New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Jackson Heights, NY


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


Throughout the greater New York area, including Jackson Heights, NY, New York Spine Institute provides the highest quality care for patients. Our spine doctors, with their decades of experience, will be able to provide you with expert care. It is important to note that our physicians and staff are dedicated to the improvement and recovery of your health


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

Quality Care

According to your needs, you will receive customized care that can include conservative physical therapy and pain management. Or, if required, advanced spinal treatments and surgeries.

Industry Leaders

The physicians at NYSI with decades of experience, as led by our medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura M.D., FAAOS, are industry leaders in complex spine disorder treatment.

Multiple Languages

For patients all over the world, NYSI aims to provide services for them. Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian are just a few of the variety of languages that our expert staff speak.


Fractures, herniated or diseased discs, infection, or injury are a few variations of spine disorders. However, back pain or neck pain are, a lot of the time, the resulting experiences that most people refer to. For our Jackson Heights patients, at New York Spine Institute, we take the mystery out of your back pain medically. By using modern diagnostics to get to the root of your disorder. And, in order to get you back to your life, we will provide advanced, proven treatments to give you the relief you need.*

Only a small percentage of individuals with back or neck problems after conservative treatment has failed; and spine surgery, including back or cervical (neck) surgery is appropriate for them. In order to relieve relentless pain from pinched nerves or loss of function due to spinal cord compression or mechanical instability of the spine , our spine surgeons perform these operations.

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Jackson Heights patients:

Your medical care, at New York Spine Institute, will be directed by board-certified orthopedic surgeon specialized in spine surgery and with advanced training in the bone and neurological disorders of the spine. Throughout Jackson Heights and Greater New York City, our back surgeons have helped thousands of patients overcome their back pain through back pain treatment so they can return to their normal level of function. Patience, understanding and respect are a few key qualities that our back specialists and extended staff strive to give you 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 of Jackson Heights

Ranging from common idiopathic and degenerative causes to less common congenital and iatrogenic ones; as well as everything in between; New York Spine Institute offers world class treatment for all types of scoliosis. Scoliosis conditions affect both pediatric and adult populations within the Jackson Heights area, and as one of the premier centers for scoliosis treatment in the nation, we will provide comprehensive care for scoliosis conditions. For these complex spinal deformities, our multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach allows for their expedited diagnosis and treatment at a single locations.*

When surgery is necessary (even though not all back pain treatment for scoliosis conditions require surgical treatment) our Jackson Heights patients are in the hands of world-renowned and experienced spine surgeons who are routinely performing such procedures at a nationally ranked institution: NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.* With regards to scoliosis and its treatment, our back surgeons have given lectures throughout the world and authored numerous publications. Located in our Spine 101 section is more information about scoliosis that you can look at and refer to.

Dr. Angel Macagno

Angel Macagno, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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The highly reputable team of orthopedic physicians and surgeons here at the New York Spine Institute have now partnered with world-class orthopedic surgeons to provide comprehensive orthopedic care and treatment to all our Jackson Heights patients. 

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

Our spine specialists are proud of the unique approach we take with regard to all planned surgeries as well as our commitment to providing patients with same day medical services at our many locations and our affiliate hospitals. Pain management programs offered by our team of specialists, are designed to meet the individual needs of all our patients who suffer with a variety of injuries as well as diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Here at New York Spine Institute we take pride in our simple mission statement to create and design customized treatment plans for our Jackson Heights patients that are not only effective but also help them to reclaim their quality of life.

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It is time to visit New York Spine Institute serving Jackson Heights, when back pain or neck pain becomes chronic, intense, or interferes with your normal, daily activities. Our specialists, who are trained in the intricacies of the spine, can accurately diagnose your unique problem and show you the options possible, in order to present you with an appropriate customized treatment plan. We will figure out a definitive diagnosis after your problem is fully analyzed. It is important for us to offer our patients treatment options ranging from non-operative to surgical.

An important part of managing spinal problems is customizing treatment options to the individual. Treatment options will vary due to the wide variety of spine disorders. For example, although two people may have the same spine disorder, they both may be managed differently due to the differences in severity of symptoms and other medical factors that are unique to each person.

In order to determine the exact cause of your back or neck pain, the back doctors at New York Spine Institute will begin by evaluating you completely. Before we even diagnose you, we listen carefully and test thoroughly so they we are able to recommend any sort of back or neck pain treatment. It is important to note that despite being a surgical practice, we do not always favor a surgical solution, and in fact, a lot of the time treatment does not require surgical intervention at all. In order to relieve your pain, our first choice (whenever possible) is to offer you a non-surgical option.


