New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Mount Vernon, NY


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


The highest quality care for patients throughout the greater New York area, including Mt. Vernon, NY is provided by New York Spine Institute. Expert care will be provided by our spine specialists with their decades of experience, and the dedication of our physicians and staff give to the improvement and recovery of your health.

New York Spine Institute 

Office Address: 1200 Waters Place, Suite M105, Bronx, NY 10461

Phone: 1-888-444-6974

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

Quality Care

You will receive customized care, based upon your needs, that may include conservative physical therapy and pain management, or in the case that it is required, advanced spinal treatments and surgeries.

Industry Leaders

Alexandre B. de Moura M.D. is our medical director at NYSI, who leads our physicians with decades of experience to be the leaders within the industry of complex spine disorder treatment.

Multiple Languages

Services for patients all over the world is what NYSI aims to provide; no matter where as our expert staff speaks a large variety of languages. These include but are not limited to: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian.


A few variations of spine disorders can be the following: fractures, herniated or diseased discs, infection or injury. The resulting experiences, however, that most people refer to, are back pain or neck pain. At New York Spine Institute, for our Mt. Vernon patients, take the mystery out of your back pain medically to get to the root of your disorder through the usage of modern diagnostics. In order to give you the relief you need and get you back on track, we will provide advanced, proven treatments.*

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

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Mount Vernon patients:

Directed by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specialized in spine surgery and with advanced training in the bone and neurological disorders of the spine, your medical care at New York Spine Institute is in good hands. Helping thousands of patients overcome their back pain all throughout Mt. Vernon and the Greater New York City, our back surgeons offer back pain treatment so our patients can return to their normal level of function. Our back specialists and extended staff strive to give you only patience, understanding and respect as they understand the importance behind taking the time to get to know you. This is so that they can explain to you your condition and your treatment and supply answers to all of the questions you may have.*

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

Cervical Lumbar Spine Specialist, Medical Director
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Premier Scoliosis Treatment Center of Mount Vernon

For all types of scoliosis, New York Spine Institute offers world class treatment ranging from common idiopathic and degenerative causes, to less common congenital and iatrogenic ones, as well as everything in between. Within the Mt. Vernon area, it is possible for scoliosis conditions to affect both pediatric and adult populations. Standing as one of the premier centers for scoliosis treatment in the nation, we strive to provide all with comprehensive care for scoliosis conditions. At a single location, our multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach concerning these complex spinal deformities allows for their expedited diagnosis and treatment.*

Not all back pain treatment for scoliosis conditions require surgical treatment, yet, when surgery is necessary our Mt. Vernon patients should never worry as they are in the hands of world-renowned and experienced spine surgeons. All of who are routinely performing these procedures at a nationally ranked institution known as: the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.* Lectures have been given by our back surgeons throughout the world (along with numerous authored publications). All with regards to scoliosis and its treatment. Feel free to refer to our Spine 101 section that has more information about scoliosis.

Peter Passias, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar Spine Specialist
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Dr. Angel Macagno

Angel Macagno, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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To provide our Mount Vernon patients with unparalleled orthopedic care, the New York Spine Institute has partnered with renowned orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Dylan O’Rourke and Dr. Alexios Apazidis, M.D. These two are expertly trained in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

Our spine specialists serving Mount Vernon strive to ensure that every patient receives the best care possible, from all aspects of orthopedic to 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 New York Spine Institute’s addition of an orthopedic division has allowed our center to provide a shared team approach to every planned surgeries and emergent, same day medical needs at our various locations and affiliate hospitals. Through the shared vision of Dr. O’Rourke and Apazidis, our unparalleled pain management program offers Mount Vernon patients the best possible care, when it comes to a range of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Our orthopedic surgeons who serve Mount Vernon at the New York Spine Institute are empathetic and experienced. We know that each and every patient is unique. Therefore,  no two treatments will look exactly the same. Each patient is different and each patient deserves access to high quality orthopedic care. Our team serving Mount Vernon is ready to find the treatment and path that is best for

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

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

Total Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Englewood, NJ
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Dylan O’Rourke

Dylan O’Rourke

Physician’s Assistant
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If back pain or neck pain becomes chronic, intense, or interferes with your normal daily activities then it is time to visit New York Spine Institute (which serves Mt. Vernon). Trained in the intricacies of the spine, our specialists can accurately diagnose your unique problem and show you the options possible. All of this being done in order to present you with an appropriate customized treatment plan. After full analysis of your problem, we will be able to figure a definitive diagnosis, and ranging from non-operative to surgical, it is important for us to offer our patients all possible treatment.

The individual is the most important factor in all of this, therefore, we will always customize the treatment options accordingly in order to properly manage spinal problems. Two people may have the same spine disorder, yet treatment options will vary due to the wide variety of spine disorders. So, in the end, not everyone will be treated the same because of the differences in severity of symptoms and other medical factors that are unique to each person.

