Laser Spine Surgery Now Available for Atlantic Health Employees

Executive Spine Surgery, in Hackettstown, New Jersey is pleased to announce that due to popular demand for minimally invasive, endoscopic spine surgeries in the Morris County, Sussex County and Warren County areas of New Jersey, renowned spine surgeon, Carl Spivak, MD will begin seeing Atlantic Health System Employees and families with Qualcare Medical Insurance.

“I have been doing minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery for many years and had a lot of interest from Atlantic Health Employees, but was not part of their network,” said Dr. Spivak. “However, that all changed when Hackettstown Regional Medical Center was acquired by the Atlantic Health System. I am now proud to offer these new, state-of-the-art surgeries to all Atlantic Health employees and families.”

Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health systems in New Jersey. Atlantic Health System includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice.

Dr. Spivak, a board-certified neurosurgeon, will now provide Atlantic Health System with state-of-the-art, minimally invasive endoscopic laser spine surgery. Endoscopic spine surgery is fusion-sparing and motion-sparing treatment of low back pain, leg pain, numbness and weakness, bone spurs, bulging discs, stenosis, herniated discs, facet joint arthritis, sciatica, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, and more.

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Laser Spine Surgery Now Available for Atlantic Health Employees

Executive Spine Surgery, in Hackettstown, New Jersey is pleased to announce that due to popular demand for minimally invasive, endoscopic spine surgeries in the Morris County, Sussex County and Warren County areas of New Jersey, renowned spine surgeon, Carl Spivak, MD will begin seeing Atlantic Health System Employees and families with Qualcare Medical Insurance.

“I have been doing minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery for many years and had a lot of interest from Atlantic Health Employees, but was not part of their network,” said Dr. Spivak. “However, that all changed when Hackettstown Regional Medical Center was acquired by the Atlantic Health System. I am now proud to offer these new, state-of-the-art surgeries to all Atlantic Health employees and families.”

Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health systems in New Jersey. Atlantic Health System includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice.

Dr. Spivak, a board-certified neurosurgeon, will now provide Atlantic Health System with state-of-the-art, minimally invasive endoscopic laser spine surgery. Endoscopic spine surgery is fusion-sparing and motion-sparing treatment of low back pain, leg pain, numbness and weakness, bone spurs, bulging discs, stenosis, herniated discs, facet joint arthritis, sciatica, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, and more.

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JOIMAX Introduced New Advanced Endoscopic Surgical Equipment for Spinal Stenosis

Last weekend (April 29, 2016), I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the JOIMAX Senior Faculty Meeting. This meeting is made up of renowned surgeons from all over the world, many of whom I hadn’t seen since the last Senior Faculty meeting over 5 years ago. This was a special weekend of excitement where JOIMAX introduced new advanced endoscopic surgical equipment that allows treatment of spinal stenosis, spondylolithesis and instability.

When I started with the JOIMAX system in 2010, I was wondering what type of patients and diseases I could treat. Initially, I was treating disk herniations (slipped disks) which caused back pain and sciatica (leg pain). Endoscopic surgery was a very exciting advancement for me and my patients.

We reviewed my initial patients when treated for disk herniations and reported this in the Journal of Spine in 2013. We found that endoscopic surgery was as effective as traditional surgery but was associated with significant reduction in length of hospital stay, operating time, estimated blood loss and potentially postoperative infections when compared to open techniques.

http://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/lumbar-decompressive-laminectomy-or-laminotomy-for-degenerative-conditions-outcome-comparison-of-traditional-open-versus-less-invasive-techniques-2165-7939.S2-006.php?aid=21096

I now treat many spinal diseases and pathologies including complex disk herniations, spinal stenosis, facet arthropathy, synovial cysts, infections, radial tear, spondylolithesis and instability.

Carl Spivak, MD is a neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery. He is senior faculty member for JOIMAX and has taught over 25 courses to surgeons throughout the United States. He is president of Executive Spine Surgery, PC located in Hackettstown, NJ at Hackettsown Medical Center, which is part of the Atlantic Health Network.