Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

The Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Program at Mount Sinai is an internationally respected resource offering state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Our surgeons offer evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of orthopaedic spine disorders, including disc disease and disc herniations, spinal stenosis, fractures, tumors, inflammatory conditions, myelopathy, radiculopathy, infections, and failed back.

The Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Program also provides surgical and non-surgical consultation for second opinions for surgery and Workmen’s compensation claims.

Our dedicated staff, surgeons and physicians understand the devastating effect that back pain and disability can have on our patient’s lives.  We educate our patients about the full range of available interventions –both surgical and non-surgical- to safely and effectively treat their back pain.  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 optimize non-operative care prior to surgery.

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

Thanks to the skill and expertise of our surgeons and the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques, patients who undergo spine surgery at Mount Sinai will in most cases be on their feet the same day, and will return home more quickly and with less pain than ever before.

The Orthopaedic Spine Surgical Team will continue to monitor your progress and maintain contact with your referring physician, rehabilitation therapists and other support staff throughout the course of your recovery.


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