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Matthew Amarante
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  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosciences
  • Comprehensive Spine Center
Accepting new patients

Appointments: Call 973-718-5800


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150 Park Avenue Neurosurgery

150 Park Avenue
4th Floor
Florham Park, NJ 07932
United States

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890 Mountain Avenue Neurosurgery

890 Mountain Avenue
2nd Floor
New Providence, NJ 07974
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • ACDF
  • ALIF
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Arm
  • Arm numbness
  • Arm pain
  • Arm weakness
  • Back Pain
  • Brain bleed
  • Brain tumors
  • Burning
  • Buttock pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cervical
  • Cervical compression
  • Cervical decompression
  • Cervical disc
  • Cervical disc herniation
  • Cervical fusion
  • Cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Chiari malformation
  • Claudication
  • Compression
  • Cord compression
  • Cyst
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc
  • Disc bulge
  • Disc herniations
  • Disc replacement
  • Discectomy
  • Epidural hemorrhage
  • Facet arthropathy
  • Facet cyst
  • Foot
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot drop
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Foraminotomy
  • Fractures
  • Fusion
  • Gait imbalance
  • Gait instability
  • Hand
  • Hand numbness
  • Hand pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Imbalance
  • Inpatient
  • Intervertebral disc
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial infection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Leg
  • Leg pain
  • Leg weakness
  • Low back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Lumbar
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Lumbar spine
  • Lumbar spondylosis
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • MIS
  • Meningioma
  • Metastasis
  • Metastatic tumor
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck
  • Neck pain
  • Neck problem
  • Nerve pain
  • Nerve tumor
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurology
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Numbness
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peroneal neuropathy
  • Pinched nerve
  • Radiculopathy
  • SCS
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull fractures
  • Slipped disc
  • Slipped vertebra
  • Spinal compression
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal degeneration
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal infection
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal stability
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spine
  • Spine
  • Spine surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis
  • Subdural hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic spine
  • Thoracic stenosis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Unstable gait
  • Vagus nerve stimulation
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Weakness
  • anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • balance
  • brain surgery
  • cervical disc replacement
  • cervical laminectomy
  • cervical spine
  • deformity
  • degeneration
  • disk
  • diskectomy
  • facet
  • fast recovery
  • foot numbness
  • foot weakness
  • hand weakness
  • hemorrhage
  • injured disc
  • interbody fusion
  • kyphosis
  • laminoforaminotomy
  • laminotomy
  • leg numbness
  • low back
  • lumbar compression
  • lumbar disc
  • lumbar disc herniation
  • lumbar fusion
  • lumbar laminectomy
  • lumbar spondylolisthesis
  • lumbosacral
  • microdiscectomy
  • nerve
  • neurogenic claudication
  • ortho
  • outpatient
  • pedicle screws
  • poor balance
  • posterior cervical
  • posterior cervical fusion
  • previous fusion
  • previous laminectomy
  • prior fusion
  • prior laminectomy
  • redo
  • redo surgery
  • revision
  • revision surgery
  • sacral
  • sacrum
  • spinal
  • spinal cord
  • spinal disc
  • spinal navigation
  • spinal surgery
  • synovial cyst
  • thoracic
  • thoracic fracture
  • thoracic fusion
  • thoracic laminectomy
  • thoracic tumor
  • transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

Accepted Insurances

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Training and Education

Medical School

  • Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


  • Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI


  • Neurosurgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY


  • Spinal Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

About Me

Matthew A. Amarante, MD is a member of Summit Health's Neurosurgery team. Dr. Amarante is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with a specific focus on spinal disorders. He treats many intracranial conditions, including tumors, hydrocephalus, and trauma, as well as degenerative spinal conditions, spinal tumors and cysts, and chronic pain. In addition to routine procedures, Dr. Amarante has extensive training in cutting-edge techniques and technologies used to treat more complicated spinal conditions, including minimally invasive surgery. He received CAST accreditation in spinal surgery during his fellowship year. Dr. Amarante is also experienced in spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, vagal nerve stimulation for epilepsy, and treating peripheral nerve disorders. In addition to his innate desire to help others, Dr. Amarante has long been fascinated by science and technology. During his first year of medical school, he was pleased to discover that neurosurgery was a field where he could combine both those interests, and he quickly embraced both the complexity of brain and spine surgery and the delicate touch required to heal his patients.

He notes, “As a neurosurgeon, I’m often encountering patients during the most difficult of times, so getting to know them and their concerns, not just their condition, is a big part of my job.” He adds, “I keep an open line of communication and work to build trust with the patient and their family, so that I can guide them comfortably through both the decision-making and treatment processes.”

While in residency, Dr. Amarante participated in numerous research studies and has co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed publications. He spent a year conducting laboratory research at the Neural Stem Cell Institute, studying the mechanisms of spinal cord injury and potential therapeutic options. Dr. Amarante is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Amarante is a native of New Jersey and is thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to the area to practice neurosurgery. Outside of work, Dr. Amarante enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and their family dog; taking walks around the neighborhood and trips to the beach.


Hospital Affiliations

  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Patient Testimonials

Matthew Amarante

I would recommend Dr. Matthew Amarante to Anyone! As for myself, being a physician for over 30 years, I can assure you it is so refreshing to be under the care of this physician. You will not be disappointed, rest assured!

Michael, Summit Health Patient
Matthew Amarante

Dr. Amarante is extremely concerned that the patient understands all aspects of the procedure and is very receptive to all questions. I trust him implicitly and WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!

Kevin, Summit Health Patient

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