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The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from disorders of the spine and spinal cord. Our team of clinical professionals responds to individual patient needs by providing innovative non-operative & operative treatments.

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Not All Spine Problems Need Major Surgery: Dr. Ogden Uses His Full Tool Kit to Find the Best and Least Invasive Spine Treatments

May. 23, 2018

Doctor advising patient in hospital office

We’ve all heard the saying “When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” So if you were referred to a spine surgeon, it would be natural to think you would end up with a long scar down your neck or back. But surgeons like Dr. Alfred Ogden here at The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York know that not every spine problem is a nail.

Dr. Ogden specializes in a type of surgery called “minimally invasive spine surgery.” This means that when surgery is necessary, it can be performed through small openings with less pain and shorter recovery times.

Does that sound almost too good to be true? “Minimally invasive surgery” is just what it sounds like: surgery, but done in a way that minimizes disruption to the body’s tissues. Minimally invasive spine surgery uses smaller incisions, through which surgeons can insert tiny surgical instruments. Because it results in easier, shorter recovery times and fewer hospital expenses, minimally invasive surgery has been more and more popular for all kinds of conditions, from gallbladder surgery to angioplasty, and now spine surgery.

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Neurofibromatosis - What and How, a Columbia University Medical Center Neurosurgeon's Take

May. 17, 2018


When It Comes to Cervical Spine Surgery, Kids Get Special Treatment

May. 11, 2018


Recent Patient Stories

Lucky is the Man with the Titanium Cage in his Spine

Apr. 13, 2018

Be careful when Snowmobile jumping to prevent a broken back

You don’t usually call a man “lucky” after he wipes out on a snowmobile, breaks bones, and has to be medevaced to the nearest trauma center. You do, however, when you realize just how close he came to severing his spinal cord.  Dr. Michael G. Kaiser from The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York was this man’s surgeon and here is the story of how his spinal cord was saved.

At the time of the accident, the man was a fit and healthy 65-year-old at the beginning of an enjoyable retirement filled with travel and outdoor adventure. Continue Reading →

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“I Stand Corrected”: Davarn Wright’s Story of Spinal Stenosis

Mar. 2, 2018


‘No Pain Whatsoever’: Dr. McCormick’s Patient Steve Found Just the Right Doctor

Feb. 2, 2018

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