Dr. Richard Nachwalter, MD

Dr. Richard Nachwalter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Richard Nachwalter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Morristown, NJ and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

131 Madison Ave Ste 110

Morristown, NJ 07960

Contact Information

(973) 971-3500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 75% of peers
Spinal Fusion
more than 65% of peers
more than 56% of peers

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Dr. Nachwalter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nachwalter "Dr. Nachwalter is the author of two spine book chapters in press as well as four articles in peer review journals regarding spinal surgery and several abstracts. He has presented over 40 medical presentations and poster exhibits and has participated in course faculty."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nachwalter "Away from his practice, he maintains ties to current research and practices through his memberships in the North American Spine Society, The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, The New Jersey Orthopedic Society and the Medical Society of New Jersey.  Dr. Nachwalter has also been the recipient of numerous Healing Hand Awards and ACE awards."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

66  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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20  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

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.


  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Hospital Stony Brook
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Hospital Stony Brook
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nachwalter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nachwalter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nachwalter to family and friends
97 total reviews (38 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (97)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nachwalter'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
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Patient Comments (38)

I needed to have a disc removed. Dr. Nachwalter said he would get me into surgery in a week. Then his wonderful staff went above and beyond going back and forth with my insurance company to make sure everything was on track. I deal with a lot of medical offices and this was one of the few where...more
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I had a previous 4 level lumbar spinal fusion surgery performed by another surgeon 3 years ago. My fusion never took and I had loose hardware, even though that surgeon stated nothing was wrong with me. I went to Dr. Nachwalter for a second opinion and he verified my worse fears. He explained in...more
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Dr. Nachwalter was excellent. I was in pain for quite some time and after seeing several doctors and paying some out of pocket because they did not take my insurance, I found Dr. Nachwalter. I required surgery which I was trying to avoid but I tell you I feel amazing now. I am getting my life back....more
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Dr. Nachwalter was very thorough, and explained everything that he was doing. He tried some non surgical procedures first, then narrowed down what the issue was with further testing. He assured me what he could do and after my surgery I am feeling so much better and on my way to a full recovery. ...more
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Dr Nachwalter helped me get my life back. I’m 44 but 6 months after a microdisectomy I began to lose my ability to stand and walk. Multiple surgeons turned me away not sure surgery would fix me even though I was willing to take the risk. I’m so thankful Dr Nachwalter was the surgeon who took the...more
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