Kew Gardens, Ny


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


Here at the Kew Gardens clinic of the NYSI our dedicated physicians offer a wide range of comprehensive care and personalized treatment plans specific to those individuals who suffer from neck and back disorders.  Our spine and neck specialists strive to make a difference in patients’ lives by way of examinations, assessments and analyses and ultimately designing personalized treatment plans to help patients improve their overall health.

Quality Care

Since every patient differs in symptoms and treatment needs, our dedicated neck doctors and specialists work with each and every patient individually when developing care and treatment plans that suit their personal needs. Treatment plans are designed to include physical therapy, surgical procedures when appropriate and even pain management.

Industry Leaders

The friendly yet dedicated team of spine doctors here in Kew Gardens is highly trained and versed in both back and neck disorders. Physicians work closely with one another when it comes time to design a customized treatment plan to help improve the health of their patients.

Multiple Languages 

At the NYSI here in Kew Gardens we have a team of doctors who present with a roster of diverse languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian. The team has forward goals focused on offering the same comprehensive care and treatments that are provided here in the U.S. to patients across the globe.

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The back specialists and spine doctors here in Kew Gardens treat back pain patients of all ages.  The comprehensive care helps in the treatment of many disorders, including fractures, herniated discs, diseased discs, and infection.  Here at the NYSI advanced technology and our top-rated radiology department contributes greatly to the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of all types of back or neck pain.  Our doctors are committed to providing both effective care and treatments to assist our patients in redefining their health and getting their lives back on track again. *

The outstanding team of physicians here in the Kew Gardens clinic of the NYSI offer varying neck pain treatment and back pain treatment plans, with some focused on non-invasive back pain treatment methods and other requiring spine surgery or back or neck surgery over time.  Treating physicians reserve surgery options typically for those patients who have unsuccessfully undergone prior treatments, but are still being challenged by high levels of pain generated often generated by pinched nerves, spinal cord compression, or mechanical instability of the spinal cord, just to name a few.

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Kew Gardens patients:

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
ALIF: Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
Lumbar Inter-Body Fusion
Mobi-C Cervical Disc Replacement
Spinal FusionTotal Disc Replacement
Total Disc Replacement
XLIF: Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

The neck specialists and orthopedic surgeons here in Kew Gardens take a great deal of pride in identifying the root source of patients’ pain and in delivering personal comprehensive medical care and treatments.  Specializing in spine surgery, many of our back doctors have a focus practice on bone and neurological spinal disorders. Doctors want to identify the root problems in their diligent efforts to design treatment options that directly address the specific condition of each and every patient.*

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 is a debilitating disease that affects millions of Americans every year.  Contrary to the natural front to back curves of the spine, scoliosis presents with a side to side curvature of the spine, which, when significantly enhanced can contribute many ongoing problems such as fatigue, muscle pain, back pain, spinal arthritis, and even breathing issues.

At the NYSI in Kew Gardens, doctors here treat both degenerative and idiopathic scoliosis disorders.  Our dedicated spine and back specialists, with a highly visible, industry presence, are among some of the best all round scoliosis specialists in the U.S.   They offer a comprehensive approach to scoliosis treatments along with advanced care for children and adult patients alike, and give much focus to the affects scoliosis can have on persons of all ages. *

Treatment options for scoliosis are specialized and vary from patient to patient depending upon the severity of the spine curvature, and can range from surgical procedures to a wide range of non-invasive options.  Our back surgeons here at the Kew Gardens clinic stand ready to serve the needs of all our patients and to help improve overall health. The NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases which is a highly accredited hospital here in NYC, is staffed with a group of back surgeons and neck specialists who possess years of knowledge and expertise. *  Many of our spine surgeons and other team members have shared their knowledge in authored publications and through lectures on scoliosis given across the globe.

Peter Passias M.D. FAAOS - NY Spine Institute Staff Link

Cervical, Lumbar Spine Specialist
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Angel Macagno M.D. FAAOS - NY Spine Institute Staff - Link

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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The world-class orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Guttman, M.D. and Dr. Salvatore Corso, M.D. have now partnered with the dedicated team of spine specialists here at the New York Spine Institute and share the same commitment to provide the most comprehensive orthopedic care and treatment to all our Kew Gardens patients.  Dr. Corso and Dr. Guttman have been recognized for their 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

The spine physicians and surgeons here at the Institute take pride in the unique approach we take with all our planned surgeries and are proud of our ability to provide patients with same day medical services at our many locations and our affiliate hospitals. The effective pain management programs offered by our specialists, are personally designed to meet the individual needs of all our patients suffering with a number of injuries as well as diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Our mission statement here at the New York Spine Institute is simple yet direct – to create and design personalized treatment plans for our Kew Gardens patients that provide effective results and also help patients to reclaim their quality of life.

