Dr. Pinakin Jethwa, MD

Dr. Pinakin Jethwa, MD

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Dr. Pinakin Jethwa, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jethwa to book an appointment.

Locations

Apex Neurospine Institute

Apex Neurospine Institute140 E Hanover Ave # 100 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
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Dr. Jethwa's Reviews

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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Staff so nice and helpfull Doctor explained everything so clear gave answers for all questions I am happy that I met him
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R.K – Jan 07, 2021
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Perfect very Professional
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R.S – Jan 05, 2021
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Very through, explained everything
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Thomas Forstik – Jan 04, 2021
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The experience was very nice. The doctor explains everything very clear and I like that very much. The staff are very nice and friendly. But to make an appointment or ask a question when I call it never goes direct to the office it’s like an answering service so it makes it harder to get through your office
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H.M – Dec 23, 2020
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A very concerned, patient man who answered all questions and gave his best advice
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JOYCE SIMS – Nov 26, 2020
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Couldn't have been in better hands!
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Colleen Bradley – Nov 18, 2020
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I’m so happy with my experience with Dr Jethwa. From the time of our first meeting he gave me the confidence to move forward with the surgery I needed. I cannot say enough professional, caring and always available to answer questions!
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Angela Williams – Nov 16, 2020
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The greatest Neurosurgeon that I could ever get. Dr. Jethwa and his P.A. Dean Barone saved me from paralyzation...The rare spinal cord disease of Syringomyelia that I have is quite horrible but they have and continue to give me hope!!! The best beside manner you could ever ask for, I have never experienced this in any Doctor since my childhood! I have nothing but praise, respect and confidence with all my experience with some of the most compassionate Staff ever. It starts from the top down!! Angela is fantastic and always is there for me. And Carmen is also great. I have nothing negative to say about all my experiences with Dr Jethwa and the entire staff. I really don’t think I would even be able to share this if it wasn’t for all the entire team.
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Jim Squirrell – Nov 13, 2020
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My consult with Doctor Jethwa was thorough, and he really listened to me and my history with my health. He is accompanied by his nurse, Angela, for my consult, and they both are so down to earth and made me feel at ease. We went over my recent MRI, He explained to me, clearly, and in laymans terms, the findings and his expertise in offering solutions. I decided to go with his treatment plan, and I thank my Higher Power every day, to cross my path with Doc J.!! Doctor Jethwa's team took care of everything insurance wise... they cover all stops making sure you get maximum benefits, and coordinated all appointments, continuously keeping me updated and at ease before my procedure. Carmen and Angela are saints!!! I am writing this a year post procedure, and I'm here to say, that there are no words than can touch my gratitude. Neurosurgeon, Doctor Pinakin Jethwa gave me my life back, and faith in the process of healing ???? His SA, Doc Dean, Angela, and Carmen = Dream Team!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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GL – Nov 13, 2020
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Dr. Jethwa saved my life in 2015, when my brain aneurysm ruptured whilst on the beach at Ocean Grove! Rushed to JSMC, into surgery within a few hours, with Dr. Jethwa. Skillful and compassionate, Dr. Jethwa knows his stuff. He works endoscopically, so I did not end up with a row of staples, but one small indentation, behind my hairline, not at all visible! He even gave he his cell number, for any questions. I researched my condition, and he listens and acts accordingly. I highly recommend Dr. Pinakin Jethwa! My story of survival (2-mmin video) appears on the HUMC website. Thank you, Dr. Jethwa!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Veronica James – Oct 22, 2020
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Very knowledgeable staff and wonderful to talk to and with. Always make you feel welcomed.
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.B – Jul 10, 2020
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Fantastic doctor and surgeon. Not a single complaint. Felt safe and not too anxious before surgery because dr jethwa was very thorough pre surgery.
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.M – May 25, 2020
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Good experience. Lots of face time with doctor. Very thorough explanation of test results
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A.M – Apr 01, 2020
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On June 15, 2019 Dr. Pinakin Jethwa performed an emergency Thrombectomy procedure at JSH and removed a 4" blood clot from the right side of my brain!! I have recovered 100%. In summary, I feel free to say not only is he a subject matter expert in his field, but is also a gentlemen! I highly recommend him!! He is a 10 out of 10.
