Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Steven Dorsky of New Jersey Spine CenterWritten by Laura Miller | December 21, 2010
Steven Dorsky, MD, is a spine surgeon and the founder of the New Jersey Spine Center. He was the first surgeon to perform artificial disc replacement at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., using the CHARITE artificial disc. The procedure is an alternative to spinal fusion and was approved by the FDA in 2004.
The artificial disc is made of two metallic endplates and a movable high-density plastic center that is designed to help align the spine and preserve its ability to move, according to a hospital news release. Dr. Dorsky first removes the damaged disc and creates space between the two vertebrae for the implantation.
"Compared with spinal fusion surgery, patients have a shorter hospitalization and a much faster recovery, in addition to greater mobility with the new device," said Dr. Dorsky in the release. The procedure is generally good for candidates who have disc disease at one level, have predominantly lower back pain and have no evidence of spinal instability.
Dr. Dorsky is a fellow of the North American Spine Society and the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. During his career, he has developed spinal instrumentation that is used throughout the world.
Dr. Dorsky earned his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute in New York City. He also completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Institute.
Learn more about Dr. Steven Dorsky.
Read other coverage on orthopedic and spine industry leaders:
- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Jeffrey L. Visotsky of the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Victor Khabie of North Westchester Hospital in New York
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