Spine Care

If you have a spine problem, we have answers…

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 the life you’ve grown accustomed to. … and relief.

Comprehensive medical care for every spine disorder… with your individual needs in mind.

Informed medicine from a caring, experienced spine specialist.

When you have neck pain, back pain or an injury or disorder of the spine, you need appropriate care. And that means you need the skill and capability of a medical doctor who specializes in spinal problems and spine surgery.

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. Dr. de Moura is also a clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at New York University School of Medicine.

The son of an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. de Moura followed in his father’s footsteps. But it’s his experience, caring and skill that make the difference. 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. He spends the time to get to know you, to explain your condition and your treatment and to answer all your questions in terms you can understand. He also takes extra steps that you’ll appreciate, like calling you at home to check on your recovery and lending you a caring ear when you need it.

Specialized medical care focused on your individual situation.

Although they can be fairly common, neck and back problems are never routine. Because they can be very painful and can impact your health and well- being, each condition we encounter at New York Spine Institute is handled with special, careful attention. In other words, we treat your spine problem as a unique situation, because it is. That way we can give you the most fitting care for your particular needs — care that’s founded on experience and sound medical principles.

Comprehensive solutions for all kinds of spine conditions.

At New York Spine Institute, we provide the latest diagnostics and medical treatments for virtually every spine problem. Here are some of the conditions we treat:

  • Neck and back disorders
  • Herniated disks
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Sciatica and leg pain
  • Fractures and stress injuries
  • Scoliosis and other pediatric deformities
  • Trauma and sports injuries
  • Spinal osteoporosis
  • Adult deformities
  • Vertebral slippage (spondylolisthesis)
  • Spinal stenosis/nerve-root compression
  • Infections and tumors of the spine

 

Advanced spine surgery procedures to give you the relief you need.

No matter what your particular problem or what is at the source of your disorder or pain, we always take a conservative approach to your treatment. If your problem can be best-treated with medications or physical therapy, that’s precisely what we’ll recommend. But when it comes time to consider spinal surgery, we’ll recommend — and perform — the safest and most effective spine surgical procedures available.

Today’s medical technology has advanced to the point where many of the spine surgeries we perform can be done more quickly, more easily and with greater success than ever before. In fact, at New York Spine Institute we offer some spine surgeries that are unique to the area. And whenever possible, we perform minimally invasive spinal procedures for less scarring and quicker recovery times. Here are some of the spinal surgical solutions we provide:

Cervical and lumbar total disc replacement:
Instead of fusing and eliminating movement in the disc space, the disc is replaced, allowing continued movement. This may reduce the progression of adjacent-level disease.

Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF):
Used primarily for degenerative disc disease, we remove the damaged disc from between two vertebrae and graft new bone tissue to keep them from moving. We’ve cut the time for ALIF in half while getting great results.

Microscopic lumbar discectomy:
An effective, minimally invasive technique. We remove the herniated portion of a disc, relieving the pain- causing pressure from the nerve root or spinal cord. And you can go home the same day.

Microscopic anterior cervical discectomy and fusion:
For herniated or damaged discs in the neck. Go home in 24 or 48 hours without a stabilizing collar. And we don’t need to harvest any bone graft.

Kyphoplasty:
Also minimally invasive, and unique in this area. For multiple compression fractures, we inject bone cement into a weak vertebra to restore its strength. Often performed as a simple outpatient procedure.

Bone fusion:
Used for fractures or arthritic conditions that result in vertebrae slipping forward, the vertebrae are realigned, and new bone is grafted and allowed to heal.

Cervical and lumbar laminectomy:
In some conditions, the canal through a vertebra can narrow and compress the spinal cord. With this procedure, we open the canal and remove the pressure… and the pain.

Working with your doctor to bring you the best care.

For many of the spine surgery procedures we provide, we collaborate with local specialists to ensure your safety. But we also work with your doctor to make sure we’re giving you adequate care that suits your medical needs. When your doctor refers you to us for your back or neck problem, or for spine-related extremity pain, we’re always available to them for consultation about your case and to answer any questions. We also make sure that they’re always informed about your condition and treatment, and we rely on their valuable input about your medical history.

Making it easy for you.

At New York Spine Institute, we want to make it as convenient as possible for you to access our unique brand of high-end, specialized spine care.

Here’s how:

  • Visa, MasterCard and American Express welcome
  • Insurance accepted and filed
  • Lunchtime appointments
  • Available after-hours for emergencies
  • Evening appointments available
  • English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and French spoken

So don’t let your spine problem go untreated. Get the specialized medical attention it deserves from a leader in motion preservation spinal surgery.

Call today! (516) 357-8777