experiencing is completely gone. We are very thankful for the care i received.
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PatK in Flemington, NJ – Feb 29, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. McLaughlin has wanted to become a doctor since he was 5 years old. He is now living his dream. He trained at some of the premier neurosurgical centers in the world. Although highly trained, Dr. McLaughlin has never forgotten the most important part of being a Physician: Compassion. When you visit his office you will know you are in good hands, and that his care will extend from diagnosis, to surgery, and beyond.Less...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Emory University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Upmc Presbyterian Shadyside
Residency Hospital
Upmc Presbyterian Shadyside
Internship Hospital
1988
College of William and Mary
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • International Fellowship Committee, 2002-2005
  • President of Young Neurosurgeons Committee, 4/03-4/05

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(609) 921-9001

Dr. McLaughlin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice
Choice Open Access POS
Choice POS
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Choice PPO
Managed Choice Open Access POS
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Medicare Advantage
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Medicare Advantage PPO
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Access HMO
Open Access Managed Choice
Open Choice
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Open Choice PPO
Amerihealth
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Amerihealth POS
Amerihealth PPO
Direct POS
Personal Choice PPO
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Anthem
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Advantage EPO Gold C30/50 BlueCard EPO
Advantage EPO Gold C30/50 EPO
Advantage EPO Gold EPO
Advantage EPO HSA Bronze Compatible EPO
Advantage EPO HSA Silver 100 Compatible $750 Employer Contribution EPO
Advantage EPO HSA Silver 100 Compatible BlueCard $750 Employer Contribution EPO
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Advantage PCMH Advantage EPO 100/50
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey HMO
Direct Access
Direct Access Gold 100/80/60
Direct Access HSA Gold 100/80/60 Compatible BlueCard $750 Employer Contribution
Direct Access HSA Silver 100/80/60 Compatible
Direct Access MyWay HSA Gold 100/80/60 BlueCard $750 Employer Contribution
Direct Access MyWay HSA Silver 100/80/60
Direct Access Platinum 100/70
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey PPO
Managed Care PPO
Medicare Advantage
MyWay HRA PPO
MyWay HSA PPO
NJ Direct
Platinum 100/60 POS
Platinum 100/70 POS
Platinum C30 HMO
Independence Blue Cross
Independence Administrators
Independence Blue Cross HMO
Independence Blue Cross POS
Keystone 65 Complete HMO
Personal Choice
Personal Choice PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone 65
Keystone 65 Direct
Keystone 65 Focus
Keystone 65 Focus HMO
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
Keystone Health Plan East POS
Keystone Select
Keystone VIP Choice
Medicare Advantage HMO
MultiPlan

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. McLaughlin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McLaughlin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 77% of his peers

Dr. McLaughlin treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Traumatic Brain Injury
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McLaughlin treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 76% of his peers

Dr. McLaughlin treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McLaughlin treats Spine Disorders more than 72% of his peers

Dr. McLaughlin treats this condition more than 72% 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
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Dr. McLaughlin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Locations

Princeton Brain Spine and Sports Medicine

Princeton Brain Spine and Sports Medicine731 Alexander Rd Princeton, NJ 08540
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Princeton Brain Spine and Sports Medicine901 W Main St Freehold, NJ 07728
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: -
    • Sun: -
  • Directions
Princeton Brain, Spine and Sports Medicine190 State Route 31 Flemington, NJ 08822
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Capital Health Regional Medical Center

Trenton, NJ

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Centrastate Medical Center

Freehold, NJ

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Hunterdon Medical Center

Flemington, NJ

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Plainsboro, NJ

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

Hamilton, NJ

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

Saint Francis Medical Center

Trenton, NJ

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

Saint Peter's University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

St. Mary Medical Center

Langhorne, PA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)
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