GREAT NECK, NY – Patients with back ailments ranging from a minor strain to those requiring surgery can seek care from the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s newly created Spine Center, the health system announced today.
The Spine Center will include 10 physicians from the specialty areas of neurosurgery, orthopedics and physiatry. The group will also work closely with neurologists, rheumatologists, imaging specialists, physical therapists and psychologists to more completely treat a patient’s spinal disorder while keeping patients informed and educated about the multiple treatment options available to them.
The spine center will be led by Jason Lipetz, MD, division chief of spine medicine who is a physiatrist and non-surgical spine specialist working in partnership with the health system.
“Because spinal care can encompass so many different disciplines, it can mean people are sent to multiple healthcare providers before a diagnosis is even established. With the North Shore-LIJ Spine Center, patients can find one-stop shopping for their comprehensive spinal care,” Dr. Lipetz said.
The Spine Center has several convenient locations throughout Long Island and offers quick access to its physicians, usually within 24 hours.
For more information about the North Shore-LIJ Spine Center, call the dedicated patient care coordinator at (844) 88-SPINE or visit http://www.nslij.com/spine.