Maimonides Celebrates Grand Opening of Comprehensive Spine Center

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Maimonides Medical Center’s President and CEO Kenneth Gibbs, along with Chair of Surgery Dr. Patrick Borgen and Chair of Orthopedics Dr. Jack Choueka, recently announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Spine Center located at 6010 Bay Parkway in Midwood/Mapleton.

“Our new Spine Center brings the highest level of expertise to the communities we serve,” said Gibbs. “This is already contributing to the growing trend of patients staying right here in Brooklyn for the most advanced care available anywhere.”

The entrance to the new state-of-the-art Spine Center located at 6010 Bay Parkway in Midwood/Mapleton.

According to Dr. Borgen, “The Maimonides Spine Center offers advanced minimally-invasive, image-guided spine surgery—with an unprecedented precision that speeds recovery time, minimizes scarring and reduces the need for medication after surgery.”

“Our Spine Center brings together the finest in both neurosurgical and orthopedic expertise,” explained Dr. Choueka. “And our facility provides all of the most advanced imaging and diagnostic equipment—all under one roof in a stunning setting.”

The Spine Center at Maimonides provides patients with the opportunity to receive the highest level of medical and surgical expertise in a state-of-the-art 4,400 square-foot setting. This facility has the most innovative technical resources available anywhere, including: neurodiagnostics, imaging (CT Scans and MRI), fluoroscopy, EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies. Specialists at the Maimonides Spine Center always consider both surgical and nonsurgical options to determine the least invasive and most appropriate treatment for your needs.

“Our team offers the latest neurosurgical spine treatment options,” added Dr. John Houten, Director of Spinal Neurosurgery & Neurotrauma. “We utilize advanced techniques in both emergency situations and the treatment of chronic conditions, to safely and effectively treat spine patients.”

“Our comprehensive Spine Center significantly enhances the delivery of spine care in Brooklyn,” agreed Dr. Ahmed Saleh, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. “And our team approach ensures that each patient gets the benefit of our collective knowledge and experience.”

Maimonides Medical Center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence across all major specialties. Our accomplished physicians are known for innovation and strengthening our teaching and research programs. With 711 beds, the Medical Center is dedicated to bringing patients the most advanced care available—anywhere. Maimonides continues to grow in response to evolving models of care that better serve patients and families, and is an affiliate of Northwell Health. To learn more, please visit