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Back, Neck, and Spine

Jason D. Cohen, MD, FACS, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in back, neck, and spine. Dr. Cohen joined Professional Orthopaedic Associates in 2000.

After completing his bachelor's degree in biology at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, Dr. Cohen went on to complete his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Thereafter, he underwent internship and residency training in general surgery and orthopaedic surgery at Monmouth Medical Center - Barnabas Health in Long Branch, New Jersey. After finishing his residency, Dr. Cohen completed his fellowship training in spinal surgery at the Maryland Spine and Scoliosis Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Cohen is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Cohen enjoys race car driving, golfing, skiing, and cycling.

 

Undergraduate

  • Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Medical School

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Internship

  • General Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center - Barnabas Health, Long Branch, NJ

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center - Barnabas Health, Long Branch, NJ

Fellowship

  • Spinal Surgery, Maryland Spine and Scoliosis Center, Baltimore, MA

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Honors

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Drexel University
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Monmouth Medical Center, Resident Teaching, Scoliosis Clinic
  • Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center - Barnabas Health
  • Golden Apple Award, Monmouth Medical Center for Best Teaching of Residents
  • Golden Hands Award, Monmouth Medical Center for Teaching Residents
  • Monmouth Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Performance Committee
  • National Republican Physician’s Advisory Board

Treatment of spinal disorders, including spinal surgery, herniated discs, reconstructive surgery, sciatica, scoliosis, and degenerative disorders 

 

Dear Dr. Cohen, I would like to take this time to say thank you. Through both of my spinal surgeries (one for spinal stenosis in my lower back) you made me feel at ease and confident that my physical condition would vastly improve. You are not only a master surgeon, technically, but you are a really great physician. You care for the complete patient and that makes all the difference in the world. You showed respect and understanding for my spiritual an physical concerns, which I sincerely appreciate.
I just want to say that I appreciate all that you've done for me and you are THE BEST!!! I hope that my surgery days are past. Continue being the doctor that you are, a fine and excellent surgeon, a great teacher and a caring person. May you continue to have a successful career but most of all, may you have a successful and Blessed life. ~ Sincerely Gilda L. of Toms River, NJ

Dear Dr. Cohen and staff, I had to write and thank you for giving me back my LIFE! I feel excellent and I am doing some of the things I love to do. When I came to you I was quite desperate and worried about my future. It's not just my job (teaching 2nd grade) that was in jeopardy, it was my livelihood. I have a teenager and two young children to care for, as well as an active sporting life that I was not ready to give up. From my first visit you and everyone there (Marilyn and Adrienne especially) were so kind and understanding. The insurance company was making things very difficult for me. Out you were always available to answer my questions and ease my concerns. Thank you again! (And the scars aren't even so bad, by the way :) - Fondly, Toni F.

"I just want to express my thanks and gratitude to my spinal surgeon, Dr. Jason Cohen, for his professionalism and expertise. Dr. Cohen treated me for my lower back issues and made it possible for me to cycle again...pain-free!
~ Gordon B., Red Bank, NJ

The proof is in the video of me skiing- spinal fusion works! Dr. Cohen, thank you so much! In June, I couldn't walk, then I had my surgery. In July I rode my bike 20 miles after spinal surgery. By Labor day, I jogged a half mile. In September I was able to jog to a run at least two miles and I was swimming every other day. I started back skiing in December and I was able to be aggressive right from the get-go, powder skiing most of the winter, then onto being aggressive in the bumps, but slow! The biggest believer out there is me!! Thanks again,
~ Tim H. Sea Girt, NJ

"The proof is in the video of me skiing- spinal fusion works! Dr. Cohen, thank you so much! In June, I couldn't walk, then I had my surgery. In July I rode my bike 20 miles after spinal surgery. By Labor day, I jogged a half mile. In September I was able to jog to a run at least two miles and I was swimming every other day. I started back skiing in December and I was able to be aggressive right from the get-go, powder skiing most of the winter, then onto being aggressive in the bumps, but slow! The biggest believer out there is me!!"
Thanks again,
~ Tim H. Sea Girt, NJ

"... in May 2008 and we began the odyssey of repairing my horrendous spine. My neck surgery in July 2008 was a 100% success in less than three months. Seven months later my lower spine surgery was complete. By November, I was starting to have many days with no pain at all. You have given me back my life and my dignity, Dr. Cohen. You are a gift to my life and may you be blessed for making me human again. My 'thank you' seems so small compared to all youve done, but it comes from my heart."
~ Fondly, Phyllis S. Eatontown, NJ

“Dear Dr. Cohen and Staff,

I had to write and thank you for giving me back my LIFE! I feel excellent and I am doing some of the things I love to do. When I came to you I was quite desperate and worried about my future. It's not just my job (teaching 2nd grade) that was in jeopardy, it was my livelihood. I have a teenager and two young children to care for, as well as an active sporting life that I was not ready to give up. From my first visit, you and everyone there (Marilyn and Adrienne especially) were so kind and understanding. Out you were always available to answer my questions and ease my concerns. Thank you again!” – Toni F.

 

"I want to thank Dr. Jason Cohen and the staff at Professional Orthopaedic Associates for the care and support that I received throughout my procedure. From the time of my first phone call for my initial visit, to the most recent post-surgery check-up, I never felt as a “number,” but as someone as important as a family member. Dr. Cohen was very compassionate to the pain I was feeling as well as making me feel more at ease with the surgical procedure that was inevitable. The pain from the collapsed disc was so unbearable, that whenever I would cough or laugh, the pain would bring me to tears. As instructed by Dr. Cohen, the physical therapy made the recovery from the removing of the disc and the fusion of the two vertebrae very fast. It has now been over 2 years after the surgery, and I’ve never felt better. My husband reminds me that the scar from the incision is virtually invisible. Once again, thank you to a wonderful doctor and staff!!" -- Dawn D.

"I somehow damaged my back many years ago and since, have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Cohen. Dr. Cohen has detected several areas of damage to my spinal cord, and performed 2 surgeries already with at least another pending. Both of those surgeries with Dr. Cohen have relieved significant pain, against all the fears of "much dreaded back surgery.”  My family and I completely trust and have every bit of confidence in his diagnoses. In addition, I am secure in the decision for future major surgery when the time comes as long as I know he is performing my surgery!  With each visit and surgery, it is comforting and peace of mind dealing with the entire staff at your office! Thank you so much for all that you do!" -- Lori P.

"Had debilitating leg pain due to a ruptured disk in L4/L5 region. As a tennis professional and recreational runner, my life as I knew it was over. Dr. Cohen performed surgery to relieve the pressure on the nerve causing the leg and foot pain. I was able to resume running within a few weeks and actually ran a 2:58 at the Chicago Marathon later that year, along with a personal best of 2:55 at Boston a few months after. Thank you Dr. Cohen. Without you, my running days would have been over!" -- Bob S.

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