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Innovative and personalized spine treatment

Our specialized team of board-certified neurosurgeons provides innovative spine treatment for children and adults. We use a multidisciplinary approach integrating the expertise of neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, neurologists, radiologists, rehabilitation medicine and pain management experts, occupational and physical therapists, hospitalists, and other specialists, to provide highly personalized care.

Spinal treatments and procedures

Our neurosurgeons have expertise in a wide range of advanced spinal surgical techniques, including:

  • Atlantoaxial instability
  • Back and neck pain
  • Cervical and lumbar stenosis
  • Chiari malformation
  • Disk degeneration and herniation
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Kyphosis and other spine deformities
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Vertebral fractures

The Spine Center—advancing spinal medicine

Our spinal neurosurgery team is dedicated to researching advanced clinical care of spine disorders, spinal degenerative disease, and other conditions. They also serve as ad hoc reviewers for scientific journals, including Neurosurgery and Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Our spine team considers both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options to determine the least invasive and most appropriate treatment options. At Maimonides, we consider surgery a final resort. If you and your doctor decide surgery is the best option, our surgeons provide a treatment overview, which includes post-surgical care, follow-up appointments, monitoring outpatient post-operative recovery, and assisting patients in rehabilitative therapy.


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Meet Our Team

Simone A. Betchen, MD

948 48th St., 2nd Fl

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John Houten, MD

6010 Bay Parkway, 8th Fl

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Amit Y. Schwartz, MD, FAANS, FACOS

948 48th St., 2nd Fl

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Qingliang Tony Wang, MD, PhD

Jaffe Stroke Center, 2nd Floor

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