More than 80% of Americans will experience episodes of back and neck pain in their lifetime. Each year, thousands of patients seek spine consultation at OALI for nonsurgical and surgical treatment of:

  • Degenerative spine conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis
  • Traumatic injuries such as spinal fractures and disc herniations
  • Developmental conditions like scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Spinal cysts and tumors

The spine surgeons at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island understand that back and neck pain can upset a patient’s entire life. Often, these episodes can be treated with conservative measures such as rest, therapies, activity modification, or injections. However, when the symptoms are severe, cause a deficit in function, or when all other options have been exhausted, surgery may be recommended. The spine team at OALI is here to help navigate your course of treatment.

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The goal of surgical intervention at OALI is to get you back on your feet and enjoying an active lifestyle as soon as possible through the most minimally invasive surgeries and evidence-based medicine. With minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), our surgeons use high-powered microscopes to operate through small incisions, minimizing trauma to the surrounding tissue.

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MISS allows for more precise intervention, reduced post-operative pain, faster recovery, and decreased scarring than traditional surgery. In fact, 4 out of 5 of our surgical patients are able to return home on the same day!

If you have already been told you need neck or back surgery, we urge you to call our office for a second opinion to determine if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive surgical method. Call our office today at 631-689-4163 to book a consultation for spine care.


Through minimally invasive methods, the spine surgeons at OALI offer surgical interventions for the neck and back including:

  • Discectomy: removal of bulging or herniated disc material that is putting pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves – pinched nerves and sciatica symptoms.
  • Laminectomy: removal of bone, ligament or disc material that puts pressure or the spinal cord or spinal nerves that causes pinched nerves, pain in the legs or difficulty ambulating.
  • Fusion: decompression of the spine with laminectomy and/or discectomy as above, followed by the insertion of titanium rods and screws to help stabilize the vertebrae (big bones of the spine) that are weak or have too much or abnormal motion.


To learn more about orthopedic spinal care, please contact our office today to schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of our top physicians! Call 631.689.6698 today or click here to send us an Appointment Request Form. Our practice looks forward to serving you!

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