Treatment for Spine Conditions

At NYU Langone’s Spine Center, we take a personalized and conservative approach to your treatment.

We work closely with NYU Langone’s Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain to provide you with nonsurgical therapies and pain medication. For people with severe back, neck, or leg pain caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or spondylolisthesis, treatment may involve epidural injections delivered by interventional radiologists in our pain management treatment suites.

When surgery is determined to be the best treatment, we use minimally invasive approaches that are often performed at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital or NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. Some procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Our Surgical Approach

Spine Center Experts Perform Surgery

Dr. Anthony Frempong-Boadu and the Spine Center team operate on a patient.

We perform traditional open surgery as well as minimally invasive procedures for all conditions that affect the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. These approaches, which NYU Langone experts helped pioneer, allow for smaller incisions, shorter recovery time, and a quicker return to the activities you enjoy.

To enhance accuracy and safety, our surgical teams use technology such as spinal navigation, three-dimensional fluoroscopy, and CT scanning during all spinal procedures. Our intraoperative monitoring team helps ensure your safety during the procedure by observing your motor skills, checking muscle and nerve health, and monitoring your reaction to touch, pressure, and pain.

Spine Cancer Care

If you have been diagnosed with metastatic tumors of the spine, we work with oncologists and radiation oncologists from NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center to determine how to best manage the tumor, based on its location on the spine. This may involve surgery or the use of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Our Treatment Team

Neurosurgeons are supported by a team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and neurosurgical nurses who chart your progress, starting before surgery and continuing through recovery. Our integrative health programs, including meditation and acupuncture, can help you cope with stress or anxiety before and after your treatment. If physical or occupational therapy is required, we collaborate with rehabilitation specialists as well.