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Atlantic Spine Specialists

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons personally provide all aspects of patient care to relieve your pain and restore your quality of life
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Our Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

SERVICES

We offer services that can deal with any one of your needs from A to Z.

FAQs

Any questions you may have let us know. Our experts have over 20 years of experience and knowledge to find your solution.

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SPINAL SURGERY

ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISCECTOMY & FUSION

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of a herniated disc in the neck and reinforce the affected vertebrae. Approaching the compromised disc from the front of the neck (anterior) avoids impact to the spinal cord, spinal nerves, and the dense muscles along the back of the neck.

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CERVICAL DISC REPLACEMENT

Cervical disc replacement surgery, also called spinal arthroplasty, is a type of joint replacement surgery that replaces a damaged disc in the neck (cervical spine) with an artificial disc device. Dr. Carl Giodrano and Dr. Richard Narchwalter have extensive training in spinal surgery exposures including those in the highly intricate cervical region of the spine.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE LUMBAR DISCECTOMY

Lumbar discectomy is a lower back surgery our New Jersey surgeons perform to remove all or part of a herniated disc. Dr. Carl Giordano and Dr. Richard Nachwalter specialize in performing this and other spine surgery procedures using minimally invasive techniques.

LUMBAR LAMINECTOMY

Our surgeons perform lumbar laminectomy, a type of spinal decompression surgery, to relieve pressure on the nerves in the lower back, called the lumbar spine. At Atlantic Spine Specialists, Dr. Carl Giordano and Dr. Richard Nachwalter specialize in using minimally invasive techniques to perform this and other types of spine surgery. This state-of-the-art approach involves much smaller incisions than open procedures. Patients appreciate reduced recovery time and minimal post-operative pain.

LUMBAR SPINAL FUSION

Lumbar spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that creates stability between two vertebrae by fusing them together with bone grafts and hardware. At Atlantic Spine Specialists, Dr. Carl Giordano and Dr. Richard Nachwalter specialize in performing this and other spine surgery procedures using minimally invasive techniques. This state-of-the-art approach uses much smaller incisions than traditional open spinal surgeries. Patients often recover more rapidly and have less post-operative pain than older techniques.

REVISION SPINE SURGERY

By design, spine surgery is a complex undertaking that involves both risks and benefits. Revision spine surgery is often more complex than the original procedure because of complications such as scar tissue, and compromised bone and tissue quality. Healing is often not as effective with subsequent surgeries and the likelihood of infection is increased. The board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons at Atlantic Spine Specialists, Dr. Carl Giordano and Dr. Richard Nachwalter, specialize in revision spine surgery. They are often called upon by other surgeons to assist with complex spinal surgery cases.

General Questions

What is a spine surgeon?
A spine surgeon is a physician who after finishing the required training is selected for additional fellowship training in spine surgery and devotes their entire future practice to spine surgery. Fellowships are prestigious positions that young physicians apply for; there are only a few spots for each specialty in the country. To be selected for a fellowship is an honor; enabling the physician to spend an extra one to three years training and work under leading physicians in their chosen specialties.

When is it time to see a spine surgeon?
At Atlantic Spine Specialists, we are happy to assist you in all aspects of spinal care. We see patients as the first doctor to treat them, as well as patients who have already been treated non-operatively by other doctors through medication, therapy or injections.  We manage all aspects of non-operative care of the spine, as surgery is often the last option. It is always a good idea to see a spine surgeon early on to help coordinate your conservative plan.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Before you visit, download and fill out the new patient information forms from our Patient Resources & Education page. This will speed up the office process for you. Please bring all of your insurance information as well as a valid photo ID. Bring all imaging studies that have been performed including x-rays, MRIs and CT scans. Bring the reports if you have them. The doctors will review the images with you and explain any important findings.

Testimonials

Lucia D.

“Great team. Dr. Giordano was the original doctor that preformed surgery on my husband 17 years ago. Very happy.”

Mark D.

“I highly recommend Dr. Nachwalter, in fact I already have to a friend who has had issues with her back for years. He answered all my questions, did a tremendous job and understood my goals.”

Terry

“Great Doctor. I was Dr. Giordano’s patient many years ago, and he helped me tremendously.”

Kim T.

“Dr. Nachwalter takes his time to thoroughly explain all information about diagnosis, treatment and procedures, and answers all questions for both patients and family members.”

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Main Office
131 Madison Avenue, Ste 110
Morristown, NJ 07960

Satellite Office
541 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090