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Spine Surgeon + Spine Surgery

Leaders in the Treatment of Disorders of the Brain and Spine

New York Brain & Spine Surgery Was Founded To Offer High Quality Care To Patients Suffering From Any Brain Or Spine Ailment And Require Surgery.

SPINE SURGEON

A spine surgeon, also known as an orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery, is a medical doctor with specialized training in the surgical treatment of conditions and disorders related to the spine. These healthcare professionals have expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of spinal conditions, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spinal fractures, deformities like scoliosis, and other spine-related issues.

Here are some key responsibilities and roles of a spine surgeon:

  • Diagnosis: Spine surgeons evaluate patients’ medical histories, conduct physical examinations, and may order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI scans, or CT scans, to determine the underlying cause of a patient’s spinal symptoms.
  • Treatment Planning: After diagnosis, spine surgeons work with their patients to develop personalized treatment plans. This may include non-surgical options like physical therapy, medication, and pain management, or surgical interventions when necessary.
  • Surgical Procedures: When surgery is deemed necessary, spine surgeons perform a variety of surgical procedures to address spinal conditions. These procedures may involve decompressing pinched nerves, stabilizing the spine, fusing vertebrae, or correcting spinal deformities.
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Many spine surgeons are trained in minimally invasive techniques, which use smaller incisions and specialized instruments to perform surgeries. Minimally invasive procedures often result in shorter recovery times and less post-operative pain.
  • Follow-Up Care: After surgery, spine surgeons continue to monitor their patients’ progress and provide ongoing care to ensure the best possible outcomes. They may recommend physical therapy or other forms of rehabilitation to aid in recovery.
  • Education and Research: Spine surgeons often engage in ongoing medical education and research to stay current with the latest advancements in spine care and surgical techniques.

If you are experiencing spinal issues or have been diagnosed with a spinal condition that may require surgery, it’s essential to consult with a qualified spine surgeon. These specialists can provide a comprehensive evaluation and discuss your treatment options, helping you make informed decisions about your spine health.

SPINE SURGERY

Spine surgery refers to surgical procedures performed on the spine to treat a variety of spinal conditions, injuries, or disorders. These surgeries are typically carried out by highly trained medical professionals known as spine surgeons, who may be orthopedic surgeons or neurosurgeons specializing in spinal procedures. Spine surgery can encompass a wide range of procedures, and the choice of surgery depends on the specific diagnosis and needs of the patient.

Here are some common types of spine surgeries:

  • Discectomy: This procedure involves the removal of all or part of a herniated or damaged intervertebral disc to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves. It is often used to treat conditions like herniated discs.
  • Spinal Fusion: Spinal fusion is a surgical technique that joins two or more vertebrae together using bone grafts or implants. This procedure is used to stabilize the spine, often for conditions like degenerative disc disease, spinal deformities (e.g., scoliosis), or after the removal of a damaged disc.
  • Laminectomy: A laminectomy involves the removal of the lamina (the bony arch on the back of the vertebra) to create more space within the spinal canal. It is often performed to treat spinal stenosis, which involves the narrowing of the spinal canal.
  • Spinal Decompression: This type of surgery aims to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord or nerves by removing structures that are causing compression. It can be used for conditions like spinal stenosis or tumors.
  • Microdiscectomy: A minimally invasive version of a discectomy, where smaller incisions and specialized instruments are used to access and remove herniated disc material.
  • Artificial Disc Replacement: In this procedure, an artificial disc is implanted to replace a damaged or degenerated intervertebral disc, preserving motion at the affected spinal segment.
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: These procedures are used to treat spinal fractures, typically due to osteoporosis. They involve injecting bone cement into fractured vertebrae to stabilize them.
  • Scoliosis Surgery: Surgical correction of spinal deformities, such as scoliosis, involves realigning the spine with the use of rods, screws, and bone grafts.

It’s important to note that spine surgery is typically considered after conservative treatments (such as physical therapy, medication, and lifestyle modifications) have been tried and found to be ineffective. The decision to undergo spine surgery is made after a thorough evaluation by a spine surgeon, who will consider the patient’s specific condition, symptoms, and overall health.

