Dr. Steven Dorsky, MD

Dr. Steven Dorsky, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

40 Main St

Chatham, NJ 07928

Contact Information

(973) 635-0800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas


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Spine Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 88% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 87% of peers

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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • 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)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • 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 Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • 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.


  • Brown Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dorsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dorsky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dorsky to family and friends
based on 54 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Dorsky's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
east hanover, nj |
Excellent surgeon in high demand.
Bayonne, NJ |
When I went to Dr. Dorsky I couldn't stand or walk for more than 5 minutes. He did a fusion of the 4th and 5th lumbar and and cleaned out S1. I had practically no pain after surgery and my rehab time was faster than I had expected. I can walk and stand as long as I want right now and that's due to his expertise. His staff, and in particular his surgical aide, are top professionals. I would definitely recommend Dr. Dorsky to others.
Parsippany, NJ |
I've had two surgeries, including a recent spinal fusion, both with excellent outcomes. I would highly recommend Dr. Dorsky to anyone needing back surgery. Also, his staff is friendly and very professional.
in rahway, nj |
I began treatment with Dr. Dorsky for a 2nd opinion since I did not feel comfortable with the treatment recommendations my current orthopedic had suggested. Upon meeting Dr. Dorsky, I immediately felt confident in his ability to takeover and manage my care. In addition, at my first visit, he discovered and informed me of an additional issue which then took an ordinary situation and escalated it into a more difficult one. Dr. Dorsky has a direct and no nonsense way of providing care. Without hesi
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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Dr. Dorsky accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Dorsky has admitting privileges

Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
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