New York City Spine

For any inquiries call 212-506-0240

Manhattan Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
343 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Call: 212-506-0240
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NJ Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
261 James Street, Suite 2G
NJ 07960
Call: 973-998-9651
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  • The patient is a 60-year-old female with severe low back pain and left leg numbness and weakness after a martial arts class.


  • She had severe weakness of her left leg.

Sagittal and axial MRI sections showing left paracentral L5-S1 disc herniation with extruded (free-floating) fragment compressing the nerve.


  • Left-sided L5-S1 disc herniation with extruded fragment


  • MIS (minimally invasive surgery) microdiscectomy done through tubular retractor with a microscope
  • 45 minutes of operative time
  • 5 cc blood loss

Intra-operative photos and a X-ray image showing a 18 mm tubular retractor placed between muscle planes exposing the L5-S1 level for the microdiscectomy. The final incision is smaller than a thumb.


  • The patient went home three hours after surgery for herniated disc. Weakness and numbness resolved immediately.
  • At six weeks, the patient went to therapy for core strengthening.
  • At 12 weeks, she was back in her martial arts class and exercising in the gym.
  • In a patient of these characteristics (young and high-demand athlete), MIS microdiscectomy performed between muscle planes with no muscle cutting through a 18 mm incision allowed her to return to her physical activities quickly without any restrictions.

Hospital Affiliations

Outpatient Surgery Centers

Malo Surgery Center 201 Route 17 North 12th floor
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: 201-549-8890
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Midtown Surgery Center 305 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-751-2100
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Advanced Spine Surgery Center 855 Lehigh Ave,
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-557-9420
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Denville Surgery Center LLC3130 Route 10 West
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-328-3475
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Daveed D. Frazier, MD is the medical director of New York City Spine Surgery PLLC and specializes in non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments for back/neck pain and spine-related disorders. New York City Spine Surgery PLLC has 2 main locations in New York City and New Jersey with the main office located at 343 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019. Call 212-506-0240 for an appointment at either location. Fax 212-265-0739.