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Branko Skovrlj, MD

Branko Skovrlj, MD Board Certified

Dr. Branko Skovrlj, the founder of NU-Spine: The Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Institute in NJ, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and a fellowship-trained spine surgeon. Dr. Skovrlj is one of just a few famous doctors in New Jersey who specializes in complex spine procedures. He provides acute and chronic back pain relief.

Dr. Branko Skovrlj - a top-rated spine doctor in NJ, combines advanced surgical techniques, vast skills, knowledge, and training to provide patients with evidence-based spinal treatments that focus on successful long-term outcomes.

Well known as one of the top New Jersey spine doctors and among the best-in-class neurosurgeons in NJ, he specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery with importance on both functionality and an aesthetically pleasing result with minimal to no visible scarring.

Clinical Interest in Spine Surgery

Dr. Skovrlj specializes in all aspects of spine surgery, with a special focus on minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal revision surgery, and spinal deformity surgery.

Dr. Skovrlj has over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the field of spine surgery and has presented over 150 clinical research papers at prestigious national and international meetings all over the world. He was a key contributor in an NIH-funded in-vivo study on discogenic pain in the lumbar spine.

Nominations and Awards

Dr. Skovrlj has received numerous nominations and awards for his contribution to spine surgery, including the following:

  • The North American Spine Society Resident Research Award
  • The North American Spine Society Value Award
  • The prestigious AO Spine North America Fellow Research Award
  • The Neurosurgery Publication Special Recognition Award

Dr. Skovrlj is a member of numerous professional societies, including:

  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • The American Academy of Neurological Surgery
  • The Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • The Scoliosis Research Society

Dr. Skovrlj, among the best spine specialists in NJ, now offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date spine care, utilizing advanced surgical techniques and cutting-edge technology. He focuses on successful long-term outcomes. Dr. Skovrlj is an obvious choice for your spine surgeon when considering his track record of success.


Dr. Skovrlj, a native of Split, Croatia, immigrated to the United States in 1999 as a Rotary Exchange student in Council Grove, Kansas. He received a basketball scholarship and finished his undergraduate studies at Clayton State University in Atlanta, GA, where he played on the NCAA men's basketball team and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005. More education followed, including:

  • Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Neurosurgery Residency program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City
  • Complex Spine and Deformity Surgery Fellowship program, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City
  • Minimally Invasive, Complex Spinal and Deformity Surgery Fellowship program, also at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City

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1. Paramus
37 W Century Road Suite 105A
Paramus, NJ 07652

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3. Woodbridge
573 Amboy Ave.
Woodbridge Township,
NJ 07095

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5. Toms River
1901 Hooper Ave. #B
Toms River, NJ 08753

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2. Jersey City
631 Grand Street, Suite 2-100
Jersey City, NJ 07304

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4. Holmdel/Bell Works
101 Crawfords Corner Rd.
Suite 1116-B
Holmdel, NJ 07733

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1000 West Main Street
Suite 201
Freehold, NJ 07728

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