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Dr. Richard Rhim, MD

Spine Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

Hackensack, NJ

Dr. Rhim is a board certified and fellowship trained spine surgeon. He obtained his undergraduate education at Boston College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Phi Beta Kappa distinction. Dr. Rhim received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. Following this, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He then trained at a combined orthopedic and neurosurgical spine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Rhim specializes in spinal reconstructive surgery utilizing the latest minimally invasive and microsurgical techniques as well as traditional open surgery, where appropriate. He treats all conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, spinal fractures and failed prior back surgery (revision surgery). Dr. Rhim’s treatment philosophy centers on compassionate, conservative, evidence-based care. Where possible, he pursues non-operative treatment first, reserving surgical care only for those who do not experience adequate pain relief. He is trained in all aspects of modern, minimally invasive techniques including tube access, lateral interbody instrumentation and fusion, kyphoplasty, percutaneous instrumentation and micro-endoscopic spine surgery.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Spine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Hackensack University Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Rush University Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • New England Baptist Hospital, Fellowship in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1154588937

Dr. Richard Rhim's office locations

Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Hackensack

25 Prospect Ave

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Emerson

440 Old Hook Rd, Floor 2

Emerson, NJ 07630

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Dr. Rhim was very professional answered my questions thoroughly. Very good bed manners.
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The dr was helpful and patient w/me. It was an informative visit and I didn't feel pushed at all. He helped me w/my back pain, would definitely reccommend this dr!
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My visit was good, Both doctor and staff very friendly. I was happy with the outcome.
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Well organized helpful office staff. Dr. spent time with me and answered all my questions.
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