Dr. Bitan is the first surgeon in the US to push for and get FDA approval for his life-changing disc replacement and related spinal surgeries. With his renowned skill level, he brings an unparalleled attention to the specific needs of each patient. Both my husband and I have had discs replaced by him, (cervical and/or lumbar) as well as other procedures including a unique approach to cervical spinal fusion. There is no other surgeon we would trust with such critical procedures. He has performed thousands of these surgeries, at the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital, where he is Director of Spinal Surgery. While other surgeons would choose barbaric traditional fusion, leaving a patient often worse off than before, Dr. Bitan's focus is on groundbreaking techniques to restore a patient's quality of life with minimal scarring and recovery time. He and his office staff are kind and attentive, even offering a complimentary cup of espresso. I can't say enough about how caring everyone is, and I urge anyone who needs orthopedic surgery to save time and aggravation by seeing Dr. Bitan first, you will be in the best of hands.
-Michelle G. ★★★★★
I am so thankful that I chose Dr. Bitan to do my surgery! I had a herniated disc that needed emergency surgery because it was pressing on all my nerves and causing so much pain and discomfort for months. I was scared to do any kind of surgery so I put it off for a while and ended up needing emergency surgery. I had the surgery on 10/30/2020 and I am recovering well and pain free, something I didn’t think I’d ever be able to say again. Dr. Bitan was very informative before and after the surgery. He answered all my questions and made me feel so comfortable and cared for throughout the whole process. The staff is extremely kind, patient, and supportive. Dawn has been so caring and sweet from the day I called about my concern to the week after the surgery. She texted and called to check in on me and see how I was feeling after the surgery. I honestly have never been to a doctors office where the staff genuinely cares about their patients as much as they do.
- Christina D. ★★★★★
This Doctor is the best I had my surgery two years now and thanks to him I feel GOOD, thanks again Doctor Bitan
- Frank W. ★★★★★
Dr. Bitan is not only extremely knowledgeable he s also does not rush through your appointment. He ensures that all your questions are answered and that you have a full understanding of your prognosis. It is very evident that he cares about his patients
- Frank D. ★★★★★
After years of suffering and not being able to walk I met Dr. Bitan. He preformed corrective surgery for my broken back and neck. The care i recieved from Dr. Bitan was outstanding!
It's rare to find the combination of excellent skill and true compasion. My heart felt thanks to Dr. Bitan , Dawn and the entire surgical team. Finally , i am able to walk again!
- Christine G. ★★★★★
My experience at Manhattan Orthopedics was perfect.. Dr. Bitan is the best there is. The staff is extremely professional and caring... There was no wait time..I had bilateral SI injections. There was very little pain involved and it was done meticulously.
I recommend highly!
- Bette S. ★★★★★
Dr. Fabien Bitan was my "second opinion" doctor since my doctor here in Colorado said my compressed fracture of L1 was healed only two months after my being thrown from a horse. I was still experiencing great pain upon bending so I was relieved to hear that Dr. Bitan could perform a non-invasive Kyphoplasty surgery rather than the invasive Fusion surgery recommended by my Colorado doctor if I didn't heal (Kyphoplasty works best if the bone is not healed and is malleable). Due to COVID-19, my original surgery date was cancelled and re-scheduled three times so by the time I was able to have surgery on the fourth surgery date of June 16th, 2020 in NYC, my L1 vertebra had healed to such an extent that Dr. Bitan could only do so much to repair the damage. Fortunately, the surgery he performed was so effective that it has allowed me to now resume my physical activities of horseback riding, horse leading disabled riders, skiing and hiking. I feel I just got my life back! I don't usually travel from Colorado to distant destinations for health care but I am so grateful I took this chance as Dr. Bitan and his office staff were as accommodating as anyone could have been given our scheduling complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I could not recommend Dr. Bitan highly enough as a skilled, competent and knowledgable doctor and a caring human being.
-Anita C. ★★★★★
-Michael D. ★★★★★
-Jimmy H. ★★★★★
I can’t say enough good things about Dr.Bitan! My mother came from Florida to visit with several surgeons after having a failed fusion by a doctor in Florida 18 months prior. We met with several doctors and all gave little hope of relief for my mom. Dr. Bitan took the time to speak with my mom, examine her and develop a course of action to determine the source of the pain.
After one quick test he determined the source of the pain and developed a plan of action. Coordination was challenging as my mom lives in Florida. Dr. Bitan made it easy. He even offered to make house calls to remove my moms drains when she couldn’t get to the office.
Once again we are so happy that we found Dr. Bitan.
-Eric N. ★★★★★
Dr. Bitan did a great job. Had to have a revision spinal fusion surgery. He was able to fix everything that went wrong from my first spinal fusion surgery. I went from a wheelchair to walking now without even a cane. I got my life back thanks to him. I strongly recommend him as a surgeon. He is also kind and compassionate to his patients. Anyone who has spinal problems that other doctors were unable to fix should go to him.
Btr F. ★★★★★
My life savior literally, performed my spinal surgery when I was 15 years old, although I have back cramps and pain I do feel good. Thank you so much you are the best Doctor ever looking forward to see him again to check up on my surgery.
-Dahiana L. ★★★★★
Met with him 4 months prior to my surgery after i had a car accident. He gave me my options and information then gave me all the info, i went home and met with him a month later for my decision. He took his time to explain the procedures and everyone involved. He explained everyones rolls and had them meet me prior to surgery to explain and greet. Post surgery he stayed available to ensure my return home was good. He sent me all the items needed to my house(back brace, ice machine,etc.) for recovery. They called me once i was home and met with me 2 weeks post surgery for bandage removal and xray. Now im in physical therapy and have about 85% of myself back with progress everyday. Thank you to him and his staff for everything.
-Livianna M. ★★★★★
All I can say is that Dr. Brian is an EXCELLANT. Surgeon that did a wonderful job on fixing my spine. I was blessed to find him. Thank you Dr. Bitan !!
- Marilyn D. ★★★★★