Dr. Luigi Bassani

About Dr. Luigi Bassani

Dr. Bassani received his Bachelor of Arts, graduating cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He went on to attend Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, District of Columbia. Dr. Bassani then completed his General Surgery internship and his Neurological Surgery residency at New York University Langone Medical Center. After completing his training, Dr. Bassani pursued subspecialty training in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Primary Children’s Hospital at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.

After fellowship he joined the Department of Neurological Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. There he cared for pediatric patients with brain and spinal cord tumors, congenital spinal anomalies, hydrocephalus and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. During his first year in practice, Dr. Bassani was named as one of New Jersey’s Favorite Kids’ Docs for Pediatric Neurosurgery for 2015 in New Jersey Family magazine.

Dr. Bassani specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of pediatric brain and spinal disorders, including hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, spasticity, spinal dysraphisms, epilepsy and vascular malformations such as Moyamoya, arteriovenous malformations and cavernous malformations. While practicing a broad range of pediatric neurosurgery, his subspecialty interests lies in the treatment of congenital craniovertebral junction anomalies, cervical spine trauma and pediatric brain tumors, mirroring the extensive clinical training in spinal disorders and brain tumors he obtained at Primary Children’s Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bassani has published multiple articles and chapters on epilepsy, spasticity, cervical spine techniques and treatment of hydrocephalus.

Dr. Bassani also practices general adult neurosurgery, focusing on primary brain tumors and brain metastasis, cervical and lumbar herniated discs and spinal degeneration and fractures, utilizing advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques where applicable. He is particularly interested in continuing care of adults with congenital pediatric neurosurgical pathology such as hydrocephalus (including normal pressure hydrocephalus) epilepsy, tethered cords, chiari malformations and spasticity.

Dr. Bassani is excited to join the leading pediatric neurosurgery group in NJ and partner with Dr. Richard Anderson and Dr. Neil Feldstein. Dr. Bassani is committed to providing outstanding care and expertise to both his adult and pediatric patients and their families. He is now seeing patients at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center in Livingston, New Jersey as well as St Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. He participates with many insurance plans and welcomes new and returning patients to his new office.

Hospital Privileges

In addition to working out of our Livingston office, Dr. Bassani has the ability to treat and admit patients at the following area hospitals. 

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Honors & Awards

See what Dr. Bassani has accomplished over the years.

Favorite Kids’ Docs for Pediatric Neurosurgery, New Jersey Family magazine, 2015.

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Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award Recipient (2017)
Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery (2017)
Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery (2017)


See the research Dr. Luigi Bassani has had published.