New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Thornwood, NY


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

Our Office Serving Thornwood, New York

Our patients’ health is our top priority here at New York Spine Institute. We provide our patients with advanced treatments and quality care while with us, and we are happy to help those in the Thornwood area, along with the rest of the state. We are here to help you gain back the highest quality of life possible and do so with comfort and professionalism.

New York Spine Institute 

Office Address: 360 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605

Phone: 1-888-444-6974

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

Quality Care

Receive quality care and customized treatments, which may include physical therapy, pain management, or in some cases surgery.

Industry Leaders

With decades of experience with spinal disorders, our physicians here at NYSI are industry leaders, led by the reputable Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS

Multiple Languages

Our entire staff here at NYSI is dedicated to our patients. In order to better serve them our staff can speak multiple languages, including: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Russian.


There are a variety of spine disorders that cause your back pain or neck pain, some of which may be: fractures, herniated discs, diseased discs, and infection. At the reputable NYSI in Thornwood, we have specialized doctors, specialists, and surgeons who can properly administer back or neck pain treatment. With advanced technology and up-to-date diagnostic tools we are able to pinpoint the cause of your neck or back pain and begin your path to recovery. We are proud to be a leading facility in spine disorder treatment and will treat you with respect and comfort.*

Our Thornwood patients come to us with back pain and neck pain that ranges from extremely mild to debilitating, and because each situation is unique we offer numerous treatment options that are customized to each patient. We always practice using the least invasion back pain treatment methods first, suggesting surgery only when it is the last option. When our doctors do suggest this route it is typically in hopes that it will relieve the patient’s pain due to pinched nerves, spinal cord compression, or mechanical instability of the spine. Here at NYSI institute our patients wellbeing is our top priority, and we will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that best fits your condition.

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Thornwood patients:

The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at New York Spine Institute in Thornwood provide top quality care to each of our patients. Our back doctors, specialized in spine surgery and advanced training with bone and neurological spinal disorders, are here to help relieve your neck or back pain. Our neck and back specialists work closely with your doctors and surgeons when necessary to create a complete course of action from diagnosis to recovery.*


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

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

Scoliosis is a side to side curvature of the spine. Slight curves typically do not amount to any major issues, however large curves can create a variety of health issues, which may include fatigue, muscle pain, back pain, spinal arthritis, or even breathing issues. Scoliosis is a common spinal condition all throughout the United States, and NYSI is equipped to help treat you.

Our expert spine and back specialists can properly treat the different types of scoliosis, like degenerative scoliosis or the more common idiopathic scoliosis. With our fully equipped scoliosis treatment center we are one of the top facilities for scoliosis diagnosis and treatment. We offer our patients, for both children and adults, a comprehensive approach and take the time to understand each individuals symptoms, pain levels, and overall condition.*

Treatment for scoliosis by a spine doctor depends on the severity of your spinal curvature. For those with debilitating curves surgery may be recommended. Our highly-qualified surgeons possess years of knowledge and experience and will perform your surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.* For more details, refer to our Spine 101 section.

Dr. Angel Macagno

Angel Macagno, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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To bring our Thornwood patients the most comprehensive orthopedic care, the New York Spine Institute has partnered with some world-class orthopedic surgeons who are expertly trained in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine, our spine specialists provide unparalleled patient care 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 

The addition of an orthopedic division allows our center to provide a shared team approach to all planned surgeries and emergent, same day medical needs at our multiple locations and affiliate hospitals. Our premier pain management program offers Thornwood patients the best all around care available. 

We make sure to be understanding of every patient’s unique situation. Your consultation and treatment plans will not be the same as everyone else. Each patient’s experience is unique, and should be treated as such. Our orthopedic team is with you from start to finish, you are guaranteed to never be in the dark.

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When your back pain or neck pain becomes unbearable or chronic, it is necessary to visit New York Spine Institute. After we analyze your case we can determine a proper treatment plan to begin your recovery. Our back doctors and surgeons are highly qualified to deal with a variety of back pain-related issues. Some patients may benefit from nonsurgical methods such as physical therapy. Surgery is only recommended to the most severe cases when all other options have been tried.

