Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery

To learn more about our Center for Treatment of Paralysis & Reconstructive Nerve Surgery, please call 1-732-776-3893.


AboutTheCenterThe Center for Treatment of Paralysis & Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center provides 
some of the most advanced surgical 
treatment 
of paralysis and nerve injuries 
in the world today.

Our board certified surgeons are dedicated to restoring hope to patients by enhancing function for those who have suffered a stroke and other forms of paralysis and nerve damage.

Our physicians have more than 50 years of combined experience in the field of nerve reconstruction. These surgical procedures range from nerve surgery in hands, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, to advanced neuropathy treatment. Our physicians are among the country's most respected in the field of nerve reconstruction, and combined, share a set of unique services.

While each physician is highly skilled in his own specialty, an incredible synergy is created when they come together to care for a patient.

Michael Rose, M.D., FACS, chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Jersey Shore, specializes in lower extremity nerve reconstruction, including neuropathy decompressions.

Andrew Elkwood, M.D., FACS, specializes in upper extremity nerve reconstruction, including nerve transplantation and brachial plexus reconstruction.

Matthew Kaufman, M.D., FACS, specializes in treatments for swallowing disorders after stroke, diaphragm paralysis, and spinal cord injuries. 

Thomas Bauer, M.D., director of Thoracic Surgery at Jersey Shore is an accomplished academic thoracic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery and overall multi-disciplinary approach to lung and esophageal cancer. 

These are just a few of the factors that come together to provide patients with an unparalleled and multi-disciplinary reconstructive team.

Past Presentations

October 22 – 26, 2016: American College of Chest Physicians, Los Angeles, CA
June 21 – 23, 2016: Case Managerment Society of America, Long Beach, CA
April 13 - 16 2016: American Spinal Injury Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
May 14 – 16, 2015: The 4th ISCoS and ASIA Joint Scientific Meeting, Montreal, Canada
May 15 – 20, 2015: American Thoracic Society International Conference, Denver, CO
June 23 – 26, 2015: Case Management Society of America’s Annual Conference and Expo, Orlando, FL
October 7 – 11, 2014: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Toronto, ON

August 31 – September 3, 2014: Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals 2014 Conference and Expo, St. Louis, MO
June 17 – 20, 2014: Annual Case Management Society of America Conference, Cleveland, OH
May 14 – 17, 2014: American Spinal Injury Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
June 25-28, 2013: Annual Case Management Society of America Conference, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
June 5-7, 2013: Annual International Associate of Rehabilitation Professionals PA/NJ Conference, Tropicana Casino & Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
May 17-22, 2013: American Thoracic Society International Conference, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
September 24, 2012: Treatment of the Brachial Plexus and New Advances in Peripheral Nerve Surgery; Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
September 1-5, 2012: European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress; Vienna, Austria
June 19, 2012: Case Management Society of America’s Annual Conference and Expo, Moscone Center; San Francisco, CA
June 8, 2012: 12th Annual IARP PA/NJ Conference, Tropicana Hotel; Atlantic City, NJ
May 19, 2012: Meridian Neuroscience Symposium, Sheraton Hotel; Eatontown, NJ
May 4, 2012: Offering New Techniques in the Treatment of Nerve Pain, Peripheral Paralysis, and Ventilator Dependency; Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ

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