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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.

Ramil S. Bhatnagar, MD

  • Specialties: Spine Open Repair & Reconstruction

About Dr. Ramil S. Bhatnagar

Spinal surgery is the epitome of a risk-reward discipline. There can be high risk, but when successful, certainly high reward. I specialize in reconstructive spinal surgery from occiput to pelvis. I have expertise in the gamut of spinal pathologies, including deformity, trauma, tumors, degenerative diseases, and herniated discs. I perform contemporary, minimally invasive, evidence-based surgeries with superior clinical outcomes. Patients can always expect that their experience with my team and me will be comparable to the best institutions in the country. We provide cutting-edge spinal care to the local community and beyond. I perform inpatient surgery at the largest tertiary care referral center in our area, as well as outpatient surgery in a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center. My patient-derived surgical outcomes and hospital clinical metrics far exceed national benchmarks, confirming clinical excellence at the highest levels.


Any prospective patient should know that the opinion I give to them is the same opinion I would give to a family member in the same situation. That is, and has always been, my litmus test. I live in the community that I serve, so there have been many instances through the years when I have witnessed or been made aware of surgical successes. I find the most reward in being approached by an extremely grateful patient months and even years down the line at a local school, sporting event, or store. It is always humbling and makes me appreciative to have devoted my life’s work to spinal surgery.


Locations in Wall, Brick, Toms River, Freehold, Red Bank, Edison, Lacey, and Manahawkin