– Dr. Geoff Appelboom

MD, PhD, FACS

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Spine Specialist

Brain Tumor

Minimally Invasive Spine

Chiari Malformation

Peripheral Nerve Pain

New York

Wayne

Paterson

Secaucus

About Dr. Geoff Appelboom

Dr Appelboom is the director of brain and spine neurosurgery at Saint Joseph University Hospitals. Dr. Appelboom trained at Stanford University in robotic brain and complex spine surgery and specializes in cutting edge surgery methods.

Meet Dr. Appelboom

Dr Appelboom specializes in complex spine surgeries. This includes revision surgeries and 2nd opinions. He is often called upon to assist orthopedic spine surgeons with their complex cases.

His operating room innovation project received the 2018 Stanford-Coulter Translational Award for innovations in bioengineering and is researching the ways to improve patient care.

Training & Education

Dr. Appelboom trained at Stanford University in Palo Alto California and specializes in modern brain and spine surgery methods using state-of-the-art technology. After completing his brain and spine surgery training, Dr Appelboom began his neurosurgical practice as clinical instructor of complex spine surgery at Stanford University Hospital before being recruited back to New York.

Dr Appelboom has spent the past couple of years providing New Jersey (Passaic County) with high level, conservative spine surgery, including cervical and lumbar discectomy, laminectomy and fusions.

He has published over 90 research papers, authored four book chapters, and has served on editorial boards for five medical journals. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

Dr. Appelboom is also fluent in French, Dutch and Spanish. He is in-network with most commercial insurances and is currently accepting new patients.

Hospital Privileges

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

  • St. Joseph’s Health (Wayne and Paterson Locations)
  • Hudson Regional Hospital
  • New York University Hospital

Honors & Awards

See what Dr. Appelboom has accomplished over the years.

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons Society (2013-Present)
  • Stanford Biodesign Innovation Award (Coulter Award) (2018)
  • For Excellence in Research (WBI) Award (2016)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2015)
  • European Spine Society (2015)
  • The American Heart Association (2010)
  • Belgian American Exchange Foundation (BAEF) Research Award (2010)
  • Belgian American Exchange Foundation (BAEF) Hoover Fellowship (2010)

Insurances

  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Meritain & Assure
  • Aetna Signature (1199 & GEHA)
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Cigna Mohawk Valley (PPO only thru Valley Cigna)
  • Clover Medicare – Case by Case exception
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Card/Suitcase/PPO)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ (commercial)
  • Horizon Braven Health (PPO, HMO-POS)
  • Braven Medicare Choice PPO
  • Braven Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Braven Medicare Group HMO-POS
  • Braven Medicare Access group HMO-POS
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Medicare (Part A and Part B)
  • No Fault- NJ only
  • Omnia (tier 1)
  • Oxford Garden State Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • UHC under Empire/NYSHIP plan
  • United HealthCare (commercial, including All Savers) UMR
  • Worker’s Comp- NJ Only

Dr. Appelboom trained at Stanford University in Palo Alto California and specializes in modern brain and spine surgery methods using state-of-the-art technology. After completing his brain and spine surgery training, Dr Appelboom began his neurosurgical practice as clinical instructor of complex spine surgery at Stanford University Hospital before being recruited back to New York.

Dr Appelboom has spent the past couple of years providing New Jersey (Passaic County) with high level, conservative spine surgery, including cervical and lumbar discectomy, laminectomy and fusions.

He has published over 90 research papers, authored four book chapters, and has served on editorial boards for five medical journals. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

Dr. Appelboom is also fluent in French, Dutch and Spanish. He is in-network with most commercial insurances and is currently accepting new patients.

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

  • St. Joseph’s Health (Wayne and Paterson Locations)
  • Hudson Regional Hospital
  • New York University Hospital

See what Dr. Appelboom has accomplished over the years.

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons Society (2013-Present)
  • Stanford Biodesign Innovation Award (Coulter Award) (2018)
  • For Excellence in Research (WBI) Award (2016)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2015)
  • European Spine Society (2015)
  • The American Heart Association (2010)
  • Belgian American Exchange Foundation (BAEF) Research Award (2010)
  • Belgian American Exchange Foundation (BAEF) Hoover Fellowship (2010)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Meritain & Assure
  • Aetna Signature (1199 & GEHA)
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Cigna Mohawk Valley (PPO only thru Valley Cigna)
  • Clover Medicare – Case by Case exception
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Card/Suitcase/PPO)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ (commercial)
  • Horizon Braven Health (PPO, HMO-POS)
  • Braven Medicare Choice PPO
  • Braven Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Braven Medicare Group HMO-POS
  • Braven Medicare Access group HMO-POS
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Medicare (Part A and Part B)
  • No Fault- NJ only
  • Omnia (tier 1)
  • Oxford Garden State Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • UHC under Empire/NYSHIP plan
  • United HealthCare (commercial, including All Savers) UMR
  • Worker’s Comp- NJ Only

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