Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

Neurosurgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

Meet Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

Eric Elowitz, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spinal surgery. He is committed to providing state-of-the-art care to his patients using the most advanced minimal-access techniques available. He works with his patients to develop a personalized treatment plan and takes a conservative approach to spinal problems, trying to avoid surgery when possible. When surgery is necessary, his goal is to get patients back to their activities as quickly as possible, without a prolonged recovery period. New procedures, new surgical approaches, and new technology can make spine surgery much less invasive than it once was, and patients can have faster recovery times with excellent outcomes.

Dr. Elowitz continues to help advance the field of minimally invasive spinal surgery, with a goal of providing comprehensive care with individual attention to each patient's unique needs.

Dr. Elowitz is a neurosurgeon with Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care.

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New York, NY

How Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Years in Practice

  • 20 Years


  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1986


  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spinal Disorders


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck / Cervical Spine Surgery
  • PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • XLIF: Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

  • I just wanted to write and say THANK YOU. I have been suffering with lower back pain for years and on Feb. 1 Dr. Eric Elowitz changed my life. He performed a minimally invasive spinal fusion and I now have my life back. I am only 41 years old and I was at the point where I couldn't make it through a whole night at work or even take a walk with my husband. It is only two weeks later and I actually ran across the intersection on my way to Dr. Elowitz's office for my follow-up.
    — Iris

Accolades for Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Spinal Surgery - Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • New York Society of Neurosurgery
  • Joint Section on Spine of the AANS and CNS
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Weill Cornell Neurosurgery Resident Teaching Award
  • AANS/CNS Young Investigator Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha - Medical Honor Society
  • Summa Cum Laude – SUNY Downstate
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • SuperDoctors
  • Top Doctors in New York

Office Information for Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

240 East 59th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
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Primary Location:

240 East 59th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022


Monday: 9:00- 5:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday: 9:00- 5:00

Visit the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care Website

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • Other insurances accepted – call for full list

Additional Locations

525 E. 68th Street
Starr Pavilion 651
New York, NY 10065
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