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Dr. Alok Sharan is a spine surgeon who serves patients throughout Edison, New Jersey - New York. Awake Spine Surgery is a less invasive method to perform spine surgery.
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Awake Spine Surgery

While traditional spinal fusion surgery is considered to be an extensive procedure with a long recovery, Awake Spine Surgery is a less invasive method to perform spine surgery that uses local and regional anesthesia.

This less invasive technique allows patients to recover safer, better, faster.

Expertise That Matters

Dr. Alok Sharan is an orthopedic spine surgeon who is known both internationally and nationally as a Pioneer of Awake Spine Surgery.  He is the Founder and President of the Spine and Performance Institute.   Surgeons from across the country and across the world seek his advice on how to use regional anesthesia to lead to faster recoveries after spine surgery.  Many procedures that traditionally require 2-3 days in the hospital can be performed as an outpatient surgery using Dr. Sharan’s technique.  He founded the Spine and Performance Institute to deliver personalized, holistic care for patients who suffer from spinal disorders. Read more about Dr. Sharan.

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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Spine Surgery

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.

Real patients. Real stories.

Click below to hear more stories from patients who have had Awake Spinal Fusion.

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