Dr. Ravi Ponnappan, MD

Dr. Ravi Ponnappan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Ravi Ponnappan, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Brick, NJ and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and spinal cord injury medicine.

459 Jack Martin Blvd Ste 4

Brick, NJ 08724

Contact Information

(609) 601-4920

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Neck Muscle Strain
more than 77% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
more than 73% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 67% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ponnappan "To provide appropriate and timely surgical intervention to optimize patient safety, relieve pain, and improve quality of life."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis


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19  Procedures

  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ponnappan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ponnappan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ponnappan to family and friends
29 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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Dr. Ponnappan'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 (3)

Absolutely one of the best Doctors I've ever met! Extremely confident and reassuring. After being seen by dozens of dr's with no answers I went to Dr. Ponapan's office. He showed me exactly what he saw on my MRI and said he could fix what was causing my pain. I scheduled my surgery right then...more
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He is an awesome, caring Doctor who seems to really care about his patients
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Takes the time to fully explain issues and any questions you have. Is very compassionate and did a fabulous job on my fusion. If I have any more spine issues I'll be going back. Would recommend him to anyone
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