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Select Surgeons Bone & Joint is announcing an elite grouping of the state’s top Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Plastic Surgeons and Podiatrists across 13 procedure categories. This distinction is based on a number of criteria, including experience, qualifications, surgical volume, results and reputation. Only the top doctors in each category are named to the Select Surgeons Bone & Joint list. Many of the surgeons on this list perform other procedures in addition to those for which they have been recognized. View our methodology here.

Michael E. Pollack, MD

  • Specialties: Shoulder Arthroscopic, Shoulder Minimally Invasive, Shoulder Open Repair & Reconstruction, Sports Medicine

About Dr. Michael E. Pollack

As an orthopedic surgeon, I strive to exhaust conservative treatment measures, including injections, home exercises, physical therapy, rest and activity modification, for all my patients prior to recommending and pursuing surgical treatments. My approach to surgery is always as a last resort for my patients. When necessary, I employ the most current and minimally invasive techniques to minimize pain and accelerate recovery. I specialize in shoulder arthroscopy including rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs, biceps tenodesis, SLAP repairs and shoulder stabilizations. I also specialize in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery, total and reverse shoulder arthroplasty and knee arthroplasty.


I received my training in orthopedic surgery in New York City at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and pursued advanced fellowship training in shoulder and arthroscopic surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. I’ve been in practice for more than 20 years and I’m most proud of the tens of thousands of patients I have helped and thousands of successful surgeries I have performed. I’m also proud to have been named a New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor three times and also a New Jersey Monthly Bone and Joint Select Surgeon the last four years running. I am very clear, compassionate and direct with my patients and treat them as I’d treat a family member or friend. My favorite part of my job is restoring my patients to a high quality of life and helping them return to their desired recreational activities and passions. In my free time I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my wife, two teenage daughters and dogs Daisy and Peri. I also enjoy exercise and travel.