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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, Orthopedic 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

Most 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, neurophysiologic monitoring, and – soon – robotic-assisted spinal surgery. This technology allows our surgical teams to safely carry out their surgeries 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.

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

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

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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, FAANS, FACS
Section Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery, Westchester Medical Center Health Network


Tyagi, Rachana
Tyagi, Rachana

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Spine Surgery


Pain Management

Nigel Knox, MD
Nitin Sekhri, MD

Rehabilitation Medicine

Xin Quan, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Yigal Samocha, MD



Sana Ali, MD

William Gomes, MD

Edwin Gulko, MD

Hasit Mehta, MD

Javin Schefflein, MD

Affiliated Physicians

Das, Kaushik, MD

Hillard, Virany, MD