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HSS Spine

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Does it really make a difference where you get treated? Yes.

At HSS, the world’s best clinical team will come together to provide the best spine care for you. From comprehensive nonsurgical treatments to complex and revision surgeries, our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing a personalized treatment plan for your condition, so that you can achieve optimal results.

Our commitment is reflected in our:

  • Expertise. Complex procedures are routine because everyone, from your surgeon to physical rehabilitation therapist, is a spine expert.
  • Precision. Our patients receive the highest level of personalization due to our direct translation of innovative research into customized care.
  • Results. We have pioneered less invasive procedures for the spine, which result in less pain, quicker recovery and superior long-term results.
  • Excellence. HSS tops the national lists for number of spinal procedures, nursing excellence, infection control and much more.
 

 

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    What We Treat
    We handle a high volume of complex spinal problems – and higher volume leads to better expertise and results.
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    The Team
    Our physicians lead a dedicated team of medical professionals to ensure a comprehensive approach to your care.
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    Why Choose HSS
    Go with the hospital that personalizes every part of your treatment and recovery.

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    Spine Animations
    View animations for various spine conditions and procedures.

 

Spine Conditions and Disorders

Cervical Spine

 
 
 

General Spine

 

Spine Surgeons

Physicians

Image - headshot of Vincenzo Castellano, MD Vincenzo Castellano, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Image - headshot of Alice Chen, MD Alice Chen, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Image - headshot of Paul M. Cooke, MD Paul M. Cooke, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Image - headshot of Chad M. Craig, MD, MBA, FACP Chad M. Craig, MD, MBA, FACP
Internal Medicine, Perioperative Medicine
Image - headshot of Stephen G. Geiger, MD Stephen G. Geiger, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Image - headshot of Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Image - headshot of Semih Gungor, MD Semih Gungor, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Image - headshot of Julia M. Kim, PhD Julia M. Kim, PhD
Psychology
Image - headshot of Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Physiatry, Spine, Sports Medicine
Image - headshot of Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Image - headshot of Christopher Lutz, MD Christopher Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Image - headshot of Gregory E. Lutz, MD Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Image - headshot of C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Perioperative Medicine
Image - headshot of Stephen J. Massimi, MD Stephen J. Massimi, MD
Physiatry, Spine, Sports Medicine
Image - headshot of Peter J. Moley, MD Peter J. Moley, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hip Preservation
Image - headshot of Cathleen L. Raggio, MD Cathleen L. Raggio, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
Image - headshot of Daniel I. Richman, MD Daniel I. Richman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Image - headshot of Alexander C. Simotas, MD Alexander C. Simotas, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Image - headshot of Seth A. Waldman, MD Seth A. Waldman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Image - headshot of David Y. Wang, MD David Y. Wang, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Image - headshot of James F. Wyss, MD, PT James F. Wyss, MD, PT
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine

Higher Surgical Volume Leads to Higher Quality

Research continues to demonstrate that the surgeons and hospitals that get the best results from spine surgeries tend to be the ones who perform those surgeries most often. Higher volume is correlated with lower rates of mortality, infection, pneumonia, and other complications. HSS performs more spine surgeries than other top national hospitals.

Chart indicating the number of non-cervical spine fusion cases at HSS is 469. The next highest hospital is 347. The average for the remaining 49 New York State hospitals is 49. Data source is CMS Inpatient Utilization and Payment Public Use File, 2016.

Outcomes Worth Talking About

Likelihood to Recommend is a key indicator of satisfaction with the outcome of treatment. We are proud that we have been in the 99th percentile on this measure when benchmarked against the similar hospitals in the Press Ganey database.

Spine Animations

 
 
Why choose HSS Spine? Our patients say it best.

Patient Testimonials

Image - Video thumbnail Janet Hubert
Image - Video thumbnail Chris Siversen
Image - Video thumbnail Johanna Faricelli