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Steven J. McAnany, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
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Steven J. McAnany, MD


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Dr. Steven McAnany is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. McAnany's research interests lie in the cost-effectiveness analysis of spine surgery, including cervical disc replacements, discectomies, fusions and minimally invasive surgery. He has authored over 50 articles, book chapters, and text books. Dr.McAnany is involved in the design of innovative surgical technology with an emphasis on developing implants and techniques to improve surgical fusion rates.

Dr. McAnany received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. He then completed fellowship training in spine surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. McAnany is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a reviewer for the Global Spine Journal.

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Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Special Expertise

Evaluation and treatment of degenerative spine conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, with special interests in minimally invasive surgery.

Procedures

Anterior and posterior spinal fusion
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
Laminoplasty
Lumbar laminectomy
Minimally invasive spine procedures
Posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions
Robotic and navigated spine surgery

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment with Dr. McAnany

Dr. McAnany accepts the following insurance plans. Please check to see if your insurance is on this list before proceeding.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

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Education

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Internship

Orthopedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Fellowship

Spine Surgery, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut

Selected Books/Chapters

McAnany SJ, Choudhri TF. Suboccipital Approach. In E.S. Connolly, G.M. McKhann II, J. Huang, T.F. Choudhri, J. Mocco, &Komotar R. (Ed.), Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery (2009). Chapter 90. New York, NY. Thieme Medical Publishers.

McAnany SJ, Choudhri TF. Dorsal Subaxial Apporach. In E.S. Connolly, G.M. McKhann II, J. Huang, T.F. Choudhri, J. Mocco,& R. Komotar (Ed.), Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery (2009). Chapter 100. New York, NY. Thieme Medical Publishers.

McAnany SJ, Choudhri TF. Posterior Cervical Approach. In E.S. Connolly, G.M. McKhann II, J. Huang, T.F. Choudhri, J.Mocco, & R. Komotar (Ed.), Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery (2009). Chapter 103. New York, NY.Thieme Medical Publishers.

McAnany SJ, Adamson T, Hecht AC. Cervical Foraminotomy; Is an MIS Cervical Foraminotomy/Posterior Discectomy Better Than Open Surgery? Controversies in Spine Surgery: Best Evidence Recommendations, MIS vs OPEN. Thieme Medical

McAnany SJ, Hecht AC. Sports Related Injuries. Recent Advances in Spinal Surgery. Jaypee Medical Publishers. Philadelphia, PA.

Overley SC, McAnany SJ, Rossi VJ, Hecht AC. Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion for Multilevel Cervical Myelopathy. Decision Making in Degenerative Spinal Surgery: A Case Based Approach. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY.

McAnany SJ, Hecht AC. Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion with Instrumentation. Decision Making in Degenerative Spinal Surgery: A Case Based Approach. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY.

McAnany SJ, Patterson D, Hecht AC. Spine Injuries in Tennis Players. The Young Tennis Player: Injury Prevention and Treatment. Springer Publishing. New York, NY.

Qureshi SA, McAnany SJ, Kumar A. Cervical Degenerative Conditions. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 12. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Rosemont, IL.

McAnany SJ, Qureshi SA, Hecht AC. Cervical Disc Injury. Spine Injuries in Athletes. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Rosemont, IL.

Selected Publications

Shukla DR, McAnany S, Kim J, Overley S, Parsons BO. Hemiarthroplasty versus reverse shoulder arthroplasty for treatment of proximal humeral fractures: a meta-analysis J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015;25(2):330-340.

Guzman JZ, Feldman ZM, McAnany S, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA, Cho SK. Osteoporosis in cervical spine surgery. Spine 2016;41(8):662-668.

Overley SC, McAnany SJ, Andelman S, Patterson DC, Cho SK, Qureshi SA, Hsu WK, Hecht AC. Return to play in elite athletes after lumbar microdiscectomy: a meta-analysis. Spine 2016;41(8):713-718.

McAnany SJ, Overley SC, Kim JS, Baird EO, Qureshi SA, Anderson PA. Open versus minimally invasive fixation techniques for thoracolumbar trauma: a meta-analysis. Global Spine J 2016;6(2):186-194.