Spine surgery can have risks and a recovery period, and it’s crucial to have a detailed discussion with a qualified spine surgeon to understand the potential benefits and outcomes of the procedure.

At New York Brain & Spine, your well-being is our highest priority. Whether your condition requires conservative care or surgery, our world-renowned doctors focus on high-quality outcomes using the most effective and advanced treatments. To learn more, schedule a consultation at one of our two locations.

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    Excellent
    Based on 74 reviews
    Angelo Troiano
    Angelo Troiano
    November 14, 2022
    Very professional and thorough with my surgery.
    Faith Schwenker
    Faith Schwenker
    March 22, 2022
    Dr. Abraham’s did my surgery and it was a great success. After nearly 8 years of pain, I finally found a doctor who could help me. My sciatica nerve was compressing my L4 and L5 which was giving me pain and a very poor quality of life. Not only does Dr. Abraham’s have a great bedside manner, but also he certainly knows the complexities of the spine. Thank you so much for giving me my life back!! P.S. I have referred his name to several of my friends and they too have had a successful outcome!!
    Kathleen Cully
    Kathleen Cully
    May 28, 2021
    Dr. Abrahams is an extremely compassionate and highly skilled neurosurgeon who, along with Dr. C. Shannon, saved my husband's life by removing a complicated malignant metastatic brain tumor during a very long surgery. In addition, Dr. Abrahams has been my surgeon for several spinal procedures and I trust him with my life.
    Kathleen Darcy
    Kathleen Darcy
    February 22, 2021
    My experience was great 😊. Dr Abraham was fabulous.
    Xavier Masi
    Xavier Masi
    February 15, 2021
    Dr. Abrahams is the best, very caring and takes time out to listen instead of rushing!!! thanks Doc.. I might have to come see you again. Anthony
    Dale
    Dale
    February 15, 2021
    😷 Dr Abrahams is THE BEST! He is the absolute best brain & spine surgeon by far! His group is beyond excellent! My back & neck had been fractured in an accident, and I made the mistake of seeing a "spine doctor on Tarrytown Road," who did not want to see me again unless I needed more surgery! I was outright denied an appointment, even after this "doctor" performed a lumbar laminectomy on me!!!😡 I was miserable and in excruciating pain. Then everything changed.... 🙏THANK GOD I FOUND DR ABRAHAMS! He took all the time he needed with me to come up with a new plan and thoroughly explained the correct surgery I needed. I had a fractured sacrum, lower back S1, right up to L5, needing spinal fusion. I also had cervical herniations. My life changed after Dr Abrahams took care of my surgery, his office still checks up on me to make sure I'm doing well. The office and entire staff is so helpful, friendly and caring. I recommend Dr Abrahams on a regular basis to people I meet that have brain or spine problems. Dr Abrahams is also BRILLIANT. He is the creator of many medical devices that he received patents for. When you go in his office your eyes won't know what to look at first he has so many awards & patents. He's a MUST GO TO doctor! He changed my life, and I am forever grateful to him, Lisa (his personal coordinator), and his entire staff, fellow doctors that are also in group with Dr Abrahams. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM as well as the doctors in practice within his group. You will get the best care by far.😊
    Helena Mattis
    Helena Mattis
    January 12, 2021
    Dr. Abrahams literally saved my life. I went to him back in 2004 in horrible shape after being misdiagnosed by my Primary Care Physician. He went above and beyond in saving my life. I highly recommend him for his skills, ability, his humanity and love he demonstrates for both his patients and his work. Helena Edwards
    Farah Rubeo
    Farah Rubeo
    September 13, 2020
    Dr. Abrahams performed back surgery on me 6 years ago . I was 38 yrs old and in excruciating pain, not able to walk for longer longer than 5 minutes, sleeplessness nights and constantly being put on pain medication , including countless rounds of PT. Surgery was my only option to return to the quality of life I had before my injury and I am beyond grateful for Dr. Abrahams and his team. I have been playing softball, exercising , walking my dog and enjoying everything that I have missed for years! Dr. Abrahams to me Is a lifesaver! The best of the best !