Atlantic Spine Specialists

Dr. Carl Giordano and Dr. Richard Nachwalter of Atlantic Spine Specialists are private practice orthopaedic spinal surgeons specializing in all varieties of back, neck, and spine injuries. Atlantic Spine Specialists offers highly experienced care in diagnosing and providing both surgical and conservative care for patients. Using a multi-disciplinary patient-centered approach, Atlantic Spine Specialists offers a full spectrum of spinal surgery, including both cervical and lumbar procedures.

Our commitment to patient-centered care means that each patient enters a partnership of shared responsibility with their physician. After analyzing medical history and diagnostic tests, the physicians present patients with several treatment options along with information about the risks and benefits of each treatment. The final decision of which treatment plan to follow belongs to the patient. This is a significant departure from the traditional approach to medical decisions, wherein health care professionals made decisions for the passively positioned patient. The patient is meaningfully involved in their treatment through understanding their condition, weighing risks and benefits, developing realistic expectations, and working toward their recovery.

Dr. Giordano and Dr. Nachwalter are board-certified surgeons. Prior to joining Atlantic Spine Specialists, Dr. Giordano completed a clinical orthopaedic fellowship at New York's Hospital for Joint Diseases as well as residencies in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Orthopaedic Trauma. Dr. Nachwalter received fellowship training in spinal surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and residency training in orthopaedic surgery at State University of New York at Stony Brook before coming to Atlantic Spine Specialists. Both physicians are published in peer-reviewed journals and have presented at national meetings.