Dr. Matthew Garberina, MD

Dr. Matthew Garberina, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Matthew Garberina, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

1 Diamond Hill Rd Fl 1

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Contact Information

(908) 277-8704

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Elbow Bursitis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release


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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

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    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Garberina's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garberina to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Garberina'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
Patient Comments (13)
Summit |
Dr. Garberina repaired my rotator cuff after another surgeon made a major mistake in the initial repair. Dr. Garberina is respectful, talented and genuine. I felt comfortable from my initial meeting with him and would (and have) recommend him highly to anyone needing shoulder repairs. He cares a lot about his patients and doing the best he can to alleviate pain.
in Union, new jersey |
unfortunate to slip on ice and shatter my shoulder. I was lucky to be referred to DR. Garbarina, he was very thorough in diagnosing my issues and explaining them to me. He set my expecteations concerning the arthroscopic surgery and physical therapy. Any and all questions or concerns were addressed at once. I am 6 months post surgery and know I choose the proper surgeon. Shoulder is healing nicely & continued psychical therapy and home stretches improving every day.
in Jackson, NJ |
Dr. Garberina was my husband's doctor first. He was then recommended by my internist for shoulder problems. I was told he was an expert on this. From the first visit to the last (I was just discharged), Dr. Garberina's professionalism was excellent. His knowledge of my injury, the steps he took before an operation and the post-op visits were all aligned with exactly what he said. I will not hesitate to recommend him. He also has a good sense of humor, that's an added touch.
in Rahway NJ |
Ive never had such a major surgery before. It worked out excellent. I made a full and complete recovery Dr G. was by far the best surgeon Ive ever had Explained this truthfully and understandable
in Long Valley, NJ |
Dr. Garberina was awesome. I was suffering from bone spurs and bad arthritis in my shoulder. He went in, cleaned everything up and I'm better than before. Love him and his office staff!
in summit, nj |
Dr Garberina has performed tend repair surgery on my wife (hand) and myself (elbow) with great success. I would definitely use him in the future should the need arise (hopefully not !) and would recommend him to anyone with hand, elbow, or shoulder issues.
in Maplewood, NJ |
Very successful shoulder surgeries on both shoulders with Dr. Garberina. Last one a complete complicated rebuild. Back to swimming pain free and as fast as before. Incredible follow through with detailed instructions to my physical therapist as I progressed. Great surgeon, great person.
in Summit, NJ |
Most amazing surgeon ever. Great bedside manor. He is really normal and down to earth. He knows his stuff and has a great sense of humor. Win win. If you want the best... he is your guy.
After two unsuccessful surgeries to re-attach a triceps tendon, I was referred to Dr. Garberina. His insight and surgical skill produced a result I could not be happier with; pain free and 100% mobility. I highly recommend Dr. Garberina.
Scotch Plains, NJ |
Fantastic experience. No long wait to see the doctor, concise diagnosis, X-ray taken on site to confirm, no surgery option to treat, easy follow up. Would recommend to anyone!
Rahway, NJ |
Dr. Garberina was very easy to talk to. He knew exactly what was wrong and he treated it. I felt very comfortable.
in Cranford, NJ |
Dr. Garberina is an excellent and pleasant surgeon. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional . I have had two shoulder repairs by Dr. Garberina and had an excellent experience both times. He truly cares about his patients and I would refer him to all who have similar issues. http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Matthew_Garberina/reviews#ixzz4hd9RkJzN
in Warren, NJ |
The doctor was knowledgeable, kind, and caring.
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Dr. Garberina accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO

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