Dr. Giordano and Dr. Nachwalter perform their procedures at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey, a Spine Center of Excellence. This facility is one of only a few hospitals to earn this distinction from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Our doctors were instrumental in establishing Morristown Medical Center as a recognized center of excellence in spine surgery. This was a hospital and doctor effort to improve the care of spine patients through the establishment of a team approach to care. There is a dedicated spine unit with a dedicated nursing staff. It is an ongoing patient-centered process that is evaluated and re-certified every 2 years by JCAHO. This ongoing process ensures that our patients continue to receive the best care possible.


To be a Spine Center of Excellence, a facility must encompass:

  • Excellent equipment. The equipment needs to be state-of-the-art operating instruments including microscopes and the latest technologies that are available to include instrumentation usually used for spine surgery. The facility also needs to include proper recovery rooms as well as patient rooms to allow postoperative care to be of the highest level.
  • Excellent personnel. The personnel required at a Spine Center of Excellence must include anesthesiologists, nursing staff and surgeons of the highest caliber. The facility’s operation must anticipate that surgery is being performed with a great enough frequency so that the anesthesiologists, nursing staff and the surgeons all work in a very coordinated fashion to provide the highest level of care.

Dr. Giordano and Dr. Nachwalter helped create the Spine Center of Excellence at Morristown Medical Center making it one of the few facilities in the United States to earn this distinction.

Choose a Spine Center of Excellence for the highest level of care. To meet with one of the fellowship-trained, board-certified spine surgeons at Atlantic Spine Specialists, request a consultation or call our orthopedics office in Morristown, New Jersey at (973) 971-3500.