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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
  • back pain
  • kyphosis with lordosis
  • spinal narrowing
  • spondylolisthesis
  • cervical spine fracture
  • lumbar spinal stenosis
  • injury of the lumbar spine
  • herniated disk
  • scoliosis
  • kyphosis
  • spinal deformity
Treatments
  • spinal cord procedures
  • 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 Managed Medicaid
    • Agewell Medicare
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • 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 PPO/EPO Small Group
    • 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
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • HIP Bridge
  • 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
  • Island Group Administration
    • Island Group Administration
  • 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
  • National Health Care Solutions Inc
    • Allianz Global Assistance
    • American Assistance - WTA
    • BMI Companies
    • Berkley Canada
    • CAN Assistance
    • Complete Claims Management Prof
    • Crossborder Health Partners
    • DIKLA / Harel Insurance Company
    • Desjardins - Sigma Assistel
    • Eurocare INC
    • Federal Assist
    • Global Response LTD
    • Guardian Life and Health Insurance Comp
    • Healix
    • Intana Assist
    • Mayday Assistance
    • Medipac Assist
    • Morgan White Admin International
    • Olympus Managed Health
    • Oneworld Assist - Tugo
    • Pacific Bluecross
    • Penfield Care Management
    • Savitar Group
    • Sunmed International
    • TIS -Travel Insurance Specialists Ltd
    • TMCA
    • Tour Med Assistance INC
    • WTA- American Assist
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • Partners Health Plan Inc
    • Partners Health Plan FIDA
    • Partners Health Plan Medicaid
    • Partners Health Plan Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Transamerica Life Insurance Company
    • Transamerica Life Insurance Company (PB Only)
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Medicare
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicaid Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • Village Care
    • VillageCare
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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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