On Thursday, December 7th, 2023, Dr. Dariusz Nasiek from Allied Neurology & Interventional Pain Practice hosted a dynamic networking event, graciously welcoming esteemed guests, professionals, and colleagues. This event took place in the lively setting of Osteria Italiana, marking a celebration of the immense potential of networking, where opportunities are plentiful and collaborations thrive. Such monthly gatherings foster connections, pave the path for innovative ventures and solidify enduring partnerships. Dr. Nasiek extends his heartfelt gratitude to Hudson Regional Hospital for their sponsorship, acknowledging their unwavering support and significant contributions to the event’s remarkable success.
The evening, they commenced with Susan Ruiz representing Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH), a premier healthcare facility in Northern New Jersey in Secaucus. HRH is dedicated to building a healthier community through outstanding care, advanced technology, and expert physicians. Their commitment involves continuous investment in facility upgrades, collaboration with top-tier physicians, and the integration of cutting-edge technologies. HRH is renowned for offering sophisticated robotic technologies and various treatment modalities. As an in-network provider, they work with numerous insurance plans, focusing on delivering personalized care, a community-centric atmosphere, and exceptional medical services.
Dr. Nasiek then took the stage to discuss Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and its potential long-term implications, such as an increased risk of developing dementia decades post-injury. TBI, resulting from various incidents like falls, car accidents, sports injuries, or violence, can range from mild to severe, sometimes leading to chronic complications or fatality. Research indicates that severe TBI, especially multiple incidents or injuries at a young age, may heighten dementia risk. Dr. Nasiek highlighted TBI’s association with a higher prevalence of conditions like diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He noted that veterans with TBI are more likely to develop dementia compared to those without. Allied Neurology, recognized as a Center of Excellence, offers outstanding care and specialized TBI evaluation and treatment services.
The evening featured a special guest speaker, Dr. Jay S. Reidler, MD, MPH, an accomplished adult and pediatric spine surgeon. Dr. Reidler’s educational journey began at Harvard University, where he majored in Neurobiology, followed by an MD from Harvard Medical School and an MPH focusing on Healthcare Management and Policy from Harvard School of Public Health. His extensive training includes an orthopedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and fellowships in adult and pediatric spine surgery at New York-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital/Columbia University, alongside specialized training at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Reidler, Director of Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery at Premier Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, addresses a broad spectrum of spinal disorders, from common conditions to complex surgeries. His expertise and commitment have been showcased through presentations at prestigious spine surgery conferences and publications in leading medical journals. Dr. Reidler focuses on enhancing spine surgery safety and outcomes through advanced intraoperative navigation and robotic technologies. These technologies are revolutionizing spine surgery, offering greater precision and improved patient outcomes through minimally invasive techniques.
For further information or to contact Dr. Reidler, please reach out at [email protected] or call his office at 201-308-3027.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 25th, at 7 PM, again at Osteria Italiana. We sincerely thank Hudson Regional Hospital for their sponsorship and Dr. Reidler for his enlightening presentation. A special thank you also goes to all our friends, contributors, and professional family for their invaluable role in making these events successful.