We’re prepared when the unexpected happens
We know injuries are never what you planned. But when the unexpected happens, we’re here to get you better as soon as possible.
Once you schedule an appointment, we determine the best treatment plan for you. Surgery is always our last option, so we will try all conservative measures before considering invasive procedures.
Michael Gerling, MD
With his background as an Orthopedic neurologic surgeon, Dr. Michael Gerling’s practice marries modern technique with tradition to optimize care of spinal disorders. Comprehensive spine care provided by the group includes thorough diagnostic testing and examination before treatment commences. The full spectrum of care from conservative methods to surgery are carried out using a foundation of scientific merit, though alternative modalities are considered when necessary.
Any combination of spinal disorders, from the cervical region in the neck to the lumbar region in the lower back are managed, including care of spine trauma, disk degeneration, spinal deformity, spine tumors and disk disorders with or without neurologic symptoms such as numbness, weakness or sciatica. We start with a careful history and physical examination followed by inspection of your prior diagnostic reports and imaging studies.
The Chief of Spine at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn and Assistant professor at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, Dr. Gerling specializes in surgical treatment of spinal disorders. A Canadian native, Dr. Gerling attended the University of California, Berkeley undergrad, UC San Diego medical school, Orthopedic residency at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, and Spine Fellowship training with Henry Bohlman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
He is a fellowship trained, American Board Certified spine surgeon with advanced specialty training and extensive experience in complex cervical disorders, and minimally invasive techniques for treatment of spinal trauma, degenerative disorders or aging of the spine, and spinal deformity.
An active academic, Dr. Gerling is engaged in education and research. He has authored multiple clinical and basic science research papers, abstracts and text book chapters, he frequently moderates research symposia, teaches courses for international spine societies and speaks at national and international conferences. He is an editorial reviewer for multiple journals, and he is a course instructor for the only spine surgical skills course offered at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting. As a member of multiple research societies, including the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Herndon Society, he is past President of the Brooklyn Orthopedic Society and a Fellow of the AAOS. He currently sits on the Program Committee for the Spine section of the AAOS, LSRS and CSRS.
Dr. Michael Gerling’s offices are conveniently located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. He operates at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, and Lenox Hill Hospital.
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An orthopedic team focused on recovery
Post-surgery, getting you back to normal function is our #1 goal. In constant communication with your surgeon, our rehabilitation team will guide you every step of the way throughout the recovery process enabling the best outcome possible. A truly unique experience.
Effective alternatives to surgery
We also offer regenerative orthopedic care. This is a non-surgical branch of medicine that uses your body’s own healing ability to repair damaged joints. Our team uses the latest technology in orthopedic medicine to heal your body quickly and effectively.