Dr. Jacob Januszewski is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon specializing in Minimally Invasive (MIS) Complex Spine Surgery. Renowned for his biomechanical approach, he emphasizes maintaining spinal alignment and balance, which significantly improves patient outcomes and minimizes complications like iatrogenic flat back and adjacent segment disease. His expertise includes complex spine reconstruction and revision surgeries for various spinal deformities and scoliosis, catering to patients with unresolved back issues and those seeking expert second opinions.
Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Kalamazoo College and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Januszewski completed his neurosurgical residency at North Shore – LIJ University Hospital, Northwell Health System in New York. There, he developed a keen interest in large database systems and quality improvement, contributing significantly to academic literature. His commitment to a healthy lifestyle is evident in his passion for long-distance running, hiking, water sports, and general fitness.
Post-residency, Dr. Januszewski pursued a spine fellowship, further specializing in spinal biomechanics, adult spinal deformity, and scoliosis. He advocates for meticulous care in all cases, aiming to prevent the long-term complications of failed back surgeries. His scholarly contributions to the field include over 21 scientific manuscripts, 16 publications, six book chapters, and participation in numerous national conferences.
In his current practice, Dr. Januszewski focuses on cutting-edge surgical techniques, with a special interest in motion-preservation surgeries. These include cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement, facet joint repair, endoscopic disc repair, and minimally invasive approaches to spinal surgery. His patient-centric philosophy drives him to treat each individual with comprehensive care, exploring all treatment options, including non-surgical avenues, before considering surgery. The remarkable outcomes of his surgeries have earned him a strong referral base in his private practice, underscoring his reputation as a leading neurosurgeon among his peers.