Evaluation of you will be done at the New York Institution in order to determine the exact cause of your back or neck pain. The back doctors will listen carefully and test thoroughly so that your diagnosis is done properly and we can recommend any sort of back or neck pain treatment where necessary. A surgical solution is not always the answer (even if we are a surgical practice). Treatment does not always require surgical intervention always, and so to relieve your pain our first choice will always be to offer you a non-surgical option whenever possible.


Advanced pain management in Mt. Vernon from a fellowship- trained specialist.

Bodily pain, of any degree, can affect you at any time in life. In the majority of American adults, it is very common, but we are here to help you understand possible treatment options for you.

Special training and unique perspectives in evaluating, diagnosing and treating all different types of pain are some of the qualities that our pain management specialists.* And when it comes to diagnosing and treating all different types of pain this is what we turn to. The team (who are all advanced fellowship-trained in interventional pain management procedures, spine care, and sports medicine), consists of our leading physicians: John Stamatos, MD, Reginald Rousseau, MD, Adam Shestack, MD, and Deborah Mottahedeh, DO.

Options for treatment offered in Mt. Vernon are:

  • 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.

The latest diagnostics, medical treatments and advanced technologies in nearly every pain-related condition are the expertise our neck and back specialists work with.*

Spinal Conditions we can help treat include:


The only option for successful recovery for sufferers of injuries (ranging from mild to extreme) is minimally invasive and non-surgical rehabilitation. Sound musculoskeletal and orthopaedic fitness can be elusive, especially when concerning those who have suffered a back injury or lead busy lifestyles that put strain on their back. Those wishing to access world-class care in Mt. Vernon, NY, can now turn to New York Spine Institute’s licensed physical therapist Michael Friar.

Due to Physical Therapy, it is important to encourage mobility and movement, decreasing pain, restoring function and preventing disability in patients with injuries or impairments.* This can be achieved through the usage of modalities, active and passive stretching, engaging in an exercise program and manual therapy. Body mechanics are properly taught to all of our Mt. Vernon patients, along with postural awareness and home exercise programs in order to avoid exacerbations in the future and promote maintenance of their current condition.

For Mt. Vernon patients, we are able to offer you (through New York Spine Institute), an array of weight machines to improve strength and cardio apparatuses for endurance training. Evaluation done by a licensed physical therapist will be done in order to determine our patients current level of function, pain intensity and restrictions within their activities of daily living. Michael Friar, D. P. T, based upon the findings from the initial evaluation, will be able to tell you of the treatment options available and offer realistic goals for the patient to understand the most optimal regimen available for them.

Michael Friar, D.P.T.

Physical Therapist
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The process of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be very useful when diagnosing many conditions, as it helps NYSI a a safe and noninvasive method for treating patients with comfort. In order to analyze images for bone and soft tissue anatomy, the radiologist is given these by a digital radiology department. Individualized care, along with state-of-the-art diagnostics, are some of the services provided by NYSI’s diagnostic imaging.

For our patients New York Spine Institute offers a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system and Digital Radiography (DX) x-ray in MT Vernon, as it is the state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging.

The high field short bore 1.5T MRI system supports ( including a wide range of clinical applications) , offers MRI’s of: the Spine, Brain, Abdomen, Pelvis, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle and Foot.*

With the ability to help evaluate a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, New York Spine Institute’s brand new GE 1.5T system is available through the process of providing our physicians with high quality, detailed pictures of anatomy and pathology.

Proven to be a safe, painless, non-invasive exam when diagnosing a broad range of conditions is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It utilizes magnetism and radio waves to produce detailed images used to evaluate various parts of the body to determine the presence of certain diseases. X-ray, ultrasound or CT (Computed Tomography) are some of the few imaging methods that may not allow these results to be visible.*

The end goal for us is individualized care and comfort. We want to provide a relaxing and calming environment that contains a choice of music, earplugs and sleeping mask. All steps to make you feel comfortable (almost as if you were at home).

The facility also houses a digital radiography department that allows the radiologists to analyze bone and some soft tissue anatomy. Then through this medium they are able to digitize the images that they capture. Long Length Imaging (LLI) is another exam we provide for proper scoliosis assessment.

*Certain results are not always guaranteed by New York Spine Institute. The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment, according to patient and condition, will vary.

Alexandra Inglima

MRI Technologist
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Providing Our Mount Vernon Patients The Care The Need

For back pain & neck pain diagnosis, New York Spine Institute stands as the best in class surgery practice for all of our Mt. Vernon patients. Standing as one of the most trusted and respected spine surgery practices available in the greater New York City area,  our goal is to always give you the most comprehensive and highly personalized care. Feel free to contact our back & neck pain diagnosis and spine surgery specialist today in order to discuss your unique condition. We are always here to help you on the road to recovery today, whether it be back pain or neck pain.

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