As part of the comprehensive spinal cord treatment services offered by the Spine Hospital at Mount Sinai, the Spine Center is a dedicated space within the hospital. The Spine Center is fully staffed with unparalleled experts—orthopedists, chiropractors, physiatrists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, nurse managers, and spine surgeons—each specializing in the care of patients receiving treatment for spinal disorders, including lumbar, cervical, spinal deformity, spine trauma, and athletic spine injuries.
Multidisciplinary Care: Our Spine Team Approach
Our experienced spine experts and surgeons collaborate with other members of our multidisciplinary team and work together to create a customized treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcome, delivering exceptional care for you and your loved ones.
Twice a month, the Spine Center team—six orthopedic spine surgeons, three physiatrists, and one chiropractor—convenes to discuss complex spinal cases and resolve them. You meet regularly with team members to discuss your progress and care options.
“Having an interdisciplinary team of surgical and nonsurgical specialists together, working from one chart, really provides patients with an exemplary level of care that maximizes their time, restores function sooner, and allows them to get back to their busy lives,” says Andrew Hecht, MD, Chief of Spine Surgery and Director of the Spine Center.
Excellence in Treatment Options
At the Spine Center in The Mount Sinai Hospital, you receive extensive evaluations, and, if warranted, receive advanced care modalities such as epidural injections for diagnostic purposes and/or pain relief—often on the same day of an initial visit. The Spine Center has an on-site fluoroscopy suite used for state-of-the-art diagnosis and ensuring treatment accuracy. Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that gives doctors real-time X-rays of the moving body and is often used to guide physicians as they administer targeted pain relief to patients.
Our expertise and experience, along with the uniformity of care provided, help to minimize complications and optimize rehabilitation. If you are undergoing spine surgery, the recovery phase begins immediately after surgery. The sooner you become active post-operatively, the sooner you may begin to return to normal activity. Our specially trained staff of nurses, therapists, and social workers helps you to expedite this process, speeding you along to a full recovery. Our nurses are specialty trained through a competency based educational program to meet your needs.