Comprehensive care for spine surgery, scoliosis treatment, back pain treatment & physical therapy
Here at the NYSI in Elmont, NY, our team of professionals offer the most comprehensive care and personalized treatment plans for patients suffering from neck and back disorders. Board-certified spine and neck specialists are steadfast in their efforts to make a difference in the lives of our patients. They perform examinations, assessments, and analyses needed for the appropriate design of personalized treatment plans that, over time, help patients improve their health.
New York Spine Institute
Office Address: 8002 Kew Gardens Rd Suite 200, Kew Garden NY 11415
Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM
Our back doctors and neck doctors work alongside all of our Elmont patients when determining appropriate treatment plans that are specifically designed to manage personal needs. Treatment plans may include physical therapy and pain management, while others may require advanced surgical procedures.
The professionals here at NYSI are committed to the improved health of all our patients in Elmont, and the surrounding towns. Led by Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS, our medical director, the NYSI team of neck and back doctors are dedicated to the overall care and treatment of complex spine disorders.
The friendly but highly skilled staff here at the NYSI supports diverse languages, from Spanish, Portuguese, and French, to Italian, German, and Russian. With a forward goal of delivering the same comprehensive care and treatment services provided here in the U.S. to patients around the world, our team remains steadfast in maintaining their highly visible presence in the field.
Our knowledgeable spine doctors offer comprehensive care, and both neck and back pain treatment to all our Elmont patients. The care and treatment provided supports a wide range of disorders, which includes fractures, herniated discs, diseased discs, and infection. With the use of state of the art radiology equipment and advanced technology, the back doctors here at NYSI are able to identify, diagnose, and treat a variety of back and neck pain conditions. The specialists and doctors, during an initial consultation, gather necessary medical facts and histories in their efforts to design a personalized treatment plan that will encourage and help patients to resume their healthy lives once again.*
The team of physicians and back surgeons who are on hand to treat patients in the Elmont area and many of its surrounding towns work around the clock to put together the ideal treatment options for each and every patient. Treatment options may include non-invasive back pain treatment, and, in some cases, spine surgery, or even neck surgery. Surgery options are typically reserved for patients who have already undergone other types of treatments with no positive results and find themselves still suffering from a great deal of pain and discomfort, resulting from pinched nerves, spinal cord compression, or even mechanical instability of the spinal cord.
Types of Spinal Surgeries we offer our Elmont patients:
•Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
•ALIF: Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
•Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
•Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
•Lumbar Disc Microsurgery
•Lumbar Inter-Body Fusion
•Mobi-C Cervical Disc Replacement
•Spinal FusionTotal Disc Replacement
•Total Disc Replacement
•XLIF: Lateral lumbar Interbody Fusion
It is the goal of all our dedicated orthopedic surgeons and neck specialists to get to the primary root of your problem, and to be able to provide adequate care and treatment to all our Elmont patients. Specializing in spine surgery, as well as bone and neurological spinal disorders, our professional team strives to effectively identify root sources, and begin proper treatment soon thereafter. Doctors can then follow up with treatment plans and options that sufficiently meet with and address patient conditions.*
Scoliosis, which is a side to side curvature of the spine and a disease that affects millions of Americans today, can contribute to a variety of other serious problems. Contrary to the natural front to back curve of your spine, when scoliosis is present, there may well be a variety of other ailments present as well, including fatigue, muscle pain, and back pain, to spinal arthritis, and even breathing issues.
Both degenerative and idiopathic scoliosis disorders are treated here at the NYSI by our dedicated spine and back specialists. Recognized as one of the best all round scoliosis treatment centers in the U.S., the NYSI and our top-rated staff provides a comprehensive approach to scoliosis treatments for all our Elmont patients, young and old. We know full well the effects that scoliosis can have on persons of all ages, which is why we provide the same advanced care to both children and adult patients alike.*
Care and treatment plans for scoliosis patients will vary from patient to patient, and will be dependent on age and the overall severity of the spine curvature. Treatment plans often times involve surgical procedures performed by either our dedicated back surgeons here at NYSI or by experienced and knowledgeable members of the staff at the highly acclaimed NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.* Our team of spine surgeons are top-rated, and many have authored treatment publications, as well as delivered lectures across the globe on scoliosis.
The New York Spine Institute serving Elmont has proudly partnered with renowned orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Guttman, M.D and Dr. Salvatore Corso, M.D. Both are highly trained in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.
Our spine specialists serving Elmont provide a level of patient care that you will experience no where else. We are here to assist with all aspects of orthopedic and spinal medicine.
