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James Hale, M.D.

Spine Surgeon

Dr. James J. Hale is a fellowship trained, board certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the New York University Medical Center and the Hospital.

Dr. James J. Hale is a fellowship trained, board certified Orthopedic Spine SurgeonHale earned his medical degree at The New York University School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic residency and an orthopedic spine fellowship at The Hospital for Joint Diseases and The New York University Medical Center.

He has received recognition and numerous awards including multiple Best Doctor, Health Grade and Patient Recognition awards. His comprehensive multimodal approach to the spine includes maximizing nonoperative management prior to surgical discussion. He provides patients with cutting-edge care in a range of orthopedic services, with a specialization in minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat both simple and complex spinal disorders.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. He is a founding member of the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons and has been instrumental in the development of surgical techniques and implants used in minimally invasive surgery. He is active in the Nuvasive Spine Foundation, which performs surgical medical missions to the underprivileged abroad. Dr. Hale has performed complex scoliosis surgery in the Dominican Republic and in Kenya, Africa.

Dr. Hale is an active athlete involved in endurance and obstacle races. He has participated in several marathons, triathlons, and in multiple World’s Toughest Mudders. He understands the demands of both the professional and recreational athlete and the role of surgical treatment in return to sports.

Note:  Dr. Hale is an independent provider and as such will bill for his services to either the patient and/or the patient's insurance as per his own office policies. Because there are so many insurance plans, and because coverage for care varies widely for the types of services that he offers, his staff is happy to verify your benefits and explain them to you at no charge.

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