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NYU Langone Provider

Jeffrey M. Spivak, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7200
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For as long as I can remember, I was intrigued by biology and wanted to become a doctor. I received my master’s degree in neuroscience, and for a while, I thought I’d pursue the specialty of neurosurgery. My strong interest in anatomy and sports ultimately led me to orthopedics. Within orthopedics, I discovered spine surgery, which is the perfect marriage of the two specialties.

At NYU Langone’s Spine Center, I treat adults who have degenerative problems of the spine, including herniated discs, arthritis of the spine, spinal kyphosis, spinal stenosis in the neck or lower back, and scoliosis caused by degeneration.

As chief of technology and innovation in our orthopedic spine service, I believe in using the most advanced surgical techniques based on the latest research. I specialize in robotic surgery, a type of minimally invasive surgery that offers many benefits to patients: It’s highly precise, causes minimal scarring, and allows for faster recovery, which allows patients to return to their lives much more quickly.

I’m proud of the care we offer to people with spine conditions through the Spine Center. Our large group of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons has a breadth of training and experience, and we work together closely to provide the best care available. We often consult one another about complex cases, which means our patients receive the benefit of many experts, not just one.

In addition to my clinical work, I have conducted successful clinical trials using artificial discs to replace damaged discs in the neck and low back. I have received the Best Paper Award at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery conference, and the Russell A. Hibbs Award for best research paper from the Scoliosis Research Society.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • degenerative disc disease
  • herniated disk
  • injury of the lumbar spine
  • kyphosis
  • kyphosis with lordosis
  • lower back pain
  • lumbar radiculopathy
  • lumbar spinal stenosis
  • lumbar spine disc herniation
  • neck pain
  • scoliosis
  • spinal arthritis
  • spinal compression fracture
  • spinal cord compression
  • spinal deformity
  • spinal narrowing
  • spinal osteoarthritis
  • spine fracture
  • spondyloarthropathy
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylolysis
  • thoracic disc prolapse
Treatments
  • laminectomy
  • laminotomy
  • nerve decompression
  • spinal cord procedures
  • spinal fusion
  • splint fixation

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 1995
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital, Spine Surgery, 1993
  • Residency, Hospital For Joint Diseases, Orthoapedics, 1992
  • Fellowship, Hospital For Joint Diseases, Bioengineering, 1989
  • MD from Cornell University, 1986

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  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
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    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
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    • CoreSource
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    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
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    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Agewell
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    • Agewell Medicare
  • Amida Care
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    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
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    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
  • Centerlight Healthcare
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    • Great West HMO
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    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
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    • GHI HMO Medicare
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    • GHI Medicare Supplement
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    • IUOE Local 14-14B
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  • HIP
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Medicare Supplement
  • Hamaspik Choice
    • Hamaspik Choice Medicare DSNP
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part B
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
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  • Partners Health Plan Inc
    • Partners Health Plan FIDA
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  • River Spring Health Plan
    • River Spring Medicare HMP SNP
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    • AARP Medicare Complete
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    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
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    • United Healthcare AARP
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    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
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    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
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    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (JP Morgan Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
    • VA CCN Optum
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
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  • Village Care
    • VillageCare
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White Plains, NY 10605

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New York, NY 10003

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212-598-6696

  • Cervical fusion for treatment of degenerative conditions: Development of appropriate use criteria

    Reitman, C A; Hills, J M; Standaert, C J; Bono, C M; Mick, C A; Furey, C G; Kauffman, C P; Resnick, D K; Wong, D A; Prather, H; Harrop, J S; Baisden, J; Wang, J C; Spivak, J M; Schofferman, J; Riew, K D; Lorenz, M A; Heggeness, M H; Anderson, P A; Rao, R D; Baker, R M; Emery, S E; Watters, W C; Sullivan, W J; Mitchell, W; Tontz, W; Ghogawala, Z

    Spine journal. 2021; (),(2021):

  • Tong, Yixuan; Fernandez, Laviel; Bendo, John A; Spivak, Jeffrey M

    International journal of spine surgery. 2020 Aug ; 14(4):623-640

  • Tong, Yixuan; Kaplan, Daniel James; Spivak, Jeffrey M; Bendo, John A

    Spine journal. 2020 Jun ; 20(6):833-846

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