Alex Visco, MD

Medical Director
Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Alex Visco, MD

Dr. Alex Visco is a board-certified physician who specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Management. He is also the medical director and leader of The Spine & Sports Health Center.

The practice’s unique “personalized” approach came from Dr. Visco. He was troubled by what he witnessed during his first job out of his residency - rushed appointments, instances when patients were treated poorly by office staff, and limited access to personnel or hands-on medical care - and decided to do things differently at The Spine & Sports Health Center, when he opened the practice over 12 years ago.

With his colleagues, Dr. Visco is committed to providing patients with ample one-on-one time for diagnosis and treatment, focused follow-up care to ensure long-term benefits, a strong focus on listening, and truly excellent customer service from every staff member.

In addition to his role as medical director, Dr. Visco is also an Interventional Pain Management Specialist who is an expert in treating all types of spine and joint pain. He uses various minimally-invasive techniques to help his patients find relief and avoid surgery, customizing each of his treatment plans to the individual.

Patients love his understanding nature, friendly attitude, and professionalism.

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Professional Affiliations & Associations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electro-diagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • NJ Top Docs 2020

Residency

  • New York Presbyterian, The University Hospitals of Columbia & Cornell
  • Rotation Sites: New York Presbyterian-Columbia, New York Presbyterian-Cornell, Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Helen-Hayes Hospital and Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Medical Education

  • University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School

Honors

  • Transitional Intern of the Year, St. Barnabas Medical Center: Honorable Mention, 2003
  • Medical School: Dean's Letter of Commendation, Spring and Fall 2000
  • Undergraduate: Phi Beta Kappa, Rutgers College

Research

  • Low Back Pain Prevention in Golfers: Efficacy of a Wearable Source of Topical Heat.
    Lead investigator Scott F. Nadler, DO.
    Research Assistant
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UMDNJ/NJMS
    Fall 2001
  • Safety, Efficacy and Duration of Hyalgan and Exercise Therapy Treatment for Pain of Osteoarthritis of the Knee.
    Lead investigator Todd P. Stitik, MD.
    Research Assistant
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UMDNJ/NJMS
    Fall 2001

Presentations

  • The Painful Shoulder
    February 2009
  • Common Injuries in Female Runners
    December 2008
  • Muscular Dystrophies and Myopathies - A Review
    Departmental Grand Rounds
    New York Presbyterian - Columbia
    September 2005
  • Brachial Plexopathies - Pathophysiology and Electrodiagnosis
    Departmental Grand Rounds
    Hospital for Special Surgery
    April 2005
  • Scleroderma - A Review
    Departmental In service
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    March 2005
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
    Departmental Grand Rounds
    New York Presbyterian - Cornell
    November 2004
  • Lymphedema -- Medical Management and Rehabilitation
    Departmental Grand Rounds
    New York Presbyterian - Cornell
    December 2003

Author

  • The Neck Pain Handbook
  • “Low Back Pain”, Brown, Klein, Visco, and Herrera
    Cooper, G (Ed.) Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin.
    Humana Press, June 2007.
  • Development of a Personalized Cranial Prosthetic for a Post-Craniotomy Inpatient
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    October 2003, presented at AAPM&R annual meeting
  • Boiano M, Visco A. Oral Collagen Type II
    ArthritisMD.com, 2005
  • Zakhary B, Visco A. Joint Trauma and Osteoarthritis
    ArthritisMD.com, 2005

Hospital Affiliations

  • Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken, NJ
  • Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ

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