Thomas J. Errico, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7200

About Me

When I was a resident at Bellevue Hospital, a 16-year-old boy came in with a spine fracture and paralysis of his feet. The attending physician and I performed surgery, placing rods in his back to straighten his collapsed spine. In the recovery room, the boy moved his feet. In that moment, I knew what a privilege it would be to perform procedures that could help people the way we had just helped this boy.

I am now the chief of the Division of Spine Surgery here at NYU Langone. I lead a team that is adept at handling a wide range of spinal problems, including degenerative issues and spinal deformity, in patients of all ages, from babies to 90-year-olds.

The spine does not belong to a specialty. It belongs to the patient. Our job is to use teamwork and collaboration to offer patients the best results from treatment for spine conditions. Therefore, our team brings together many different specialists, including radiologists, physiatrists, plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pediatricians, internists, and adult and pediatric hospitalists.

There is a long history of caring for people with spine problems at NYU Langone. There have been tremendous pioneers and leaders in international spine surgery that have worked and studied here, and our experts bring an enormous amount of skill and compassion to the field. What is perhaps most striking about our division is its collaborative environment. Our doctors turn to their colleagues for advice and opinions. This teamwork approach renders the best treatment plan for each patient.

We are involved in pediatric spine surgery research as part of the Harms Study Group, which is supported by the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation, and adult spine surgery research as part of the International Spine Study Group. Collaborating with other surgeons in these groups allows us to produce literature aimed at improving the surgical outcomes for the patients we care for.

Being a surgeon is gratifying, but simply being a physician is a privilege. It allows me to use my life’s work to improve people’s lives. Therefore, my foremost goal in treatment, even as a surgeon, is to help people get better without the need for a surgical procedure. I achieve as much joy and satisfaction from finding ways to solve people’s spine problems without surgery as I do from creating a cure with a procedure.


Conditions and Treatments

spine surgery, scoliosis, spinal fusion, kyphosis and lordosis, lumbar spinal stenosis, implant complications, implant failure, spondylolisthesis, disc repair, back injuries, inborn hunchback, hunchback, inborn scoliosis, injury of the lumbar spine, kissing spine, lower back pain, lumbar disc disease, lumbar radiculopathy, minimally invasive surgery, nerve decompression, nerve injury, nerve root injury, neuromuscular scoliosis, radiculopathy, back pain, sciatica, slipped disc, spina bifida, spinal cord compression, spinal cord injury, spinal deformity, spinal injury, spinal narrowing, spondylolysis, spondylosis, surgical cutting of the intervertebral disk, vertebral osteomyelitis
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Credentials

Positions
  • Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Chief Division Spine Surgery TH
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery, 1986
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Toronto General Hospital, Spine Surgery, 1984
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Orthopedics, 1983
  • MD from Rutgers State University, 1978

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Publications

  • 90 - Analysis of Lumbar Flexibility on Supine MRI and CT May Reduce the Need for More Invasive Spinal Osteotomy in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

    Baker, Joseph F; Day, Louis M; Oren, Jonathan H; Moses, Michael J; Poorman, Gregory W; Buckland, Aaron J; Passias, Peter G; Lafage, Virginie; Schwab, Frank J; Bess, Shay; Errico, Thomas J; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S Baker, Joseph F; Day, Louis M; Oren, Jonathan H; Moses, Michael J; Poorman, Gregory W; Buckland, Aaron J; Passias, Peter G; Lafage, Virginie; Schwab, Frank J; Bess, Shay; Errico, Thomas J; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S
    Spine journal. 2016 Oct. 16 ( Suppl): S197-S197

  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis: contemporary review of the role of interbody fusion

    Baker, Joseph F; Errico, Thomas J; Kim, Yong; Razi, Afshin Baker, Joseph F; Errico, Thomas J; Kim, Yong; Razi, Afshin
    European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology = orthopedie traumatologie. 2016 Nov 25. ?-?

  • 258 - Does Pelvic Incidence Increase with Age? An Analysis of 1625 Adults

    Bao, Hongda; Liabaud, Barthelemy; Varghese, Jeffrey; Lafage, Renaud; Diebo, Bassel G; Jalai, Cyrus M; Ramchandran, Subaraman; Poorman, Gregory W; Cruz, Dana; Errico, Thomas J; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Passias, Peter G; Buckland, Aaron J; Schwab, Frank J; Lafage, Virginie Bao, Hongda; Liabaud, Barthelemy; Varghese, Jeffrey; Lafage, Renaud; Diebo, Bassel G; Jalai, Cyrus M; Ramchandran, Subaraman; Poorman, Gregory W; Cruz, Dana; Errico, Thomas J; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Passias, Peter G; Buckland, Aaron J; Schwab, Frank J; Lafage, Virginie
    Spine journal. 2016 Oct. 16 ( Suppl): S356-S357

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