Fabien D. Bitan, MD is an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon and among the best spine specialists in NYC. Excelling in the treatment of spinal deformities and diseases such as scoliosis and kyphosis, he uses his technical skill and attentive bedside manner to provide elite orthopedic care to all of his patients. While Dr. Bitan is an expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery, he prioritizes conservative methods before recommending surgical intervention.
Dr. Bitan has studied with leading spine experts in the US, Germany, China, Israel, and France. While a resident in France, he witnessed the creation of a revolutionary new technique in spinal surgery that is today considered one of the most important breakthroughs of the past few decades (segmental instrumentation of the spine). He also spearheaded the adoption of artificial disc replacement, and remains one of the procedure’s leading practitioners. Despite his surgical expertise, Dr. Bitan is a firm believer in the power of non-surgical measures such as acupuncture and physical therapy for back pain relief.
Dr. Bitan has been the Chief of Spinal Services at Lenox Hill Hospital since 2005. Dr. Bitan also runs his own practice in New York City but decided to join New York Bone & Joint Specialists part-time with the purpose of potentializing expertises in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. Dr. Bitan performs most of his surgeries at Lenox Hill Hospital, and occasionally at other institutions including in New Jersey.
Each of the New York Bone & Joint centers bring together expert specialists across multiple fields of orthopedic surgery, all of whom display the same level of dedication to the wellbeing of their patients. The ultimate goal of New York Bone & Joint Specialists is to provide impeccable care and peace of mind to every single patient we treat.
Why Choose NY Bone & Joint Spine Specialists?
- Access to world-class joint specialists
- Compassionate and comprehensive care for a range of conditions, from diagnosis to recovery
- Conservative treatment coupled with expert surgical interventions ensure a complete recovery for every patient
What We Specialize InSpine Pain- Lower back pain can be caused by a number of conditions, from traumatic fractures to scoliosis. Treatment largely depends on the diagnosed condition, but symptoms can generally be addressed without surgery.
Herniated Discs - A herniated disc is the product of a tear in the outer ring of an intervertebral disc, which is a cartilaginous structure that connects the spinal vertebrae. When a disc is herniated, its exposed center begins to protrude through the outer ring, placing pressure on surrounding nerves.
Sciatica - Sciatica is a pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. Though not a medical condition in and of itself, it’s a common symptom of other orthopedic disorders.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal as it runs through the lower back. Like other spinal conditions, it’s usually a product of wear and tear, but it can be caused by trauma or a congenital disorder.
Most Common Spine Conditions & TreatmentsFor more information on your specific injury, consult the pages below. You will find comprehensive information on common symptoms, how the condition is diagnosed, our recommended course of treatment, and expected recovery timelines for each condition.
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica) - Conditions & Treatments
Back Pain & Strain - Symptoms & Treatment
Vertebral Compression Fractures - Symptoms & Treatment
Lower Back Pain- Conditions & Treatments
Comprehensive Conditions and Treatments
- Back And Neck – Spine Care
- Back Pain & Strain
- Lower Back Pain
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
- Muscle Spasm
- Numbness or Weakness
- Vertebral Compression Fractures