• At A Glance
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  • Bio
    Dr. Carrer, is a spine orthopaedic surgeon who has been 5 years in practice and was recruited to join Dr. Frazier at New York City Spine Surgery because of her surgical skills and her dedicated patient care. After graduating with honors at the French Lycee of Madrid in Spain, Dr. Carrer graduated cum laude in Film and Television and with outstanding academic achievement in biophysics from the University of Southern California. Dr. Carrer completed medical school and residency at the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine where she excelled through her research and publications. During her busy surgical residency, Dr. Carrer found the time to develop one of the first surgical skill anatomy labortatories in the city for resident and student education to promote excellent in surgical technique, a trend that is now becoming the standard of training in US medical teaching institutions. Dr. Carrer did her fellowship training in spine surgery at University of California-San Francisco with some of the world’s most renowned spine surgeons. Here, she perfect her surgical skills and contributed numerous research papers. Dr. Carrer has attended numerous national and international meetings presenting her research and is an active member of the spine community. As a competitive martial artist in Taekwondo and Wushu in her youth and a weekend athlete warrior now, Dr. Carrer, has also focused on the non-operative treatment of orthopaedic and spinal disorders and guides patients not only through treatment of present ailments but through prevention of future degenerative conditions associated with activity and aging . Dr. Carrer treats patient individually and integrates multimodal treatments to maximize a rapid functional recovery. Dr. Carrer’s scope of practice emcompasses the management of degenerative, traumatic and deformity–related conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine. Dr. Carrer’s surgical expertise focuses on minimally invasive techniques, lateral approaches, trans-sacral and endoscopic procedures and motion preservation. In particular, along with her partner Dr. Frazier, founder of New York City Spine, she is developing minimally surgical techniques for the treatment of failed back syndrome and revision spine surgery, so that patients with prior failed back or neck surgery can experience a fast recovery with minimal downtime and complications. “It has been very rewarding as a spine surgeon to work at New York City Spine. We see a wide variety of patients, but since our main office is in Columbus Circle next to the Lincoln Center and New York’s theatre district we do see a substantial amount of professional dancers. It is very rewarding to see a 70 year patient return to his activities of daily living 6 weeks after lumbar fusion surgery, but to see a professional dancer go back to unrestrictived activity only 6 weeks after surgery is a game changer. And we are still looking into new technology to make surgery safer and with quicker recovery time. These are very exciting times.” A.C
    Clinical Expertise

    Orthopedics

  • Medical School

    University of Southern California- BS Biophysics 1995-2000, University of California- BA Cinema and Television 1992-1994

    Internship

    SUNY- School of Medicine 2002-2006

    Residency

    SUNY-Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 2006-2011

    Fellowship

    University of California- Spine Fellowship 2011-2012

  • Insurance

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    • Amerigroup (Managed Medicaid Plan)
    • Coventry First Health
    • Horizon Casualty Services (Worker's Comp & No Fault)
    • Horizon NJ Health (managed Medicaid plan)
    • Medicare
    • Optum Behavioral Health
    Insurance ID Numbers

    Amerigroup (managed Medicaid plan),Coventry First Health,Horizon Casualty Services (Workers Comp & No Fault),Horizon NJ Health (managed Medicaid plan),Medicare,Optum Behavioral Health