New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Dix Hills, NY


Comprehensive care for spine surgery, scoliosis treatment, back pain treatment & physical therapy

Our Office Serving Dix Hills, New York

At New York Spine Institute our physicians, surgeons, and specialists are committed to providing comprehensive care and effective treatment options for all our patients in Dix Hills and the surrounding areas. Our dedicated spine specialists provide patients, young and old, with the ultimate care and treatment they need and are steadfast in our efforts to help patients with their recovery and with the improvement of their overall health.


New York Spine Institute 

Office Address: 312A Commack Rd, Commack NY 11725

Phone: 1-888-444-6974

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM

Quality Care

The doctors here at the NYSI offer personalized care and treatment options that range from physical therapy and pain management to spinal treatments and even surgeries.

Industry Leaders

The neck doctors, spine surgeons and neck surgeons here at the NYSI, led by our highly respected medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS have come to be recognized as industry leaders in the care and treatment of complex spine disorders.

Multiple Languages

With a diverse team of professionals who speak several languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian, we here at the NYSI strive to deliver our specialized services to patients across the globe.


Pain, and particularly back and neck pain can be attributed to a number of spine disorders, some of which include, fractures, herniated discs, diseased discs, and infection. The spine doctors, neck specialists and back specialists here at the NYSI serving Dix Hills and its adjacent towns, specialize in all types of back pain treatments and neck pain treatment options.  Our advanced technology enables us to diagnose many disorders and allows to quickly get to the root of your back or neck pain so we can prescribe effective treatment options to help get your life back on track again. *

Patients suffering from neck or back pain can put their trust in the dedicated back doctors here at NYSI who are committed to providing them with the least invasive, most effective back pain treatment options available.  We reserve spine surgeries for those Dix Hills patients who have unsuccessfully undergone other treatment plans and find themselves still suffering from pain, rather than prescribe it as an initial form of treatment. When our spine surgeons ultimately perform surgery, it is to provide patients with the relief from the pain they experience by pinched nerves, spinal cord compression, or mechanical instability of the spinal cord.

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Dix Hills patients:

All of our orthopedic surgeons are board certified here at New York Spine Institute and pride themselves on providing personalized care and treatment to all our patients in Dix Hills and the surrounding towns.  Our highly professional team specializes in spine surgery and is experienced in bone and neurological spinal disorders. Having provided effective care and treatment options to thousands of patients suffering from back pain or neck pain in the greater New York City area, our back, and neck specialists have come to be known as one of the best all-around spine and back specialist teams in the Greater New York area.  Our spine doctors and neck surgeons study all the pertinent patient information in their efforts to comprehend your pain, its source, and the impact it has had on your life to allow us to determine the best course of treatment for your condition.*

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

Cervical Lumbar Spine Specialist, Medical Director
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Premier Scoliosis Treatment Center Serving Dix Hills

The professionals here at the NYSI are also steadfast in our commitment to provide care and treatment to our Dix Hills patients suffering from scoliosis. There are millions of people in the United States who have been diagnosed with scoliosis, which is a side to side curvature of the spine, contrary to the natural front to back curves. When the curves in the spine are minimal and insignificant, they are less likely to cause problems or complications, but when the curves are drastic and significant they can result in a myriad of health issues that can include fatigue, muscle pain, back pain, spinal arthritis, or even breathing issues.

Scoliosis sufferers in Dix Hills and the surrounding areas can reach out to the dedicated team of doctors here at the NYSI to receive proper care and treatment. Our team of spine and back specialists is highly experienced in the treatment of varied types of scoliosis, such as degenerative or common idiopathic scoliosis. Our scoliosis treatment center has been recognized as one of the best in the United States and our top-rated doctors take pride in offering extensive care to all our patients, children and adults alike who suffer from scoliosis, since we have a full comprehension of the impact it has on individuals of all ages. *

Care and treatment provided to scoliosis patients by our spine doctors will vary and is dependent upon the severity of your spine’s curvature. Severe cases may require our back surgeons to perform surgeries. These dedicated back surgeons have years of experience at our nationally ranked center, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.* Many of our dedicated back surgeons have also given lectures worldwide on scoliosis treatments and have authored several publications on the topic as well. For more details, refer to our Spine 101 section.

Dr. Angel Macagno

Angel Macagno, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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The New York Spine Institute has partnered with world-class orthopedic surgeons to bring our Dix Hills patients the best possible care. They are highly skilled in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. Our spine specialists at the NY Spine Institute provide the highest level of orthopedic care and spinal medicine.

Some of the Orthopedic surgeries we can perform:

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Ankle Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Debridement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Microsurgery
  • Revision
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy and Decompression
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Repair
  • Trigger Release

Creating our orthopedic division has allowed our center serving Dix Hills to use a shared team approach to all planned surgeries along with emergent, same day medical needs at our various locations and affiliate hospitals. It is with the shared vision of our team, our unparalleled pain management program offers Dix Hills patients care for a full range of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Our expert orthopedic surgeons serving Dix Hills are understanding and compassionate. We will listen to the questions, needs, and concerns of each and every patient. We know that every patient is different. That is why we pride ourselves on being adaptive and successful listeners. Each consultation and treatment will be catered to you specifically. High-quality orthopedic care is paramount for our Dix Hills patients. We are ready to help you feel like you again. Through our expert’s knowledge and our cutting-edge orthopedic treatments.

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If you suffer from any type of back pain or neck pain and find that it is interfering with your daily life and routine, then make your way down to New York Spine Institute where we serve many of our valued Dix Hills patients and many in the adjacent towns as well. Our certified back doctors offer the most comprehensive care and treatment for all types of neck and back pain to patients of all ages. The primary first step for all of our Dix Hills patients is to consult with one of our back specialists who is experienced in the complexities of the spine and can efficiently determine appropriate back or neck pain treatment options specific to your needs. Our specialists begin your consult with a thorough exam, follow up with a diagnosis of findings, and end by providing you with an effective course of treatment.

During your initial consultation, our back specialists will gather pertinent information needed about your existing pain and symptoms, perform a variety of necessary tests to assist with our diagnosis and then follow up with a prescribed treatment plan that can range from bracing to surgical intervention. We personalize treatment plans to the specific needs of every patient and are committed to helping all of our Dix Hills patients with their recovery and with the overall improvement of their health. Though treatment options vary from patient to patient, they are each customized to meet individual needs. The primary focus of our expert spine doctors is put on non-surgical back pain treatment options as opposed to back surgeries of any type.


We are also recognized for our top-rated pain management team here at the NYSI.  Our team strives to educate all of our Central Islip patients on the variety of treatment options available.  Millions of Americans will suffer throughout their lifetime from a wide range of body pains, which is why we are committed to making a difference in their health and in their comfort levels.

The mission here at the NYSI is simple – we want to provide and deliver the highest quality care and treatment and aid in the healing of all our patients, young and old. Our neck and back pain specialists are well versed, educated and possess distinct perspectives in assessing, diagnosing and managing various types of pain.*

In addition, our neck and back specialists are fully trained in all the most innovative technologies and procedures, protocols, techniques, and medical treatments for a myriad of back and neck pain-related conditions.

We treat 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

Our highly rated spine specialists are all board-certified and trained in the most innovative diagnostics, medical treatments and advanced technologies for nearly every pain-related condition.*

The treatment options we offer our Dix Hills residents 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 the treatment of neuropathic pain syndromes such as CRPS.


As part of your rehabilitation process, physical therapy is provided and encouraged. Surgeries alone, even the most minimally invasive surgeries, are not enough. Physical therapy is necessary in order to enhance patient movement and mobility, decrease pain, restore function, and help to limit disability in individuals with injuries or impairments. * If you have suffered from a neck or back injury, then we are the team for you. The back specialists here at the NYSI are on hand to serve all our Dix Hills patients and those in the adjacent cities and towns.

Here at the NYSI, we take a great deal of pride in our physical therapy team and in its leader, Michael Friar, D.P.T. Michael Friar is committed to providing patients with the highest quality, most comprehensive physical therapy treatment options. Patients are educated and provided with specific instructions on proper stretching, exercise, and manual therapy and are advised on body mechanics, postural awareness, and exercises that can be done at home to aid in their rehabilitation, improve health and prevent reinjury.

Our PT team focuses on combining cardio and weight machines to target strength and endurance training for all our PT patients. Patients undergo a full evaluation by one of our physical therapists whose primary purpose is to determine present functioning levels, pain thresholds and physical restrictions. Once the evaluation is completed, Michael Friar will then determine the best treatment options for you and will set practical goals for you to achieve over time.

Michael Friar, D.P.T.

Physical Therapist
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At NYSI we take a great deal of pride in our state of the art radiology department that includes magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that is both safe and noninvasive. The MRI is necessary for diagnosing a variety of conditions and aids in determining proper treatment plans. Diagnostic imaging allows doctors to prescribe individualized care and treatment plans while providing radiologists with the tools they need to analyze various bone and soft tissue anatomies.

The radiology department at the NYSI also includes Digital Radiography (DX) x-rays and a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system that supports a variety of clinical applications, including MRI’s of the Spine, Brain, Abdomen, Pelvis, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle and Foot.*

The new, state of the art GE 1.5T system provides our physicians with detailed pictures of anatomy and pathology to aid in the evaluation of a number of musculoskeletal disorders.

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) utilizes magnetism and radio waves that produce images necessary to perform appropriate evaluations on patients. The images provided of various body parts are vivid and help to identify certain diseases which may not be visible with other imaging methods such as x-ray, ultrasound or CT (Computed Tomography). * At the facility we also offer Long Length Imaging (LLI) for appropriate assessments of scoliosis.

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.

Alexandra Inglima

MRI Technologist
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Providing Our Dix Hills Patients The Care They Need

At the NYSI our team of top-rated, dedicated spine surgeons and neck doctors provide the most comprehensive, personalized care and treatment to all our Dix Hills patients and those in the nearby towns and cities. Recognized as one of the most trusted and respected spine surgery teams in greater New York City, our team is steadfast in making a difference in the lives of all our patients. For more information about our care and treatment plans and to learn more about our highly visible team of surgeons and physicians, contact one of our spine surgeons or back doctors today. We look forward to serving you and assisting you on your road to recovery.

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