The Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Program

Mount Sinai offers state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, specializing in initial evaluations and treatment of disc disease and disc herniations, spinal stenosis, fractures, tumors, inflammatory conditions, myelopathy, radiculopathy, infections, scoliosis, kyphosis, and failed back.

Working closely with physiatrists, physical therapists, and specialists in pain management, the staff offers surgical and non-surgical evaluation and management of many disorders, including:

  • Back and Leg Pain (Herniated Disc / Stenosis)
  • Cervical Kyphosis
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disorders of Cervical and Lumbar Spine
  • Disc Herniations (Lumbar / Thoracic)
  • Failed Back
  • Fractures
  • Herniated Thoracic Disk
  • Infections
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain in Athletes
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck and Arm Pain (Herniated Disc / Stenosis)
  • Radiculopathy (Cervical)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Cervical Spine
  • Spinal Stenosis (Cervical / Lumbar)
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Compression Fractures
  • Tumors

Information in this section is courtesy of: All About Back & Neck Pain

The Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Program also provides surgical and nonsurgical consultation for second opinions for surgery and Workmen's compensation claims.

Multidisciplinary Spine Care

The Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Program works closely with non-operative spine specialists including physiatrists, pain management physicians, neurologists, rheumatologists, physical therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors to maximize non-operative care prior to surgery.

When indicated, surgical options include discectomy, decompression, and fusion procedures utilizing the most advanced techniques and spinal instrumentation, including minimally-invasive spine surgery and microsurgery. Other treatments and procedures include:

  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Intervertebral Cages
  • Cervical Corpectomy and Strut Graft
  • Laminotomy and Discectomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Pedicle Screws and Rods
  • Possible Complications
  • Posterior Cervical Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion with Pedicle Screws and Rods
  • Spinal Injections
  • Surgical Aftercare

Information in this section is courtesy of: All About Back & Neck Pain

Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Rehabilitation for Low Back Pain
  • Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program

Diagnostic Testing for Spine Disorders

Diagnostic tests for spine problems include the following:

  • X-rays
  • MRI Scans
  • CAT Scans
  • Bone Scans
  • Myelograms
  • Discograms
  • Electromyograms
  • Spinal Taps
  • Facet Blocks
  • Laboratory Tests

Contact Us

Andrew C. Hecht, MD
Co-director of Spine Surgery
Tel: 212-241-8892

Sean E. McCance, MD
Co-director of Spine Surgery
Tel: 212-360-6500

Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
The Mount Sinai Hospital
5 East 98th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10029