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Rafael Levin, MD

About Rafael Levin

Creating a rapid recovery for patients by using minimally invasive surgical procedures is the hallmark of board-certified surgeons Drs. Rafael Levin, Nomaan Ashraf and Jonathan Lester. “Even though we use all the latest techniques to primarily treat degenerative cervical and lumbar spine conditions, our approach is still very old fashioned,” says Dr. Levin. “We have direct interaction with the patients and are involved with every phase of their treatment, from A to Z.”

The doctors explore conservative treatment first for a full spectrum of spine injuries, from recreational to work-related, and perform many procedures on an outpatient basis. Other common conditions the doctors address include lumbar stenosis, cervical stenosis and spondylolisthesis.

“Nothing makes us happier than seeing a patient with a smile on his or her face after having their chronic pain relieved,” says Dr. Levin. “Their entire personality changes after treatment. Transforming the lives of our patients is a very gratifying experience.”

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Hackensack University Medical Center; Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley, Westwood; Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City; Hudson Crossing Surgery Center, Fort Lee.

MEDICAL TRAINING: Dr. Levin: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (MD), Boston University School of Medicine (residency), NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (fellowship). Dr. Ashraf: Tufts University School of Medicine (MD, MBA), New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell (internship), Carolinas Medical Center (residency, fellowship). Dr. Lester: University of Florida College of Medicine (MD), University of Texas Health Sciences Center (residency).