New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Forest Hills, NY


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


If you want to be treated by trustworthy spine doctors with decades of experience in the back pain treatment industry, then come to see the professionals at New York Spine Institute in Forest Hills, NY. We strive to provide affordable back and neck pain treatment for sufferers local to the New York City area. Our sympathetic back doctors and certified personnel aim to address your back pain concerns and then provide a recovery plan suited to your needs.


New York Spine Institute 

Office Address: 80-02 Kew Gardens Road Suite 200, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

Phone: 1-888-444-6974

Fax: 516-357-0087

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

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Quality Care

Our neck and back doctors carefully create a customized treatment strategy that meets your needs. Our goal remains the same—to help you get your life back.*

Industry Leaders

As industry leaders in spinal pain diagnosis and treatment, our own team at NYSI relies on the leadership of medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS.

Multiple Languages 

At NYSI, our services are inclusive of people speaking many languages. We strive to provide them our best by speaking many languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Russian.

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There are countless types of spine ailments that produce back pain or neck pain for people of all ages. These can be conditions such as fractures, herniated discs, diseased discs, and infection. The back specialists at New York Spine Institute in Forest Hills, NY, are dedicated to administering effective back pain treatment. Our ground-breaking technology permits us to get right to the origin of your back or neck pain. Once we have this information, we can devise the most fitting therapy to treat your pain.*

If you are hurting from neck pain or back pain, our spine doctors always attempt to pick the most conservative back or neck pain treatment approach. For obvious reasons, back surgery is not our first choice for treatment. We wait to opt for back or neck (cervical) surgery after people still experience pain in spite of prior treatment. Our back surgeons regularly administer operations to supply relief from spinal cord compression, pinched nerves, or mechanical instability of the spinal cord.

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Forest Hills patients:

The number one priority of our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at New York Spine Institute in Forest Hills, NY, is to consistently treat our patients with excellent medical care. Our back doctors are highly trained in spine surgery and possess decades of expertise in bone and neurological spinal disorders. We have given back pain relief to thousands in the greater New York City area. Our back and neck specialists always keep our patients best interests in mind with personalized back and neck pain treatment strategies.*

Dr. Alexandre de Moura - NY Spine Institute - Long Island spine surgeon, manhattan back surgeon

Cervical Lumbar Spine Specialist, Medical Director
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Scoliosis can impact the lives of adults and children. In fact, millions are diagnosed every year in the U.S. If you have an insignificant degree of curvature then it doesn’t always cause issues. When spine doctors discover a greater degree of curvature, it creates a more significant basis for concern because this type of scoliosis can create muscle fatigue, back pain, breathing issues, or spinal arthritis.

To obtain a proper scoliosis diagnosis and treatment plan, schedule an appointment at the NYSI in Forest Hills, NY. Our spine and back specialists are suitably prepared to thoroughly treat the various forms of scoliosis, like the degenerative or common idiopathic types. Our esteemed scoliosis treatment center is one of the most qualified in the U.S. as a result of our treatment tactics and success rates.*

Our spine doctor will prescribe a treatment strategy according to the degree of your spine’s curvature. If you need an operation by our spine surgeon, which doesn’t happen as often as you think, our highly proficient surgeons in our Forest Hills, NY office will give you all of the information pertaining to the surgery.

You can put your faith in our back surgeons that have decades of specialized expertise at our nationally ranked center, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.* Additionally, our back surgeons have given talks throughout the world and authored several scoliosis treatment publications. 

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Cervical, Lumbar Spine Specialist
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Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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The physicians and surgeons here at the New York Spine Institute have partnered with world-class orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Dylan O’Rourke and Dr. Alexios Apazidis, M.D. in our combined efforts to provide our Forest Hills patients with the most comprehensive orthopedic care and treatment this side of the state.  Dr. O’Rourke and Dr. Apazidis are both recognized I the industry for their skills and expertise in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports 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

At the New York Spine Institute our group of dedicated spine specialists take pride in our unique approach to planned surgeries and in the team’s overall commitment to providing same day medical needs to patients at our multiple locations and at our affiliate hospitals. We offer pain management programs for a wide range of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system that are specifically designed to meet the personal needs of all our Forest Hills patients.

The mission of our dedicated spine specialists team is simple – to create and design personalized treatment plans that are not only effective for our Forest Hills patients but also help them to reclaim their quality of life.

