Dr. Louis Quartararo’s office at the NJ Spine Institute in Paramus.
Dr. Louis Quartararo Accused of Sexual Contact with 2 Patients
In April, a spine surgeon with offices in both Paramus and Wyckoff agreed to temporarily give up his license amid allegations of inappropriate sexual contact involving two of his patients.
Dr. Louis G. Quartararo signed an agreement with the state Board of Medical Examiners on March 22. According to this agreement, he must undergo an inpatient psychosexual evaluation and treatment through a board-affiliated professional assistance program.
Quartararo mainly practices at the New Jersey Spine Institute in Paramus and the International Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Wyckoff.
Authorities say that Quartararo “exchanged text messages, images, videos and audio files of an intimate sexual nature” which were not related to medical treatment. These files depicted acts with a female patient between October 2011 and May 2016.
In the second case, the surgeon is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a second female patient whom he treated for a year.
According to the Board’s order, these allegations “if proven, would palpably demonstrate a clear and imminent danger to the public.”