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Dr. Levin is by far one of the best spine doctors I have ever visited. I am new to the NYC area and have had chronic spine problems for the last few years I needed to find a suitable doctor. My previous doctor had recommended I visit Comprehensive Spine Care – so I made an appointment with Dr. Levin and it was the best decision I have made for the health of my back. He was able to find some irregularities in one of my lumbar discs and ordered more testing only to find that I was on the verge of another bulging disc. He recommended surgery and while I was a bit nervous, his confidence and comforting nature really made me feel like I was in good hands. Its been a few months after surgery and while my back pain still comes and goes, it’s a lot less noticeable. I no longer have issues with getting out of bed in the morning and I can do much more around the house and at work! The change is really unbelievable.

Verified Patient
 

 
I suffered a really bad pinched nerve on the job at my construction site a few months ago and I can’t even explain how bad the pain as been. And the whole worker’s comp process is really an annoyance, luckily one of the people in my union told me to visit Dr. Rafael Levin at Comprehensive Spine care in NJ. Dr. Levin isn’t just a great doctor but Comprehensive Spine Care helped me with all my worker’s comp paperwork and made sure to follow every one of the guidelines. During my first appointment, he realized how much pain I was in and gave me something for the pain and booked my surgery asap. He’s a real down to earth doctor, and not full of himself like other doctors. Even though he’s definitely one of the best in his field. He cut out one of my discs and had it replaced with an artificial one. This helped to clear out the nerve problem and after a bit of a tough recovery process, I’m completely pain-free.

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I was born with mild scoliosis and Dr. Levin has been my doctor for over 8 years now. Since my 14th birthday or so, my scoliosis started getting super bad and my spine curve started to really get much worse. This was really worrisome since it really hadn’t changed much since my early childhood. I was sent to Dr. Levin and even though I was young I could tell he was definitely one of the best spine doctors in Jersey just by his knowledge and the way he explained everything to me and my parents. He decided on a course of treatment and would carefully perform tests and examinations every few months to try to understand how bad and how fast the curve was progressing. After some time he fitted me for a brace, something I haven’t had to wear since my childhood but I was definitely willing! Over the years he noticed the curve getting worse and he’s been doing everything he can to slow things down. If it continued to worsen he said we’d have to perform spinal fusion surgery but he wanted to wait until I finished growing just because fusion would completely stop my growth. Well, this past year was the moment of truth, I was 19 and about 5’10” with my curved spine my family and I had many long conversations with Dr. Levin and we all decided it was the best thing to do. Long story short, the spinal fusion went great! I’m still recovering, but my spinal curve is much less noticeable and the random pains I would feel throughout the day are almost all gone!! As a patient for a long time, I can say that Dr. Levin is really an amazing doctor and a great person. Thanks so much, Dr. L!

Verified Patient
 

 
If you have back or neck issues, Dr. Levin is definitely your man! The man is really a genius when it comes to the spine. First and foremost the office staff is great, they are always so nice and friendly, they always help me with booking appointments around my busy schedule – even when it’s super last minute!! And Dr. Levin himself is a real professional, he put me on a treatment plan that had neck issues fixed in months. And plus, when I told him I wanted to avoid surgery at all costs he took it very seriously and got me the meds and physical therapy I needed to get my neck back in shape. Highly recommended!!

Verified Patient
 

 
He is a wonderful surgeon I recommend him to anyone I know for surgery. His bedside manner is the best I have come across.

Pnina Seiden
 

 
Dr. Ashraf and the staff exceeded our expectations. The staff was courteous, efficient, and very helpful. Dr. Ashraf’s explanations were informative and easy to understand. His recommendations were exactly the approach we were hoping for. Great bedside manner!

Verified Patient
 

 
He is the best doc, I had 2 back surgery before I meet him, he gave me my life back, from not moving at all to 100 push ups every morning, 10 miles bike ride up and down stairs on the 10th floor. recommend him and the staff is the best too. love them all. thank you so much.

Naziha.S
 

 
The most wonderful experience anyone in pain can have! This doctor is patient and understanding and above all very careful with his patients. I would trust him with my family and friends!

