Patrick A. Roth, M.D.

Patrick Roth

Dr. Roth is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and is a board certified neurosurgeon and founding member of North Jersey Brain and Spine Center. He serves as co-director of the Division of Spinal Surgery and is the site director of the neurosurgical residency program. He has served in numerous leadership positions at The Valley Hospital, Holy Name Hospital and Pascack Valley Hospital.

He has dedicated his practice to the care of patients with spinal disorders with a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery and the use of back strengthening to treat back pain. He advocates a holistic approach to patient care with a focus on the promotion of health rather than the treatment of disease. Treatments are considered in the context of the patient's repertoire of activities and desired function. His interests range from technologically advanced computer-assisted surgery to more elemental approaches including the implementation of aggressive home exercise programs. He recently published a book focusing on the philosophy, paradoxes, and treatment of back pain. Dr. Roth is a long-standing recipient of the New York Magazine's "Best Doctors, "the Inside Jersey magazine "Best doctors", the Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors in the Metropolitan Area", the "Patient's Choice Award", the "Five Stars of Caring Award", "America's Top Surgeons", and "Top Doctors" from Doctors Across America.

He is a member of the American Association of Neurosurgeons, the Congress of Neurosurgeons, the North American Spine Society, the American Spine Society, the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons, the New Jersey Spine Society, the New Jersey Medical Society, the Bergen County Medical Society, and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.

His outside interests include exercise, reading, music, and sports.


Dr. Roth speaks about Keeping the ME in Medicine

What is Back Pain? By: Patrick Roth, MD

Signs and Symptoms of Back Pain By: Patrick Roth, MD

Tests and Diagnosis of Back Pain By: Patrick Roth, MD

Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention of Back Pain By: Patrick Roth, MD

Drugs and Treatment for Back Pain By: Patrick Roth, MD

Alternative Medicine for Back Pain By: Patrick Roth, MD

Nutrition, Fitness, and Lifestyle Choices for Back Pain By: Patrick Roth, MD

Possible Complications of Back Pain By: Patrick Roth, MD

The Disempowerment of Back Pain By: Patrick Roth, MD

The Disempowerment of Back Pain By: Patrick Roth, MD

I've Got Your Back: Tips to Lessen Back Pain By: Patrick Roth MD