Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 58

  
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Dr. Eric Elowitz, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in neurological spine surgery, neurosurgery, and more.


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Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

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(212) 235-1519
Spine Center240 E 59th St Fl 2 New York, NY 10022
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4.7

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I met with Dr. Elowitz online this week. I was in the midst of a sciatic flare up after having 2 diskectomies a year ago. Dr. Elowitz listened to me carefully and we decided to continue my medication and discussed a future plan should my condition deteriorate. He was attentive and collaborative. I highly recommend Dr. Elowitz.
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D. Rapp – Apr 26, 2020
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Dr. Elowitz made a very well considered decision regarding the best treatment for me, and quickly put me in touch with the approprite person to treat me. The treatment was carried out immediately
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Mahendra Somasundaram – Mar 17, 2020
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All post op questions answered by Dr. Elowitz and Ed Butler, NP. Out 9 weeks and going great. I highly recommend them both. Great team!
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Jim Albertoli – Mar 11, 2020
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i felt confident in the care of Dr. Elowitz and his team. Surgery was a success and I am pleased.
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Dr. Ben Kropsky – Mar 09, 2020
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Excellent. It is my third surgery with him and he has healed me each time with minimal invasion. I have utter confidence in him. He is also a real gentleman. I recommend him without reservation.
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David L. Bressman – Mar 02, 2020
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Dr Elowitz is wonderful. Recouping now from spine surgery three weeks ago. Dr. Elowitz was there when I needed advice regarding my medication. He called me at home on a Saturday. His staff was wonderful too. I highly recommend Dr. Elowitz
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Wendy S Shapiro – Feb 11, 2020
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Excellent. Knowledgeable, concerned, conservative approach. Would definitely recommend him.
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Feb 11, 2020
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Doctor Elowitz was compassionate, informative, patient and inspired confidence. His staff was exemplary. Waiting time was extremely minimal. I felt confident I was in good hands.
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Feb 10, 2020
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I had surgery with Dr Elowitz and was very satisfied. Have recommended him to friends and will continue. He is an excellent doctor.
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Toby Appel – Feb 08, 2020
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Excellent
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Stephan Branch – Feb 01, 2020
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I had a very good appointment with Dr. Elowitz, he was courteous, informative and easy to talk to....
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Eileen Giordano – Jan 21, 2020
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Appreciate his conservative views in my best interests. Surgery last.
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Dale Macfarland – Nov 28, 2019
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Very professional
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Peter Bafitis – Nov 26, 2019
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From The first visit to the last (Post Surgery) Doctor Elowitz and Team instilled a level of confidence in them matched by no one else. I knew from the start the Weill-Cornell Center for Comprehensive Spinal Care was my best choice. Now, 5-weeks post Surgery I’m recovering so well that I’m able to cautiously increase my level of activity (and pretty soon my exercise schedule!) to pre-back injury levels.
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Rodger Padgett – Nov 26, 2019
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Dr Elowitz has a very professional and kind approach. I appreciated his direct and respectful assessment of my condition. The office is very busy, but the office staff was very helpful and thorough in preparing me for an appointment. I waited less than 10 minutes for my appointment time. Unfortunately Dr. Elowitz could not offer me a surgical solution, however I value his opinion.
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IZ – Nov 12, 2019
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Good doctor and experienced. Kind and considered in his advise.
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Nov 09, 2019
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Just a great physician: very knowledgeable, good communicator, compassionate and empathetic. He brought clarity to my treatment options. I had 2 prior diverging opinions from 2 other neurosurgeons and he helped me figure out the best course of action for me, which was not to have surgery!
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Arnold C – Oct 15, 2019
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Staff was great. On time appointment. Dr. Elowitz explained issues better than other doctors I've seen. Did not push surgery, but rather recommending wait and see due to minimal risks. If surgery, he recommended a much less invasive method than a previous surgeon I saw, and explained why it was apporpriate.
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Sep 28, 2019
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Kind, clear, confident, explains everything. Tight team. Out of hospital in 2 days after cervical spine surgery in 2 days. Pain meds only day of surgery. Fantastic medical team. Highly recommend
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Jayne Eliach – Sep 20, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Elowitz has been wonderful. He is kind, caring and willing to take the time to answer your questions. Dr. Elowitz performed an XLIF procedure on my back 3 weeks ago and the results so far have been very good. I know it is early in the process, but I believe I will continue to see improvements. Both the office staff and hospital staff have been very professional, efficient and accommodating. Excellent care!
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CAB – Sep 17, 2019
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Background Check

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:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis

About Me

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 ...

Specialties

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

Education

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

Awards

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

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average