Advanced pain management in Jackson Heights, from a fellowship-trained specialist.

At some point in time, you may suffer from some degree of bodily pain, as it is a common occurrence in the majority of American adults; and so we’re here to help you understand your treatment options.

When it comes to diagnosing and treating all different types of pain, our pain management physicians are superior fellowship trained and have unique perspectives in evaluating, diagnosing and treating all different types of pain.* Our team of leading physicians consists of John Stamatos, MD, Reginald Rousseau, MD, Adam Shestack, MD and Deborah Mottahedeh, DO. All of them are advanced fellowship-trained in interventional pain management procedures, spine care, and sports medicine.

Along with this, by holding expertise in the latest diagnostics, medical treatments and advanced technologies in nearly every pain-related condition, each of our neck and back specialists are here to help.*

The treatment options that we offer our Jackson Heights 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.

Spinal Conditions we can help treat include:


For sufferers of injuries ranging from mild to extreme, minimally invasive and non-surgical rehabilitation are more than just buzzword; they stand as the only option for successful recovery. For those who have suffered a back injury or lead busy lifestyles that put strain on their back, sound musculoskeletal and orthopaedic fitness can be elusive. Patients can now turn to New York Spine Institute’s licensed physical therapist Michael Friar if they are wishing to access world-class care in Jackson Heights, NY.

Encouraging mobility and movement, decreasing pain, restoring function and preventing disability in patients with injuries or impairments; are all prior encouragements due to Physical Therapy.* Through the use of modalities, active and passive stretching, engaging in an exercise program and manual therapy, all of this is achieved. Our Jackson Heights patients are properly taught body mechanics, postural awareness and home exercise programs in order to avoid exacerbations in the future and promote maintenance of their current condition.

By offering an array of weight machines to improve strength, in addition to cardio apparatuses for endurance training, New York Spine Institute is able to offer these benefits to Jackson Heights patients. In order to determine our patients current level of function, pain intensity and restrictions with their activities of daily living, all Jackson Heights patients will be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist. Afterwards, Michael Friar, D.P.T. will be able to talk the treatment options that patients have available, all based upon the findings from the initial evaluation. From this he will be able to 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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In order to diagnose many conditions, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be very useful. This process helps NYSI to uphold its mission of treating patients with comfort while still being very safe and noninvasive. From this, the radiologist is allowed by the digital radiology department to analyze images for bone and soft tissue anatomy. As well as state-of-the-art diagnostics, NYSI diagnostic imaging provides individualized care as well.


A high field short bore 1.5T MRI system and Digital Radiography (DX) x-ray for our patients in Jackson Heights is the state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging that New York Spine Institute offers.

Including a wide range of clinical applications, the high field short bore 1.5T MRI system supports, but is not limited to MRI’s of: the Spine, Brain, Abdomen, Pelvis, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle and Foot.*

When diagnosing a broad range of conditions, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has proven very valuable by being a safe, painless, non-invasive exam by utilizing magnetism and radio waves to produce detailed images used to evaluate various parts of the body and determine the presence of certain diseases. All of which may not be visible with other imaging methods such as x-ray, ultrasound or CT (Computed Tomography).*

In the end, all we want to do is treat each patient with individualized care and comfort. In order to achieve this we will provide a relaxing and calming environment that contains: a choice of music, earplugs and seeping mask to make you feel at home.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has proven to be an exceptionally safe and useful tool allowing doctors to diagnose different conditions. It makes use of magnetism and radio waves to create precise images. Our doctors then assess these images of various parts of the body for specific diseases or other problems. MRI succeeds when other various methods, like x-ray, ultrasound, or CT (Computed Tomography), do not have as much success. *

A digital radiography department is also apart of the facility. And in order for the radiologist to analyze bone and some soft tissue anatomy for diagnosis, within the specified medium they are able to digitize the captured images. 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.

Alexandra Inglima

MRI Technologist
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Providing Our Jackson Heights Patients The Care The Need

New York Spine Institute stands as the best in class Jackson Heights back pain & neck pain diagnosis & surgery practice. Our practice will be honored to provide you with the most comprehensive and highly personalized care possible. Within the greater New York City area, we are one of the most trusted and respected spine surgery practices available. In order to discuss your unique condition, feel free to contact the back & neck pain diagnosis and spine surgery specialist today. For whether it be back pain or neck pain, we are here to help you start yourself on the road to recovery today.

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