New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Rockville Centre, NY


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


New York Spine Institute is the proud home of board-certified physicians and surgeons, qualified to treat all types of neck and back pain, along with other spine-related conditions. We own many office locations in the Greater New York area, giving our Rockville Centre clients the freedom to choose the most convenient location for them. We strive to provide each and every patient with the highest level of excellence, which includes a diagnosis they can understand and a personalized treatment plan.

New York Spine Institute 

Office Address: 761 Merrick Avenue Westbury, NY 11590

Phone: 1-888-444-6974

Fax: 516-357-0087

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

Quality Care

New York Spine Institute is committed to providing our Rockville Centre clients quality care, no matter the treatment their condition requires. We are proud to offer patient-specific treatment plans for each of our clients.

Industry Leaders

The physicians at NYSI, led by medical director Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS, are all respected leaders in the neck and back disorder industry.

Multiple Languages 

New York Spine Institute realizes the only way to truly provide personalized care is by making our services accessible to everyone. Our Rockville Centre patients have the option to receive care in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Russian.

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Spine disorders are complex conditions often hard for even the most skilled physician to articulate. We commonly see patients who suffer from a serious spinal disorder refer to their symptoms simply as “neck or back pain”. Our experienced neck and back doctors have decades of experience, meaning they are able to accurately diagnose any spinal condition and explain it to you in a way that can be understood. While diagnosis is important, NYSI stresses the importance of pain management treatment, for pain relief that lasts. *

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Rockville Centre patients:

New York Spine Institute understands surgery is not always the best answer. We aim to perform surgery only when it is absolutely required. The most common surgical operation we perform is pinched nerve relief. We also commonly perform surgery on patients suffering from immobility or loss of function caused by compression of the spinal cord or mechanical instability of the spine.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeons are available to treat spinal surgery patients in our surgical department. Our neck, back, and spine surgeons are specialists in the field, having undergone extensive training regarding all types of spine-related disorders. In addition to performing the actual surgery, our surgeons take time before the procedure to explain exactly what is going to happen and answer any question or concerns the patient may have. After the operation, we provide a comprehensive overview of how the surgery went, what was found, and discuss an in-depth treatment plan to get you back on your feet. *

Dr. Alexandre de Moura - NY Spine Institute - Long Island spine surgeon, manhattan back surgeon

Cervical Lumbar Spine Specialist, Medical Director
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New York Spine Institute specializes in treatment of scoliosis, and we are proud to be the leading scoliosis treatment center in the area. Our scoliosis experts are trained to care for pediatric and adult patients, experiencing all levels of severity. Whether your specific scoliosis is a common degenerative type or a more complex congenital problem, our team will have you feeling better in no time. *

Thankfully, scoliosis does not always require surgical treatment. For Rockville Centre patients with severe cases, surgery will be performed at NYU’s Hospital for Joint Diseases. This nationally ranked institution is home to a team of respected and trusted spine surgeons, who are active in their field through lectures and publications.

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

Cervical, Lumbar Spine Specialist
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Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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Rockville Centre patients will receive the best possible care through our esteemed orthopedic surgeons at the New York Spine Institute. Dr. Dylan O’Rourke and Dr. Alexios Apazidis, M.D are our experts. They are skilled in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. Our spine specialists provide unparalleled care to our Rockville Centre patients spanning 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 partakes in a shared team approach when it comes to all planned surgeries or immediate medical care needs. This is done throughout our multiple locations and affiliate hospitals. The vision that Dr. O’Rourke and Apazidis share is what fuels the success of our pain management program. Rockville Centre patients can receive care for a full range of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

The orthopedic surgeons at the New York Spine Institute are here to listen to your specific needs and concerns. We will cater our process and treatments to each patient’s specific needs. This is because our experienced team knows that no single patient is the same, and there no patients should be treated exactly the same. We are here to provide Rockville Centre patients with the highest quality orthopedic care. We are ready to help Rockville Centre patients feel like themselves again.

