Dr. Carl Spivak, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Spivak
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Executive Spine Surgery - Carl Spivak, MD

157 High St Newton, NJ 07860

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(908) 452-5612

Dr. Carl Spivak, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Newton, NJ. He is affiliated with Hackettstown Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spivak to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Spivak's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Fracture Treatment
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spivak performs Spine Fracture Treatment more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Spivak performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spivak treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Spivak treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Herniated Disc
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spivak treats Herniated Disc more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Spivak treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Spivak's conditions and procedures:

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Spivak accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Spivak's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spivak

4.8

Based on 40 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (36)
  • Appointment scheduling (35)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (35)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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My mother has received excellent care from Dr Spivak. He and his entire staff are warm and caring. She sought his care for both knee pain and spinal stenosis. Treatment for the knee is progressing well. Her spinal deterioration was more advanced than we realized. Another surgeon might have pushed an aggressive surgical approach, but Dr Spivak viewed her as a person, not an inanimate object in need of repair. He advised this 86 year old against a major surgery that would include an extended painful recovery period and offered an minimally invasive pain management treatment. We have really appreciated his kind, gentle and holistic approach. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kim M – Mar 23, 2021
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Dr Spivak is a fantastic neurosurgeon. He performed extensive surgery on my neck and has been helping me with my back and sacroiliac joints. I recommend him to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Joan Paciullo – Mar 23, 2021
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Have been using Dr. Spivak for a few years now. He is very caring and I consider him the best. He does conservative treatment first doesn’t rush into surgical intervention.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 24, 2020
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Staff are kind, knowledgeable and efficient. Dr. Spivak is patient oriented and compassionate along with highly skilled, all of which creates an excellent medical experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bonnie Harrison – Dec 18, 2020
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The only physician that I have ever recommended to anyone is Dr. Spivak. For me recommending a doctor carries a heavy weight of responsibility especially with a neurosurgeon. However, I have complete confidence that every patient who walks through that door gets the same quality of care that I have received.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl Huberdeau – Dec 18, 2020
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Dr. Spivak helps design the instruments and implants, so that surgeries are truly minimally invasive, effective and safe. ????????????????????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 09, 2020
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Always pleasant atmosphere in the office. Very friendly. Dr Spivak is the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 13, 2020
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All visits have vern great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Fazekas – Nov 05, 2020
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This is my third disk procedure with Dr Spivak. He has given me total relief from my back pain! Great dr highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kathy Sayers – Aug 31, 2020
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Wish I had met him sooner! I had talked to another surgeon who just wanted to cut me open right away. I went to Dr Spivak for a second opinion. He gave me options. The injections he gave me did help enough to allow me to hold off on surgery for now. So happy I met him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brian – May 27, 2020
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He is trying procedures which I hope will help with my pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 16, 2020
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Dr. Spivak was fantastic. He was very personable and really made me feel comfortable . The procedure went smoothly and he explained everything as he went along. He answered all my questions in a way i could understand. I started feeling better as soon as he was finished. To top it off, the cost of the procedure was affordable. I can't say enough about him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carl F Wenner – Oct 09, 2019
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He is kind and listens well
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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ER doc recommended Dr Spivak. He was great. Happy I went to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Chris – Sep 17, 2019
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Easy to get an appointment. Office staff is very nice. Dr Spivak is smart and a great surgeon
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kelly – Aug 17, 2019
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About 2 months ago, I wounded up in the E.R suffering from tremendous pain from my herniated disks. Dr.Spivak was the neurosurgeon, MRI found disks ruptured/pinching spinal nerves. I deal with pain, everyday of my life for years now. I found that SO much of my pain that I have dealt with is gone from the neck surgery that had to be done. I am so happy to have him as my surgeon. His bed side manners are great, he's caring and listens to your concerns. I look forward to my appointments vs dreading
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kimberly T in New jersey – Mar 21, 2018
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I came to Dr. Spivak after decades of suffering from what I thought was hip pain. I had been to other physicians, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons. Lots of X-rays, MRI's, and lots of different diagnoses. Dr. Spivak recommended steroid injections . When that didn't work, he performed laparoscopic surgery that repaired the herniated disc. He was able to do this by making a tiny incision in my back. He is a highly competent and professional surgeon and I wouldn't hesitate to refer my family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Karen Kubert in Chester, NJ – Apr 13, 2017
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Dr. Spivak performed Endoscopic surgery on me 9-1-16. It was a hard decision deciding on surgery but it was the best decision I ever made. I walked out of the Hospital without my cane & haven't used a cane since. I highly recommend a consultation with Dr. Spivak and I know you will be pleased you did. His receptionist Layla is an asset to his practice. Thank you Dr. Spivak.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Carol Marchioni in Hackettstown, NJ – Jan 12, 2017
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Dr. Spivak is fantastic! Amazingly talented, kind, and caring. Staff at the hospital where surgery was performed liked, respected and admired him, making the experience even better. Excellent results from a difficult surgery. Office Manager Layla is so caring and organized! Paperwork is a breeze! Would absolutely recommend Dr. Spivak to friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Dominick Spano in East Stroudsburg, PA – Aug 05, 2016
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Care Philosophy

His clinical interests are interventional and minimally invasive spinal surgery and he is well known for his conservative minimally invasive approach and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Spivak is a member of numerous prestigious medical organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2007
Semmes Murphey Clinic
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French

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What are Dr. Carl Spivak, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Spivak frequently treats Spine Fracture Treatment, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Herniated Disc. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Spivak treats.

Where is Dr. Carl Spivak, MD's office located?

Dr. Spivak's office is located at 157 High St, Newton, NJ 07860. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Spivak speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Executive Spine Surgery - Carl Spivak, MD

Executive Spine Surgery157 High St Newton, NJ 07860
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Hackettstown Medical Center

Hackettstown, NJ

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average