If you have been diagnosed with the following, make an appointment with Dr. Levine, spine surgeon, to begin your treatment and recovery as soon as possible:
The following symptoms may be related to a spinal condition that is easily treated with non-operative protocols, however, if pain persists, a surgical procedure can provide a long-standing solution. Call the office of Dr. Levine to begin your workup and path to recovery.
Dr. Levine emphasizes when possible to begin treatment with non-operative alternatives before considering surgery. Our practice will coordinate the following treatments to provide relief of your back pain and get you moving again.
Patients are often interested not only in treating their condition but learning what causes the pain that they are experiencing. Dr. Levine will answer any questions you may have about back pain and spine procedures. He will take time using models of spine anatomy along with your x-rays, MRIs, and CAT Scans to explain your diagnosis and treatment options.
When you make an appointment with Dr. Levine, you should feel comforted in knowing that you will be seeing Dr. Levine at every visit. Dr. Levine will explain the reason behind your back pain, nerve injury and potential nerve damage using diagnostic modalities in conjunction with models so that you can fully appreciate your diagnosis.
Dr. Levine’s spine surgery practice will manage all of your spine study needs as well as treatments which are available under one roof. This unique practice setting allows for seamless care and coordination of your personalized needs. Your workup may include the use of the following tests:
These tests help optimize getting a proper diagnosis, which is fundamental in getting an outstanding outcome.
There are surgical options today that often allow spine surgery to be done on an outpatient basis. These outpatient surgeries are done at state-of-the-art surgical facilities. Patients find themselves recovering at home with a same day procedure. Dr. Levine offers the following outpatient procedures:
From the time your spine surgery is scheduled the vast resources of Dr. Levine’s practice will address all of your needs. Insurance approvals, work notes and follow up appointments will be taken care of by his dedicated team before your day of surgery. You will be educated on safe post-operative medications and activities to make your recovery safe and comfortable. Any pre-operative testing required prior to surgery will be scheduled by our surgical planners. If you would like, we can even introduce you to the nursing team that will follow you after surgery who are only steps away from Dr. Levine’s clinical office. Following your surgery, Dr. Levine will also provide treatment protocols for physical therapy and other rehabilitation medicine resources to optimize your recovery and healing time in order to return you to an active lifestyle.
Dr. Levine’s operating rooms are equipped with advanced technology that allows for intra-operative fluoroscopy and image guided navigation. Dr. Levine uses state-of-the-art technology and innovation, including minimally invasive techniques to perform the following procedures and surgeries:
Dr. Marc J. Levine manages disorders involving the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine using minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, achieving optimal results. By utilizing a variety of different minimally invasive spine surgery procedures, many patients return to activity faster and with less pain and risk involved. Patients who might not have been medically cleared for spine surgery previously are now finding safer options utilizing minimally invasive spine surgery methods. Your initial care will include non-operative treatments, however, when needed, the following cervical spine surgeries may be offered:
Your Spine Surgery may require the use of spine implants and instrumentation. Dr. Levine will carefully recommend the best options for your specific case. Together, with your family and support system, you will learn both the short-term and long-term benefits of the recommended surgical procedure. The following spinal implants may be appropriate for your spinal condition:
Dr. Levine accepts most insurances and will work with you to provide the care you need in the most efficient manner. Insurance helps protect you from high out of pocket health care costs that may be related to medical treatments, studies and surgical procedures requiring hospitalization. Our team will work with you and your insurance company to optimize your insurance benefits. Feel free to speak to our staff regarding any of your insurance concerns.
Dr. Levine is accustomed to receiving referrals from primary care physicians, pain management specialists, sports medicine doctors, neurologists, neurosurgeons as well as oncologists and infectious disease specialists. He takes great pride in providing the entire care team updates regarding the patient’s ongoing spine care. Appointments may be made for routine visits or new problems that you may be experiencing. We welcome each patient to write down questions to ask before, during and after appointments. With Dr. Levine’s help, you will better understand your symptoms, your procedure, and your ongoing care to more quickly return you to the joys of life. Dr. Levine is accepting new patients at his medical office, and available for appointments.