Nassau County (Main Office)


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


Here at New York Spine Institute, all of our patients are treated with high quality care by our experienced spine doctors in Nassau County. We aim to provide you with expert care by providers whose goal is to improve your health.*



Long Island Office

761 Merrick Ave
Westbury, NY 11590
Tel: 1-888-444-6974

Long Island Office

2033 Deer Park Ave.
Deer Park, NY 11729
Tel: 1-888-444-6974

Quality Care

We don’t believe in giving everyone the same exact back and neck treatment. Our doctors give all our Nassau County patients individual, customized care plan for their health. This includes conservative care as well as advanced treatments.

Industry Leaders

All of our experienced providers are leaders in the industry and are led by our medical director Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS.

Multiple Languages

Don’t speak English? No problem! Our services are available to patients from everywhere in the world and our knowledgeable staff speaks multiple languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Russian.


Back and neck pain can be caused by many factors. This can include fractures, herniated or diseased discs, infection, and injury. This may seem like a lot of different possible causes, but here at New York Spine Institute, we medically narrow down the cause of your pain using modern diagnostics. We then use advanced, effective neck and back treatments so you can have the relief you want.

If you are concerned about surgery, you are in luck. Here at New York Spine Institute of Nassau County, our back and neck surgeons only suggest back or neck surgery for a small number of patients. The majority of patients received conservative treatment and if that does not seem to correct the problem.

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Nassau County 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

Your medical care at New York Spine Institute serving Nassau County will be directed only by our board-certified orthopedic surgeons who have a specialization in spine surgery as well as advanced training in bone and neurological disorders of the spine. Our back surgeons have been able to help many patients who have come to us from Nassau County and the Greater New York area so they can function normally without their back pain. In addition to helping to get rid of your pain, we will also give you respect, patients, and understanding by getting to know you personally, to make sure you understand 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 Nassau County

There are different types of scoliosis and New York Spine Institute treats all of them. This can range from idiopathic and degenerative causes, which are more common, or congenital and iatrogenic causes, which are less common. We’re considered one of the leading centers for scoliosis treatment in the country and we offer complete scoliosis care for both adult and pediatric patients in Nassau County. The multidimensional and comprehensive approach we offer for these complex spinal abnormalities allow us to provide timely diagnosis and treatment at one location.

If surgery is necessary to treat your scoliosis, which not all types of scoliosis require, our patients can rest assured they are in the hands of experienced surgeons who have been performing these procedures on a regular basis at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.* Our back surgeons have given lectures throughout the world and authored numerous publications regarding scoliosis and its treatment. You can find more information about scoliosis in our Spine 101 section.

Peter Passias, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar Spine Specialist
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Angel Macagno, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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Orthopedic Care

The New York Spine Institute serving Nassau County has proudly partnered with renowned orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Guttman, M.D and Dr. Salvatore Corso, M.D. Both are highly trained in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

Our spine specialists serving Nassau County provide a level of  patient care that you will experience no where else. We are here to assist with all aspects of orthopedic 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 

Our orthopedic division allows our center to provide a shared team approach to all planned surgeries and emergent, same day medical needs at our various site locations and affiliate hospitals. Through the perspectives of Dr. Corso and Guttman, our top rated pain management program offers Nassau County patients unparalleled care when it comes to a large spectrum of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Our orthopedic surgeons serving Nassau County have a patient centered perspective. We understand that every patient is different. Every patient has their own set of concerns, questions, and goals. That is why your entire experience, from consultation to treatment, will be unique. Our team can accommodate to what you need. We are the orthopedic surgeons you can trust. It is our mission to get your health to where you need it to be.

Jeffrey Guttman, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon
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Salvatore Corso, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Co-director of the Orthopedic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center
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If you have back or neck pain and it starts to affect your daily activities because it has become chronic and intense, it it time to visit one of New York Spine Institute offices serving Nassau County. Our physicians have skilled knowledge of the spine and can create a unique, individualized plan for your condition. Only when the source of your pain has been properly identified we can offer you appropriate treatment options ranging from conservative to surgical.

