HSS is recognized internationally as a leader in pioneering new ways to care for people with spine conditions. Our exceptional patient care, rigorous infection control protocols and leading-edge research are second to none. This depth of expertise helps us achieve the best possible results for over 22,000 patients who consult us each year.
From initial X-ray to rehabilitation, you can trust that every member of your spine team is highly experienced in caring for your exact condition.
Our team includes doctors trained in the latest nonsurgical approaches as well as skilled spine surgeons internationally recognized for their expertise in treating orthopedic and neurologic conditions. HSS spine experts treat all types of spine conditions, from the common to the most complex, including:
Our spine experts are committed to helping patients avoid unnecessary procedures. We offer a variety of therapies to address pain, prevent further damage and help you regain mobility – all without the need for surgery.
Our team includes top experts from diverse specialties, such as physiatry, pain management, rehabilitation, neurology, psychology and rheumatology – all of whom have specialized expertise in caring for people with back and neck conditions.
If you require surgery, expect to receive care from a team of world-renowned experts who perform more than 4,000 procedures every year — one of the highest volumes in the country. They are leading researchers in the field, pioneering minimally invasive procedures for the spine that result in less pain, faster recovery and fewer complications. Complex surgeries involving microdiscectomy, laminectomy, fusion and spinal decompression are routine for the surgeons at HSS and are tailored to each individual patient.
HSS is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery (2021-2023) with superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures, according to Healthgrades. See all of our rankings.
The first step is to get a clear picture of the problem. Our highly specialized radiologists and neuroradiologists use the most advanced equipment and techniques available to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Diagnostic imaging technology available at HSS includes dynamic X-ray imaging, high-resolution CT scans, and high-resolution MRI, as well as low-dose EOS, a technology specially designed for children who need frequent X-rays.