SERVICES

The New York Spine Institute provides the latest diagnostics and medical treatments for every spinal problem - from routine spinal disorders to complex adult & pediatric spinal conditions.

SPINE SURGERY & CARE

There are a variety of spine disorders. Fractures. Herniated or diseased discs. Infection. Injury. But people with back or neck problems mostly just know it as pain. At New York Spine Institute, we take the mystery out of your spine pain… medically. We use modern diagnostics to get to the root of your disorder. And then we provide advanced, proven treatments to give you the relief you need so you can get back to your life.

At New York Spine Institute, your medical care will be directed by Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specialized in spine surgery and with advanced training in the bone and neurological disorders of the spine. He has helped thousands of patients overcome their spine conditions and return to their normal level of function. More importantly, Dr. de Moura gives you his respect, patience and understanding by taking the time to get to know you, to explain your condition and your treatment, and to answer all your questions.

Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS

Cervical Lumbar Spine Specialist, Medical Director
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Premier Scoliosis Treatment Center

The New York Spine Institute offers world class treatment for all types of scoliosis; ranging from common idiopathic and degenerative causes to less common congenital and iatrogenic ones; as well as everything in between. As one of the premier centers for scoliosis treatment in the nation, we provide comprehensive care for scoliosis conditions affecting both pediatric and adult populations. Our multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach for these complex spinal deformities allow for their expedited diagnosis and treatment at a single location. Although not all scoliosis conditions require surgical treatment, when surgery is necessary our patients are in the hands of world-renowned and experienced spinal surgeons who routinely perform such procedures at a nationally ranked institution, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Our surgeons have given lectures throughout the world and authored numerous publications with regards to scoliosis and its treatment. You can find more information about scoliosis in our Spine 101 section.

Peter Passias, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar Spine Specialist
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Angel Macagno, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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The New York Spine Institute offers world class treatment for all types of scoliosis; ranging from common idiopathic and degenerative causes to less common congenital and iatrogenic ones; as well as everything in between. As one of the premier centers for scoliosis treatment in the nation, we provide comprehensive care for scoliosis conditions affecting both pediatric and adult populations. Our multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach for these complex spinal deformities allow for their expedited diagnosis and treatment at a single location. Although not all scoliosis conditions require surgical treatment, when surgery is necessary our patients are in the hands of world-renowned and experienced spinal surgeons who routinely perform such procedures at a nationally ranked institution, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Our surgeons have given lectures throughout the world and authored numerous publications with regards to scoliosis and its treatment. You can find more information about scoliosis in our Spine 101 section.

Peter Passias, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar Spine Specialist
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Angel Macagno, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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The New York Spine Institute offers world class treatment for all types of scoliosis; ranging from common idiopathic and degenerative causes to less common congenital and iatrogenic ones; as well as everything in between. As one of the premier centers for scoliosis treatment in the nation, we provide comprehensive care for scoliosis conditions affecting both pediatric and adult populations. Our multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach for these complex spinal deformities allow for their expedited diagnosis and treatment at a single location. Although not all scoliosis conditions require surgical treatment, when surgery is necessary our patients are in the hands of world-renowned and experienced spinal surgeons who routinely perform such procedures at a nationally ranked institution, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Our surgeons have given lectures throughout the world and authored numerous publications with regards to scoliosis and its treatment. You can find more information about scoliosis in our Spine 101 section.

Peter Passias, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar Spine Specialist
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Angel Macagno, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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PAIN MANAGEMENT

Advanced care from a fellowship- trained specialist.

If you are anything like the majority of American adults, you will suffer with some degree of pain at some time in your life.  When that time comes, you will want to understand your treatment options.
At North American Partners in Pain Management (NAPPM), our pain management specialists have special training and unique perspectives in evaluating, diagnosing and treating all different types of pain.  Our leading physicians, John Stamatos, MD, Reginald Rousseau, MD, Adam Shestack, MD and Deborah Mottahedeh, DO are advanced fellowship-trained in interventional pain management procedures, spine care and sports medicine.

NAPPM treats conditions, including:
• Low back pain
• Neck pain
• Herniated disks
• Shoulder and arm pain
• Hip and leg pain
• Radiculopathies
• Arthritis and joint pain
• Sports injuries
• Osteoporosis
• Headaches
• Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
• Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
• Diabetic neuropathy

Each of our specialists has expertise in the latest diagnostics, medical treatments and advanced technologies in nearly every pain -related condition.

