Dr. Steven Dorsky, MD
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Dr. Steven Dorsky, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male


Dr. Steven Dorsky, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chatham, NJ. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Dorsky is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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Patient Reviews (17)
in Hillside NJ |
Dr. Dorsky can come across as mean. However, he's not. I had three major surgeries. They was all successful. Thanks Dr. Dorsky
Newark, NJ |
Excellent experience with Dr. Dorsky and his team. Look no further for expert and courteous attention to your back issues!
in Somerset , NJ |
My first experience with Dr. Dorsky was in 2008. I was in severe pain and was told by my orthopedic surgeon that there was nothing he could do for me. My MD referred me to Dr Dorsky who reviewed my case, recommended and performed surgery, my life was changed I'm now able to live a pain free life. In 2017 I needed surgery on two additional disk Dr Dorsky once again performed a spinal fusion and after 2 1/2 months I'm pain free and enjoyed an active lifestyle.
Westfield, NJ |
Great service, the staff is very nice and they make you feel very comfortable.
New Jersey |
I wouldn't recommend this doctor to anyone first time ever having back surgery he is the worst Sends me back to work and I'm still having pain I'm going to get a second opinion he does not care about his patients at all he acts like he cares about your problem once you get the surgery his character changes fast he got what he wanted
in Westfield, NJ |
This doctor is incompetent fool. He misdiagnosed my autoimmune condition as a birth defect and instead of referring me to rheumatologist, sent me to physical therapist affiliated with his office . Radiologist clearly suggested to rule out autoimmune condition, but he confidently dismissed it as wrong without performing any further tests. I trusted him and followed his advice and lost a lot of time. Now I have permanent damage in my neck and lost range of motion which could be prevented.
in Morristown, NJ |
Dr. Dorsky is an excellent surgeon who produced great results for me (laminectomy). In my first visit, he gave me an honest appraisal of my condition and did NOT push me into surgery. Once I made my decision, however, he put the wheels in motion quickly, and everything ran like clockwork. His staff is excellent and caring, and one assistant recognizes me by name every time I go there. Dr. Dorsky does not, even after he reads my chart. I don?t care; I value him for his surgical skills.
in Hillside, NJ |
I met Dr. Dorsky 17 years ago after a car accident. After two surgeries, I had my my life back. Recently, I needed help once again. He was the only doctor I considered. Three days after this surgery, I was up and around. Prior to the surgery, I could not stand more than 5 minutes without severe pain. I highly recommend Dr. Dorsky.
in Berkeley Township, NJ |
Dr. Dorsky is the best and he changed my quality of life. I am now pain free and able to live a much better lifestyle, thanks to him.
in Oak Ridge, NJ |
I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Dorsky. He is very professional and no-nonsense - he does not sugar coat. I was in a bad car accident and sustained significant neck injuries - the pain was excruciating... He treated me as soon as possible with the best possible results considering the injuries I sustained from accident. I still have a pretty long road ahead but I am confident knowing he and his amazing staff are with me on this journey.
in Linden, NJ |
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Steven Dorsky. I was very impress.
in West New York, NJ |
Very professional experience with this doctor, helped a great deal during my time as a patient. I would highly recommend this doctor. This doctor has helped me rehabilitate amazingly and after my spinal fusion surgery, I've never felt better.
in Morristown, NJ |
Dr. Dorsky and his entire team are an outstanding group, and I VERY HIGHLY and without any hesitation whatsoever recommend him. He performed a laminotomy and microdiscectomy at the L5-S1 level with the utmost level of skill. I was home resting comfortably that night, and within mere days the sciatica symptoms which severely limited my life for many months had disappeared. I highly recommend visiting his office; I did, and was given the invaluable gift of a pain-free life again.
in Norwood, NJ |
Dr. Steven Dorsky literally gave me back my life with his expert diagnosis and surgery. His experience and precise explanation of my treatment options allowed me to make a life altering decision with confidence and clarity.
in Cedar Knolls, NJ |
Dr. Dorsky confirmed a diagnosis I previously got. He was very knowledgeable and thoroughly explained my condition and gave me the pros and cons of the recommended surgery. I had the operation and very glad I did. After 6 months recuperation, I am 90% free of pain and feel like my old self again. His staff very helpful, polite and do their best to make you comfortable.
in Dover NJ |
Very knowledgeable man. Takes the time to answer your questions and help determine what's right for you.
New York, NY |
Great surgeon, terrible bedside manner.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Brown Medical School

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Montefiore Medical Center

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • 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
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy