Dr. Spivak is a board-certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and stem cell therapies. He has dedicated himself to helping heal your back!
There are many types of invasive treatments, some of which can be quite effective but none of them actually repair the damaged disk. Much progress has been made in experimental stem cell treatments that can actually heal the damage that has been done to the disk, restoring it to like new condition. This procedure is called Disk Regeneration; it produces new disk cells inside the disk itself, so that it can rebuild itself.
The Disk Regeneration procedure is short and minimally invasive. Bone marrow is extracted from the patient’s hip bone and stem cells are separated out using a centrifuge. The stem cells are then injected into the disk using the guidance of an x-ray. The patient is then free to go home and recover. Patients often experience a lessening of back pain and a restoration of the degeneration in the disk over the next few months to a year. They frequently experience complete relief from their back pain and improved quality of life overall. Disk Regeneration using stem cells can help a patient return to a happy, pain free existence.
Dr. Spivak is known for his innovative minimally invasive approach to spine repair, as well as his focus on research and developing cutting edge endoscopic techniques.
Dr. Spivak began his study of medicine at the University of Winnipeg and completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan . He has also completed several fellowships at prestigious medical schools throughout the United States, where he further refined his surgical techniques.
He has also held several faculty positions at esteemed universities, including Stanford Medical School and Columbia Medical School, and has contributed to several clinical journals, such as the Journal of Neurosurgery.