Dr. Rachid Assina, MD

Dr. Rachid Assina, MD

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Dr. Rachid Assina, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Newark, NJ and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Ross University / School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and specializes in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

90 Bergen St Ste 8100

Newark, NJ 07103

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UPMC
  • Worker's Compensation

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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. Assina's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Assina treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Assina treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Back Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Assina's conditions and procedures:

Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adult Scoliosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Artificial Disc Replacement
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
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
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cavernous Malformation of Spine
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Surgery
Cervical Spondylolisthesis
Chordoma
Chronic Neck Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Fractures
Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
Complex Spine Surgery
Compound Fracture
Compression Fracture
Craniectomy
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniospinal Trauma
Craniotomy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Scoliosis
Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Elbow Injuries
Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
Epilepsy
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Fracture Care
Gait Abnormality
Glioma
Gliomatosis Cerebri
Gout
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
Hydrocephalus, Adult
Image-Guided Spine Surgery
Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Kyphoplasty
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Kyphosis
Kyphosis Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminectomy
Laminoplasty
Laminotomy
Limb Pain
Lordosis
Low Back Pain
Lower Spine Surgery
Lumbar Disc Replacement
Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbar Spine Surgery
Medulloblastoma
Meningiomas
Microdiscectomy
Microsurgical Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Myelopathy
Neuritis
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Occult Spinal Dysraphism
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
Pathologic Fracture
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pediatric Spine Surgery
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Radiculitis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Secondary Malignancies
Shoulder Disorders
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Surgery
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Discectomy
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Instability
Spinal Internal Fixation
Spinal Reconstruction
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Tumor Surgery
Spine Deformities
Spine Dislocation
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotaxis
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Total Disc Replacement
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Fracture
Vertebroplasty

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing outstanding, expedient, compassionate and technologically sophisticated care and expertise to my patients. 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Education

  • 2015
    Rutgers Med Sch
    Residency Hospital
    2015
  • 2013
    The Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    2013
  • 2009
    UMDNJ - University Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    2009
  • 2008
    Ross University / School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
    Medical School
    2008
  • 1998
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Undergraduate School
    1998

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Dr. Assina's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Assina

4.9

Based on 31 reviews

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I absolutely would recommend him to anyone. He is so personable and so precise with me. I've had brain surgery done by him and he has guided me in every step of my recovery. I could not ask for a better doctor. He is the best doctor I have met and super comforting. He totally meets all my needs and...Read More
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brandy and staff were helpful and excellent at making me feel comfortable. Dr. Assina is basically one of the most caring surgeons i ever met, and i've been through quite a few, he is a genius, I could not imagine ever being pain free again but here i am 3 months later playing golf and back...Read More
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Dr. Assina is amazing. He is on top of your total care, whether its direct care or another physician he has recommended, or a procedure. He will remain hands on the entire time that you are under his care. When you see him he will sit down and spend time to really talk to you to educate you about...Read More
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Dr. Assina saved my life. He is very skilled and also a very caring doctor. His staff is amazing and very helpful. Together they helped me get through the most difficult health issues of m y life. Thank you Dr. Assina and all of your staff for every thing you've done to help me. I would highly...Read More
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Aetna HMO
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Select
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC