Physician Bio – Dr. LaRocca

Dr. Sandro LaRocca

When spinal surgery is required to restore quality of life, every patient should turn to a trusted expert. Since 2010, Dr. Sandro LaRocca has provided exceptional care to patients throughout Central and Southern New Jersey with offices in Lawrenceville, Toms River, Mount Laurel, and North Brunswick. His commitment to excellence and state-of-the-art surgical procedures span an extensive history of specialized training, national recognitions, and essential humanitarian work. Today, all patients who seek surgical care at New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C. can turn to Dr. LaRocca for a multidisciplinary approach, compassionate care, and personalized treatments.

Education, Fellowships, and Specialized Training

Before Dr. LaRocca devoted his life’s work to medicine, he established a successful career as a mechanical engineer. With a medical doctorate degree from The Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University (known today as the Sidney Kimmel Medical College), he prepared for several notable fellowships and specialized training that would further ready him to become a leading spine surgery expert.

Dr. LaRocca completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Albert Einstein Medical Center while undergoing specialized training in pediatric scoliosis at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He would go on to complete additional training with a fellowship in complex spinal reconstruction and clinical management of disorders of the neck and back at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Further, Dr. LaRocca was able to visit world-renowned spinal surgeon, Professor Jurgen Harms, at the Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinback in Karlsbad, Germany.

Board Certifications, Research, and Other Recognitions

Dr. LaRocca has been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a qualification that demonstrates his commitment to the latest technologies and advancements in spinal surgery. He has also authored and presented important research, including at the North American Spine Society’s national meetings.

Dr. LaRocca has been named a Top Doctor in spinal surgery for 2020 and 2019 by NJ Top Docs and is a member in good standing of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • New Jersey Spine Society
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons of New Jersey
  • American Medical Association

Beyond his contributions to the field of orthopaedic spinal surgery, Dr. LaRocca prioritizes giving back to medically underserved communities. While many may take easy availability of top-quality care for granted, numerous regions around the world lack access to essential treatments. To provide these much-needed medical treatments, Dr. LaRocca volunteered in Lima, Peru to offer humanitarian relief to those who need it most.

New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C.

In 2010, Dr. LaRocca founded New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C. The doctor and his team are committed to excellence in spinal surgery, helping thousands of individuals restore their quality of life. Dr. LaRocca takes a multidisciplinary approach that addresses all of a patient’s needs, which allows him to provide caring, fully personalized treatment for each individual he sees. Just a few of the spinal conditions he treats and procedures he performs include:

Dr. LaRocca and his team emphasize education for every patient. His insight and experience allow him to guide each patient from diagnosis to aftercare with the information needed to make the right medical decisions. Each patient is a top priority, ensuring the best care and most positive outcomes possible. Furthermore, in order to accommodate his patients, Dr. LaRocca is fluent in English and Spanish.

Get the Spinal Care You Need with Dr. LaRocca

If your physician has suggested spinal surgery or you believe you could benefit from expert surgical care, contact Dr. LaRocca today. He and his staff are dedicated to helping residents around the areas of Lawrenceville, Toms River, Mount Laurel, and North Brunswick receive the care they deserve with the most advanced orthopaedic spinal surgery available. To schedule an appointment, contact New Jersey Neck & Back Institute, P.C. online or call 609-896-0020.

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