Trained in the most advanced spinal injury treatment techniques, Dr. Ani is a board-certified orthopedic and spine surgeon treating patients at the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute of NJ in Hazlet and Old Bridge, New Jersey.
“My job isn’t to do surgery but to get any patient who is suffering from back or neck pain back to living their lives as quickly as possible. Sometimes surgery is the solution and sometimes it isn’t.”
Dr. Ani provides innovative, patient-focused care for disorders of the spine. He is highly experienced in treating a number of conditions, with special expertise in herniated discs and spinal stenosis.
Back pain affects every aspect of your life. Dr. Ani uses these advanced treatment options so your pain will be alleviated and you can start living your life again as quickly as possible.
Knowing what causes your pain won’t make it feel any better but understanding the source can help you start your journey to greater healing.
Spinal stenosis of the neck and back is usually a slow process that occurs over years and results in thickening of the ligaments, formation of bone spurs, and deterioration of the disc material.
Disc herniation occurs when the interior “jelly” of the disc pushes through the tougher exterior and irritates nearby nerves, resulting in pain that ranges from mild to severe.
Minimally invasive spine surgery is an alternative to traditional open surgical procedures and offers numerous benefits such as smaller incisions, less blood loss, and quicker recovery. Dr. Ani is an expert in minimally invasive procedures and uses them whenever possible.
“Dr. Ani has been our family orthopedic Dr. for years he replaced my mother’s hip when she was 83, it was amazing how quickly she recovered. He also took care of my husband when he needed a hip replacement, he is so kind, patient, and knowledgeable, he answered all of our questions we will continue to recommend him we love him so much there is no better surgeon.”
“Always recommend Dr. Ani to people looking for an excellent spine specialist. He's helped me out so much by fixing a fracture in my lower back and stabilizing it. I love this man!”
“Love Dr. Ani. He's patient and knowledgeable...great doctor...been with him over a year.”
“Over a period of 22 years, Dr. Nasser Ani has performed three arthroscopic knee surgeries and two total knee replacements for me. Having had five procedures spanning 22 years, my trust in Dr. Ani has never wavered. His expertise and skill as a surgeon have been consistently outstanding. Five surgical procedures, and every one of them successful, with no complications during or after each procedure! Recovery in every instance was miraculous. Dr. Ani’s physician-patient relationship skills are impeccable. During consultations, he takes quality time to explain things in a way that a patient can understand, and he always invites questions. Dr. Ani’s staff has also been consistently impressive. They are efficient, knowledgeable, responsive, and caring. The office runs like a fine-tuned machine. Dr. Ani is a consummate professional and is truly awesome! As I have told him many times, ‘You are not allowed to ever retire!’”
“I suffered chronic pain in my lower extremities for years. Recently, the pain became unbearable and I was hospitalized. Dr. Ani took my case and very thoroughly checked everything out and surgery was necessary. I had spinal fusion surgery and plates and screws were inserted where the discs that were herniated basically exploded. I was up and walking the day after surgery, and three weeks after surgery realized the pain that had been there for years was gone. I improved daily and two months after surgery have returned to work. I am still amazed that every morning I get up and can walk upright, and don't need to take any pain medications. Dr. Ani has followed up closely, he and his staff are amazing. I highly recommend him. He worked a miracle for me.”
“A friend recommended Dr. Ani as he had surgery and was very happy with the doctor. I found Dr. Ani to be very friendly and showed concern with my well-being. He answered all my questions and has an excellent soft-spoken bedside manner. I was very pleased with the results of my back surgery. His PA Victoria G. Schiller is excellent. The entire staff is an asset to practice. I highly recommend Dr. Nasser Ani.”
“Dr. Ani provided me with a 2 level Cervical disc replacement using the Mobi-C system back in January of 2017. My mobility is very good in this area now. Range is outstanding! I would have never seen this kind of range with screws, brackets, and bone cadaver fusion. To this day, I still fight fires (literally) and do rough-neck work. The pain I was in before this surgery was unbearable. Headaches ALL THE TIME! All of my symptoms from before are now gone. Thanks a million, Doc!”
“For a few years, I had to live with extraordinary pain in my neck and lower back... that is until a friend recommended I see Dr. Ani. He ended up performing surgery on both. The time for recovery on both was relatively very short. He, and his staff, were very cordial and professional, easing up all the complications of the pain, treatment, surgeries, and recovery. I became a changed person as most of the pain went away. I can recommend Dr. Ani with great confidence to anyone needing an orthopedic (surgeon).”
“I have been a patient of Dr. Ani's for six years for issues concerning herniated disks in my cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacrum areas of my spine. Dr. Ani has performed carpal tunnel release surgeries for both my hands, and ulnar nerve release surgery and injections along my spine for pain relief. These surgeries went as planned and explained by the doctor. All that are employed in his group are excellent and helpful. Dr. Ani has also treated my parents for various reasons with good results.”
“Dr. Ani is a most compassionate and caring physician who really takes time to listen to my concerns. He offers individualized treatment and options. He does not tell me that I must do something unless he has given me all of my options. Then, after careful consideration, we decide on a method of treatment. I have been a patient of Dr. Ani's for almost 30 years and never once during that time have I had any reservations nor questions about his treatment and recommendations.”