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WORKUP AND DIAGNOSIS

NON-OPERATIVE CARE

History, Physical Examination, Radiographic Imaging, Neurologic Testing

Medications, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Spinal Injections

SURGERY

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Spine Surgery, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Fusion

EXAMPLE CASES

Dr. Long operates on all regions of the spine from the occiput down through the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine, including the pelvis.  He treats all forms of spinal pathology, including degeneration, deformity, trauma, and oncologic disease.

Complex revision cervical stenosis
Thoracic disc herniation and myelopathy
Metastatic cancer cervical spine
Scoliosis posterior instrumented fusion
Massive lumbar facet cyst
Cervical Disc Replacement and Fusion
Disc replacement at C4-5 above a C5-6 Fusion
MIS TLIF and Incisions
Minimally invasive lumbar fusion at L4-5
Massive Lumbar Facet Cyst
Laminectomy for nerve root compression
Lumbar Corpectomy
L5 corpectomy with cage reconstruction and posterior instrumentaton
Odontoid Fracture
Type II dens fracture and anterior screw stabilization
Complex Revision Cervical Stenosis
Revision ACDF for adjacent segment stenosis
Thoracic Disc Herniation
Thoracic myelopathy, transpedicular decompression
Cervical Spine Metatatic Cancer
C5 corpectomy with anterior and posterior reconstruction
Scoliosis Surgery Posterior Fusion
Spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
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CONDITIONS

CERVICAL

  • Neck pain, neck strain, whiplash

  • Cervical spondylosis (arthritis)

  • Cervical disc herniation

  • Cervical radiculopathy & stenosis

  • Cervical myelopathy

  • Cervical fractures and dislocations

  • Cervical deformity

THORACIC

  • Midback pain, back strain

  • Thoracic disc herniation

  • Scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic

  • Scoliosis, adult degenerative

  • Vertebral compression fractures

  • Scheuermann's kyphosis

  • Metastatic tumor

LUMBAR

  • Back pain, lumbar strain

  • Lumbar disc herniation

  • Lumbar spondylosis (arthritis)

  • Lumbar spondylolisthesis & spondylolysis

  • Lumbar radiculopathy & stenosis (sciatica)

  • Lumbar fractures and dislocations

  • Cauda equina syndrome

 
 

ABOUT ME

Having trained at some of the most prestigious schools and hospitals in the country, Dr. Long has made the practice of spinal surgery his main focus.  After years in Philadelphia, New Haven, and New York City, he has moved to the Manhattan suburbs in northern New Jersey, and operates at multiple hospitals including Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Hudson Regional Hospital.  His award winning achievements throughout his career highlight his dedication to excellent patient care, evidence based medicine, and optimal surgical outcomes.  Dr. Long believes in the importance of rigorous medical education, and as such continues to publish book chapters and scholarly journal articles focused on spinal disease and treatment, and teaches the next generation of doctors, most notably as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Seton Hall School of Medicine.

Dr. Long's philosophy on patient care centers on the doctor-patient relationship.  Despite rigorous hours and focus on surgery, he understands the gravity of patient autonomy, and the need to tailor a treatment plan that works for his patients.  Commonly, surgery is never the first option without first exploring all of the non-surgical treatments available.  When surgery is indicated, an emphasis on minimizing the surgical footprint is made, thus Dr. Long will perform robotic and minimally invasive spinal surgery when possible.  His expertise in the field of spinal surgery has led him to participation, committee, and leadership positions within national and international spinal conferences and surgical associations.

EDUCATION

Undergraduate:

Drew University

Graduate School:

Villanova University

Medical School:

Jefferson Medical College

Surgical Training:

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Yale University School of Medicine

Spine Surgery Fellowship:

Hospital for Special Surgery

Weill Cornell School of Medicine

 
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FIND US

Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics

            440 Curry Avenue               3 Progress St

               Englewood, NJ                    Edison, NJ

                      07631                                08820

https://www.progressivespine.com/

Tel: 201-227-1299

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Odontoid Fracture

Type II dens fracture and anterior screw stabilization