Department of Neurosurgery

About Us:

The Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center is a leader in the provision of care to patients with conditions of the brain, spine, and nervous system. In combination with our state of the art technology, our skilled physicians offer expertise in the consultation, diagnosis, and treatment within all the neurosurgical sub-specialties.  Our care blends high-end technology with the compassion and personal touch that each individual patient deserves.

We strive to provide each patient with a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan often utilizing conservative care when appropriate.  In addition to traditional surgery, we perform minimally invasive surgery as well as non-surgical, interventional procedures.  We are a multi-disciplinary group of specialized physicians; a dedicated team in the operating room with specialized training in neurosurgery; residents; advanced practice nurses; physician assistants; physical/occupational/speech therapists; and social workers that work together as a team.  Physicians from this team were listed in US News Top Doctors List in Neurosurgery and our department was listed as one of the Best Departments in US News & World Reports Best Hospital Issue.  We also received national rankings from US News and World Reports 2013-2014 Best Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery and 2013-2014 Best Children's Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Additionally, our department is the proud recipient of the following Healthgrades honors:


*Recipient of the HealthGrades Neurosurgery Excellence Award for 2 years in a row (2012-2013).
*Recipient of the HealthGrades Neurosciences Excellence Award for 2 years in a row (2012-2013).
*Ranked #1 in N.J. for Neurosurgery for 2 years in a row (2012-2013). 
*Ranked among the Top 5 in N.J. for Spine Surgery for 8 years in a row (2006-2013).
*Ranked #1 in N.J. for Neurosciences for 2 years in a row (2012-2013).
*Ranked among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosurgery for 2 years in a row (2012-2013).
*Ranked among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 2 years in a row (2012-2013).
*Five-Star Recipient for Neurosurgery for 2 years in a row (2012-2013).
*Five-Star Recipient for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) for 3 years in a row (2011-2113).
*Five-Star Recipient for Neurosciences for 2 years in a row (2012-2013).


Our sub-specialties include:



Gamma Knife & Radiosurgery

Pituitary & Skull Base Surgery

Functional Neurosurgery

Movement Disorders/ Parkinson’s Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)


Pediatric Neurosurgery

Vascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery

Trauma and Critical Care


We are committed to achieving excellent outcomes for our patients and their families.

For further information about the Department of Neurosurgery, please call 551-996-3221.


Dr. Patrick Roth on Living Better on the Go

Friday, Mar 27 2015


Hear Dr. Roth speak about the latest advances in neurosurgery, including the advanced imaging technology, to greatly aid in caring for patients with neurological conditions.


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