Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

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Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
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56 y/o
(74)

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Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in neurological spine surgery, neurosurgery, and more.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

240 E 59th St Fl 2

New York, NY 10022
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • SelectCare
  • VNS Choice

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spinal Fusion
high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Elowitz's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Elowitz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Elowitz "Dr. Elowitz is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spinal surgery. He is Vice Chairman for Quality and Patient Safety in the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery. As co-director of the Weill Cornell Spine Center, Dr. Elowitz continues to help advance the field of minimally invasive spinal surgery; his aim is always to assure state-of-the-art care with individual attention to each patient's unique needs."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Elowitz "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 to develop a personalized treatment plan.  In general, I have a conservative approach to spinal problems and try to avoid surgery when possible.  When surgery is necessary, my goal is to get patients  back to their activities quickly 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. "

3  Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

6  Conditions Treated

17  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • State University Of New York Downstate College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • SUNY Downstate
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Hospital of Brooklyn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Hospital of Brooklyn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1984
  • Summa Cum Laude - Medical School, 1986
  • Young Investigator Award - Section on Tumors AANS, 1998
Media & Publications

Dr. Elowitz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elowitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elowitz

4.4

Based on 74 reviews

5 Stars
85.13513513513513%
(63)
4 Stars
1.3513513513513513%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
13.513513513513514%
(10)

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Nice location and cheerful, clean office. He was professional, warm and knowledgeable. This was my first time seeing him and though he is a surgeon, he explained the difficult and not always successful surgery I would need to endure to possibly correct PART of the reason for my pain. He made a...Read More
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Brooklyn – Sep 10, 2018
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Listened to my concerns
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Sabato Gentilella in Astoria, NY – Sep 03, 2018
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Very nice, Explained things well.
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Charlane Faber in Hampton Bays, NY – Jul 26, 2018
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Dr. Elowitz was very professional, very straight forward, very knowledgeable. He instilled a lot of confidence in me. He listened to meand answered my questions. I would not hestitate to recommend him to my family or friends.
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NY – Jul 18, 2018
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Excellent doctor and surgeon - tells it like it is, but is still caring and compassionate.
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A. Goldstein in Brooklyn, NY – Jul 16, 2018
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