Carlos Chaparro
 

 
I feel Dr. Ashraf displayed a genuine and heartfelt concern for my health. His diagnosis of my injury and explanation of necessary corrective procedures were presented in a manner that was easy to comprehend. Dr. Ashraf answered any and any questions I, or my loved ones had. He also asked many questions before and after surgery to help him help me in my recovery. In retrospect, I was at ease thinking my health was in very capable hands.

Verified Patient
 

 
Thankfully I was able to get an appointment on short notice as a result of a cancellation. I was seen promptly, no wait. Dr. Levin quickly diagnosed the problem, treated me, and prescribed action I should take rehab. I highly recommend Dr. Levin!

Verified Patient
 

 
Dr. Ashraf is an amazing doctor and spine surgeon. He listens attentively and takes time to understand your concerns and complaints very professional with sincere empathy. confident in his diagnosis and treatment. staff always courteous and professional as well.

Verified Patient
 

 
Dr. Ashraf is a very caring Dr. who did a very good job with my neck surgery I would highly recommend him. He is a wonderful doctor.

Verified Patient
 

 
Dr. Ashraf was very reassuring. He went through the MRI and explained the areas that were problematic. He took his time, answered all my questions, addressed any concerns I had, and reassured me that my situation was not an emergency. He suggested alternatives to surgery, and see how that goes for a month.

Verified Patient
 

 
Dr. Ashraf has shown to have an excellent fund of knowledge and willingness to make sure that, I understand everything with precise details.

Verified Patient
 

 
Excellent Dr. he has great bedside manners knows how to speak to his patient, makes you feel very secure and overall he is the best.

Verified Patient
 

 
Dr. Levin and the whole practice are professional and friendly. The wait time was very short. All of my questions have been answered in a clear manner. I highly recommend Dr. Levin!!

Lucy Flynn
 

 
Dr. Levin explained the procedure in detail and in such a way that I had a clear understanding of my issues and what to expect. I liked that he performed the dictation of his notes while I was present in case I had any questions or additions. I was happy that he offered me the option for a less invasive procedure that had not been offered to me with other doctors.

Verified Patient
 

 
Outstanding. I had leg pain going down both legs for years. The surgery worked out great. Looking forward to recovery as the pain in both hamstrings are now gone. Same day procedure. I could not be happier to have Dr. Levin. Your care would be in great hands no worries. Thanks.

Verified Patient
 

 
I am a registered nurse Dr. Ashraf and his staff is courteous and gracious. They treat you with respect. They care about you and most importantly return your phone calls! I went to several doctors. No one provided a good treatment plan and I could not find relief. The pain was affecting my life and my work. I was miserable. Then I was lucky to find Dr. Ashraf. He absolutely saved my life.

Verified Patient
 

 
First impressions are made on the first phone call to the office and the reception staff could not be more courteous and helpful. Visits were quick and productive without a 30-minute wait in the waiting room. Dr. Levin and his nurse are compassionate and understanding and I was able to set my own timeline for returning for within the time allowed for my particular procedure.

Verified Patient
 

 
Thank god for Dr. Ashraf! He turned a bad situation into something good. He explained everything well and showed us things like our MRI which is something our other doctor didn’t do. He and his team are highly recommended by us!!!

Verified Patient
 

 
Felt very comfortable with the doctor. He was very reassuring and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions and concerns. The staff is very courteous and pleasant. The physical therapist is excellent and very helpful in mailing instructions for my exercises to do at home.

Verified Patient
 

 
He is an outstanding doctor with good side manners. I have enjoyed the experience with the office staff as well, the staff has been kind and courteous. He explained everything in detail, I was able to comprehend everything the doctor said in such an easy manner.

Verified Patient
 

 
Doctor Ashraf is, in my opinion, the best I have ever seen, he is very patient and answers all of your questions and concerns without hesitation. I RECOMMEND him to anybody.

Verified Patient
 

 
I appreciate the time Dr. Ashraf spends with his patients. He does not rush through appointments. The only problem is trying to get an appointment in the office closer to home. He was great.

Verified Patient
 

 
The doctor was very helpful. explained every step of the way also answered all of my questions. Very friendly and showed that he cared about my health. I was very comfortable knowing I was in great hands.

