As one of the leading endoscopic spine surgeons in the Western Hemisphere, Dr. Shen has created a protocol for his endoscopic procedures called enVision Spine Surgery.
Endoscopic spine surgery is considered the ultimate in minimally invasive spine surgery – or as it is typically called, the least invasive spine surgery.
"Within 3 weeks of my initial contact with Dr. Jian Shen, I was in minimally invasive spine surgery on Sept. 16, 2022, at St. Mary's on an outpatient basis in Amsterdam. After a couple of hours, he miraculously removed a large 2 cm fragmented piece wrapped around the nerve posterior of my L4-5 degenerative disc and corrected spinal stenosis. My procedure required a second 2 set of navigational tools. After recovery, the surgical nurse shared she made a joke, that I had the vertebrae that keeps on giving! No need to read any more reviews, he's done 5K procedures and is ranked as the best out of 100 other doctors. I was so impressed from our Zoom call & his staff, I traveled from FLL to Albany via a wheelchair on drugs to mask excruciating pain. I suffered for 7 weeks with neuropathy pain crawling from recliner to the bathroom, to bed lying in a fetal position. I'm now walking unassisted! Don't suffer needlessly, call now! Great experience start to end with a humble gifted caring man."
"I drove from far away to see Dr. Shen and benefit from his unique expertise and I couldn’t be happier. He was very generous of his time and knowledge and my surgery was a complete success with minimal post-op pain. I still can’t believe how small the incision is. He is truly a master in his art. I was at work a few days after surgery. Every member of the team that took care of me was amazing...Thank you so much for taking care of me!"
"After being told by many doctors that surgery was impossible, you were the only one who was willing to try. It's the first time in several months that I am able to walk with minimal pain. For that, I am very grateful."
"Dr. Shen performed surgery on my lower back and injected my own bone marrow into the damaged disc to re generate it using my own stem cells. The surgery was performed on 6/21/2021 and was a success. I am now pain-free. I am very grateful to Dr. Shen for giving my life back to me. I am also very grateful to Mary Jo his assistant who was incredibly helpful throughout the process. I highly recommend Dr. Shen to anyone who is experiencing back-related issues."
"I could not ask for a more caring and compassionate doctor than Dr. Shen. From the moment I walked into his office, to every visit after my surgery, Dr. Shen has provided me with exceptional care. His level of professionalism and kindness is like none I have ever encountered before. Dr. Shen's support staff is also exceptional, they all went above and beyond for me. I could not believe how pleasant and helpful everyone was. Within days of my call to his office, his staff managed to organized my first consultation and then my life-changing surgical procedures. They truly exceeded my expectations. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Shen and his team for getting me back on my feet. Thank you"
"I am a retired orthopedic surgeon. The care I received was first-rate from my first office visit, surgery, and post-op care. It is amazing that spine surgery can be performed in an outpatient setting. Endoscopic spine surgery lends itself to a much faster recovery."
“Dr. Shen is the best spine surgeon period!…Dr. Shen is caring, experienced, and incredibly focused leaving no margins for error. Any spinal procedure can make you nervous or fearful but I felt nothing but confidence knowing it was Dr. Shen “Behind the wheel”. I have issues at other levels and won’t hesitate to see again if needed!!”
"Dr. Shen is amazing! Not only is he a great surgeon he has a fantastic way of speaking with you."
"Dr. Shen performed surgery on my chronic lower lumbar back pain. It was amazingly simple, done in an outpatient procedure. My back pain, which I’ve been trying to deal with for over 20 years, is almost completely gone. All he did was shave the disc that was protruding into the nerve, done Endoscopically. I’m thrilled with the results and would recommend Dr. Shen to anyone."
"Allow me to start by saying that I am a physician, and although clinical research is what I do, I certainly did my homework on how best to fix my L5-S1 herniation. I knew endoscopic surgery was the only way I wanted to go - but who? When I met Dr. Shen, his warm courteous demeanor put me at ease right away. I had already reviewed his impressive resume. he went to top-notch schools, and a spine fellowship is very hard to get into. He has also performed thousands of these procedures - also very comforting. We reviewed my MRI together, and I believe his interpretation was more detailed than that of the radiologist...The actual surgery went very well, with Dr. Shen removing a fragment of extruded disk. My left calf muscle (which had no strength for 6 weeks prior) immediately started to regain function. The recovery is going very well so far. Dr. Shen is just a high-quality guy, and a high-quality surgeon. A very rare combination that I am thankful to have met."
“Thank you, Dr. Shen. So nice and caring, the only doctor I look forward to seeing! I will continue to see him to work through my spine issues. His bedside manners are amazing (and) he is fun to visit with. He is the best endoscopic surgeon with amazing skill…He took great care of me during my surgery, I felt very comfortable and confident.”
“Dr. Shen did a lower back fusion in March 2020 – I can't thank him enough for the compassion that he gave me from the first day I met him... he explained thoroughly what he was going to do, he literally told me what I was going to have done and how my recovery was going to be. My surgery was 100% successful, I honestly trusted him and he made my experience better than I ever thought (possible). I have my life back in 2 months! I can't thank him enough! His secretary Mary Jo and staff are all very good. I highly recommend him...thank you, Dr. Shen.”
“I have been having lumbar pain for years. The pain had been getting progressively worse and unbearable at times for the past two years and was also causing numbness and tingling of my feet and toes. I had been getting pain management injections for the past two years but that was just a temporary fix that lasted at most one month after each injection. I was then introduced to Dr. Shen and at first, had a consultation meeting with him. Dr. Shen reviewed my MRI and suggested that I undergo Endoscopic Spine Surgery. He explained to me that this was a non-invasive surgery and I would be able to walk out of the doctor's facilities the same day that I had the surgery. He was in fact true to his word. Dr. Shen explained everything about the surgery and answered all my questions. He is a wonderful and knowledgeable doctor. I was extremely surprised to receive a phone call from him the very next day after my surgery to see how I was feeling. I am feeling much better. Thank you, Dr. Shen!”
“I knew there were options to relieve back pain, but I never thought it was possible to have my pain completely gone! I used to think about my back pain every day, always adjusting my activities to lessen the pain. After sending my MRI to Dr. Shen’s office, I had an appointment 3 days later. Dr. Shen reviewed my MRI with me, explaining everything and answering all my questions. Within a week, my surgery was scheduled. Dr. Shen is immensely knowledgeable and caring. Today, I don't even think about my back pain. It's been 4 months since I had my surgery, and I am absolutely amazed at how great I feel. My life is no longer revolved around my back pain. Thank you, Dr. Shen!!”
“Dr. Shen and his staff are very attentive to the needs of their patients and their care. No other doctor has called multiple times after surgery to check on my well-being. Dr. Shen listens to what his patients need to say and answers questions thoroughly. I am very pleased with the treatment I received as well as the explanation for surgery that was done. I am grateful that his staff called often after my procedure to answer questions as they came up.”
“After 3+ years of pain caused by a congenital spondylolisthesis and multiple trips to multiple doctors that resulted in nothing but failed attempts to fix the issue, I was fortunate enough to come across Dr. Shen. Dr. Shen responded immediately to our email that described my problem and called me the next day. He set up a visit to his office and after a short consultation and review of my MRI, diagnosed the problem, and had a plan of action. On Jan 28th, Dr. Shen operated on my back using his least invasive procedures. This is the first time in 3 years that I am pain-free. I am up to walking one mile a day where I could only walk 50 ft. one week prior and am sleeping through the night instead of awakening 8-10 times. Dr. Shen’s office staff is also extremely accommodating, knowledgeable and accessible and it is such a pleasure to be able to talk to a real person on every call. I am so thankful to Dr. Shen and his staff for literally giving me back my quality of life.”
"First-rate, excellent patient manners. He listens very well and has a great attitude. I am the type of patient who researches issues, and usually understands them. I also explain my situation thoroughly and have lots of questions. Dr. Shen walked me through my MRI and answered all of my questions. I am VERY excited about the thought of having no more pain in my lower back from stenosis. He assured me he can and will fix my issue! I walked out fist-pumping... I will follow up after my surgery."
"Dr. Shen deserves a million-star review, five doesn't do him justice. This is a doctor who remembers what the ultimate goal is and that's the patient. He performed surgery on my daughter and because of his skill and wonderful, caring bedside manner, she is now thriving. His assistant, Mary Jo, is a Godsend and is on top of her game. I was one of those people who cringed at any back surgery and Dr. Shen has changed my outlook completely. I highly recommend if you have any issues that require surgery contact, Dr. Shen. This is a man with unsurpassed abilities and the best thing is that he cares, he really cares."
"Dr. Shen is truly amazing. I just got home from surgery. I had a cyst at the L5S1 of my lower spine. All other doctors' opinions were to avoid this major surgery that was going to require removing part of my hip and a fusion to get to the cyst. He was able to do it with robotics. Removed the cyst and I am relieved of all pain. He had a great bedside manner and was very informative. I would refer anyone to him he works wonders. Thank you, Dr.Shen."
"Dr. Shen is absolutely an amazing surgeon. My chronic pain is gone in my neck after years of severe pain. Dr. Shen performed a fusion on my C5-6 and replaced my C6-7 with a donor vertebrae. His bedside manner is wonderful. Dr. Shen even called me at home a few days later to check on me. I am truly grateful to Dr. Shen for giving back to me a pain-free neck."
"Very impressed with Dr. Shen and his staff. I would definitely recommend him if you need to have back surgery...Appreciated the fact that he took the time to personally call me to make sure I was doing ok...Thank you, Dr. Shen, for everything."
"A master of his craft. I just had surgery yesterday. He, along with his staff went above and beyond to be sure I felt comfortable and safe. People come from all over the world to see Dr. Shen. If you need spine surgery he is worth the trip. This is the first day my pain level is low in over a year."
"Dr. Shen was awesome. I am pain-free after being able to walk no more than 20-30 yards without stopping and sitting or bending. He was able to do surgery without fusion. Loved his bedside manner. He called me on Sunday to check on me. His staff was great. The nurse was available to answer questions. Highly recommend."
"Dr. Shen performed spinal fusion on me. My surgery was 100 percent successful. He called me twice at home the week after my surgery to check on me. He came highly recommended and I'm so grateful to him for giving me my life back. I could not give a higher recommendation!"
"Went with my husband who has spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease to have a consult with Dr. Shen yesterday and we could not be happier with how thorough and compassionate Dr. Shen and his team were. I am not someone who rates doctors based on their bedside manner. Personally, I don’t care how nice you or your office are. I care about your track record as a surgeon and your surgical patient outcomes. So, judging on Dr. Shen’s outstanding surgical outcome track record and extremely thorough bedside manner, you would be missing out not having a consultation."
Disc herniation occurs when the interior “jelly” of the disc pushes through the tougher exterior and irritates nearby nerves, resulting in pain that ranges from mild to severe.
If you have myelopathy, you have experienced a severe compression to your spinal cord. It is typically a gradual process with the degenerative changes linked to aging.
Spinal stenosis results in thickening of the ligaments, formation of bone spurs, and deterioration of the disc material. As a result, the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves.
Dr. Jian Shen is a world-renowned leader in endoscopic spine surgery and disc regeneration. Regardless of the spine disorder, Dr. Shen approaches each patient on an individual basis, with his or her own set of circumstances. He understands your pain and will use his knowledge and expertise in minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery to get you back to living your life.
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