Alexios Apazidis, M.D., M.B.A.

Alexios Apazidis, M.D., M.B.A.

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Dylan O’Rourke

Dylan O’Rourke

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If your aching neck or back pain starts to prevent you from going about your daily routine, don’t wait to get treatment. Make an appointment at New York Spine Institute in Forest Hills, NY, for an exam by our spine doctors to obtain back pain treatment. It’s important to be checked by a back specialist who understands spine complexities when it comes to back or neck pain treatment. Our back doctors will give you a conscientious physical before advising a treatment course.

Your treatment options will depend on the severity of your neck or back pain. Our dependable staff personally supports and walks all patients through their treatment strategies from start to finish. Since surgery is our last choice, we strive to utilize any possible non-surgical back pain treatment option to avoid having to resort to surgery.

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People from around the world encounter different types of bodily injury during their lives. If you suffer from a back or neck injury, it’s essential to obtain medical treatment from a board-certified back doctor.

Our neck and back doctors have undergone extensive training in advanced technologies, medical treatment methods, and medical diagnostics for different back and neck pain-related issues.*

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

We offer Forest Hills residents 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.

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Physical therapy supports your rehabilitation to improve your range of movement and mobility, diminish your pain, rebuild function, and limit disability in individuals with injuries or impairments.* This is particularly significant for people who continue to live strenuous lifestyles that add pressure to their neck and back. If you’re currently enduring neck or back pain, obtain timely care from our professional back specialists in Forest Hills, NY.

Our physical therapist, Michael Friar, D.P.T. will direct you on the correct methods of stretching, exercising, and manual therapy routines. Our purpose is to not only help you get better but to also teach you so that you can make educated decisions. We provide you with information on body mechanics, postural awareness, and additional exercises that can be performed at home. Physical therapy will significantly reduce your pain, in addition to preventing future injury from happening.*

The NYSI applies the use of weight machines and cardio fitness for endurance and strength fitness to aid our Forest Hills, NY patients presently undergoing physical therapy. We review your current health, pain threshold, and physical limitations in order to choose a neck or back pain treatment plan best suited for you. You’re in good hands from the moment you receive your initial evaluation by our licensed physical therapist, Michael Friar, D.P.T. until the final stages of your therapy.


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NYSI uses strategic medical tools like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in ascertaining various back and neck pain conditions. It’s absolutely safe and allows us the opportunity to swiftly diagnose the reason for your pain. * Our digital radiology staff in our Forest Hills, NY office can quickly evaluate the images of bone and soft tissue anatomy. NYSI diagnostic imaging permits our back specialists to craft a therapy plan just for you.

New York Spine Institute uses advanced diagnostic imaging: a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system and Digital Radiography (DX) x-ray for our patients in Forest Hills, NY.

The high field short bore 1.5T MRI system can be used in a comprehensive range of clinical applications including but not confined to MRI’s of the Spine, Brain, Abdomen, Pelvis, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle, and Foot. *

New York Spine Institute’s innovative GE 1.5T system provides our back specialists with sharp imagery of anatomy and pathology to validate their diagnosis of various musculoskeletal disorders.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is particularly valuable to doctors for diagnosing different physical problems. It is a safe, dependable exam that uses magnetism and radio waves to produce sharp images. Our doctors then assess these images to identify back or neck pain issues. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify issues when utilizing other methods like x-ray, ultrasound, or CT (Computed Tomography). *

We understand that going to the doctor can be stressful and even scary. Giving our patients a high level of comfort during their visit is our number one priority. We strive to give you a tranquil atmosphere with music, earplugs, and a sleeping mask to help you feel more relaxed.

Our location also operates a digital radiography department. The radiologist analyzes digitized images of bone and soft tissue anatomy to determine the exact analysis of a patient’s back or neck pain. To accurately identify scoliosis, we employ Long Length Imaging (LLI).


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


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New York Spine Institute in Forest Hills, NY, provides patients with dependable back pain & neck pain treatment. Our expert physicians are dedicated to providing affordable back pain treatment for our patients. Our esteemed spine surgery facility proudly serves the greater New York City area to help rid patients of their suffering.* If you’re suffering from back or neck pain, contact our back doctors to make an appointment, today!

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