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Richard Rhim
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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Comprehensive Spine Center
  • Neurosciences
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25 Prospect Avenue Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

25 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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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311 Bay Avenue Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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

Clinical Expertise

  • Adolescent spine disorder
  • Cervical spine disorder
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Compression
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative condition
  • Disc herniations
  • Discectomy
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Fusion
  • Herniated disc
  • Injured spinal disc
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar spine disorder
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched nerve
  • Radiculopathy
  • Relieve pressure on a nerve
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal infection
  • Spinal stability
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spine deformity
  • Spine surgery
  • Spine-related rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic spine disorder
  • Thoracic stenosis
  • Vertebroplasty

Accepted Insurances

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Training and Education

Medical School

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


  • B.A., Economics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


  • Spine Surgery, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

About Me

Richard D. Rhim, MD is part of Summit Health’s Orthopedic Spine Surgery team. Dr. Rhim is a board certified and fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in spine surgery in adults and treats cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine conditions. Dr. Rhim also treats herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, spinal fractures, failed prior back surgery (with revision surgery), spine trauma, and routinely performs lumbar fusion, cervical fusion, and cervical disc replacement.

Dr. Rhim’s treatment philosophy centers on compassionate, conservative, evidence-based care. In addition to clearly explaining a patient’s condition and treatment options, he feels it is critical to conclude an appointment with optimism that something can be done to alleviate pain or even correct the problem. “Where possible, I pursue nonoperative treatment first, reserving surgical care only for those who do not experience adequate pain relief," Dr. Rhim says.

Dr. Rhim is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

When he is not treating patients, Dr. Rhim enjoys skiing, playing ice hockey, photography, and traveling.


Hospital Affiliations

  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
  • HUMC at Pascack Valley
  • HUMC Mountainside