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megan crowley
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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Accepting new patients

1669085502
Appointments: Call 973-746-2200

Locations

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311 Bay Avenue Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

311 Bay Avenue
Suite 203
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
United States

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440 Old Hook Road Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

440 Old Hook Road
Emerson, NJ 07630
United States

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25 Prospect Avenue Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

25 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Adolescent and adult spinal traumas
  • Adolescent idiopathic and adult scoliosis
  • Adolescent spine disorder
  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Bone bruise
  • Bone health
  • Bone scan
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy
  • Cervical spine disorder
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Compression
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative condition
  • Disc herniations
  • Discectomy
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Fusion
  • Herniated disc
  • Image-guided procedure
  • Injections
  • Injured spinal disc
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar spine disorder
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Minimally-invasive spine surgery
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched nerve
  • Post-operative care
  • Pre-operative care
  • Preventive care
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rehabilitation plan
  • Relieve pressure on a nerve
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal infection
  • Spinal stability
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spine deformity
  • Spine surgery
  • Spine-related rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Strains
  • Thoracic spine disorder
  • Thoracic stenosis
  • Vertebroplasty

Training and Education

Graduate

  • M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Undergraduate

  • B.A. in Spanish Studies, University of Delware, Newark, DE

About Me

Megan Crowley, MS PA-C is a member of Summit Health's Spine Surgery team. Ms. Crowley provides quality, patient-centered care with a focus on degenerative spine conditions. She first assists with surgery and cares for patients during both the pre-operative and post-operative stages. Previously, Ms. Crowley worked as a medical caregiver for children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, Rett syndrome, Dravet syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, hypotonia, and achondroplasia.

From a young age, Ms. Crowley enjoyed taking care of others, but it wasn’t until she lost her father to colon cancer that she was introduced to her true calling—becoming a Physician Assistant. Later, after having two ACL reconstructions herself, she became specifically interested in Orthopedic surgery. “Having played both the patient and provider role, I believe I offer a helpful perspective,” she says. “I hope to combine my knowledge and my life experiences to improve orthopedic spine care for all.”

In the future, Ms. Crowley looks forward to participating in clinical research focused on ACL rehabilitation protocols post ACL reconstruction and prevention of subsequent tears. She is also interested in helping to shine a light on health care equality for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. “I’m devoted to treating every patient as if they are family or friend, despite age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability, and I will treat each person with the same time, dedication and commitment I would invest in those closest to me.”

When not with patients, Ms. Crowley can be found enjoying time outdoors running, hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, scuba diving, and beekeeping. She looks forward to running the 2022 NYC Marathon. She is also passionate about pediatric and adult cancer awareness, and mental health awareness, specifically suicide prevention in health care providers. She is a past supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities, American Cancer Society, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Special Olympics, and National Alliance for Mental Illness.

Ms. Crowley is proficient in Spanish.

English, Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

  • Hudson Crossing Surgery Center
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Mountainside Medical Center