Awake Spinal Fusion - Located in Matawan, New Jersey
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Awake Spinal Fusion

While traditional spinal fusion surgery is considered to be an extensive procedure, requiring general anesthesia and a hospital stay, Awake Spinal Fusion is a minimally invasive procedure that uses local and regional anesthesia.  This results in significantly less pain, less narcotics, and an overall faster recovery.   Read more.

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Expertise That Matters

Leading NY/NJ surgeon and pioneer of the Awake Spinal Fusion procedure, Dr. Alok Sharan is an internationally and nationally regarded orthopedic spine surgeon.  He is the Founder and President of the Spine and Performance InstituteThe institute is focused on helping patients who need spine surgery achieve their best outcomes. As part of this effort Dr. Sharan has been a strong advocate for awake spine surgery and is an exclusive provider of the Awake Spinal Fusion surgery.  Read more about Dr. Sharan.

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Minimally Invasive

Minimally invasive spine surgery involves making a small incision in the skin.

Regional Anesthesia

Awake Spinal Fusion relies on highly effective regional anesthesia, avoiding general anesthesia.

Faster Healing

Because the incision is so small and the procedure less invasive, you heal faster and better.

Minimal Opioids

A smaller incision and long lasting regional anesthesia leads to less opioid use after surgery. Many patients are off narcotics a few days after surgery.


Since we don’t use general anesthesia, patients are on their feet faster. In fact, many patients are able to leave the hospital the same day!

Personal Care

Dr. Sharan is a pioneer and advocate of the Awake Spinal Fusion technique so that patients could get better faster.

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Learn More About Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct a variety of different spine-related problems. The procedure itself essentially fuses, or welds, the painful vertebrae so they heal into a single, solid bone.

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Learn More About ACDF

ACDF – or Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion – is a surgical procedure of the spine used to correct conditions like bulging and herniated discs and degenerative disc disease.

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Better Recovery

Can Spine Surgery Actually Be A Pleasant Experience?

With Awake Spinal Fusion, we can avoid the use of general anesthesia, relying instead on highly effective regional anesthetic techniques. The minimally invasive surgery gives you faster recovery, less pain, and better healing.

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Contact Information

35-37 Progress St, Suite B5 | Edison, NJ 08820