There are many different reasons why a patient may need spine surgery. Disease, aging, and trauma are all common reasons that result in a patienting seeking out this medical option.
At the Institute for Robotic Surgery, our surgeons evaluate each patient on an individual basis to consider the best option. Many types of spine surgery such as discectomy, laminectomy, vertebroplasty, and spinal fusion can be performed on patients who do not respond well to non-surgical treatments.
With the assistance of robotic technology at the Institute for Robotic Surgery, surgeons are able to perform minimally-invasive spinal procedures with smaller incisions, improved accuracy, less risk for complications, and shorter hospital stays, leading to faster recovery time for patients returning to their active lifestyles faster.
Hudson Regional Hospital is proud to be the only Mazor Robotics partner in Hudson County. This cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology has been scientifically proven to benefit surgical accuracy, patient outcomes and patient safety in various spine and orthopedic surgeries.
If you are suffering from back pain, joint pain, or a specific spine condition like disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, kyphosis or scoliosis, Mazor Robotics may be the solution for you.
The da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System is a valuable tool that allows our already extraordinary surgeons to perform at a higher level. Having advanced technology is critical to Hudson Regional Hospital’s patient-first philosophy – it enables our community to receive the best care available right in their backyard.
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Dr. Amit Sood specializes in the comprehensive management of all disorders involving the shoulder utilizing shoulder arthroscopy, reconstruction, and replacement. He has received advanced training in the United States and France on total and reverse shoulder replacement surgery through his fellowship at Harvard and brings his expertise to Bergen County, NJ. Dr. Sood has also authored multiple research publications and book chapters in the orthopedic literature and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS). In addition to comprehensive management of the shoulder, Dr. Sood also treats conditions involving the hand, wrist, hip, knee, foot, and ankle. Treatments include trauma/fracture care, sports treatment/arthroscopy, and joint replacement surgery.
Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis is a general surgeon in Teaneck, New Jersey. She received her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She specializes in Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Paul Rothenberg, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. His expertise includes minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, cartilage restoration/preservation, and shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Rothenberg understands the burden of injury on an active lifestyle. His passion is restoring his patients’ lifestyles by returning them to their favorite activities.
Daniel J. Rosen, MD – A Cornell Graduate, born in Brooklyn, Dr. Rosen is a fellowship-trained general surgeon who completed a dual specialty in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, trained in general surgery at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, and completed fellowship training at New York-Presbyterian Hospitals, Columbia University Medical Center and Cornell campus.
He was voted #1 most compassionate doctor by Vitals.com. As a general surgeon, he regularly performs minimally invasive surgery specializing in abdominal procedures such as hernia repairs, gallbladder removals, and anti-reflux surgery. Minimally invasive surgery uses cameras and tiny skin incisions to avoid large scars. The types of hernia surgery he treats include groin hernia repair, sports hernia repair, and hiatal hernia repair.
He has performed over 200 weight loss procedures including adjustable gastric banding (the Lap-Band), sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and revisional bariatric operations. Dr. Rosen is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). His research has been published in leading surgical journals and is the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions. He also does Botox/Dysport and Derma Fillers.
Dr. Miglietta is the Director of Surgery at Hudson Regional Hospital. He is board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.
Dr. Miglietta graduated from Rutgers University and received a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of the NYIT. He did his General Surgery residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York.
He is a very well known surgeon and brings broad experience and extensive surgical expertise. He is a Professor of Surgery and Regional Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Miglietta served as the Director of Medical Education and Program Director of a General Surgery residency program at Palisades Medical Center for over 6 years of training of future physicians and surgeons. Dr. Miglietta authored a number of scientific and medical publications and is a member of several scientific societies. Dr. Miglietta is fluent in Italian and speaks medical Spanish.
Dr. Robert A. Kayal is the Founder, President, and CEO of Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC. Dr. Kayal considers it an honor, blessing, and privilege to help restore an active lifestyle and joyful life to each of his patients. He gives all his thanks to God for his talents and skills and prays his practice will always be used to honor and glorify God.
“What you’ll find here isn’t just state-of-the-art facilities. It’s an entire philosophy,” says Dr. Kayal. With New Jersey locations in Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Westwood, Paramus, and soon-to-be Montvale and an additional center in Stony Point, New York, the award-winning practice prides itself on offering advanced orthopedic treatments in a compassionate environment. As a patient, “you aren’t just a number,” says Dr. Kayal. “We’re focused on building lifelong relationships, accelerating rehabilitation, and inspiring quality of life.”
Specializing in partial and total joint replacements as well as sports medicine and arthroscopy, Dr. Kayal knows the importance of staying abreast of the latest technologies. By keeping his finger on the pulse of innovation, he can provide beneficial treatments to help patients recover quickly. “I use cutting-edge advancements in customized total knee replacement surgery that utilizes high-resolution MRI technology to create a 3D blueprint of the patient’s arthritic knee. Proprietary software removes all of the arthritis from the joint and sizes, shapes, aligns, and perfectly fits a new knee in its place. Then, 3D printing is used to create customized Patient Specific Instrumentation, which is shipped to the operating room and sterilized for my use,” says Dr. Kayal. “This state-of-the-art technology allows me to perform a virtual knee replacement in advance of surgery and create a new knee that’s customized specifically to a patient’s body.”
Besides the Kayal Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Kayal’s practice includes the Kayal Pain & Spine Center, Kayal Rheumatology Center, Kayal Physical Therapy, Kayal Osteoporosis Center, and the Kayal Medical Imaging Center. These facilities allow him to provide a wider range of musculoskeletal treatments and therapies. “I believe our patients do their homework and choose this practice because of our training, skill, experience, and innovation,” Dr. Kayal says. “But what they also find from us is patience, compassion, and a genuine concern and commitment to each and every one of them.”