Jeffrey Guttman

Orthopedic Surgeon
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Salvatore Corso

Orthopedic Surgeon & Co-director of the Orthopedic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center
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We treat patients of all ages who suffer from chronic back or neck pain that interferes with their day to day activities.  The doctors here in Kew Gardens are highly trained and skilled in all the complexities of the spine and are on hand to answer questions and discuss any concerns our patients may have.  They offer patients, during the consultation phase, information they need to better understand back and neck pain symptoms and treatment options. After completing your consultation, your neck specialist will perform a complete examination and analysis and gather the pertinent information needed to design your personalized treatment plan.   

The information that is gathered by the doctors and specialists during your consultation, greatly assists with the design of your treatment plan.  During your consultation your doctor will discuss the varied treatment options available, and explain the varied components such as physical therapy, bracing or surgical intervention, to name a few. Most treatments for back or neck pain, are non-surgical options, but, in some cases surgical procedures may be required.

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After the diagnosis, assessment, and evaluation of your back or neck pain has been completed, your doctor will work closely with you to design a pain management program that will help you achieve your personal health goals.  Rest assured, your team is there, every step of the way.

The neck surgeons and back pain specialists at the NYSI are committed to performing and achieving effective assessments, diagnoses, and management of all types of pain conditions.* 


The back and neck specialists here in Kew Gardens are board-certified and have undergone advanced training in both medical treatment techniques and medical diagnostics as well as innovative technologies.  This specialized training assists in the effective design and development of your personalized care and treatment plan for your back or neck pain related conditions.*

Treatment options vary and may include, but are not limited to • 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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Whenever surgery is a part of your treatment, physical therapy will play an important role in your post-surgery protocol and in your recovery process.  All surgeries, even the most minimally invasive surgeries, require some level of physical therapy. PT assists most patients with movement and mobility, decreases pain, restores function, and limits disability in individuals with injuries or impairments. *

Michael Friar, D.P.T., board-certified in all types of physical therapies, leads our physical therapy department here at the Kew Gardens clinic of the NYSI in providing physical therapies personalized to patients’ needs.  Some treatment plans rely heavily on proper stretching, exercise, and manual therapy with the ultimate goal being the improvement of health. Patients learn about their own body mechanics and postural awareness, and are offered instructions on how to perform home exercises.  Home exercises are beneficial to the healing process and help patients to avoid reinjury.

Physical therapy treatment options typically include combined cardio and weight machines that target strength and endurance training.  A licensed physical therapist evaluates and assesses you in order to determine functioning levels, pain thresholds, and physical restrictions in advance of assigning a PT plan to you.  Your personal doctor together with Michael Friar, will design and develop a PT treatment plan focused on your health goals.



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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are useful for diagnosing many conditions. It is safe and noninvasive, and helps NYSI to uphold its mission of treating patients with high quality comfort. The digital radiology department allows the radiologist to analyze images for bone and soft tissue anatomy. NYSI diagnostic imaging provides individualized care as well as state-of-the-art diagnostics.


An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), is an advanced technology that is very safe and noninvasive.  It allows radiologists to analyze images of both bone and soft tissue anatomy. Here in the Kew Gardens clinic of the NYSI our diagnostic imaging equipment includes a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system and a Digital Radiography (DX) x-ray, with the 1.5T system supporting multiple clinical applications such as MRI’s of the Spine, Brain, Abdomen, Pelvis, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle and Foot.*   Our department is also equipped with Long Length Imaging (LLI), that is used for performing scoliosis assessments.

*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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Here at the NYSI in Kew Gardens our patients are always our #1 priority.  Our spine surgeons and our neck doctors are truly committed to improving the health of our patients through comprehensive care and treatments.  To understand more about the varied treatment options, and to learn more about our clinic and our team of professionals, take time out to contact one of our spine doctors or neck doctors today and schedule your consultation.

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