I am a third-generation spine specialist. Growing up, I was influenced by my father, who mastered the treatment of spine disorders to become the personal physician of the Belgian royal family, including the queen. Following in the footsteps of my father and grandfather, I decided to focus on the surgical treatment of the spine. I learned from my family that surgical excellence is nothing if you do not listen to your patients.
My training is in robotic-assisted surgery, a minimally invasive approach to manage complex spine disorders. I have trained all over the world. This has helped me understand different approaches to medicine and surgery and to provide the best care possible to my patients.
My current focus is on microscopic surgical techniques for managing neck and back disorders, especially after a procedure that did not correct the original problem. Most of the surgeries I perform for neck and back problems are corrective same-day procedures. I call them Band-Aid surgeries because the incision is less than an inch long.
My approach is to find the least invasive treatment option for each patient. Sometimes, this means not performing surgery at all.
Patient safety is my number one priority. During my fellowship training, I received a Stanford-Coulter Translational Research Grant for my research on how to use artificial intelligence to make the operating room safer.
This provider accepts the following insurance plans.
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Indemnity
- Aetna Medicare
- Aetna POS
- Aetna PPO/EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Empire BCBS
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- UnitedHealthcare EPO
- UnitedHealthcare HMO
- UnitedHealthcare Medicare
- UnitedHealthcare POS
- UnitedHealthcare PPO
spine surgery, brain surgery , ALIF
911 park avenue
New York, NY 10075
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