North Shore-LIJ’s New Great Neck Facility Provides Expertise in Orthopedics, Neuroscience and Imaging

GREAT NECK, NY -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System  today announced the opening of single destination for orthopedic, neuroscience and imaging services at 611 Northern Boulevard in Great Neck. The state-of-the-art facility gives patients convenient access to the vast resources and services offered by the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. It offers a multidisciplinary approach that brings together expert resources to provide a better experience for patients and a more cohesive environment for clinicians. The specialties include:

University Orthopaedic Associates
University Orthopaedic Associates,  a division of North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) and LIJ Medical Center, is the premier provider of orthopedic care in the region. 
“Our office consists of subspecialty-trained orthopedic surgeons and leaders in the fields of joint replacement and sports medicine who use the most advanced technologies and techniques to provide individualized care for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions,” said Nicholas Sgaglione , MD, chair of orthopedic surgery at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, and professor of orthopedic surgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.  Subspecialties at the new location include joint replacement, sports medicine, spine surgery, trauma and fracture care, hand and wrist care and pediatric services.

“Leaders in academics and research, our specialists work as part of a multidisciplinary team to restore the maximum level of function, mobility and quality of life to patients, and perform thousands of procedures at North Shore University Hospital  and LIJ Medical Center annually,” said Nina DePaola, the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s vice president of orthopedics and rehabilitation services. 

Cushing Neuroscience Institute
As a leading provider in neuroscience services, the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute’s (CNI)  to this new Great Neck facility enhances the community’s access to comprehensive neurosurgical and neurological conditions.  “From the new location, we offer access to an entire team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropsychologists, nurses and nurse practitioners,” said Raj Narayan, MD, director of CNI, chair of neurosurgery at NSUH and LIJ Medical Center, and professor of neurosurgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. “With on-site imaging services, our newly built facility is truly a single destination for the most all-inclusive, comprehensive neurosurgical and neurological care in the region.”

Ronald Kanner, MD,  chair of neurology at NSUH and LIJ Medical Center , and professor of neurology at the medical school, explained that CNI’s multidisciplinary continuum of neuroscience programs “combine medicine, scientific research and technology, clinical programs, surgical techniques and education to advance the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.” He said that CNI uses state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological conditions and disorders of the brain and spine, and serves as a destination for patients from around the world.

“Our facility boasts the very latest technologies and conveniences, but we are proudest of our physicians and nurses, who combine experience with compassion and caring for each patient,” said Dr. Kanner. “We bring the latest medical innovation, education and clinical advances to our neurology and neurosurgical patients.”

North Shore-LIJ Imaging
Along with the expansion of orthopedic and the neuroscience services, the new facility also features the specialized services of North Shore-LIJ Imaging at Great Neck, which provides patients with cutting-edge, low-dose digital technology and equipment, including: 3 tesla wide-bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which offers more space and comfort; 1.5 tesla extremity MRI; 64-slice, low-dose computed tomography (CT); ultrasound; and musculoskeletal and neuroradiological diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

“When you have a study performed at our new location, you not only are being provided with state-of-the-art equipment in a beautiful site, but also with access to the largest pool of fellowship-trained radiologists on Long Island,” said Cynthia Kubala, North Shore-LIJ’s vice president of imaging services. “We have interpreting physicians in all subspecialties with exceptional training in areas such as musculoskeletal, mammography, and head and neck imaging. It’s important to remember that it matters who interprets your images. You should pick your interpreting radiologist as carefully as you choose your surgeon.”

To schedule an appointment with University Orthopaedic Associates, call 516-723- BONE (2663). For questions about the Cushing Neuroscience Institute at 611 Northern Boulevard or to schedule an appointment, call 516-325-7000, email [email protected] or visit For inquiries regarding North Shore-LIJ Imaging at Great Neck, call 516-233-3456.

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