New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Wantagh, NY



When it comes to those patients who suffer from a wide range of neck and spine disorders, the team of professionals here at New York Spine Institute serving Wantagh, NY have the most comprehensive care and personalized treatment plan options to offer.  Our spine and neck specialists are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our patients by designing treatment options that meet their individual needs and help enhance their overall health.

New York Spine Institute 

Office Address: 761 Merrick Avenue Westbury, NY 11590

Phone: 1-888-444-6974

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

Quality Care

Our neck doctors and specialists are on hand to offer diverse care and treatment plans which may include physical therapy, various types of pain management and, surgical procedures when appropriate.

Industry Leaders

Our staff of physicians together with our dedicated back and neck specialists have decades of experience.  The team is led by our highly skilled medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS, and gives focus to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of complex spine disorders.

Multiple Languages 

A staff offering a diverse roster of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian, the team here at the NYSI aims to provide comprehensive care and treatment services to patients across the globe.

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The highly skilled medical spine doctors serving Wantagh offer superior care and back pain treatment to all our patients, young and old.  We provide care for a wide range of disorders including, but not limited to, fractures, herniated discs, diseased discs, and infection. With our advanced technology and radiology department, the back doctors are equipped to identify, diagnose and treat all types of back or neck pain. In order to prescribe appropriate treatment plans designed to help all our patients get their lives back on track again, we must collect pertinent medical histories and a variety of other medical facts.*

The professional team here is committed to identifying the source of your pain and providing appropriate treatments, whether the least invasive back pain treatment methods or, in some cases, spine surgery and back or neck surgery.  However, we reserve surgery options for those patients who have unsuccessfully undergone prior treatments and still suffer from chronic pain caused by pinched nerves, spinal cord compression, or mechanical instability of the spinal cord, just to name a few.

Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Wantagh patients:

Here at the NYSI, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and neck specialists work around the clock to get to the root of your problem and to provide the most comprehensive medical care and treatments specific to your personal needs.  With a specialty in spine surgery, our back doctors, highly educated in bone and neurological spinal disorders, focus on quickly identifying the source of your pain to allow for the design and development of the best treatment options 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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Scoliosis is a disease that millions here in the United States suffer with.  It is a side to side curvature of the spine, contrary to the natural front to back curves that, when spine curvatures are significant can cause a great many problems for individuals, including fatigue, muscle pain, and back pain, to spinal arthritis, or even breathing issues.

Our spine and back specialists serving Wantagh are skilled and trained in both degenerative and idiopathic scoliosis treatments.  Recognized as one of the best scoliosis treatment centers in the U.S., the professionals here at the NYSI use a comprehensive approach to treating scoliosis.  Our specialists also provide advanced care for children and adults alike, since we fully understand the impact it can have on persons of all ages. *

Treatment plans will vary from patient to patient depending upon the severity of the curvature.  In some cases, surgical procedures may need to be performed by one of our dedicated back surgeons at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, a nationally ranked and highly acclaimed hospital, our top-rated surgeons possess years of knowledge and expertise,* with many of our spine surgeons having authored scoliosis treatment publications across the globe and even given lectures on this important topic all around the world.     

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

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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Wantagh patients deserve to have access to some of the best orthopedic care around. That is why the New York Spine Institute has partnered with  renowned orthopedic surgeons who are skilled and knowledgeable in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

The spine specialists at the New York Spine Institute serving Wantagh are here to provide you with an unmatched level of care that covers 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 

New York Spine Institute’s creation of an orthopedic division has allowed our center to implement a shared team approach to every planned surgery and emergent, same day medical needs at our multiple sites and affiliate hospitals. Through the shared perspectives and goals of our team, our top ranked pain management program offers Wantagh patients the best possible care for a vast number of different injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

We are proud to have a team of compassionate and understanding orthopedic surgeons. Here we understand that each Wantagh patient comes with a unique set of circumstances, and therefore deserves their own unique plan. We will make sure we figure out a course of action that works best for you and your life. Wantagh patients deserve an orthopedic healthcare provider who listens to them. That is what you get with us. Along with our top of the line, cutting-edge orthopedic treatments.

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If you find that you are experiencing chronic back or neck pain that interferes with your daily lifestyle, then the doctors here at NYSI are the team for you.  Our knowledgeable doctors who excel in their understanding of the complexities of the spine, provide insight to patients on a wide range of back or neck pain treatments.  By scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors you can learn about effective back pain treatment options and get to the root of your back and/or neck problems. One of our neck specialists will perform a complete examination and analysis during your initial visit in their effort to put together data needed to design your personalized plan.   

They will also ask a series of questions to help accumulate facts about your symptoms and medical histories and conduct a range of tests that will also aid in their diagnosis.  In order to design and develop a personalized plan, it is necessary to fully understand your symptoms and history. Once we complete our assessment, we will discuss the various treatment options available from bracing to surgical intervention and everything in between.  We typically provide a non-surgical course of action for your back pain treatment rather than relying upon surgeries, but if absolutely necessary we will consult on appropriate surgical procedures as well.

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In addition to diagnosing, assessing, and treating your back or neck pain and designing a personalized treatment plan, our team of professionals will work with you on developing an appropriate pain management program as well.  Whether for the assessment, diagnosing or management of your chronic pain or for the development of effective neck pain treatment plans, you can always rely upon our team of experts.

Our neck surgeons and back pain specialists are highly educated in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of various types of pain.* 

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When surgery is a necessary option, physical therapy and rehabilitation are an important part of the post-surgery protocol.  Even the most minimally invasive surgeries require some level of physical therapy, which greatly helps with movement and mobility, decreases pain, restores function, and limits disability in individuals with injuries or impairments. *

Michael Friar, D.P.T., a highly skilled and educated physical therapist here at the NYSI is is on hand to provide all types of physical therapy treatments, some of which include proper stretching, exercise, and manual therapy. His goal is to help patients improve their health, by familiarizing them with their own body mechanics and postural awareness, as well as offering instruction on how to perform home exercises which, over time, will contribute to their healing and help to avoid a reinjury.

At our clinic serving Wantagh, we combine the use of cardio and weight machines to help target strength and endurance training for those patients participating in physical therapy. One of our licensed physical therapists will evaluate and assess you before you can begin a PT program.  This assessment assists doctors in determining current functioning levels, pain thresholds and physical restrictions that may affect daily activities. Once the evaluation process has been completed, Michael Friar, D.P.T., will design and develop a treatment plan specific to your individual health goals.


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


An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is an innovative, advanced technology used for diagnosing many conditions. MRIs are safe and noninvasive, and grant radiologists the ability to analyze images of both bone and soft tissue anatomy. The  diagnostic imaging here at the NYSI contributes helps greatly with the assessment and diagnosis of all our patients. Our diagnostic imaging equipment consists of a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system and a Digital Radiography (DX) x-ray, with the 1.5T system supporting multiple clinical applications such as MRI’s of the Spine, Brain, Abdomen, Pelvis, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle and Foot.* Further equipment located here in our clinic, includes Long Length Imaging (LLI), used for performing scoliosis assessments.


*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 doctors and specialists serving Wantagh take great pride in assessing, diagnosing and treating all types of back or neck pain.  Recognized as one of the best all round spine surgery clinics in all of NYC, the team here at NYSI is committed to improving the health of all our patients.  For more information about our clinic, our teams, and our treatment programs, contact one of our spine doctors or neck doctors today.

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