Fabien Bitan

Fabien Bitan

Orthopedic Surgeon at Atlantic Spine Center

Meet Fabien Bitan

Dr. Bitan is a world renowned spine surgeon and leading expert in spinal instrumentation. He has substantial experience in treating spinal deformities, especially scoliosis and kyphosis, in Europe and the United Stated. His areas of expertise include treating spinal deformities, performing artificial disc replacement, and operating minimally invasive spinal procedures.

After earning his medical degree in France, Dr. Bitan received extensive postgraduate training in orthopedic surgery and spine surgery in the Institute of Calot in Berck-sur-mer, France, one of the most prestigious centers for the treatment of spinal deformities in Europe home of Dr Cotrel who invented the revolutionary Cotrel DUbousset instrumentation. Dr. Bitan had acquired substantial experience in using this technique well before it became a standard surgical treatment for scoliosis. He has since performed more than 1,000 surgical procedures in this field.

After 10 years of academic appointments and medical practice in France, Dr. Bitan moved to New York, where he completed 2 fellowships, one at the Hospital for Special Surgery and the other at the Beth Israel Medical Center. He subsequently obtained his Board Certification from the American Association of Physician Specialists. He then worked with Dr. Fred Epstein, a legendary neurosurgeon known for his innovative treatment of brain and spinal tumors in children. With his expertise in treating pediatric spinal deformities caused by neurological diseases such as spinal cord tumors, Dr. Bitan was part of Dr. Fred Epstein’s neurosurgical team until 2001. Currently, he works with the team at Atlantic Spine Center to ensure every patient receives the best possible spine care available.

Dr. Bitan is also a leading clinical researcher in the field of spinal surgery. He was the principal investigator of the FDA SB Charité clinical trial on artificial disc replacement technology, and he was the only surgeon in the northeastern United States who was designated to use the technology before it was approved by the FDA in 2004. Over the years, he has also led many other research projects in the fields of scoliosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, and kyphoplasty.

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How Fabien Bitan Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors


  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Discectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

Accolades for Fabien Bitan

Professional Distinctions

  • Spine Surgery Fellowship, Beth Isreal Medical Center - New York, NY
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery - New York, NY
  • Assistant in Pediatric Spine Orthopedics, The Calot Institute in Berck-sur-Mer, France

Professional Affiliations

  • Scoliosis research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • The Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • The New York Academy of Science
  • The American Back Society
  • The American Association of Physician Specialists
  • The International Spinal Deformity Study Group
  • American College of Spine Surgery
  • Argos International
  • Société Française de Chirurgie Rachidienne
  • Association of French Speaking Physician

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board Certified, French Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Office Information for Fabien Bitan

475 Prospect Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.