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

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

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Dylan O’Rourke

Dylan O’Rourke

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Chronic, intense, or recurring back pain can seriously impact your day-to-day life. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to schedule a visit to New York Spine Institute. Back pain is an enigma, as there is no one common cause. The back and neck doctors at NYSI are well-versed in all types of spinal conditions, giving them the ability to determine the exact cause of your individual symptoms and develop a treatment plan from there. Our Rockville Centre patients will be presented with different treatment options so you have the freedom to choose what works best for YOU.

As what pain and symptoms our patients are experiencing varies across the board, so do our treatment plans. No two patients suffering from the same disorder share the same medical history, daily lifestyle, or symptoms. That’s why New York Spine Institute is committed to providing our Rockville Centre patients with a unique treatment plan specific to them.

With every patient our specialists see, the first step always remains the same. A complete evaluation will be done, where our team will ask questions, perform tests we deem fit, and listen to what you are experiencing. From there, our expert physicians will determine the exact diagnosis. The next step to a pain-free life is pain treatment. Although the NYSI is commonly associated with surgery, we try to avoid this whenever possible. If it is possible for our Rockville Centre patients to experience pain relief non-surgically, that will always be our top choice. *

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Advanced pain management in Rockville Centre from a board-certified specialist. Pain management is what initially brought you to New York Spine Institute, which is why we take this step extremely seriously. Our team of physicians will customize your treatment plan to fit your personal needs and lifestyle.

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Physical therapy is a necessity for full recovery, whether it be your main form of treatment or a post-operative step. New York Spine Institute’s physical therapy department is led by licensed physical therapist Michael Friar, D.P.T.

Many of our back, neck, and spine patients require only physical therapy to encourage pain relief. Physical therapy encourages mobility and restores proper functioning, especially for patients dealing with limited range of mobility. Physical therapy may incorporate stretching, manual therapy, cardio exercises, or strength and endurance training, based on individual needs and patient-specific goals. NYSI also stresses the importance of teaching patients proper body mechanics, postural awareness, and ways to incorporate physical therapy at home.

Our licensed physical therapist will evaluate each patient’s current level of function and desired level of function in conjunction with the type of pain relief they require. The NYSI’s top priority is the safety of our Rockville Centre clients, and will only implement techniques that will lead to progress, management, and overall pain relief.


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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is useful for diagnosing many conditions. It is safe and noninvasive, and helps NYSI to uphold its mission of treating patients with 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.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive, safe diagnostics tool we use in many cases. MRIs allow our experienced radiologists to easily identify any problems by producing images of bones and soft tissue. This procedure is done in our digital radiology department, a state-of-the-art facility that houses our team of radiologists and imaging tools.

New York Spine Institute serving Rockville Centre utilizes a high-field short-bore 1.5T MRI system and Digital Radiography (DX) X-Ray technology. The high field short bore 1.5T MRI system can be used for a wide range of clinical applications, including but not limited to: spine, brain, abdomen, pelvis, shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle, foot.

New York Spine Institute is proud to offer the new GE 1.5T system, a tool that produces detailed anatomical images to assist in evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders.

Several New York Spine Institute locations house a digital radiography department for your convenience. Digital radiography is able to produce high quality images of inner bone and tissue anatomy. Additionally, we often utilize Long Length Imaging (LLI) with our scoliosis patients.

One of our main goals is to provide our Rockville Centre, NY patients with high quality care and an expert team of back and neck doctors, all at an affordable price. In addition to diagnosis and treatment, we strive to treat each client with an experience completely customized for the individual. We are happy to provide an environment that evokes a sense of calm and comfort for our patients who require imaging. We offer the option to play music and provide ear plugs and a sleeping mask for patients seeking completely relaxation.


*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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New York Spine Institute is proud to be the leading treatment center and surgical practice for back and neck pain, and other associated spinal disorders in the Greater New York City area. We strive to serve our Rockville Centre, NY patients with top-of-the-line care and customized treatment. Our team of spine doctors and specialists are some of the most respected in the industry, helping us become one of the most trusted treatment centers in the local area. Don’t push off your chronic pain any longer. To set up an appointment to meet with one of our back and neck doctors, call or visit one of our convenient locations serving Rockville Centre, NY. *

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