We offer treatment options, which include:• Injection therapies• Radiofrequency procedures• Spinal cord stimulation• Intrathecal device implementation• State-of-the-art fluoroscopy and endoscopy for great accuracy and precision• Ketamine infusion therapy for treatment of neuropathic pain syndromes such as CRPS.

PAIN MANAGEMENT PSYCHOLOGY

Though pain is a necessity in physical life (because it warns of harm to the body), chronic pain is a mystery that causes suffering. As a pain psychologist, Dr. Benjamin Hirsch focuses on his patient’s ability to cope with pain, using relaxation techniques, diversion therapy guided imagery and desensitization. A pioneer in the field, Dr. Hirsch is a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Management, a fellow of the American Board of Family Psychologists and an associate of the American Association of Interventional Pain Practitioners. He approaches cases with uniquely designed programs that meet the individual’s specific pain psychology needs, lifestyle and goals.

Some twenty years ago, the field was hardly known. Pain patients who “wouldn’t be healed by medical methods” were considered “crocks”. That was the term given to pain suffers who didn’t get “healed” through the standard medical intervention. There was something “wrong” with them. Practitioners like Dr. Hirsch have helped enlighten the public that there is no such thing as physical pain without a concomitant emotional component.

The sad reality, however, is that so many still do not realize this elementary and obvious truth. They believe that if they do not get better physically, they are somehow responsible. Ironically, that leads to even greater distress. That is sad because many sufferers have learned to live happier and freer lives by using the techniques of psychological pain management.

At the New York Spine Institute our goal is to help patients manage their pain via the techniques implemented by Dr. Hirsch.

Benjamin Hirsch, PhD

Pain Management Psychologist
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PHYSICAL THERAPY

Minimally invasive and non-surgical rehabilitation are more than just buzzwords for suffers of injuries ranging from mild to extreme—they are the only option for successful recovery. Sound musculoskeletal and orthopaedic fitness can be elusive to those who have suffered an injury or lead busy lifestyles. Patients who wish to access world-class care on Long Island can now turn to New York Spine Institute’s licensed physical therapist – Michael Friar.

Physical Therapy is used to encourage mobility and movement, decrease pain, restore function and prevent disability in patients with injuries or impairments.  This is achieved through the use of modalities, active and passive stretching, engaging in an exercise program and manual therapy.  Patients are taught proper body mechanics, postural awareness and home exercise programs to provide maintenance of their current condition and to avoid exacerbations in the future.  The New York Spine Institute offers an array of weight machines to improve strength, in addition to cardio apparatuses for endurance training.  Patients will be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist to determine their current level of function, pain intensity and restrictions with their activities of daily living.  Michael Friar, D.P.T. will discuss the treatment options available to the patient based on the findings from the initial evaluation and set realistic goals in conjunction with the patient to receive the most optimal regimen.

Michael Friar, D.P.T.

Physical Therapist
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IMAGING SERVICES

The New York Spine Institute offers state of the art diagnostic imaging: a High Field Ultra Short Bore 1.5T MRI system and a Kodak Point Care Computed Radiography (CR) Digital System.

The high field ultra short bore 1.5T MRI system supports a wide range of clinical applications. Including but not limited to MRI’s of the spine, brain, chest, abdomen, pelvis, shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle and foot.  Patient comfort is our main priority

The New York Spine Institute Philip 1.5T system provides our physicians with high quality detailed pictures of anatomy and pathology to help them evaluate a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

An MRI scans the body for molecular structures using magnetism and radio waves instead of x-rays. Because of the improved computer technology of the 1.5T equipment our patients will experience better and faster exams.

Our system is also equipped with a sound system that will allow our patients to hear their favorite songs while performing the test in a relaxing environment.

This facility uses the Kodak Point of Care computed radiography (CR) in x-ray. In this medium, the captured images are digitized so the radiologist can analyze the soft tissue and bone anatomy for diagnosis.  We also provide Long Length Imaging System (LLI), which lets you capture long-bone CR images for full spine and scoliosis needs.

Alexandra Inglima

MRI Technician
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