New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Great River, NY


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


Throughout the greater New York area, you will never find higher quality care for Great River, NY patients than from New York Spine Institute. Our spine specialists have decades of experience and can give you the expert care you need. For your recovery and improvement of overall health, our physicians and staff can help you.

New York Spine Institute 

Office Address: 312 Commack Rd, Commack NY 11725

Phone: 1-888-444-6974

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

Quality Care

Your needs are a priority, and we will develop a customized health plan for you. Conservative physical therapy and pain management may be included, along with advanced spinal treatments and surgeries if necessary.

Industry Leaders

NYSI’s physicians are led by medical director Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS, who helps guide these industry leaders who have decades of experience treating complex spine disorders.

Multiple Languages 

NYSI strives to avoid any language barriers in order to provide services from patients around the world. Our staff is able to speak Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian among others for any international clients that need it.

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Back pain and neck pain can be caused by a wide variety of different spine disorders. Fractures, herniated discs, infection and others are examples of the. Great River, NY’s medical spine doctors at New York Spine Institute are here to treat your back when needed. We are able to get to the root of your back and neck pain through the advanced technology at our disposal. We can help arm you with this information to get you back on your feet faster with the correct line of treatment.*

Our back doctors strive to relieve your back pain by delivering the least invasive back pain treatment possible.* Spine surgery is not usually the first treatment given, and is generally reserved for people who previously received a different treatment on their back or neck. Typically, spine surgery is considered if the patient needs pain relief from mechanical instability, spinal cord compression or pinched nerves.

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Great River patients:

Great River, NY’s board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide the careful medical care our patients need at New York Spine Institute. Along with having years of advanced training in the bone and neurological spinal disorders, we operate on spines with the finest back doctors in New York. We have help thousands of patients across the area find relief from their back pain. In order to provide proper treatment for you, our neck and back specialists try to understand the ins and outs of your condition as you know it.

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, the side-to-side curvature of the spine, affects millions of people in the United States every year. Typically, a spine has a natural front-to-back curve that allows you to stand up straight. A small curve may be insignificant, but large curved spines can cause many different health issues including fatigue, muscle pain, back pain, spinal arthritis and breathing issues.

Visit the NYSI in Great River, NY if your scoliosis is causing unbearable stress in your life. Varying types and degrees of scoliosis like degenerative or common idiopathic types can be skillfully treated by our spine and back specialists.* We have one of the best scoliosis treatment centers in the United States because we treat your back by going as comprehensive as possible when analyzing your body. We know the toll it can take on anyone at any age, and offer extensive care for both children and adults.

Depending on the severity of your spine’s curvature, the treatment you receive from one of our spine doctors may be different. If it is very severe, we may try to operate on your back with our back surgeons in Great River, NY or one of our other NYSI offices. The surgeons we have are highly-qualified. Through our nationally ranked center, the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, they have gained years of experience and knowledge. Our back surgeons have also authored many scoliosis treatment publications and provided lectures to people across the globe. Refer to our Spine 101 section if you want to know more.

Angel Macagno M.D. FAAOS - NY Spine Institute Staff - Link

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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The NY Spine Institute provides Great River patients with the highest quality orthopedic care around. Our experts are experienced in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

Our spine specialists serving Great River provide our patients the best care around, which spans to all aspects 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

The creation of the NY Spine Institute’s orthopedic division has allowed our center to focus on a shared team approach for all scheduled surgeries and emergent, same day medical needs for our various locations and affiliate hospitals. Our top ranked pain management program are here to provide Great River patients with an unparalleled level, covering a full spectrum of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

The orthopedic surgeons at the New York Spine Institute are empathetic and understanding. We are here to listen to all of your goals, concerns, and questions. Our experts work to make your experience as comfortable and easy as possible, from your consultation throughout your treatments. Great River patients will receive nothing short of exceptional care. Our skill and advanced treatments are here to help you meet and exceed your healthcare goals.

