The office was comfortable and peaceful. I was able to relax very easily. Stephanie, at the desk, is very very nice. She was agreeable and helpful to me with paperwork I needed for work. (It was at a busy time when someone else would have shown impatience.) The exam was thorough, and I was shown the film of the herniated disc in my back causing right leg pain and weakness, and therefore trouble walking. I will recommend Dr. Spivak to people I know.
Lori Nagy, March 22, 2013
Neither my regular physician nor physical therapist could figure out why I was in so much pain. And everyone warned me against back surgery. Thankfully, I was referred to Dr. Spivak. He diagnosed my condition correctly; introduced me to the revolutionary new “endoscopic spine surgery” method; assured me he could solve my problem and that I would feel better. The surgery went perfectly, and four months later, I feel great! His manner is kind, concerned, and attentive. His practice is thorough and meticulous, and he will go the extra mile to ensure that his patient gets whatever they need to heal and feel better. A wonderful doctor!
AngliGreek, Mar 11th, 2013
If only more doctors were like Dr Spivak. I had an extended acute episode of sciatica for which my then-treating internist gave me the one-size-fits-all treatment. Unfortunate for me, the routine response left me untreated for a year and a half until I specifically instructed my internist to refer me to a specialist. Dr. Spivak tested, diagnosed, performed surgery and has responded to every question I have had since. Dr. Spivak has a keen intellect, amiable manner and skillful abilities. As an attorney who has represented scores of clients with herniated discs on disability claims during the last 35 years, I appreciate the advances made in spinal surgery during the last generation. I also am old enough to remember a time when doctors made home visits and were generally more approachable than currently. Dr. Spivak reminds me of the trusted family doctor I had as a child a long time ago. He listens, he questions, he renders a considered and wise judgment.
Michael B, March 3, 2013