New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Ronkonkoma, NY


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


Here at the NYSI our team of highly skilled and recognized professionals are committed to providing the highest quality, comprehensive care and effective treatment options to all our Ronkonkoma patients and those in the adjacent towns.  Our top-rated spine specialists provide ultimate care and treatment to all our patients, young and old. The experts here at NYSI are steadfast in their dedicated efforts to help all of our patients with their recovery and with the improvement of their overall health.


New York Spine Institute 

Office Address: 312 Commack Rd, Commack NY 11725

Phone: 1-888-444-6974

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

Quality Care

At the NYSI, the dedicated back doctors offer patients personalized care and treatment plans that range from either physical therapy and pain management to spinal treatments and surgeries.

Industry Leaders

Our skilled neck doctors, spine surgeons and neck surgeons are led by our highly respected medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS.  The team has been recognized as industry leaders in the personalized care and treatment of patients suffering from many complex spine disorders.

Multiple Languages 

The team here at the NYSI is diverse and versed in several languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian, and have a forward goal of delivering our specialized services to patients across the globe.

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A variety of spine disorders can lead to both back and neck pain.  Some of those disorders are fractures, herniated discs, diseased discs, and infection. The spine doctors, neck specialists and back specialists here at the NYSI specialize in a variety of back and neck pain treatment options for our Ronkonkoma patients and those in surrounding towns.  Advanced technology enables our team here at the NYSI to diagnose many disorders and allows us to get to the root of your back or neck pain so we can then prescribe an effective treatment option that will help get your life back on track again. *

Neck and/or back pain sufferers in the Ronkonkoma area have learned to put their trust in our dedicated back doctors here at NYSI who are committed to providing them with personalized back pain treatment options that are the least invasive and specific to their needs.  It is our policy to reserve spine surgeries for those Ronkonkoma patients who have unsuccessfully undergone other treatment plans and find themselves still suffering from pain, rather than prescribe it as an initial form of treatment. When one of our spine surgeons makes a decision to perform a surgery it is primarily to provide relief from the pain caused by pinched nerves, spinal cord compression, or mechanical instability of the spinal cord.

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Ronkonkoma patients:

The skilled and highly trained orthopedic surgeons here at the NYSI offer Ronkonkoma patients of all ages personalized care and treatment plans.  Our highly respected team specializes in spine surgery and is also highly trained and experienced in bone and neurological spinal disorders. Our back and neck specialists here at the NYSI have come to be known as one of the best all round teams in the Greater New York City area as a result of the thousands of back pain and neck pain patients we have treated.  Our spine doctors and neck surgeons rely heavily upon important patient information they gather at your initial consultation in their dedicated efforts to comprehend your pain, its source, and the impact it has had on your life to allow us to determine the best course of treatment for your condition.*

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

Cervical Lumbar Spine Specialist, Medical Director
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In addition, here at the NYSI, we also offer state of the art scoliosis care and treatment plans to all our Ronkonkoma patients who suffer with scoliosis.  With millions of people in the United States having been diagnosed with scoliosis, which is a side to side curvature of the spine, contrary to the natural front to back curves, we here at the NYSI give focus to helping to make a difference in the lives of these people. When the curves in the spine are minimal and insignificant, they are less likely to cause problems or complications, but when the curves are drastic and significant they can result in a myriad of health issues that can include fatigue, muscle pain, back pain, spinal arthritis, or even breathing issues.

If you suffer from scoliosis be sure to reach out to the dedicated team of doctors here at the NYSI for information, insight and proper care and treatment.  Our spine and back specialists are skilled in the treatment of varied types of scoliosis, including both degenerative and common idiopathic scoliosis. Our scoliosis treatment center has earned a spot on the charts because of the commitment and dedication of our top-rated doctors who pride themselves in offering extensive care to patients young and old suffering from scoliosis, because of their comprehension of the impact it has on individuals of all ages. *

The care and treatment provided to scoliosis patients will vary from patient to patient and is dependent upon the severity of your spine’s curvature. Severe cases of scoliosis may require our back surgeons or spine doctors to perform surgeries.  These dedicated back surgeons have years of experience and commitment at our nationally ranked center, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.* Many of the renowned surgeons and doctors have given lectures around the world on scoliosis treatments and have authored several publications on the topic as well.  For more details, refer to our Spine 101 section.

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Cervical, Lumbar Spine Specialist
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Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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If you suffer from back pain or neck pain and find that it is interfering with your daily life and routine, then we are the team of specialists for you.  Our certified back doctors here at the NYSI offer the most comprehensive care and treatment for all types of neck and back pain to our Ronkonkoma patients of all ages.  The primary, and most important first step for your treatment is an initial consultation with one of our back specialists who is experienced in the complexities of the spine.  The doctor will decide upon appropriate back or neck pain treatment options that are specific to your needs and will begin your consultation with a thorough exam, follow up with a diagnosis of findings, and end by providing you with an effective course of treatment.

