Dr. Carl Spivak, MD, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840

Dr. Carl Spivak, MD, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840

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.

Doctor Quote

Cutting edge treatment options for back pain

Type of Spine Care Professional

  • Neurosurgeon

Areas of Expertise

Conditions
  • Acute Pain
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Auto-Related Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Burstis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Gait disorders
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament strain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myalgias
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post Surgery Pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
Treatments
  • Annulus Repair
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • BMP
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Bracing
  • Caudal Injections
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Discography
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • EMG
  • EMG/Nerve conduction studies
  • Electrotherapy
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Epidural Steriod Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Facet rhizotomy
  • Hip Joint Injections
  • Injections
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Knee Injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Blocks
  • PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Percutaneous Spinal Fusion
  • Peripheral Joint and Muscular Injections
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Prolotherapy
  • Radiofrequency Neuroablation
  • Radiofrequency procedures
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Injections
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sympathetic Ganglion Blocks
  • TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Traction
  • Transforaminal Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques
  • Vertebroplasty
  • X-STOP®
  • XLIF: Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Languages

Languages Spoken: English

Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • President of Executive Spine Surgery P.C.
  • Fellowship, Complex Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery - Stanford University Medical Center
  • Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery and Interventional and Surgical Pain Management - Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute, Memphis, TN

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery