Dr. Eric Emanski is a spine surgeon who joined Coordinated Health in September 2018, following his completion of the Louis A. Goldstein Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Rochester.
A Northeastern Pennsylvania native, Dr. Emanski is happy to return to his home region and treat patients from his community. He has envisioned returning to the area ever since he left for medical school in Philadelphia. He will work throughout CH’s medical offices in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, providing expertise in spine surgery as part of a comprehensive spine care team.
Dr. Emanski graduated summa cum laude from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Following residency he traveled to New York for additional training in spine surgery and complex spine care at the prestigious Louis A. Goldstein Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Rochester.
He believes in a comprehensive team approach to spine care, and feels that conservative treatment involving care from physiatrists, physical therapists, and chiropractors are an essential part of care for the spine patient.
"My philosophy is that spine surgery is highly effective when performed on the right patient and for the right reasons," said Dr. Emanski. "A combination of imaging and diagnostic testing combined with a patient’s response to nonoperative treatment all play a crucial role in identifying those that will benefit from surgery and help achieve optimal results."
Dr. Emanski has an interest in all aspects of spine care with a special interest in cervical and lumbar degenerative disease, spine trauma, and adult deformity. He has also undergone additional training for minimally invasive procedures.
Prior to his medical career, Dr. Emanski owned and operated businesses in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region. He served as Vice President of his family’s business, King Glass and Paint Co. in Swoyersville, Pa., and also established a health and fitness center in Dallas, Pa.
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry
Drexel University, College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Doctorate of Medicine
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
University of Rochester Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rochester, NY, Louis A. Goldstein Spine Surgery Fellow, 2018
- Adult deformity correction
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Cervical decompression
- Cervical disc replacement
- Cervical laminoplasty
- Cervical myelopathy treatment
- Cervical radiculopathy treatment
- Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine issues
- Lumbar decompression
- Lumbar fusion
- Lumbar neurogenic claudication treatment
- Lumbar radiculopathy treatment
- Minimally invasive spine procedures
- Spine infections
- Spine trauma/fractures