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Jeffrey M. Spivak, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7200
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About Me

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
  • spinal compression fracture
  • spondylolisthesis
  • cervical spine fracture
  • lumbar spinal stenosis
  • injury of the lumbar spine
  • herniated disk
  • scoliosis
  • kyphosis
  • spinal deformity
  • spinal narrowing
  • back pain
  • kyphosis with lordosis
Treatments
  • spinal cord procedures
  • primary care
  • orthopedic procedure

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop 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)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Centerlight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
  • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan
    • Elderplan FIDA
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Absolute Care FIDA
    • Healthfirst Assured Care
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Complete Care
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan
    • Healthfirst Life Improved Plan
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Metroplus
    • Metroplus Bronze Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Child Health Plus
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 1
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 2
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 3
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 4
    • Metroplus Gold
    • Metroplus Gold Care 2
    • Metroplus Gold Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Medicaid Managed Care
    • Metroplus Medicare
    • Metroplus Medplus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Platinum Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Silver Plus Plan Exchange
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Orthopedic Center

333 East 38th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-7200

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NYU Orthopedic Surgery Associates

311 North Street, Suite 102
White Plains, NY 10605

Phone

212-598-6625

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Research Academic Contact

Academic office

301 East 17th Street

Fourth Floor

New York, NY 10003

Phone

212-598-6696

Publications

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