Dr. Sandro Larocca, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Larocca
Accepting new patients

New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C.

3131 Princeton Pike Bldg 106 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

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(609) 896-0020

Dr. Sandro Larocca, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Lawrenceville, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell and Capital Health Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Larocca to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Larocca's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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(609) 896-0020

Dr. Larocca accepts the following insurance:

Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Larocca's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Larocca

4.5

Based on 71 ratings

5 Stars
87.32394366197182%
(62)
4 Stars
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1 Star
11.267605633802816%
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  • Appointment scheduling (64)
  • Office environment (64)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (63)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
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I love Dr. LaRocca he knew what was wrong, and helped push everything through my insurance, which wasn't an easy task. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Liz Wysokowski
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Mar 30, 2019
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Dr. LaRocca was a fantastic physician, describing in great detail what was involved with my procedure and the other information I needed in order for this to be successful. Would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a procedure in his areas of expertise.
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Michael Alfredo in Robbinsville, NJ – Mar 14, 2017
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I was forced to use a walker for three months. I was unable to stand or walk for even short periods of time. I was unable to drive, work, or go about daily activities. My condition continued to decline and I had surgery. Dr. LaRocca is a very compassionate surgeon and his surgical skills are exceptional. The staff is wonderful and supportive. I returned to daily activities and work eight weeks after surgery. I continue to do well and thank Dr. LaRocca and his staff
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I am so thankful to my physician who referred me to Dr. LaRocca. I would absolutely refer him to my friends or family. He thoroughly explained my problem and my surgical treatment. I rate this practice a 5 out of 5!
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Peter – May 27, 2016
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I had an accident at work, and I started having back pain. Dr. LaRocca helped me so much during and after surgery. He is a very caring physician. I feel safe under his care. Surgery helped me get back to all my activities. I am now walking longer distances, reading, and also watching television.
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Miranda in West Windsor, NJ – Apr 11, 2016
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After suffering for several weeks with lower back pain, which affected my left leg and foot as well, and going through a course of physical therapy with little to no relief, I was referred to Dr. LaRocca for further evaluation. Upon reviewing my x-rays, he told me that I needed surgery to correct the problem. Dr. LaRocca performed the surgery I needed, but not before I fully understood what was to be done. He took time for me; he answered all of my questions and put my mind at ease.
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Aaditey in Plainsboro, NJ – Apr 08, 2016
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I hurt my back working and I lost feeling in my right leg. Dr. LaRocca did a fusion operation and it has relieved all my issues. I am not the young guy I use to be, but right now I am back to doing almost everything I want to be doing. I have a landscaping business and I?m able to do almost anything I want at work.
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Mahesh in Plainsboro, NJ – Apr 05, 2016
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Before coming to Dr. LaRocca, my lifestyle was shadowed by not being able to move or work as I should, always in pain in my lower back area and neck. Now, after my surgery, I feel more confident of the things I do and being pain-free feels GREAT! Thank you, Dr. LaRocca and all!
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Albert in Lawrenceville, NJ – Apr 04, 2016
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Very kind and caring doctor. He took the time to listen to all of my symptoms. He explained the the surgery to me AND my wife. He re-explained everything again when my son came to the pre-surgery appointment. I had all the faith in the world in this man and here I am - living proof of his fine work. I am pain free and living a more active life style than I have in 15 years! Thank you Dr. LaRocca!!
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Ramprasad in Hamilton, NJ – Apr 04, 2016
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Very competent! I was nervous. He spent lots of time explaining everything. I couldn't ask for a better surgeon. I heard scary things about back surgery. I can tell you this, I made it through thanks to Dr. LaRocca. He really is the best back doc in the area.
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Micah in Princeton, NJ – Apr 03, 2016
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Dr. LaRocca was exceptional. He really took his time in every single one of my appointments to make sure all of my questions were answered and my worries were put to rest. His staff is so warm and caring. The whole staff at NJNBI made this whole process as easy as they possibly could. Thanks to him my back problems were resolved and I'm happy to say o have my life back again. I would recommend him to anyone !
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Leyla in Princeton – Mar 22, 2016
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Dr. LaRocca was the first spine specialist that LISTENED to me. I had already been told I needed surgery, but I was nervous. I had been to others, but it was Dr. LaRocca that really put me at ease and took a long time with me to really explain WHY I needed the surgery. He showed me what was wrong on my MRI on a large screen and EXPLAINED it. Thoroughly. I am so happy to have my LIFE BACK! I can play with my kids again, go out with my husband, family and friends! THANK YOU DR. LaROCCA!!
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Lambertville, NJ – Mar 09, 2016
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I found Dr. LaRocca by chance in looking for help with my cervical disc pain. He is the best doctor I have ever been to and his staff is fantastic. I am able to make appointments quickly and he takes as much time as is needed to go over all of my treatments, test results, and questions. I was worried because he was out of network though it would have been worth it, but my insurance ended up reimbursing me. He even called me personally after a bad bout of pain to see how I was after treatment.
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JillB in Hamilton Square, NJ – Feb 19, 2016
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I fell on Long Beach Island and sustained a C1 cervical fracture. When the ER physicians saw my MRI, they said the best place was the hospital in Hopewell. That is where we met Dr. LaRocca, who came in on a Saturday night to assess the situation. He explained the injury and I was placed in a cervical collar. Dr. LaRocca and his staff were supportive, thorough and professional. I had another health issue that complicated my treatment. I finally had to have a spinal fusion which was successful.
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Kevin in Johnson – Feb 19, 2016
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Dr. LaRocca and his staff (especially Erin) were amazing. After being in pain management for 6+ years I finally gave in and went for a consult. Dr. LaRocca went over the conditions in both my lumbar and cervical spine and my options. What I loved the most was the decision was mine to make - he did not push me towards surgery, I chose it on my own. I had a lumbar fusion on 11/17 and in two weeks was back to work part time. The staff is amazing, LaRocca compassionate. Would recommend highly!
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Lori Phoenix in Trenton, NJ – Dec 30, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. LaRocca's expertise in spinal surgery is an integral part of a multidisciplinary approach to care of the back He has extensive experience in minimally...Read more

Biography

Dr. Sandro LaRocca is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He received his doctorate from The Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2001
The New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Ther Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1998
Temple University
Undergraduate School
1996
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internship Hospital
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Sandro Larocca, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Sandro Larocca, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Larocca frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Herniated Disc, and Degenerative Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Larocca treats.

Where is Dr. Sandro Larocca, MD's office located?

Dr. Larocca's office is located at 3131 Princeton Pike Bldg 106, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Sandro Larocca, MD speak?

Dr. Larocca speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Sandro Larocca, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Larocca has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C.

New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C.3131 Princeton Pike Bldg 106 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C.1000 Birchfield Dr Ste 1004 Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
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New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C.2090 State Route 27 Ste 102 North Brunswick, NJ 08902
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Larocca is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell

Pennington, NJ

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

Capital Health Regional Medical Center

Trenton, NJ

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

Hamilton, NJ

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average