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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Nachwalter

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nachwalter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Nachwalter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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


Read Less

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

Dr. Nachwalter does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Nachwalter and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Nachwalter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nachwalter to family and friends
89 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (89)

  • 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
Dr. Nachwalter Says:

Thank you for your response. I appreciate you taking the time to give me feedback.


Patient Comments (31)

Just want to say Richard S.Nachwalter very professional and caring specialist. I will recommend his expertise to anyone. I want to say thank you for everything. Orlando
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr. Nachwalter performed a very delicate and intricate surgery on my lower back very recently. The operation was very successful and my prognosis of returning to normal activity is excellent. In my opinion he is a very skilled and talented surgeon. He is very understanding and extremely open to...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr. Nachwalters care and treatment have changed my life. I have finally been able to sleep normal again, regain feeling back in my fingers and the throbbing pain into both my arms has now ceased. I am looking forward to my next visit.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr. Nachwalter has given me back my quality of life twice! He fused the L4, L5 since I could barely stand or walk due to the tremendous pain in my left leg. I was dancing at my son’s wedding 4 weeks later and on a European cruise in 6 weeks, walking 5 miles a day - no pain. Thirteen months...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Hi I'm very happy to share my experience with a great surgeon in Mr Richard Nachwalter he perform an L3 L4 microdiscectomy on my lower back and I have to say am very impressed I was up walking around my room the very next day he is also a very caring person outside of work he paid a visit to me the...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Nachwalter?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery