Vishal Khatri, MD

Vishal Khatri, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery

I believe in a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive approach to spine care. I work very closely with internists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, radiologists, physiatrists, therapists and pediatricians. All avenues for alternatives to surgery are explored before surgery is considered. No two patients are the same, so I focus on an individualized, patient-centric treatment plan. If surgery is necessary, I use the most effective and safe techniques that allow for an optimal recovery.

Specialties, Procedures &
Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Atlantoaxial (C1-2) Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Kyphosis Correction
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgery of the Spine
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Occipitocervical Fusion
  • Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion
  • Scoliosis Correction
  • Smith-Peterson Osteotomy
  • Spinal Deformity Corrections
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Thoracic Discectomy
  • Thoracic Fusion
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Fusion
  • Vertebral Column Resection

Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Atlantoaxial and Occipitocervical Pathology
  • Atlantoaxial Instability
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Congenital Kyphosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Flat Back Syndrome
  • Herniated Cervical Disc
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Lumbar Disc
  • Herniated Thoracic Disc
  • Klippel-Feil Spinal Stenosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar Spondylolysis
  • Nerve Compression Disorders
  • Os-Odontoideum
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sagittal Imbalance
  • Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis


Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • Amerigroup Medicaid
  • Amerivantage


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Health


  • CoreSource


  • CCN


  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicare NJ

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare


  • Choice Care
  • Oscar
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ


  • UMR


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


About Vishal Khatri

Dr. Khatri is board eligible in orthopedic surgery. His main clinical interests are degenerative spine disease, traumatic spine injuries, geriatric fractures, spinal tumors, and spine injuries in athletes. Dr. Khatri received his MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Washington, DC. He did an orthopedic surgery residency at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, where he was chief resident, followed by a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Maryland Health Center–R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, in Baltimore. He is a member of AO Spine, the North American Spine Society, and the New Jersey Orthopedic Society. In addition to English, Dr. Khatri is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi.

Honors & Awards

AO Spine Fellow Research Award

Professional Memberships

New Jersey Orthopaedic Society 

North American Spine Society 

AO Spine

Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society 


Global Health and Community Health Activities

Greater DC Cares Volunteer. Washington, DC 

Athletic Health Organization Volunteer, Camden, NJ 

Education &

Education & Degrees

MD: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


General Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery, Cooper University Hospital


Shock Trauma, University of Maryland Medical Center



Swift L, Martell B, Khatri VA, Arutunyan A, Sarvazyan N, Kay M.  Controlled regional hypoperfusion in Langendorff heart preparations.  Physiol. Meas. 2008; 29:269-279.  

Cavanaugh D, Usmani MF, Weir TB, Camacho JE, Yousaf I, Khatri V, Bivona L, Shasti M, Koh EY, Banagan KE, Gelb DE, Ludwig SC. Radiographic Evaluation of Minimally Invasive Instrumentation and Fusion for Treating Unstable Spinal Column Injuries. Global Spine Journal. 19 Jun 2019. 

Khatri VA, Srinivasan K, Camacho JE, Bruckner JB, Usmani MF, Koh EY, Banagan KE, Gelb DE, Ludwig SC. The Utility of Routine Postoperative Radiographs Following Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Cervical Spine Injuries. European J of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. (accepted 2019)