Some of the Orthopedic surgeries we can perform:
The creation of our orthopedic division means that our center is able to use a shared team approach when it comes to all planned surgeries and emergent, same day medical needs throughout our multiple locations and affiliate hospitals. Our level of care comes from the shared perspectives and goals of Dr. Corso and Guttman and our premier pain management program. We are ready and prepared to tackle a full range of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Elmont patients are in the best hands while under our care.
Our orthopedic surgeons serving Elmont are understanding and empathetic to our patient’s needs and circumstances. Our consultations and treatments will be catered to each patient’s needs. Every patient deserves the best quality orthopedic care. New York Spine Institute is here to provide that. We are here to provide you with the care and treatments to help you live your best life.
If you find yourself suffering from ongoing back or neck pain that continuously interferes with your daily activities, then reach out to the dedicated team of doctors here at NYSI. When it comes to understanding the complexities of the spine, our experienced spine doctors are on hand to answer all your questions, and to address your every concern when it comes to back and neck pain treatment options. You will start treatment with an initial consultation, followed by a thorough exam and analysis performed by a neck specialist who will also gather important info needed for developing your personalized treatment plan.
The medical histories and facts that are compiled at your initial consultation aid doctors in performing accurate assessments. Following your consultation, some tests will be performed as part of your initial phase of treatment, and again results will aid doctors and neck specialists in the development of your individual treatment plan. When the doctor has completed their assessment and all necessary testing, they will discuss all treatment options with you, which ranges from physical therapy and bracing, to surgical intervention, and everything in between. Most cases result in non-surgical treatments for your back or neck pain, but some cases, however, do require surgical intervention.
Upon completion of your personal diagnosis and assessment, and following the ultimate design of your personalized treatment plan, the specialists here at NYSI will then discuss a specific pain management program that meets with your individual needs. Your specialist will be on hand and available to you every step of your treatment. Our dedicated team of neck surgeons and back pain specialists are available to perform assessments, and diagnoses for all types of pain.*
The back and neck specialists at NYSI are all board-certified, and have undergone extensive training in medical treatment techniques, medical diagnostics, and innovative technologies. Each is trained in designing and developing personalized care and treatment plans for most back and neck pain related conditions as well.*
For those patients whose treatment plan includes a surgical procedure, it is important to understand that physical therapy and rehabilitation will play a significant role in their post-surgery protocol and in their recovery. Most any surgery performed will typically result in some type of physical therapy, no matter how invasive or minimally invasive the surgery may be. Physical therapy helps patients with movement and mobility while decreasing pain, restoring function, and limiting disability in individuals with various injuries or impairments. *
Michael Friar, D.P.T., leads our physical therapy department here at the NYSI. He administers a variety of physical therapy treatments to all our Elmont patients, and those in surrounding towns as well. PT plans are designed to incorporate proper stretching, exercise, and manual therapy. The primary goal of any form of physical therapy is to help patients improve their health by way of their own body mechanics and postural awareness. PT also offers patients instructions on how to perform home exercises that are beneficial to their healing process, and help patients to avoid reinjury.
PT treatments vary from patient to patient, but typically will include a combination of cardio and weight machines that serve to target strength and endurance training. A licensed physical therapist will perform an assessment and evaluation of your health, and your condition before prescribing a personalized PT plan. The assessment is mandatory in determining current functioning levels, pain thresholds, and physical restrictions. Upon completion of an evaluation, your personal doctor and Michael Friar, D.P.T. together will collaborate in designing a PT treatment plan that will focus on your own personal health goals.
The diagnostic equipment here at the NYSI, which includes an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging,) helps diagnose many conditions, and allows radiologists to analyze images of both bone and soft tissue anatomy. The NYSI also uses Long Length Imaging (LLI) which is used for performing scoliosis assessments on patients, and a high field short bore 1.5T MRI system, and a Digital Radiography (DX) x-ray that is truly state of the art. The 1.5T system supports multiple clinical applications, such as MRI’s of the spine, brain, abdomen, pelvis, shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle and foot.*
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.
At the NYSI, we take tremendous pride in our dedicated doctors and specialists who are truly among the best spine surgeons and specialists in the region. Performing assessments, evaluations, diagnoses, and personalized treatments to patients in the New York City area, our team of professionals are simply unmatched. With a lineup of physicians who are committed to improving the health of all our patients, we are steadfast in meeting the needs of all our Elmont patients. For more information about our clinic, our services, and our customized treatment plans, be sure to reach out to one of our spine doctors or neck doctors and schedule your consultation today.