“It is a commonly held belief that technical skill and bedside manner are mutually exclusive traits in a physician. We have debunked that theory by demonstrating the highest level of both abilities when it comes to patient care.”
About Dr. David Estin
Dr. Estin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Brown University, magna cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the New York University School of Medicine and was admitted to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed an Internship in Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. His Neurological Surgery residency was undertaken at Tufts University, serving as chief resident at Tufts and at Beth Israel Deaconess. Dr. Estin is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Estin specializes in the treatment of brain tumors and spinal disorders. He has particular expertise in the use of endoscopic techniques to remove pituitary tumors at the base of the brain through the nose.
He commonly employs advanced technology such as image guidance and stereotactic radiosurgery (i.e. Gammaknife, Cyberknife, Tomotherapy) in the treatment of brain tumors and trigeminal neuralgia.
Spinal disorders are routinely approached using minimally invasive techniques, including the use of tubular portals for microdiscectomy, spinal stenosis, spinal fusion and spinal tumors. He also has special expertise in robotic spinal surgery and artificial disc replacement in the cervical spine.
With his main office in central New Jersey, Dr. Estin has helped establish a center of excellence in the communities of Monmouth and Ocean counties.
In addition to working out of our Toms River and West Long Branch offices, Dr. Estin has the ability to treat and admit patients at the following area hospitals.
Meet Dr. David Estin
Honors & Awards
See what Dr. Estin has accomplished over the years.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor (2019)
Top Doctors, New Jersey Monthly Magazine (2012 – 2019)
The Best Doctors in America (2005 – 2015)
America’s Top Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society
Lida Shaw King Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Biology, Brown University
This recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients.
This honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients’ Choice 5 Year Award
This recognition is granted to doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row.
On-Time + Promptness
This recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments.
See the research Dr. Estin has had published.
Neurosurgical Overview in Rehabilitative Surgery, April 2017
Connexins are expressed in primary brain tumors and enhance the bystander effect in gene therapy, February 1999
Tandem aneurysms of the distal anterior inferior cerebellar artery: Case report.Journal of Neurovascular Disease, 1998
Functional analysis of third ventriculostomy patency with phase-contrast MRI velocity measurements, March 1997
Caudal Agenesis and Associated Caudal Spinal Cord Malformations, April 1995
Signaling normal human T-cells: synergism between CD 2 Antigen and CD3/T cell receptor alpha beta complex
in the elicitation of IL-2 gene expression. Transplantation Proceedings, 1991
The molecular basis for the synergism between the CD3/alpha beta T cell receptor and the CD2 antigen-derived signals
in promoting T-cell proliferation. Transplantation, 1991
Signaling T-cells: crosslinkage of the T-cell antigen receptor alpha beta heterodimer (T-cell receptor)
with the Cluster Determinant 2 (CD 2) antigen promotes gene expression and new DNA synthesis. Clinical Research, 1990