Here at the NYSI in Woodmere, 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 neck doctors and specialists work right alongside every patient to design care and treatment plans specific to their personal needs. Some of these plans may include, but are not limited to, physical therapy, pain management and surgical procedures when appropriate.
Our staff of top-rated physicians together have decades of experience in back and neck disorders. The team is led by Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS, our dedicated medical director who specializes in all aspects of complex spine disorders.
Our team here at the NYSI supports a roster of diverse languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian, and has forward goals of delivering the same comprehensive care and treatment services we provide here in the U.S. to patients across the globe.
The highly reputable spine doctors here at the NYSI in Woodmere provide personalized care and back pain treatment to patients of all ages. The comprehensive care provided, supports a variety of disorders which include but are not limited to, fractures, herniated discs, diseased discs, and infection. Here at the NYSI our advanced technology and radiology department assist back doctors in identifying, diagnosing, and treating all types of back or neck pain. Important medical facts and histories are gathered by the team which assists greatly in designing appropriate treatment plans to help individuals resume their healthy lives and get back on track again.*
Our superior team of physicians here in Woodmere work around the clock to identify the source of your pain and to ultimately provide proper treatments. In some cases, treatments involve non-invasive back pain treatment methods and other cases require spine surgery or back or neck surgery as well. Our treating physicians reserve surgery options for those patients who have unsuccessfully undergone prior treatments but still find themselves faced with chronic pain many times from pinched nerves, spinal cord compression, or mechanical instability of the spinal cord, just to name a few.
•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
The friendly, professional staff of orthopedic surgeons and neck specialists here at the NYSI in Woodmere are diligent in their commitment to find the root of your problem and, over time, provide the comprehensive medical care and treatments that suit your individual needs. Our team specializes in spine surgery with our many back doctors specializing in bone and neurological spinal disorders. They strive to identify root problems quickly and to design and develop treatment options that sufficiently address your condition.*
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. The spine curvatures, when significant, can contribute to a wide range of ongoing problems. These problems may include fatigue, muscle pain, and back pain, to spinal arthritis, or even breathing issues.
Here at the NYSI in Woodmere, both degenerative and idiopathic scoliosis disorders are treated by our dedicated spine and back specialists. Known in the industry as one of the best all round scoliosis treatment centers in the U.S., at the NYSI we offer a comprehensive approach to our scoliosis treatments and our advanced care rendered to our children and adult patients alike, knowing full well the effects scoliosis can have on persons of all ages. *
It goes without saying that treatment plans for scoliosis patients will vary from patient to patient depending upon the severity of the curvature. Some plans involve surgical procedures which are diagnosed and performed by any one of our highly trained back surgeons here at the Woodmere clinic. The NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, a highly acclaimed hospital, offers a group of surgeons who possess years of knowledge and expertise.* Many of our spine surgeons have given lectures across the globe on scoliosis and have even authored many treatment publications.
The New York Spine Institute serving Woodmere is proud to be partnered with some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the world: Dr. Jeffrey Guttman, M.D and Dr. Salvatore Corso, M.D. They are highly skilled and experienced in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.
Our spine specialists provide unparalleled patient care spanning all aspects of orthopedic and spinal medicine. Our spine specialists serving Woodmere are here to give our patients the best patient care around, which covers all aspects of orthopedic and spinal medicine.
Some of the Orthopedic surgeries we can perform:
Our orthopedic division at the New York Spine Institute allows our center to engage in a shared team approach to all planned surgeries or same day medical needs at all of our various locations and affiliate hospitals. It is through the mutual vision of Dr. Corso and Guttman, that our premier pain management program can offer Woodmere patients the best care and treatments for a spectrum range of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
The New York Spine Institute’s orthopedic surgeons understand that each patient’s situation is unique and different from one another. Our team will craft our process, from consultations to treatments for each Woodmere patient’s needs. We understand the importance of having orthopedic care providers that you can trust. Through our experience, compassion, and cutting-edge orthopedic treatments we will help get you back to where you want to be.
Patients who suffer from chronic back or neck pain and find that the chronic pain disrupts daily activities, are sure to find comfort in the highly reputable team of doctors here at NYSI. Our doctors possess high levels of knowledge and expertise when it comes to understanding the complexities of the spine. They offer patients, during the consultation phase, insight needed to help them understand back and neck pain treatment options that are recommended. After your consultation is completed, a neck specialist will perform a complete examination and analysis and put together pertinent information needed as a result of these tests, to help in the design of your personalized treatment plan.
Understanding patient symptoms and medical histories help doctors in performing valuable assessments. Tests performed during this initial phase will provide needed medical facts that will aid in the development of individual treatment plans. Upon completion of an assessment and necessary testing, your doctor will discuss all your treatment options ranging from physical therapy and bracing to surgical intervention and everything in between. Most cases involve non-surgical treatments for your back or neck pain. However, some more severe cases may require surgical procedures as well.
Following the diagnosis, assessment, and development of your personalized treatment plan for your back or neck pain, the specialists here at NYSI will work right alongside of you to develop a pain management program that satisfies your specific needs and are sure to be there every step of your treatment.
Our highly educated neck surgeons and back pain specialists are on hand to perform assessments, diagnoses, and management of various types of pain.*
When a treatment plan involves surgery, it is important for those patients undergoing the surgery to recognize the important role physical therapy and rehabilitation will play in their post-surgery protocol and their overall recovery. Surgeries of all types typically require physical therapy, even the most minimally invasive surgeries. PT assists most patients with movement and mobility, decreases pain, restores function, and limits disability in individuals with injuries or impairments. *
Michael Friar, D.P.T., leads our physical therapy department here at the NYSI in Woodmere and treats patients with all types of physical therapies. Some of these treatment plans will include proper stretching, exercise, and manual therapy. The overall goal of the physical therapy 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. Home exercises are beneficial to the healing process and help patients to avoid reinjury.
PT treatments vary but most include a combination of cardio and weight machines that target strength and endurance training. A licensed physical therapist will evaluate and assess you before prescribing a personalized PT plan. The assessment is mandatory and assists doctors in determining current functioning levels, pain thresholds and physical restrictions. Upon completion of an evaluation, Michael Friar, D.P.T. and your personal doctor will design and develop a PT treatment plan that focuses on your personal health goals.
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 advanced technology that aids in the diagnosis of many conditions. This technology is very safe and noninvasive, and allows radiologists to analyze images of both bone and soft tissue anatomy. The diagnostic imaging equipment here in the Woodmere clinic of 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.* Additionally, we also have Long Length Imaging (LLI), that is 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.
At the NYSI, our Woodmere doctors and specialists are among the spine surgeons and specialists performing assessments, evaluations, diagnoses and personalized treatments here in the New York City area. With a roster of physicians who are committed to improving the health of all our patients, we stand ready to serve all those in need. For more information about our clinic and customized treatment programs, contact one of our spine doctors or neck doctors and schedule your consultation today.