Dr. Kadimcherla has extensive knowledge of various pathologies involving the degenerative spine. He has become adept in dealing with complex spine issues including deformity, tumors, and revision spine surgery. He has published scientific articles and presented at national meetings.
His current research interests include investigating the use of an Ultrasonic Bone Scalpel to improve the results of common spine surgery procedures, analyzing practice patterns of fusion, and treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis by spine surgeons across the country.
Dr. Kadimcherla attended New England Baptist Hospital, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA where he attended a fellowship in Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Spine. Prior to that, he completed his Residency in Orthopaedics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, and earned his medical degree at University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY. He is a member of the AMA and several honor societies.
Dr. Johnson specializes in sports medicine and post-traumatic joint and soft tissue injuries, with a focus on arthroscopic, minimally-invasive surgical treatments of injuries to the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow. He uses the latest technology and regenerative therapies as indicated to perform each treatment, including cartilage and ligament reconstruction and repair, in order to restore patients to their pre-injury active lifestyles as quickly as possible. Dr. Johnson wants his patients to stay active and keep moving, and he continually trains on the latest therapies and techniques to help his patients do exactly that. Active in his community and an avid cyclist, Dr. Johnson is also a patron of Jazz at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Dr. Luis C. Grau is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of orthopedic conditions of the Hip and Knee. Dr. Grau’s clinical interest includes minimally invasive surgical techniques which help promote more rapid recovery. He has advanced training in arthroscopy, direct anterior hip replacement, quad-sparing partial and total knee replacement, and is an expert in robotic-arm assisted and computer navigated partial and total joint replacement. Dr. Grau believes in advancing the field of joint reconstruction and has authored numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, presented his research about both national and international meetings and serves on the editorial board of The American Journal of Orthopaedics.
Dr. Grau was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in Miami, Florida. He followed in his father’s footsteps who is also an Orthopaedic Surgeon and studied pre-medicine at the University of Miami where he was accepted on an academic scholarship and as a member of the Honors College. He went on to graduate with high honors and was inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society. Dr. Grau then moved to Chicago to complete his medical school where he was recruited and awarded an academic scholarship by the Hispanic Center of Excellence. In medical school, he was voted president of his class and graduated as a member of the prestigious AOA medical honor society awarded to the top students in each class.
Following medical school, Dr. Grau was selected to complete his residency at the University of Miami Department of Orthopaedics, one of the busiest and most well-recognized residency programs in the country. While in residency he had extensive training in level I orthopedic trauma, arthroscopy, sports medicine and participated in the orthopedic care of the Miami Marlins and the University of Miami Athletics. He was then selected to complete an additional one-year joint replacement fellowship at the Rothman Institute where he performed over 1000 joint replacements with leaders in the field.
Dr. Grau’s practice philosophy is to always start simple and to treat his patients like he would his own family.
Dr. Jason M. Gallina, MD is an orthopedic and spine surgeon. He graduated from UMDNJ in 2002. Dr. Gallina completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in 2007 at Mount Sinai (St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center) and completed his fellowship in spine surgery at St. John’s Hospital & Health Center in 2008. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Approximately 10 years ago with the introduction and breakthrough of robotic surgery in the United States, Dr. Asulin became one of the first surgeons in the country to embrace robotic surgical technology and became one of the pioneers and leaders in gynecologic minimally invasive and robotic surgery.
Dr. Asulin is a leader in minimally invasive surgical techniques and one of the region’s most experienced gynecologic robotic surgeons who has taught extensively in the area of robotic surgery throughout the country.
Dr. Alexandra Carrer is a spine orthopedic surgeon who has been 5 years in practice and was recruited to join Dr. Frazier at New York City Spine Surgery because of her surgical skills and her dedicated patient care.
After graduating with honors at the French Lycee of Madrid in Spain, Dr. Carrer graduated cum laude in Film and Television and with outstanding academic achievement in biophysics from the University of Southern California. Dr. Carrer completed medical school and residency at the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine where she excelled through her research and publications.
During her busy surgical residency, Dr. Carrer found the time to develop one of the first surgical skills anatomy laboratories in the city for resident and student education to promote excellence in surgical technique, a trend that is now becoming the standard of training in US medical teaching institutions. Dr. Carrer did her fellowship training in spine surgery at the University of California-San Francisco with some of the world’s most renowned spine surgeons. Here, she perfects her surgical skills and contributed numerous research papers.
Dr. Carrer has attended numerous national and international meetings presenting her research and is an active member of the spine community. As a competitive martial artist in Taekwondo and Wushu in her youth and a weekend athlete warrior now, Dr. Carrer, has also focused on the non-operative treatment of orthopedic and spinal disorders and guides patients not only through the treatment of present ailments but through prevention of future degenerative conditions associated with activity and aging. Dr. Carrer treats patients individually and integrates multimodal treatments to maximize a rapid functional recovery. Dr. Carrer’s scope of practice encompasses the management of degenerative, traumatic, and deformity–related conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine.
Dr. Carrer’s surgical expertise focuses on minimally invasive techniques, lateral approaches, trans-sacral and endoscopic procedures, and motion preservation. In particular, along with her partner Dr. Frazier, founder of New York City Spine, she is developing minimally surgical techniques for the treatment of failed back syndrome and revision spine surgery, so that patients with prior failed back or neck surgery can experience a fast recovery with minimal downtime and complications.