New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Spine and Orthopedic Surgeons in Woodbury, NY


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


For those patients who suffer from a wide range of neck and spine disorders, the team of professionals here at New York Spine Institute serving Woodbury, NY have the most comprehensive care and personalized treatment plan options to offer. Our spine and neck specialists are steadfast in their efforts to make a difference in the lives of our patients by designing treatment options that meet their individual needs and contribute to improved health and recovery.

New York Spine Institute 

Office Address: 312A Commack Rd, Commack NY 11725

Phone: 1-888-444-6974

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


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Quality Care

Our neck doctors and specialists design care and treatment plans specific to the needs of all our patients, which may include physical therapy, various types of pain management and, surgical procedures when appropriate.

Industry Leaders

With decades of experience, our staff of physicians together with our dedicated back and neck specialists serving Woodbury work together to create, design and develop treatment plans that aid patients in gaining improved health.

Multiple Languages

With a diverse roster of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian, the team here at the NYSI aims to deliver the same comprehensive care and treatment services rendered here in the states to patients across the globe.


The recognized spine doctors here at the NYSI serving Woodbury offer care and back pain treatment to patients of all ages.  They provide comprehensive care for a multitude of disorders including, but not limited to, fractures, herniated discs, diseased discs, and infection.  With our advanced technology and radiology department, the back doctors serving Woodbury can easily identify, diagnose and treat all types of back or neck pain. They collect important medical facts and histories that assist them in designing appropriate treatment plans to help all our patients resume their healthy lives and get back on track again.*

The expert staff here at the NYSI works diligently to identify the source of your pain and ultimately provide you with proper treatments.  In some cases, the treatment is that of non-invasive back pain treatment methods and in other cases, spine surgery or back or neck surgery may be required.  Our doctors do, however, 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 Woodbury patients:

Our board-certified, highly visible orthopedic surgeons and neck specialists serving Woodbury 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.  Specializing in spine surgery, many of our back doctors are highly educated in bone and neurological spinal disorders and are focused on quickly identifying the source of your pain so they can design and develop an effective treatment option for your condition.*

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

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

Scoliosis, a disease that affects millions of Americans, is a side to side curvature of the spine, contrary to the natural front to back curves.  When spine curvatures are significant they can cause a variety of ongoing problems for individuals, including fatigue, muscle pain, and back pain, to spinal arthritis, or even breathing issues.

For our Woodbury patients, our spine and back specialists treat both degenerative and idiopathic scoliosis. As one of the best scoliosis treatment centers in the U.S., the NYSI offers a comprehensive approach to treating scoliosis and providing advanced care for children and adults alike, knowing full well the overall impact it can have on persons of all ages. *

Treatment plans for scoliosis patients vary from patient to patient depending upon the severity of the curvature.  In some cases of scoliosis, surgical procedures may be required. One of our many back surgeons is on hand to perform the surgeries.  AT NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, a highly acclaimed hospital, our surgeons possess years of knowledge and expertise,* with many of our spine surgeons having authored scoliosis treatment publications and also having given lectures on scoliosis across the globe.

Peter Passias, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar Spine Specialist
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Dr. Angel Macagno

Angel Macagno, M.D.

Cervical, Lumbar, Adult & Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Specialist
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In order to give our Woodbury patients the highest level of orthopedic care, the New York Spine Institute has teamed up with renowned orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Dylan O’Rourke and Dr. Alexios Apazidis, M.D. Both of these experts are highly  skilled in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. 

The NY Spine Institute’s spine specialists are here to provide our Woodbury patients with unparalleled patient care. We cover 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 creation of an orthopedic division has allowed our center to utilize a shared team approach to every planned surgeries and emergent, same day medical needs for all of our various locations and affiliate hospitals. With the shared goals of Dr. O’Rourke and Apazidis, our premier pain management program provides Woodbury patients with the best care around. This includes a range of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Our orthopedic surgeons serving Woodbury are understanding and compassionate. Our experts know that each patient is different from one another.  Under our care, each Woodbury patient will feel listened to and comfortable asking questions. We are proud to provide premier orthopedic care and work towards a healthier, happier you. 

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

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

Total Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Englewood, NJ
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Dylan O’Rourke

Dylan O’Rourke

Physician’s Assistant
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If you suffer from chronic back or neck pain that continues to interfere with your day to day activities, then the doctors here at NYSI are the team for you. Our knowledgeable doctors fully understand the complexities of the spine and provide insight and facts on a wide range of back or neck pain treatments. When you schedule a consultation with one of our doctors you can ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have with regard to back pain treatment options. After your consultation is completed, a neck specialist will perform a complete examination and analysis so as to gather data needed to help in the design of your customized treatment plan.

They will inquire about your symptoms and medical history, conduct an assessment and a range of tests and ultimately pull together information needed to begin the design of your personalized treatment plan. Once the assessment and testing is completed, your doctor will discuss the various treatment options available from bracing to surgical intervention and everything in between. The most common course of action is that of non-surgical treatments for your back pain treatment. However, in some instances, it may be necessary to rely upon surgical procedures as well.


Following the diagnosis, assessment, and development of your personalized treatment plan for your back or neck pain, our doctors will work with you on developing an appropriate pain management program as well. You can always rely upon our team of experts to be there every step of the way.

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

Spinal Conditions we can help treat include:


For those patients whose treatment plan includes surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation is an important component of your post-surgery protocol. All types of surgeries require physical therapy, even the most minimally invasive surgeries. PT helps patients with movement and mobility, decreases pain, restores function, and limits disability in individuals with injuries or impairments.*

Michael Friar, D.P.T., who leads our physical therapy department provides 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 any further injuries.

PT treatment involves a combination 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 and the completed assessment will assist your doctor 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., along with your doctors, will design and develop a PT treatment plan specific to your individual health goals.

Michael Friar, D.P.T.

Physical Therapist
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An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is an innovative, advanced technology used for diagnosing many conditions. Very safe and noninvasive, MRIs allow radiologists to analyze images of both bone and soft tissue anatomy. The diagnostic imaging equipment here at the NYSI includes 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.

Alexandra Inglima

MRI Technologist
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Providing Our Woodbury Patients The Care They Need

For our clinic that serves Woodbury clients, our doctors and specialists take tremendous pride in their ability to assess, diagnose, and treat all types of back or neck pain. Our Woodbury clinic is recognized as one of the best all-round spine surgery clinics in all of NYC, with a roster of physicians who are 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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