Guzman JZ, Skovrlj B, Rothenberg ES, Lu Y, McAnany S, Cho SK, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA.The burden of clostridium difficile after cervical spine surgery. Global Spine J 2016; 6(4):314-321.

McAnany SJ, Baird EO, Qureshi SA, Hecht AC, Heller JG, Anderson PA. Posterolateral fusion versus interbody fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Spine 2016;41(23):E1408-E1414.

McAnany SJ, Qureshi SA. Minimally Invasive Cervical Foraminotomy. JBJS Essent Surg Tech 2016 Jun 08;6(2):e23.

McAnany SJ, Patterson DC, Overley S, Alicea D, Guzman J, Qureshi SA. The Effect of Obesity on the Improvement in Health State Outcomes following Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Interbody Fusion. Global Spine J 2016;6(8):744-748.

Shukla DR, McAnany S, Pean C, Overley S, Lovy A, Parsons BO. The results of tension band rotator cuff suture fixation of locked plating of displaced proximal humerus fractures. Injury 2017;48(2):474-480.

Cruz MA, McAnany S, Gupta N, Long R, Nasser PR, Eglin D, Hecht A, Illien-Junger S, Iatridis JC. Structural and Chemical Modification to Improve Adhesive and Material Properties of Fibrin-Genipin for Repair of Annulus Fibrosus Defects in Intervertebral Discs. J Biomech Eng 2017 May 2.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

McAnany SJ, Overley SC, Anwar M, Patterson D, Qureshi SA. The Effect of Obesity on Short Form 12 Scores after Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Global Forum, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.

McAnany SJ, Anwar MA, Overley SC, Kim J, Cutler H, Guzman J, Cho SK, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA. The Rate of Revision Discectomy and Eventual Need for Fusion Following Lumbar Microdiscectomy via an Open or Dilator Tube Approach. Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Global Forum, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.

Lovy A, Keswany A, Moucha C, McAnany SJ. Societal Cost Savings of Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Markov Analysis. AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 1-5, 2016.

Overley SC, McAnany SJ, Anwar M, Lovy A, Guzman J, Alicea D, Qureshi SA. Fusion Rates in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Bone Morphogenetic Protein or Mesenchymal Stem Cells? AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 1-5, 2016.

McAnany SJ, Patterson D, Meier K, Overley SC, Cutler H, Cho SK, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA. Cost effectiveness of open versus minimally invasive lumbar microdiscectomy: A Markov Model. AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 1-5, 2016.

McAnany SJ, Overley SC, Andelman S, Kim J, Cho SK, Qureshi SA, Hecht A. Return to play in contact athletes following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a meta-analysis. Poster #157 presented at the 31st Annual North American Spine Society meeting, Boston, MA, October 26-29, 2016.

Overley SC, McAnany SJ, Andelman S, Kim J, Cho SK, Qureshi SA, Hecht A. Return to play in adolescent athletes with symptomatic spondylolysis without listhesis: a meta-analysis. Poster #191 presented at the 31st Annual North American Spine Society meeting, Boston, MA, October 26-29, 2016.

McAnany SJ, Overley SC, Anwar M, Guzman J, Cho SK, Cutler H, Hecht A, Qureshi SA. The rate of revision discectomy or eventual need for fusion after open or dilator tube approach for lumbar microdiscectomy. Paper #148 presented at the 31st Annual North American Spine Society meeting, Boston, MA, October 26-29, 2016.

McAnany SJ, Overley SC, Kim JS, Brochin R, Qureshi SA. defining health utility following one- or two-level ACDF or CDR at five years. Paper #42 presented at the 44th CSRS annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 1-3, 2016.

McAnany SJ, Overley SC, Kim JS, Brochin R, Qureshi SA. The seven-year cost-effectiveness of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion vs. cervical disc arthroplasty. Paper #54 presented at the 44th CSRS annual meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 1-3, 2016.

Research Description

Dr. McAnany's research interests lie in the cost-effectiveness analysis of spine surgery, including cervical disc replacements, discectomies, fusions and minimally invasive surgery. Additionally, Dr. McAnany has a strong interest in the application of large data analytics to solving complex spine disorders.

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Surgical Locations

Dr. McAnany performs surgery at the following locations: