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Dr. Carl J. Spivak

Neurosurgeon | Neurosurgeon

657 Willow Grove Street Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840

20 years

Dr. Carl J. Spivak

Carl Spivak, MD is a neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery. He is one of the few neurosurgeons in New Jersey with dual expertise in both minimally invasive spine surgery and interventional pain management. This affords him a unique perspective in determining the optimal treatment for each individual patient’s needs, while using the most cutting-edge technologies. Dr. Spivak did specialized fellowship training in complex spine and peripheral nerve surgery at Stanford University and minimally invasive spine surgery and interventional pain management at Semmes-Murphey Spine and Neurological Institute. Dr. Spivak has surgical and interventional expertise in treating a diverse array of diseases of the spine and nerves, including congenital, traumatic and degenerative spine disease, peripheral nerve disease and pain syndromes, using the most innovative, least invasive approaches. Dr. Spivak is a member of American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He has trained medical students and residents and held faculty positions at Stanford Medical School, Albany Medical School and Columbia Medical School. He has presented at many conferences and courses on endoscopic spine surgery from coast to coast. He is an instructor for endoscopic surgery courses sponsored by JOIMAX Inc.  
Board Certification
Neurological Surgery American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS)
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Neurosurgery
Hospital Affilliations
Bassett Medical Center
Little Falls Hospital
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center
Areas of expertise and specialization
Laser and Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
Faculty Titles & Positions
Associate Professor, Albany Medical School -
HP Scholarship, 1990-1992
Laser and Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
Back pain, Sciatica, Disk Disease, Facet disease, Instability
Professional Society Memberships
North American Spinal Society, Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Articles and Publications

Journal of Neurosurgery

Canadian Journal of Neurological Science

What do you attribute your success to?

His Specialty Training, Pioneering Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Areas of research

Endoscopic treatment of back pain.

Teaching and speaking

January 2012 - JOIMAX Endoscopic Spine Surgical Case Demos Course, Location: Little Falls Hospital, Little Falls, NY

March 2012 - JOIMAX Endoscopic Spine Course,Location: Manchester Surgery Center, Manchester, NJ

August 2012 - JOIMAX Endoscopic Spine Course, Location: The Spine Institute at Loma Linda University Med Center, Murrieta, CA

August 2012 - Central NY Minimally Invasive Spine Meeting,Location: Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown, NY

November 2012 – NASS Endoscopic Spine Course, Location: Platinum Training/ T.I.M.E., Plano, TX

November 2012 - JOIMAX Endoscopic Spine Surigcal Case Demos Course, Location:  Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY

November 2012 -JOIMAX Endoscopic Spine Course, Location: Sanctuary Surgery Center, Boca Raton, FL

November 2012 - JOIMAX Endoscopic Spine Course, Location:  North Shore Bioskills Lab, Long Island, NY

January 12-13, 2013 - TES - Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery Theoretical principles and Practical training on cadaver, Location: Sanctuary Surgery Center, 5503 North Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, FL

February 8-9, 2013 - TES - Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery Theoretical principles and Practical training on cadaver, Location: Vista, 1030 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD


Hobbies / Sports
Weight Lifting, Exercising, Running
Favorite professional publications
Journal of Neurological Surgery

Education and Training

University of Manitoba

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