Dr. J's BACKGROUND & Treatment Philosophy
"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them." Luke 6:31
Dr. Januszewski and his wife Jessica, recently welcomed their second baby girl, Olivia Eve, born on Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2022! She is a beautiful second addition to their growing family. They are also blessed with a perfect little 17-month old, Charlotte Rae, born October 1, 2020.
Dr. Januszewski is one of the few Minimally Invasive (MIS) Complex Spine Deformity surgeons in the country, specially trained by the current leader in this field and a chief of spine surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona, Dr. Juan Uribe, MD. He is trained to perform complex spine reconstruction with minimally invasive techniques minimizing blood loss, length of hospital stay, and recovery time. Dr. Januszewski evaluates each patient’s spinal biomechanics and treats the spine with respect to maintaining its proper alignment and balance to avoid failure of fusion caused by iatrogenic flat back and adjacent segment disease. He is highly trained in revision surgery for flat back and iatrogenic spinal deformity and scoliosis and welcomes new patients who may have undiagnosed back problem related to their prior spine surgery.
Dr. Jacob Januszewski received his undergraduate degree in 2005 from Kalamazoo College with a major in Biology. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and completed his neurosurgical residency in 2016 at North Shore – LIJ University Hospital, Northwell Health System on Long Island, NY. During residency he developed an interest in working with large database systems and had written several quality improvement manuscripts and publications. At the same time, he became an avid long-distance runner and a fitness enthusiast, which he continues to incorporate into his daily life today, and motivate others to start a healthier lifestyle.
After completing his residency, Dr. Januszewski spent one year in a prestigious spine fellowship at the University of South Florida with one of the world-renowned pioneers of Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS) surgery for spinal deformity, Dr. Juan Uribe, MD. During his fellowship, he developed a strong interest in spinal biomechanics, adult spinal deformity, and scoliosis. He believes even the simplest of cases must be treated thoughtfully, with proper spinal biomechanics in mind, to avoid possible long-term complications that lead to failed back surgery. His energetic personality, strong work ethic, and dedication to the field allowed him to write over 21 scientific manuscripts on spinal deformity and 6 book chapters during his fellowship alone. He also presented at over 14 national conferences and peer-reviewed over a dozen scientific manuscripts.
Dr. Januszewski's rapidly growing reputation stems from his core values of treating others as he would treat his own family. He prides himself in providing everyone with ALL treatment options, including any non-surgical options the patient may have omitted before considering surgery. Many of his patients come in for second or third opinions after being recommended surgery by other surgeons only to learn there are still more conservative options available to them. He does not offer surgery unless it is truly the last option, or the patient urgently needs one. His surgical outcomes speak for themselves, as Dr. Januszewski solely relies on word-of-mouth referrals from his patients.
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