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M. Darryl Antonacci MD, FACS Chief Spine Surgeon & Director Specialist in Pediatric & Adult Spine
M. Darryl Antonacci MD, Lead Surgeon and Founder, Institute Spine & Scoliosis. Pioneer ASC Surgery.

Dr. M. Darryl Antonacci MD FACS

Lead Surgeon and Founder, Institute Spine & Scoliosis. Pioneer ASC Surgery.

 A nationally renowned spine and scoliosis surgeon, Dr. Antonacci has extensive surgical experience in adults and children, with particular specialization in scoliosis surgery and complex reconstructive neck and back surgery and is considered the Top Spine Surgeon in NJ and NY.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Antonacci is honored to be among the few individuals worldwide to have twice received the prestigious Russell A. Hibbs Award for Research from the Scoliosis Research Society.

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Dr. Antonacci has spent years pioneering the latest techniques and improvements in spinal surgery and has worked extensively on new less invasive, muscle-sparing approaches to Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC).
Dr. Antonacci’s Minimally Invasive Approach

Because of his meticulous surgical expertise and vast experience, Dr. Antonacci is able to optimize recovery times and outcomes for his patients.

Meticulous, Pioneering, World-Renowned

Dr. Antonacci utilizes minimally invasive techniques and has made pioneering advancements in muscle-sparing spine surgery, which drastically reduces blood loss and shortens hospital stays. 

Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Antonacci is among a select few individuals worldwide with the expertise to perform a wide range of adult and pediatric spinal surgery, from traditional techniques to anterior scoliosis correction techniques for scoliosis, or percutaneous and mini-open approaches.

Respected By Peers And Patients

Dr. Antonacci has been granted hospital privileges at some of the finest medical centers in the northeast United States.

These locations include Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro, New Jersey and Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. As a senior spine surgery consultant, Dr. Antonacci has also performed complex scoliosis and spinal deformity surgery on children at the prestigious Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Philadelphia in the past. 

Currently, Dr. Antonacci’s ASC (Anterior Scoliosis Correction) procedures are performed at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. 

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