Healthcare system devoted to comprehensive spine care continues to grow
with addition of experienced and progressive neurosurgeons

After opening two facilities this summer, Altair Health, one of the nation’s first physician-managed healthcare systems devoted to comprehensive spine care, is expanding its team of industry-leading neurosurgeons with the addition of Dr. Edward Scheid and Dr. Louis Noce. Both are board-certified neurosurgeons who specialize in minimally invasive treatments for a wide range of spine issues.

“Like our existing team of physicians, Dr. Scheid and Dr. Noce are known for leading the way with innovative techniques and approaches to patient care – making them a natural fit for Altair Health and the patients we serve,” says Kyle W. D. Nelson, MBA, CEO of Altair Health. “We’re extremely proud to have experts of their caliber join us as we continue to grow our team of spine specialists and deliver on our mission of taking the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of spine conditions to the next level.”

With a state-of-the-art medical center in Morristown and a surgery center in Florham Park, Altair Health conveniently brings together all of the specialties needed for evaluating and treating spine conditions – whether minor or highly complex – within one integrated healthcare system. A team – including neurosurgeons, physical therapists, pain management specialists, clinical psychologists, physiatrists, acupuncturists, wellness specialists and more – manages each patient’s care from start to finish.

Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS), New Jersey’s largest neurosurgical practice and one of the most advanced in the country, is steering Altair Health’s efforts.

“The ANS/Altair Health team boasts some of the most highly regarded surgeons in the neurosurgical community,” says Dr. Scheid, a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Scheid joins Altair Health after practicing for 14 years in Albany, NY, where he was the president and founder of a large neurosurgical practice. “The healthcare environment is constantly changing and Altair Health is providing the infrastructure and support to help patients navigate the landscape by managing their care holistically. I’m very excited to be part of the group bringing this progressive approach forward.”

Dr. Scheid specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement technology. He focuses on the treatment of spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, and the management of spinal tumors. Dr. Scheid has interest and extensive experience in caring for patients who have had prior spine surgery and are still experiencing pain. He has performed over 5,000 successful spine and brain surgeries.

“Being able to trace and track how care is delivered throughout the entire Altair Health system helps ensure quality and efficiency for patients – the value of which can’t be underestimated,” adds Dr. Noce, a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons who has been pioneering minimally invasive spine surgery for the past 20 years. “This model, combined with the group’s focus on spearheading cutting-edge neurosurgical treatments that will enable us to continue to introduce new treatment modalities for patients, is what compelled me to join the Altair Health team.”

In addition to specializing in complex spine and minimally invasive treatments for a broad range of spine issues – including spinal disease, degenerative spinal disorders, spinal tumors and congenital spinal issues – Dr. Noce is leading the industry by instructing other surgeons on these techniques. He also focuses on failed spine surgery syndrome, bringing relief to patients who have new or persistent pain after spinal surgery.

Dr. Noce was the owner of the first multispecialty, integrated medical facility in upstate New York. Most recently, he was a key member of the neurosurgical practice at Summit Medical Group.

To learn more about Dr. Scheid, Dr. Noce and ANS, visit ansdocs.com.

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About Altair Health
Altair Health is one of the nation’s first physician-managed healthcare systems devoted to comprehensive spine care. Headquartered in Morristown, NJ, a team of spine specialists – including neurosurgeons, physical therapists, pain management specialists, physiatrists, acupuncturists, wellness specialists and more – collaborate and leverage the power of integrated, evidence-based care for improved outcomes. Learn more at AltairHealth.com.

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