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Matthew Amarante
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  • Neurosurgery
  • Comprehensive Spine Center
Accepting new patients


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140 Park Avenue Neurosurgery

140 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
United States

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Berkeley Heights Neurosurgery

1 Diamond Hill Road
Bensley Pavilion, 3rd floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chiari malformation
  • Disc herniations
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Meningioma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • adolescent spine disorder
  • brain tumors
  • cervical spine disorder
  • cervical stenosis
  • compression
  • decompression
  • degenerative condition
  • discectomy
  • epidural hemorrhage
  • foraminal stenosis
  • fusion
  • herniated disc
  • hydrocephalus
  • injured spinal disc
  • intracranial infection
  • kyphoplasty
  • laminectomy
  • lumbar spine disorder
  • lumbar stenosis
  • minimally-invasive spine surgery
  • myelopathy
  • nerve tumor
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • peroneal neuropathy
  • pinched nerve
  • relieve pressure on a nerve
  • skull fractures
  • spinal compression
  • spinal cord injury
  • spinal cord stimulation
  • spinal deformity
  • spinal fractures
  • spinal infection
  • spinal stability
  • spinal trauma
  • spinal tumor
  • spine deformity
  • spine-related rheumatoid arthritis
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • thoracic spine
  • thoracic spine disorder
  • thoracic stenosis
  • traumatic brain injury
  • vagus nerve stimulation

Accepted Insurances

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  • Aetna Medicare PrimeAetna Signature Administrators
  • HMO
  • Meritain
  • Open Access
  • POS
  • AHS - SMG is Tier 1
  • APCN - Aetna Premier Choice Network
  • Axcel Choice POS II
  • Axcel Open Access
  • Choice POS II
  • EPO Select
  • HNO - Health Network Option
  • Liberty - SMG is Tier 1
  • Medicare Advantage - HMO, PPO
  • Choice
  • PPO
  • Signature PPO
  • Assure Premier Plus
  • EPO
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Plus
  • Local Value
  • Tiered Advantage
  • Advantage
  • HMO Plus
  • POS Plus
  • Regional Preferred
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Horizon BCBS NJ
  • Empire/Anthem BCBS PPO
  • Federal Program
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Out-of-State BCBS PPO Blue Card
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • Open Access
  • Cigna Health Plan (CHP)
  • Choice Fund
  • Indemnity
  • International
  • Open Access Plus
CHN - Consumer Health Network
Clover Medicare Advantage
  • All Plans
Coventry Health Plans
First Health
  • All Plans with First Health Logo
Humana Medicare Advantage
  • PPO
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Advantage PPO
  • All plans PPO
  • Multiplan/PHCS logo on card - PPO
Oxford Healthplan
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • OSCAR NJ Individual and Family Plan
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Community Care Network
  • Emblem Health (with Qualcare logo)
  • HIP Prime (with Qualcare logo)
  • Traditional Plan
United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete - HMO, PPOChoice
  • Choice Plus
  • HMO
  • Navigate - EPO, HMO, POS
  • PPO

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 Medical Group'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
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center