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Spine Care Program

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Program Overview

The Spine Care Program at Westchester Medical Center is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to providing advanced comprehensive care for a wide variety of spinal conditions and disorders. Our team is comprised of experts from the departments of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pain Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Anesthesia, Oncology and Neuroradiology.

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Patient-Centered, Holistic Approach to Spine Care

Our experienced group of specialists takes the time to listen to each patient and thoroughly evaluate their specific problem. Every patient is unique, and we pride ourselves on tailoring the treatment to the individual. We are committed to working with our patients to develop personalized care plans that are safe and effective, and that help patients return to their regular activities as quickly as possible.

Non-Surgical and Surgical Spine Care

Many of our patients’ spinal problems can be successfully treated without surgery. However, when surgery is recommended, our trained specialists collaborate to develop a comprehensive surgical plan that is most beneficial to the patient. Our surgical team is experienced in diagnosing and treating the most complex spinal issues including spinal trauma, spinal cord injuries and tumors of the spine.

All of our surgeons offer advanced treatment options and surgical techniques, including both traditional open surgery, as well as minimally invasive and microscopic surgery. Our operating rooms are equipped with high-performance technology including high-definition microscopes, advanced intraoperative imaging, computer navigation, and neurophysiologic monitoring. 

At Westchester Medical Center, we are proud to offer the most advanced technology and treatments to our patients. We are the first hospital in Westchester County to off advanced robotic spine surgery designed to improve surgical guidance, navigation and safety by allowing our physicians to place spine instrumentation more accurately than with traditional techniques. In addition, we are one of only a few centers in the entire country and the only center in the lower Hudson Valley to offer endoscopic spine surgery. Through the use of endoscopy, our spine surgeons can directly address the pathology leading to better decompression of the nerves and spinal cord, all while minimizing incisions and muscle dissection leading to less postoperative pain and faster recovery times for our patients.

This combination of the latest technology and advanced training, allows our surgical teams to carry out a variety of procedures in the least invasive and most effective manner possible. After surgery, our inpatient team of nurses, doctors, physical therapists, and occupational therapists actively assists our patients to optimize their recovery and return to an improved quality of life.

In addition, we have a robust ambulatory surgery program which allows our surgical team to complete more routine spine surgical procedures in our ambulatory surgery center, preventing the need for unnecessary admission to the hospital, and allowing our patients to recovery safely in the comfort of their homes.  

Conditions We Treat

Our multidisciplinary group of experts treats the following conditions and many others:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Cervical disc herniation
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Tumors of the spinal cord and column
  • Thoracic myelopathy
  • Thoracic disc herniation
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spine cord injuries
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spine fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Vascular lesions of spinal cord and column
  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Post lumbar fusion chronic pain syndrome
  • Atlantoaxial Instability
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL)
  • Chiari malformation
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Kyphosis
  • Robotic spine surgery
  • Navigated spine surgery

Contact Us

Appointments and Information

Westchester Medical Center, Ambulatory Care Pavilion
100 Woods Road, 4th floor
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914.493.2363
Fax: 914.493.2505

MidHudson Regional Hospital
19 Baker Avenue, Suite 301
Poughkeepsie, NY12601
Phone: 845.483.5951
Fax: 845.483.5775

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Emergency Transfer

Spinal cord injury or other acute spine issue?
Call Now to Request an Emergency Transfer.

To speak to a WMC Spine expert about a potential patient transfer, please dial our 24-hour hotline:

866-Go-To-WMC (866.468.6962)

Our Providers

Our comprehensive care team is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date evaluation, personalized multidisciplinary treatments and continuity of care for patients.

Merritt Kinon, MD, FACS, FAANS
Section Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery, Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Medical College


Biswas, Arundhati
Spine Surgery
Sukul, Vishad
Sukul, Vishad, MD, FAANS
Section Chief of Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Surgery
Department of Neurosurgery | Brain and Spine Institute
Tyagi, Rachana
Tyagi, Rachana, MD, FAANS
Associate Director of Neurosurgery, Northern Region, Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Spine Surgery
Wainwright, John V.
Wainwright, John, MD
Attending Neurosurgeon, Spine Division
Spinal Deformity
Spine Surgery


Pain Management

Cameron Marshall, MD
Nitin Sekhri, MD
Ammar Siddiqui, MD

Rehabilitation Medicine

Xin Quan, MD
Blossom Samuels, MD

Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Harshadkumar Patel, MD, MBBS 
Yigal Samocha, MD



Sana Ali, MD

Edwin Gulko, MD

Hasit Mehta, MD
Laurie Sanchez, MD

Javin Schefflein, MD