Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 59

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Elowitz to book an appointment.

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(212) 235-1519
240 E 59th St New York, NY 10022
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Dr. Elowitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elowitz

4.7

Based on 210 ratings

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Dr Elowitz performed my Anterior Discectomy w fusion of C5-C6 in 2012, while at the time I was a nurse in NYC. I just reached out to him last week, Within 2 days of him receiving my progress notes, CT Scans and MRIs, from my current provider 2,000 miles away in Wyoming, a video visit was set up through his nurse Lisa. The visit went well, he answered all of my questions and addressed all of my concerns. Lisa is amazing and really does her best to help you through the paperwork and getting you through to Dr Elowitz. They are a great team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeanne – Mar 15, 2021
Very kind and considerate doctor with a supportive staff.
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Sandran Waran – Mar 15, 2021
My spinal surgery with Dr. Elowitz was a successful operation. Before I could not sleep from pain, could hardly walk. Immediately after surgery, I was fine.
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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Myra Siger – Mar 07, 2021
Kind, caring, knowledgeable. Operation went perfectly, recovery as he predicted. He and his staff available by message, email and phone afterwards. 3-4 Zoom calls after surgery with him.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
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No results
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Ira Krawitz – Feb 26, 2021
Through, pleasant -I felt at ease.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Arthur Freifelder – Feb 22, 2021
I had a very positive experience with Lisa from the office, she is helpful & pleasant to work with. Dr Elowitz is great and attentative, he listened to what I had to say & is addressed my concerns. I would recommend him highly.
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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Judy – Feb 20, 2021
Very attentive, very thorough.
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, 2021
Only had a consult with him after both my internist and physiatrist recommended him. I was told he was very conservative about recommending surgery so I was surprised when he did. He was straightforward about my having exhausted non-surgical options and his belief that the surgery would significantly improve my quality of life. Listened well, answered my questions, was professional and respectful.
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 08, 2021
The best services I received for the one day surgery services I 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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Jan 26, 2021
Very friendly doctor and staff. Questions were answered thoroughly even in details. Good job Doc!
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Irek – Jan 23, 2021
No wait, doctor listened to details and gave great advice.
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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L Rosenberg – Jan 08, 2021
He's direct and to the point with a wonderful manner. Speaks to you in clear non medical terms that anyone can understand. He helped my wife with two separate non invasive surgeries for two separate issues. As for me there's nothing he could do for me that's a safe and non invasive procedure. He was honest and straight forward with me and that was a breath of fresh air as the other surgeons I had seen for the same issue were talking in circles and one even making me false promises.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Aaron Pepis – Jan 02, 2021
Dr Elowitz is an excellent doctor. He is compassionate and understands that recovering from back surgery is painful. I met with 4 neurosurgeons before choosing him and made the right decision.
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 26, 2020
Dr. Elowitz asked numerous questions and and answered numerous questions, all with insight and candor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Feigenbaum Jacob – Dec 25, 2020
Simply said , he is the best ! I have total trust in him . He has done 2 operations on me and both were successful.
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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Richard Gilbert – Dec 25, 2020
Other than an audio problem, it was a great meeting. Questions asked and answered. Short and to the point.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Barbara D'Andrea – Dec 19, 2020
Dr. Elowitz answered all my questions regarding my upcoming spine surgery and did not seem anxious to leave and get to his next patient, which was very reassuring. The office staff and nurses and PTs were all helpful and considerate.
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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Carol Hartman – Dec 14, 2020
Upfront and very knowledgeable. Wouldn't go anywhere else!
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frank menechino – Dec 07, 2020
Dr. Elowitz was so kind and took the time to thoroughly explain my situation clinically to help me understand that conservative treatment for my back injury is the best solution for me. He listened attentively to all of my concerns and explained to me how surgery would be extreme and inappropriate for me where as conservative interventions are appropriate to address my situation based on my MRI results. I truly appreciated his through clinical review and perspectives. Lisa Summerville was extremely professional and kind. She was prompt with all follow ups and booked my appointment with Dr. Elowitz within 24 hours as they advertise on their website.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Leslie Prescott – Nov 21, 2020
Dr. Elowitz was extremely nice, very knowledgeable, very sensitive and very understanding.
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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Excellent doctor – Nov 09, 2020

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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. Elowitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Tear
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Elowitz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna POS
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
SelectCare
VNS Choice

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing state-of-the-art care to my patients using the most advanced minimal-access techniques available.  I work with my patients...Read more

Biography

Eric Elowitz, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spinal surgery. In January 21, Dr. Elowitz joined the nationally...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education

1999
University Hospital of Brooklyn
Residency Hospital
1993
University Hospital of Brooklyn
Fellowship Hospital
1987
SUNY Downstate
Internship Hospital

Awards

  • Summa Cum Laude - Medical School, 1986
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1984
  • Young Investigator Award - Section on Tumors AANS, 1998

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 746-2870 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Elowitz has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Elowitz's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Elowitz frequently treats Spinal Stenosis, Laminoforaminotomy, and Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Elowitz treats.

Where is Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD's office located?

Dr. Elowitz's office is located at 240 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received