Orthopedic Surgery

We’re prepared when the unexpected happens

We know injuries are never what you planned. But when the unexpected happens, we’re here to get you better as soon as possible.

Once you schedule an appointment, we determine the best treatment plan for you. Surgery is always our last option, so we will try all conservative measures before considering invasive procedures.

Michael Gerling, MD

With his background as an Orthopedic neurologic surgeon, Dr. Michael Gerling’s practice marries modern technique with tradition to optimize care of spinal disorders. Comprehensive spine care provided by the group includes thorough diagnostic testing and examination before treatment commences.  The full spectrum of care from conservative methods to surgery are carried out using a foundation of scientific merit, though alternative modalities are considered when necessary.
Any combination of spinal disorders, from the cervical region in the neck to the lumbar region in the lower back are managed, including care of spine trauma, disk degeneration, spinal deformity, spine tumors and disk disorders with or without neurologic symptoms such as numbness, weakness or sciatica.  We start with a careful history and physical examination followed by inspection of your prior diagnostic reports and imaging studies.The Chief of Spine at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn and Assistant professor at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, Dr. Gerling specializes in surgical treatment of spinal disorders. A Canadian native, Dr. Gerling attended the University of California, Berkeley undergrad, UC San Diego medical school, Orthopedic residency at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, and Spine Fellowship training with Henry Bohlman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

He is a fellowship trained, American Board Certified spine surgeon with advanced specialty training and extensive experience in complex cervical disorders, and minimally invasive techniques for treatment of spinal trauma, degenerative disorders or aging of the spine, and spinal deformity.

An active academic, Dr. Gerling is engaged in education and research. He has authored multiple clinical and basic science research papers, abstracts and text book chapters, he frequently moderates research symposia, teaches courses for international spine societies and speaks at national and international conferences. He is an editorial reviewer for multiple journals, and he is a course instructor for the only spine surgical skills course offered at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting.  As a member of multiple research societies, including the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Herndon Society, he is past President of the Brooklyn Orthopedic Society and a Fellow of the AAOS.  He currently sits on the Program Committee for the Spine section of the AAOS, LSRS and CSRS.

Dr. Michael Gerling practices in NYC and NJ.  He operates at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, and Lenox Hill Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Cunningham, MD

​Dr. Michael Cunningham received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Columbia University where he graduated with honors. He received his M.D. degree at New York University School of
Medicine. After receiving his M.D., Dr. Cunningham completed residency training in orthopaedics at Texas Tech University. Dr. Cunningham served on active duty as a major with the United States Air Force where he also served as orthopaedic consultant to the Air Combat Command SurgeonGeneral. He received two medals of commendation during his service.

Dr. Cunningham has served the local community for over 25 years in a private orthopaedic practice. He performs arthroscopies, joint replacements, and fracture care, as well as non-surgical management of orthopedic injuries. He is recognized for his dedication to quality orthopaedic care. Dr. Cunningham is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Amercian Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine as well as numerous other professional associations. He has board certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a subspecialty board certification in Sports Medicine.

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An orthopedic team focused on recovery

Post-surgery, getting you back to normal function is our #1 goal. In constant communication with your surgeon, our rehabilitation team will guide you every step of the way throughout the recovery process enabling the best outcome possible. A truly unique experience.

Effective alternatives to surgery

We also offer regenerative orthopedic care. This is a non-surgical branch of medicine that uses your body’s own healing ability to repair damaged joints. Our team uses the latest technology in orthopedic medicine to heal your body quickly and effectively.

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17 N Main St.
Marlboro, NJ 07746
(732) 431-2155
fax: 732-431-2889

3338 U.S. 9,
Freehold, NJ 07728
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