Verified Patient
 

 
I think dr. Ashraf is amazing and has such a caring and warm bedside manner. He takes the time to explain the problem and the remedy. He takes the time to listen to the patient and makes the patient feel important.

Verified Patient
 

 
The Doctor and staff have been very efficient, always answering questions with good feedback. Due to the good atmosphere here I would recommend this office to anybody.

Verified Patient
 

 
The outcome of my overall treatment is excellent in large part due to the care of Dr. Levin and therapist Jay Greenspan. Dr. Levin was thorough and professional and helped me to understand the underlying cause of my pain. He also clearly outlined various possibilities in treatment in order to avoid surgery.

C.P
 

 
Excellent experience. Answered all my questions. And I am able to walk again. Gave me back my life.

Verified Patient
 

 
I was fortunate to have Dr. Levin treat my low back injury, first conservatively, and ultimately with successful minimally invasive spine surgery. I am significantly improved functionally, and my pain level is dramatically reduced thanks to Dr. Levin. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Verified Patient
 

 
The office staff at Comprehensive Spine Care realizes the importance of Case Managers and has dedicated professional staff members who are efficient and courteous. There is a quick turnaround for appointment scheduling as well as a shorter waiting time for surgical scheduling. The appointments are given appropriate time blocks and the office wait time is minimal. The physicians are knowledgeable in the worker’s compensation process and strive to develop a working rapport with the claimant and case manager. They are always available to meet and answer any questions about a claim. The return time on work status/quick notes is immediate and the office notes are faxed the next day.

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I have been utilizing Comprehensive Spine Care for well over a decade as a nurse case manager caring for injured workers with both spinal and pain management issues. The most important things to me and my patients are timeliness in securing treatment, good outcomes, and a focus on returning injured workers to productivity in a safe and effective manner. I know when I refer a patient to any one of the physicians associated with Comprehensive Spine Care the staff will be sensitive to all of my needs and that I am guaranteed that my goals as a nurse case manager will be met. Thank you for all that you do for me and my patients as it is sincerely appreciated.

Verified Patient
 

 
To anyone who is considering back surgery, you should be very careful who you choose, your future depends on selecting the right doctor. I thank God that I came across Dr.Nomaan Ashraf. one day after surgery I was already feeling 90 percent better, Now I know and confirm that Dr. Ashraf is the best on spine surgery, and easy to get to his Clifton office which makes it convenient to get to. always do your homework, I did mine and I do not regret it. Thank you, Dr. Ashraf.

Napoleon Villalta
 

 
I have been having severe pain and functional limitations on a daily basis. Dr. Levin has done more than any other person I have ever met to go out of his way treating me and to help find other appropriate health care providers suitable to my needs. Many MDs are in a rush and give the impression that they themselves have never experienced the pain you yourself are experiencing so they are incapable of empathizing. Dr. Levin is empathetic, caring, available, and patient and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Verified Patient
 

 
As a case manager, I have found that Comprehensive Spine is a breeze to work with! The office staff is extremely helpful, efficient, and responsive to the case managers’ and patients’ needs alike; appointments are flexible, plus they make every effort to accommodate the case managers when unexpected conflicts arise. The staff always makes a note in the patient’s computerized file when a case manager is expected to attend a visit and will call to notify the case manager if the client arrives early and wait for the case manager to arrive. Dictation is always immediately available at the conclusion of each visit. Spine surgeons Drs. Rafael Levin and Nomaan Ashraf are superb surgeons affiliated with highly-rated Hackensack University Medical Center as well as their sister facility, Hackensack North (formerly Pascack Valley) in Westwood, NJ. Both physicians have an excellent understanding of workers’ comp and make every effort to assist case managers in addressing all aspects of the claim while attending to all of the clients’ needs with a superior level of expertise, empathy, and professionalism. There is also a pain management specialist within the practice, Dr. Jonathan Lester, who can assist clients with their pain management needs as well as perform EMGs and epidural injections. In addition, there is a physical therapist located in the Emerson office location who can provide PT services to clients. Due to their expertise and positive outcomes as well as the ease in working with the office, I have referred many clients to Comprehensive Spine for treatment and plan to continue to do so in the future.

Thank you to everyone at Comprehensive Spine for being so wonderful!

Verified Patient

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