Nikhil Sahai, M.D
Dr. Sahai is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. He completed the John Moe fellowship at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis, one of the most well-known training programs in the country.
Dr. Sahai performs surgery on all aspects of the spine to treat neck & back pain, sciatica, deformity, spinal cord compression, nerve root compression, and spinal trauma in adults and children. He also performs revision surgery for patients with chronic pain from previously failed neck or back surgery. He believes in surgery as a last resort. Many of his patients don’t require surgery and are successfully treated using non-surgical options. If surgery is necessary, he believes in an individualized treatment plan achieved through patient education and shared decision-making with his patients and their families.
Dr. Sahai has an interest in using the most minimally-invasive techniques to help patients reach their goals. He has trained extensively with robotics and navigation which help ensure accuracy while minimizing tissue disruption. He aims to avoid fusion when possible for his patients. He prefers motion-preserving options such as limited decompression or disc replacement if surgery is necessary.
Dr. Sahai 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. He has lectured and presented his research both nationally and internationally and his work has been cited over 100 times. He is still actively involved in ongoing research and education as part of his role as academic faculty at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center’s Orthopedic Residency Program.
Dr. Sahai has office locations in Morristown, Wayne, and Clifton.
Links to his CV and most widely-cited research are available below.
- 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