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Reach out to Great River, NY’s branch of New York Spine Institute if your ongoing back or neck pain prevents you from living your life to the fullest. When it comes to treating your body, it is important to see a back doctor or specialist who knows how complex the spin so it can be operated on delicately. We will provide you with a recommended course of treatment after you complete a thorough exam detailing your problem, along with any available treatment options.

We listen carefully to how you describe your symptoms and will give you any tests that will help you get a diagnosis from us faster. Treatment options can be impacted by several factors found in our assessment. Your choices range from bracing to surgical intervention. We try to create a plan that is unique to you based on the needs that need to be filled. We strive avoid giving surgery to someone who does not want it and work to use non-surgical back pain treatment as long as necessary.

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You need to understand the different types of treatments that are at your disposal for your pain management. Throughout their lifetimes, millions of Americans suffer from many different types of body pain. At Great River, NY, we have sophisticated pain management by a fellowship-trained back specialist.

Our life’s mission is to give our patients the best treatment for their health. The spine specialists at NYSI have the necessary education to assess, diagnose and manage varying types of back and neck pain.*

We train our neck and back specialist in the newest technologies, medical treatment methods, and medical diagnostics for the majority of back and neck pain-related issues.

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

If you need a specialist who knows the latest diagnostics, medical treatments and advanced technologies in pain management, we have you covered.

We offer Great River 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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Back surgery is not a one-stop cure for your back pain. In order to successfully rehabilitate your spine, no matter how minimal the surgery, physical therapy is a must. It can help you to regain movement and mobility, decrease pain, restore function and limit disability if you have injuries or impairments.* For people who have lifestyles that may strain their neck or back even more, this is especially important to do. Our renowned back specialists in Great River, NY can help take care of the neck or back injury that is stressing you out in life.

Michael Friar, D.P.T. is New York Spine Institute’s licensed physical therapist. Whatever the best course of action you may need through physical therapy, he will help you find it. Manual therapy, exercise and proper stretching will be taught to you and assisted by our staff. Our patients need any essential information that we may have on body mechanics, postural awareness and home exercises to help you get back in shape. You not only start to heal through physical therapy, you also help prevent reinjury.

Cardio and weight machines are there for any patients in Great River, NY undergoing physical therapy. They help build strength and endurance training for the affected body part. Before you start, you meet with a licensed physical therapist to see how well you can function and the amount of pain you can withstand. Afterwards, Dr. Friar will set practical goals for you to aim for through the best treatment possible.


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MRIs, better known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, can help diagnose many conditions in the spine. It helps NYSI keep its message of treating patients as comfortably as possible, and is safe and noninvasive. The radiologist is able to analyze images through the digital radiology department for soft tissue and bone anatomy. State-of-the-art-diagnostics helps our team provide care that’s individualized for you.

Our Great River patients are in luck, as the NYSI offers a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system and Digital Radiography (DX) x-rays.

This advanced MRI system can help support a wide range  of clinical applications, providing images of the spine, brain, abdomen, pelvis, shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle and foot.*

Our brand new GE 1.5T system provides detailed pictures of anatomy and pathology in the highest quality possible to make sure patients know if they have a musculoskeletal disorder.

MRIs are much better than the average diagnostic imaging tool. Not only is it safer and much less invasive than its counterparts, but help evaluate many different parts of the body to figure out if there are diseases that may not be visible through x-ray, ultrasound or CT scans (Computed Tomography).*

We strive to make the patient feel as welcomed and comforted as possible, with your choice of music, earplugs and sleeping mask to help you unwind and make the process less scary.

Because this facility also has a digital radiology department, the images captured by the device are digitized so you can be diagnosed through your bones and some soft tissue anatomy being analyzed. For proper scoliosis assessment, we also provide 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.


*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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The Great River New York Spine Institute is one of the best and personable spine surgery practices in the greater New York City area. If you are experiencing back or neck pain, come see one of our spine specialists to get the diagnosis you need and find a way to get your life back. Contact us today to get started on your health recovery.

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