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Nikhil Sahai M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Nikhil Sahai is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in a wide range of spinal care, from treating neck and back pain to addressing sciatica, deformities, spinal cord compression, nerve root compression, and spinal trauma in both adults and children. Having completed the prestigious John Moe fellowship at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis, Dr. Sahai was able to perfect his skills under one of the most renowned training programs in the country. With a strong belief in exploring non-surgical options before considering surgery, Dr. Nikhil Sahai’s patient-centric approach has earned him the admiration of his patients and peers alike.

Dr. Sahai’s approach to patient care is rooted in the belief that surgery should be a last resort solution. Emphasizing the importance of patient education and shared decision-making, he collaborates closely with his patients and their families to develop individualized treatment plans. Dr. Sahai guides patients through a variety of non-surgical treatments, providing relief and healing for many without the need for invasive procedures.

However, when surgery becomes necessary, Dr. Sahai is a strong advocate for the use of minimally invasive techniques. His extensive training with robotics and navigation technologies ensures accuracy and precision while minimizing destruction of tissue during surgical intervention. By staying at the forefront of technological advancements, Dr. Sahai aims to maximize his patients’ chances of achieving their goals with the least impact on their lives. Dr. Sahai favors innovative motion-preserving options such as limited decompression or disc replacement over fusion, aiming to preserve optimal mobility and long-term well-being in his patients. Additionally, he has vast experience in performing revision surgery for patients with chronic pain from previously failed neck or back surgery.

Dr. Sahai is also a prolific researcher as he has published extensively on the use and outcomes of minimally invasive options for a wide range of spinal pathology, ranging from pinched nerves in the neck to traumatic thoracolumbar fractures. Dr. Sahai’s work has been cited over 100 times, a testament to his impact on the field of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sahai often shares his knowledge by lecturing and presenting his findings both nationally and internationally. As part of the academic faculty at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center’s Orthopedic Residency Program, he remains dedicated to nurturing the next generation of orthopedic surgeons.

As a compassionate and highly skilled spine surgeon, Dr. Sahai is ready to provide you with exceptional care and explore all possible non-surgical options to alleviate your symptoms and greatly enhance your quality of life. He is currently accepting new patients at the Wayne, Clifton, and Morristown OrthoEast locations.

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Dr. Nikhil Sahai’s Specialties

Dr. Sahai specializes in spinal surgery for adult and pediatric patients, as well as non-surgical treatments.

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  • check Pediatric Spine Procedures
  • check Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
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  • check Spinal Deformities
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  • check Nerve Root Compression
  • check Revision Surgery
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Dr. Nikhil Sahai’s Education & Achievements

Get to know Dr. Sahai — a leading orthopedic spine surgeon at OrthoEast.

University of Iowa College of Medicine

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

John Moe fellowship at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis

  • St. Joseph’s University Medical Center’s Orthopedic Residency Program
  • Morristown Medical Center

Dr. Sahai’s work has been cited over 100 times

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Dr. Nikhil Sahai’s Publications

Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy as an Alternative to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion for Unilateral Cervical Radiculopathy

Comparing Mid-Term Outcomes Between ACDF and Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy in the Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy

Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy With Tubes to Prevent Undesired Fusion: A Long-term Follow-up Study

Incidence of Neuraxial Abnormalities Is Approximately 8% Among Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Meta-analysis

Should we bridge the cervicothoracic junction in long cervical fusions? A meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature

Does Percutaneous Lumbosacral Pedicle Screw Instrumentation Prevent Long-Term Adjacent Segment Disease after Lumbar Fusion?