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Neurosurgery Overview

Salem Medical Center recently welcomed the neurosurgeons of Princeton Brain, Spine and Sports Medicine (PBSSM) — one of the state’s leading groups in neurosurgery. PBSSM has locations throughout New Jersey including one in Mullica Hill — home to Richard J. Meagher, MD, FACS — who, along with five colleagues, recently joined the medical staff.

For more information, call the Mullica Hill office at 856-336-9808.

What is neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, central and peripheral nervous system, and cerebrovascular system.


What conditions may require neurosurgery?

These conditions and many others may require neurosurgery:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Brain conditions
  • Brain/spinal injures
  • Aneurysms
  • Blocked arteries
  • Tumors in the brain and spinal cord
  • Peripheral nerve issues
  • Degenerating spine

Richard J. Meagher, MD, FACS

Dr. R.J. Meagher — a member of Princeton Brain, Spine and Sports Medicine — practices the full gamut of neurosurgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive spinal surgery.

As a member of the North American Spine Society Evidence-Based Guideline Development Committee, Dr. Meagher currently helps develop guidelines for spinal disease treatment.

His clinical research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and medical textbooks, and he has presented his research at numerous international meetings. He has studied the brain and has researched degenerative processes involved in diseases like Parkinson’s, and the mechanisms of recovery from traumatic brain injury.

He earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed an internship and residency in neurosurgery at Temple University Health Sciences Center.

He also completed fellowships at Swarthmore College, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Temple University Hospital Neurotrauma Research Lab, and also earned a psychobiology degree at Swarthmore College.

For more information, call his Mullica Hill office at 856-336-9808 for a consultation.

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