At New York Spine Institute our qualified back specialists and doctors will customize treatment plans based off each individual patient. Our doctors are here to listen to you and understand your pain, symptoms, and medical history, fully analyzing them before providing you with treatment. We typically suggest non-surgical treatment methods such as bracing or physical therapy as our first choice, recommending surgery after all other options are exhausted.


At some point in your life you will likely experience some sort of bodily pain, and when it comes to mild or severe neck or back pain, feel relieved knowing the experts here at NYSI can provide you quality care.

Our top goal at NYSI is to provide quality care to all of our patients. Our back pain specialists have specialized education and years of experience examining, diagnosing and managing a variety pain-related issues. All of our neck and back specialists are trained in the latest technologies, medical treatment methods, and medical diagnostics for many back and neck pain-related issues*

Each of our specialists here at NYSI are experienced in the latest diagnostics, medical treatments, and technologies in a variety of pain-related conditions.*

We offer Thornwood residents multiple 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:


In order to have a positive rehabilitation, you have to take the proper steps after your surgery, even those that are considered minor. Physical therapy can help your movement and mobility, decrease pain, restore function, and limit disability in individuals with injuries or impairments.* This is especially important for those with lifestyles that add additional strain to their neck and back. If you are suffering from a neck or back injury or recently underwent neck or back surgery reach out to one of our renowned back specialists today.

New York Spine Institute’s licensed physical therapist, Michael Friar, D.P.T., is here to provide you with exceptional physical therapy treatment. You will be taught and assisted on proper stretching, exercise, and manual therapy while with us. We want our patients to fully understand their condition and the reason behind their treatment, which is why we teach them about their bodies mechanics, postural awareness, and exercises that can be done at home. We aim to help each patient heal and avoid any further injury.

Led by Michael Friar, D.P.T., physical therapy patients at New York Spine Institute will receive quality care based off of their specific needs. After being evaluated by one of our licensed physical therapists to determine levels of mobility, pain, and restrictions they may start a program here. Working closely together with each patient we set both short and long term goals along with their treatment plan to help them get back to their normal functions.

Michael Friar, D.P.T.

Physical Therapist
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a revealing tool useful for diagnosing many conditions. It is safe, painless, and noninvasive and helps our medical staff at NYSI uphold our mission to provide patients with comfort and care. With our digital radiology department radiologists can further analyze images for bone and soft tissue anatomy. With the help of diagnostic imaging we continue to present customized and comprehensive treatment plans to our Thornwood patients.

New York Spine Institute offers modern diagnostic imaging: a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system and Digital Radiography (DX) x-ray for our patients in Thornwood.

The high field short bore 1.5T MRI system can support a variety of clinical applications which may include MRI’s of the Spine, Brain, Abdomen, Pelvis, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle and Foot.*

Using the advanced GE 1.5T system our physicians can use these high quality, detailed pictures of anatomy and pathology to help evaluate a variety of musculoskeletal disorders.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are a top tool for diagnosing the cause of neck and back pain. They use magnetism and radio waves to produce detailed images that can show certain conditions that may go unnoticed on other forms of tests like x-rays, ultrasounds or CT Scans (Computed Tomography).*

Our priority is to cater to each patients needs. During your MRI we will do everything we can to create a calming environment and do so by providing you with earplugs, a sleeping mask, and your choice of music.

This facility also offers a digital radiography department. With this department, the captured images are digitized and our radiologists analyze bone and some soft tissue anatomy for diagnosis. We also offer patients Long Length Imaging (LLI) for proper scoliosis testing.

Alexandra Inglima

MRI Technologist
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Providing Our Thornwood Patients The Care They Need

Here at New York Spine Institute we have successfully helped thousands of patients in and around the Thornwood area find relief from their neck pain and back pain. Our medical staff will provide you with a complete diagnosis and determine an effective treatment plan based off of your symptoms and pain. Our leading physicians, spine doctors, back and neck specialists, and surgeons have years of experience in spine pain and treatment, making NYSI a leading facility. Not only is expert medical care important, but each of our staff members uses compassion and respect when dealing with all of our patients. Call us today to discuss your condition.

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