Valley Names Interventional Medical Director for Spine Center
Neurosurgeon Patrick Roth, M.D., has been named Interventional Medical Director of The Spine Center at The Valley Hospital. As part of his new position, Dr. Roth will be responsible for coordinating the care of all patients undergoing surgical or spinal interventional procedures through the Spine Center.
Dr. Roth, who joined The Valley Hospital Medical Staff in 2002, is board certified in neurological surgery. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT., and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. He completed an internship in surgery at Albert Einstein and a residency in neurological surgery at New England Medical Center in Boston.
The Spine Center at The Valley Hospital offers specialized treatment for patients with back and neck pain. The Center brings together multidisciplinary specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, pain management and physical and occupational therapy. In one streamlined process, patients with acute or chronic back and neck pain can arrange to see the proper specialist and then undergo appropriate treatment.
The Center also offers the services of a Nurse Navigator, a professional who coordinates the efforts of each member of the patient care team. Once a patient contacts the Center, the Nurse Navigator manages their treatment plan, makes appointments and follows up with both the patient and their referring physician to ensure proper treatment and ongoing evaluation.
The Spine Center at The Valley Hospital is part of Valley's Center for Neuroscience. For more information, please call the Spine Center at 201-251-3491, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.