Dr. Eric H. Elowitz, MD

Dr. Eric H. Elowitz, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 54 years old

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Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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in Northport, NY |
After years of chronic debilitating pain and trying various methods of treatments, I finally decided to visit Dr. Eric Elowitz. A friend of mine who was a former patient referred me to him. I underwent microdiscectomy just recently. The entire process from start to finish was easy thanks to the staff and the hospital. I was walking immediately with almost no pain at all. Incredible! Dr. Elowitz and his team changed my life! In addition, NY Presbyterian Hospital is amazing.
in New York, NY |
Dr Elowitz saved me from pain. I had been suffering and other surgeons wanted to do a huge operation. Dr Elowitz performed a minimally invasive surgery and I was out of the hospital the next day. Would highly recommend!b
Probable a proficient surgeon. Unfortunately, his post operative care and support for patient needs is severely lacking. I had spine surgery which did nothing to rectify my pains. Post surgery follow up I was told I see no further surgical solution to your problem and was virtually dismissed. Had a second surgery 5 months later by another surgeon and I am now pain free. Surgery success because I found a Dr that would operate. Most make you wait a year. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ELOWITZ TO ANYONE.
in New York, NY |
I had constant pain on my left leg for years?I needed spinal surgery. Dr. Elowitz, in a caring and professional way, examined me and presented options to solve my problem. He didn?t rush me and answered my questions. His assistant Ed was also tops, great help. After the surgery, a miracle, NO PAIN or heaviness. For 6 weeks I had to observe limitations on activities and had some post surgery discomfort, which is normal. I am now free of pain, thanks to the excellent work of Dr. Elowitz.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery

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  • 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

  • Medical School
    State University Of New York Downstate College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    SUNY Downstate

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospital of Brooklyn

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Hospital of Brooklyn

    Completed in 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
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Languages Spoken

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

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Elowitz's 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 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.