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Dr. Richard Nachwalter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Nachwalter

Atlantic Spine Specialists

131 Madison Ave Ste 110 Morristown, NJ 07960

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Dr. Richard Nachwalter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Morristown, NJ and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(973) 971-3500

Dr. Nachwalter accepts the following insurance:

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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. Nachwalter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Herniated Disc Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nachwalter performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Nachwalter performs this procedure more than 59% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Spinal Fusion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nachwalter performs Spinal Fusion more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Nachwalter performs this procedure more than 52% of his peers

Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nachwalter treats Herniated Disc more than 50% of his peers

Dr. Nachwalter treats this condition more than 50% of his peers

Dr. Nachwalter's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Thomas Jefferson University
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University Hospital Stony Brook
Residency Hospital
1995
University Hospital Stony Brook
Internship Hospital
1994
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
1999
1995
1994

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Dr. Nachwalter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nachwalter

4.2

Based on 120 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
18.333333333333332%
(22)

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It has been 1 year since my back surgery (Laminectomy L4-5). Immediate improvement after surgery, post 6 months was great and post 12 months even better! Can't thank Dr. Nachwalter enough - - his "less is more" philosophy demonstrates his commitment to improve your well being and not to unnecessary procedures or techniques. Thank you! scott
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Doctor Nachwalter performed my back surgery in April. I am very pleased with the surgery. I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Nachwalter first performed surgery for me in 2014 (Cervical Fusion). Extremely successful procedure. Recently required a spinal fusion. Throughout both of these events Dr. Nachwalter provided the highest quality of care/attention. He answered all questions, was always responsive and patient. Not to mention confident and supportive to me and my family. If I need future spinal care, I would 100% engage Dr. Nachwalter. I highly recommend being in his care!!!!!
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I had back surgery with Dr. Nachwalter in February. It's now 5 months later and I am pain free. He was very attentive to my concerns, answered all of my many questions and offered me options for treatment. After trying physical therapy and back injections, I opted for the surgery. The very next day I was able to get out of bed like a normal human being. I am so grateful for Dr. Nachwalter's ability to pinpoint my condition and through surgery give me relief. Everyone was courteous and professional and I highly recommend Dr. Nachwalter and his staff.
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I met with Dr. Nachwalter after having issues with back and leg pain. I had a previous surgery five years earlier done by another surgeon. Dr. Nachwalter listened to my concerns, anticipated and answered all the questions I had. He explained thoroughly what should be done to alleviate my pain and why he was suggesting his plan of action. Although this surgery was more extensive than my first, my recovery was quicker and easier which I attribute to Dr. Nachwalter’s skill and expertise in his field. I am thrilled with my results, and have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Dr. Nachwalter.
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100% recommend
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Dr Nachwalter operated on my back for my herniated disc. I now feel amazing a month after my surgery. He and his staff were fantastic, it could not of gone any better. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Nachwalter is extremely knowledgeable, courteous and confident. I am so pleased with the whole process, I will refer friends and family to your practice! After meeting Dr. Nachwalter, I knew immediately I was going to be feeling better after discussing the procedure.
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Very attentive to concerns, spent time explaining my condition & what treatment was best. Allayed my fears regarding the surgery I needed, explained in detail what was going to be done. Staff was very friendly & professional.
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I had a super experience with Dr. Nachwalter. He explained the reason for the extreme pain my leg/knee/calf pain and patiently answered all my questions. He tried non-surgical remedies first... but when I had no relief, he was sympathetic to my pain and did not delay moving to disc surgery. Post surgery, I still had pain but the doctor urged me to be patient as the nerve repaired itself. He was absolutely correct... and now I am pain free! I loved his style... and his work!
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Dr Nachwalter was amazing and took the time to answer all my questions. He was thorough with his treatment plan and I would highly recommend him and his staff
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I am very fortunate and relieved that I decided to see Dr. Nachwalter for a third opinion after seeing two neurosurgeons who insisted I needed surgery. A serious car accident in September of 2018 left me with a fracture of the C2 vertebra and other cervical vertebrae issues. Dr. Nachwalter spared me unnecessary surgery as he explained my situation thoroughly and did not see the need for surgical repair to my neck. He is completely trustworthy and I would recommend him to anyone. -Lori in NJ
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Dr. Nachwalter is knowledgeable , professional , caring, and listened to what I had to say . He was able to diagnose the problem help me get the correct treatment so I can start heal properly. I would without a doubt recommend Dr. Nachwalter he is definitely one of the best in his field .
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Worst experience I ever had. I Went to Dr. Nachwalter through workman’s comp. I had a disc that was sitting on top of my nerve so he removed a part of my disc to release the nerve. After surgery the pain was very bad I was told it was surgery pain that it’s going to take some time to heal so I waited and waited for my pain to go away and I’m still waiting every time I would go see him and till him that I still had pain He dismissed me and told me it’s all in my head. I know what pain feels like.
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My name is Steven Andiorio, I was injured on the job 1/5/2017. Due to the red tape / shear lack of concern & absolute power the insurance company , my company is insured by , I went thru no less than 7 different doctors of their choice , all who did absolutely nothing . Finally after 2yrs & a court order , I got blessed Dr. Nachwalter who is competent, fair , knowledgeable, & is a true credit to his profession. Their is not enough room to express how , grateful for his entire service. Thx Dr.
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Dr. Nachwalter was great. Very detailed oriented. What i liked the most is that at a time when many doctors will simply perform surgery on you because it may the easiest or sometimes more lucrative option for them, he never pushed for surgery. he looked for options, explained them to me and after a few months of therapy and the right medicines i was able to avoid surgery and make a total recovery. He was always honest and direct. Great experience.
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Dr Nachwalter did an excellent job detecting a problem that other doctors missed for over 2 years. Surgery went smoothly and recover was much easier than I expected. I highly recommend Dr Nachwalter.
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I'm a 50 year old active man who injured my neck and was in constant pain 24/7 for 4 months and needed surgery to fix cervical 5-6 6-7 injury rather than a fusion I had the mobi-c disc implants to have more movement and flex. I went to the hospital at pain level 10 and when I woke up after surgery I had thought I was "Touched by the hands of god!" My pain in my right arm was gone, that night I slept the longest i had in 4 months. I recommend Dr. Nackwalter he gave me back my life!!
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Dr. Nachwalter is amazing. He is great at what he does. He makes you feel comfortable and he is with you every step of the way from the first appointment to the last. I would recommend people to give him a try.
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Dr. Nachwalter is a great doctor. I am pain free for the first time in years. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a spine specialist.
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