We know everyone’s spine is different and therefore handling your individualized treatment plan is very important. Since there is such a wide variety of spinal problems, there is also a wide variety of treatment options. We don’t use a one-size-fits-all approach. Even if two people have the same spinal problem, there treatments may be completely different based on the severity of their problem and other medical factors.

When you first come to New York Spine Institute, our back doctors will completely assess you to find the cause of your back or neck pain. Before recommending any treatment we will carefully listen to you and test thoroughly in order to diagnosis you correctly. Even though we are considered a surgical practice, we do not always choose surgery as the first option. Often times, our patients will benefit from noninvasive treatments and do not need surgery. If it’s possible and appropriate we will suggest the non-surgical option first to help with your discomfort.


At some point in their life, most American adults suffer from pain. When you experience this, you’ll want to know what is available for treatment.

All of our back and neck specialists are experts in modern diagnostics, medical treatments, and technologies for almost all pain-related conditions.*

Nassau County residents are offered various treatment options including:

  • 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

Spinal Conditions we can help treat include:


When seeking treatment for your discomfort of any degree, you may have heard the terms minimally invasive and non-surgical rehabilitation. These are more than just fancy wording. They are the only successful option for recovery. Those who have suffered back injuries or who put strain on their back through their busy lifestyles may not realize the importance of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic fitness. If you are seeking world-class care in Nassau County, NY, you can turn to New York Spine Institute’s licensed physical therapist- Michael Friar D.P.T

The purpose of physical therapy is to increase mobility and movement, decrease pain, restore function, and prevent any disability in those patients with any injuries and impairments. This is accomplished by the use of modalities, active and passive stretching, participating in an exercise program and manual therapy. Our Nassau County patients are taught the proper body mechanics, postural awareness and home exercise programs to maintain their current condition and to avoid making the condition worse in the future.

We offer many weight machines to improve patients’ strength as well as cardio to increase endurance. Our licensed physical therapist will evaluate our patients in Nassau County to first determine their current level of function, pain intensity, and restrictions with their activities of daily living. Michael Friar, D.P.T. will talk with you about your treatment options based on the initial evaluation findings. He will then set attainable goals for you to create the best regimen for you individually.

Michael Friar, D.P.T.

Physical Therapist
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be used to diagnosis many types of conditions. It’s safe and noninvasive, and allows New York Spine Institute to keep treating their patients with comfort and care. Using this type of testing, the radiologist can analyze images for bone and soft tissue anatomy. We provide our Nassau County patients with customized care along with state-of-the-art diagnostics.

Here at New York Spine Institute, we offer our Nassau County patients modern diagnostic imaging: a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system and Digital Radiography (DX) x-ray.

The high field short bore 1.5T MRI system supports various clinical applications including but not limited to MRI’s of the Spine, Brain, Abdomen, Pelvis, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle and Foot.*

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is very beneficial for diagnosing a many types of conditions. It is safe, painless and non-invasive, and utilizes magnetism and radio waves to produce detailed images used to evaluate various parts of the body and diagnosis certain diseases which may not be visible with other imaging methods such as x-ray, ultrasound or CT (Computed Tomography).*

Our number one goal is to treat patients as individuals with care and comfort. We will provide our Nassau County patients with a relaxing and calming environment with their own choice of music, ear plugs, as well as a sleeping mask to let you feel right at home.

Our two Nassau County locations also have a digital radiography department. With this, the images captured are digitized so the radiologist is able to analyze bone and soft tissue anatomy to make an accurate diagnosis. We also provide Long Length Imaging (LLI) for proper scoliosis assessment.

*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 Nassau County Patients The Care They Need

Nassau County’s back pain & neck pain diagnosis & surgery practice, New York Spine Institute, is privileged to provide you with highly individualized and comprehensive care. Our spine surgery practice is one of the most trusted and respected in greater New York City. Feel free to contact the back & neck pain diagnosis and spine surgery specialist today to discuss your unique condition, whether it be back pain or neck pain, and lead yourself towards recovery.

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