User Agreement & Privacy Policy


No Medical Advice or Physician Relationship

The website does not offer or provide medical advice of any kind. Nothing contained on the website

  • is intended to or shall be construed to constitute professional advice for any purpose including any medical diagnosis or treatment,
  • is intended to or shall be construed as medical advice or
  • is intended to or shall be construed as establishing a patient and physician relationship with Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D. or his associates or employees.

No patient and physician relationship will be established between you and us until such time as you register as a patient of Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D.. You should always consult with a physician with which you have established a patient relationship with respect to your medical care. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you've read on this website.

Provision of education and research information only - always seek professional advice

This website is presented by Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D. and associated parties, for the purpose of disseminating health information free of charge for the benefit of the public. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this website is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice. Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D. and associated parties do not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information.


The content provided on this website is for informational purposes only and has not been reviewed by or endorsed by NYU Langone Health or the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. While the author of this website maintains a professional relationship with these organizations, the views, information, or opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of NYU Langone Health or the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Any representation to the contrary is expressly disclaimed.

Quality of information - always check the information

Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D. and associated parties make every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. Before relying on the information on this website, however, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D. and associated parties can not guarantee and assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information.

Links to external websites

This website may contain links to other websites which are external to the Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D. website. Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D. and associated parties take reasonable care in selecting linking websites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.

Linkage to external websites should not be taken to be an endorsement or a recommendation of any third party products or services offered by virtue of any information, material or content linked from or to this website. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organization is hosting the website they visit.

Views or recommendations provided in linked websites do not necessarily reflect those of Jeffrey Goldstein, M.D. and associated parties.

Patient Disclosure: Consulting Agreements with Spine Companies

Dr. Goldstein has been active in his career with research and development of new implants and improved surgical instruments and techniques. As part of this work, he has worked under contract with orthopedic companies, providing consulting services on new products and input on research and development. In addition, Dr. Goldstein has given instructional lectures on implants and surgical techniques for other doctors and medical personnel. In return for this time and expertise, Dr. Goldstein has been paid a consulting fee.

Currently, Dr. Goldstein is a paid consultant to or investor in several spine companies.

Dr. Goldstein uses products from these companies in the care of patients, but also uses similar products from other implant manufacturers. We want to assure you that the selection of which product to use in your care – and the care of all of our patients – is based only on what is best for the patient, not on which company makes the product.

I am a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, (AAOS) which holds its members to extremely high ethical standards to ensure that even the appearance of a conflict of interest does not jeopardize the trust that patients place in our doctors.

AAOS has adopted Standards of Professionalism that require orthopaedic surgeon members to identify and disclose potential conflicts of interest to their patients, the public, and colleagues. These Standards also clearly articulate how and under what circumstances AAOS members may work with and be compensated by industry, as well as the penalties for failure to comply.

It is important to Dr. Goldstein that you are aware of these relationships with implant manufacturers, that his practice puts the interests of patients first, and that we are available to answer any questions that you may have.

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to remember your preferences and settings and other functionality you have requested such as remembering your username and password so that you do not need to login each time you visit;

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to record what you like and don’t like on the website and the popularity of various elements of the website so that we can ensure that it works properly at points of high usage. We also use analytics companies to gather information regarding users of our services on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website.

More information about analytics and advertising is detailed below.

Analytics on our services

On our websites we use Google Analytics, and other similar services, to collect statistical information about how our websites are used. They use information such as your IP address, browser type and unique identifiers stored in (first party) cookies on your device to record how you interact with our website. On some services we also use Google Demographics and Interests data gathered via the Google DoubleClick cookie. We only use this data in aggregate form and we do not merge it with any other data we hold, however it is important to note that these reports are derived from Google’s (third party) DoubleClick cookie and device identifiers, which are also used for advertising.

These analytical services help us to know how many users we have, which parts of our sites are most popular, what browsers are used (so we can maximize compatibility), the country or region where our users are located, and the demographics and interests of our users. This enables us to better understand the type of user who is visiting our site and to ensure we are reaching our target demographic, and to improve and tailor our services accordingly.

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