At your initial consultation you are encouraged to engage in open communication.  Our back specialists will gather pertinent information needed about your existing pain and symptoms, perform a series of tests that will assist with their diagnosis and then follow up with a prescribed treatment plan that can range from bracing to surgical intervention.  Personalized treatment plans are offered to all of our Ronkonkoma patients that help patients to achieve their recovery goals and improve their overall health. Though treatment options vary from patient to patient, they are all personalized to meet individual needs. The spine doctors here at NYSI put an emphasis on-surgical back pain treatment options first rather than back surgeries of any type.    

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We also offer the highest quality pain management here at the NYSI.  Our staff of dedicated doctors educate our Ronkonkoma patients on the various forms of treatment options that are available.  Millions of Americans will suffer throughout their lifetime with a vast number of body pains. With that said, the team here at NYSI is committed to making a difference in people’s lives by providing them with varied comfort levels.    

Our mission here at the NYSI is simple – to provide and deliver high quality, comprehensive care and treatment to all our patients and to assist in their overall healing.  Our committed neck and back pain specialists are highly skilled and educated while possessing distinct perspectives in assessing, diagnosing and managing various types of pain. *

All of the physicians, back specialists and neck specialists here at NYSI have undergone extensive training in state of the art technologies, procedures, protocols, techniques, and medical treatments for a wide range of back and neck pain-related conditions.

We treat conditions including:

• Low back pain
• Neck pain
• Herniated disks
• Shoulder and arm pain
• Hip and leg pain
• Radiculopathies
• Arthritis and joint pain
• Sports injuries
• Osteoporosis
• Headaches
• Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
• Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
• Diabetic neuropathy

Our spine specialists are trained and highly skilled in all of the top of the line diagnostics, medical treatments and advanced technologies for nearly every pain-related condition.*

The treatment options we offer our Ronkonkoma 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 treatment of neuropathic pain syndromes such as CRPS.

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Physical therapy is a mandatory part of your rehabilitation process.  It is necessary to help enhance patient movement and mobility, decrease pain, restore function, and help to limit disability in individuals with injuries or impairments. *  Here at NYSI, our dedicated back specialists offer our Ronkonkoma patients personalized PT plans.

We also take pride in our top-rated physical therapy team and in its leader, Michael Friar, D.P.T.  Michael Friar exhibits the highest level of commitment to his patients and provides superior, comprehensive physical therapy treatment options to patients that are specific to their individual needs.  Patients are instructed on proper stretching, exercise, and manual therapy and are advised on body mechanics, postural awareness, and exercises that can be done at home. All of these specialized exercises aid in their rehabilitation, improve health and prevent re injury.

Our PT team combines cardio and weight machines to target strength and endurance training for all our PT patients.  Patients must first undergo a full evaluation by one of our physical therapists. The physical therapist will then determine present functioning levels, pain thresholds and physical restrictions before they can prescribe a personalized PT program specific to the patient’s individual needs.  Once the evaluation is completed, Michael Friar will then determine the best treatment options for you and will assign a series of practical goals for you to achieve over time.


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At NYSI we are equipped with the most innovative, state of the art radiology department.  The department includes magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that is both safe and noninvasive and provides images needed for diagnosing a variety of conditions.  The diagnostic imaging allows doctors to determine appropriate personalized care and treatment plans for our Ronkonkoma patients while providing radiologists with the tools they need to analyze various bone and soft tissue anatomies.

The department is also equipped with Digital Radiography (DX) x-rays and a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system that supports a variety of clinical applications, including MRI’s of the Spine, Brain, Abdomen, Pelvis, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle and Foot.*

The GE 1.5T system provides physicians with vivid images of anatomy and pathology that they need in order to evaluate a number of musculoskeletal disorders.

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) utilizes both magnetism and radio waves to produce images of various body parts that help back doctors to identify certain diseases which may not be otherwise visible with other imaging methods such as x-ray, ultrasound or CT (Computed Tomography). *  The department is also equipped with Long Length Imaging (LLI) for appropriate assessments of scoliosis.

*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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Our spine surgeons and neck doctors provide personalized care and treatment to all our Ronkonkoma patients.  Having been billed as one of the most trusted and respected spine surgery teams in greater New York City, the team here at NYSI is steadfast in enhancing the lives of our many Ronkonkoma patients.  Doctors here at the clinic are focused on making a difference in the lives of our patients and in helping to enhance their quality of life. To learn more about our award-winning team of surgeons and physicians and our personalized care and treatment plans, contact any one of our spine surgeons, neck specialists or back doctors and schedule a free consultation today.  We look forward to serving you and to helping you on your road to recovery.

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