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Michael Gerling, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Brooklyn, NY, NYU Langone Hospitals


Orthopaedic Surgery Brooklyn, NY

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Director Spinal Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, Brooklyn / Cl. Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine

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  • Philosophy
    The ultimate goal is restoration of function, quality of life and pain relief. When spine surgery is needed there are a variety of options using the newest technology to minimize your surgical risks and recovery time. Spine surgery is performed using the most current and reliable technology with minimally invasive techniques in most circumstances. We work together as a team with you to formulate an optimal treatment plan specific to your needs.

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    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.

    Dr. Gerling co-ordinates a large team of physician providers including rehabilitation doctors and physical therapists specialized in spinal disorders, and pain management doctors that perform spinal injections. Simple advice can be extremely helpful in many cases and most of our patients respond well to conservative treatment. When necessary we are also equipped to perform a full spectrum of surgical and pain management procedures on the spine, including spinal injections. We recommend an evaluation before undergoing injections, nerve ablations or a spinal cord stimulator trial by outside providers.

Education & Training

  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
    Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterFellowship, Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine, 2005 - 2006
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Ochsner Clinic FoundationResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2000 - 2005
  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine
    University of California San Diego School of MedicineClass of 2000

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2011 - 2023
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2006 - 2022
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2004 - 2007
  • LA State Medical License
    LA State Medical License 2001 - 2006
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • EDITORIAL REVIEWER: 1) Spine Journal 2) Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants 3) Yonsei Medical Journal, Korea 4) Medicine 2.0: Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical
  • Program Chairman Federation of Spine Associations, American Academy of Orthopedics
  • Program Committee Cervical Spine Research Society
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Two-year results of the prospective spine treatment outcomes study: An analysis of complication rates, predictors of their development, and effect on patient  
    Gerling MC, Radcliffe K, Isaacs R, et al., Spine
  • Effectiveness of postoperative wound drains in one- and two-level cervical spine fusions  
    Poorman GW, Passias PG, Bianco KM, ... Gerling MC, International journal of spine surgery, 2014

Books/Book Chapters

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Press Mentions

  • Mount Sinai Ventures Takes Stake in New Surgery Center
    Mount Sinai Ventures Takes Stake in New Surgery CenterJanuary 22nd, 2019

Professional Memberships

  • Cervical Spine Research Society

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Russian, French

Hospital Affiliations