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Peter Salvadore – Mar 02, 2020
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Dr Jethwa makes you feel relaxed and confident about taking care of you. He is very easy to talk to and I have so much faith in his ability as a surgeon. I am lucky to be his patient. Dolores Tauriello
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Dolores Tauriello – Feb 27, 2020
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Dr Jethwa and Dean Barone have been so caring in my treatment and have taken a personalized position in handling my problems. They are the best !!!
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Stuart Finger – Dec 11, 2019
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My wife ruptured an aneurysm, whilst 26 weeks pregnant. This event happened at 5pm on new years day, which is only relevant because the usual plethora of Doctors available were at home with their families. Now that some time has passed, I understand this guy was facing an uphill battle from the beginning, firstly with the injury my wife had sustained, and what must have been limited resources. Day 1, after his first initial operation on my wife, the issue had been identified. After spending probably 4-6 hours in the operating room it had become clear to him that my wife was stable, and a more thorough procedure was required. I still remember meeting with him for the first time that night, after a long operation he walked into the family room by the ICU and calmly explained to a very emotional family what had happened, what was needed, and what to expect. After several operations, and nearly a month spent in the ICU, my wife was able to return home, with our child still in tow. and
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joseph F Hall – Oct 08, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Jethwa has been nothing short of amazing! He and the p.a., Barone, kept my mind at the ease after being admitted through the emergency room for my surgery. Recovery has been hitch free and I've recommended him to a few of my friends as well. 10/10 would do this all over again, no questions asked. They gave me my life back.
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Apr 25, 2019
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Because of him, I’m alive. Best care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tracey – Aug 15, 2018
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My mother at 81 had a ruptured brain aneurysm & was rushed to Emergency of Jersey Shore Medical in a life & death scenario. At the hospital Dr Jethwa introduced himself & explained the best options to save my mothers life. We found him to be extremely attentive, competent, thorough & compassionate through the entire medical treatment. I am convinced that this surgeon's skill & expertise proved to be the main factor in my mothers survival & ultimate full recovery.. We were blessed to have him.
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Lauren Voltaggio in Belmar – Nov 09, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Jethwa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chiari Malformation Type 1
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jethwa treats Chiari Malformation Type 1 more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Jethwa treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chiari's Deformity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jethwa treats Chiari's Deformity more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Jethwa treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
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Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jethwa treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Jethwa treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Jethwa's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Stroke
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vascular Surgery
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Mechanical Embolectomy
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Meningiomas
  • Merci Retriever® for Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiosurgery - CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stent-Assisted Coiling
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Jethwa has published extensively on various topics within neurosurgery, including vascular diseases, brain tumors, spine surgery, and cost-effectiveness...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Residency Hospital
2015
Capital Health System-Fuld Campus
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Internship Hospital
2002
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Pinakin Jethwa, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (732) 769-3546.

Is Dr. Pinakin Jethwa, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Pinakin Jethwa, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jethwa frequently treats Chiari Malformation Type 1, Chiari's Deformity, and Subdural Hemorrhage. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Jethwa treats.

Where is Dr. Pinakin Jethwa, MD's office located?

Dr. Jethwa's office is located at 140 E Hanover Ave # 100, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Pinakin Jethwa, MD speak?

Dr. Jethwa speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Pinakin Jethwa, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Jethwa has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Jethwa is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Neptune, NJ

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

30 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Ocean Medical Center

Brick, NJ

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Overlook Medical Center

Summit, NJ

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Riverview Medical Center

Red Bank, NJ

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)