Och Spine

Why Choose Us

NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine is a premier destination for comprehensive care of conditions affecting the neck, lower back, and the entire spine. A leader in the New York region for inpatient spine surgery, we have lower rates of complications and improved outcomes.

As part of the No. 1 hospital in New York, our clinicians have access to advanced imaging and diagnostic technology used to treat a range of conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Whether you’re interested in pain management or a second opinion, our spine specialists can devise a tailored treatment plan for you.

Highly Specialized Spine Experts

The care team at the NYP Och Spine has one shared goal — restore mobility and function to improve the quality of life for our patients. Our multidisciplinary team of Columbia University Medical Center faculty physicians — specializing in neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic spinal surgery, physiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and rheumatology — collaborate to identify the best treatment option for you.

Advanced Technology In and Outside of the Treatment Room

Whether it’s in the waiting area or the operating room, at the NYP Och Spine, we use technology to improve the way care is provided.

  • Advanced imaging techniques. Our treatment facility is equipped with state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), low-radiation EOS imaging machines, and three-dimensional computed tomography (CT).
  • Specialized surgical suites. During a spine procedure, even the way a patient is positioned is critical to the success of the operation. Our surgeons tailor each operation to best fit the individual patient and their specific pathology by utilizing an array of techniques, including open and minimally invasive surgery, posterior and anterior approaches, and freehand and robotic surgery. Our surgical suites are designed explicitly so our surgeons can perform complex procedures without the need to move or readjust the patient during surgery. Surgeries are overseen by a neurologist who diligently monitors the nervous system. This comprehensive approach to patient safety has been shown to reduce the risk of serious complications such as nerve damage and blindness.
  • Accessible tech while you wait. Outside of our treatment areas, we have integrated digital communications so that patients can keep track of their health information on their smartphones or tablets. We also use tablets in the inpatient suites, so patients can communicate with their healthcare team, order meals, and control the room environment, at the touch of a screen.

Innovative Bench to Bedside Research

The specialists and their team at the NYP Och Spine are advancing our understanding of the spine through groundbreaking research studies of spinal disorders. This means our patients have access to the cutting edge treatment options of the future, today. Our robust orthopedic spine research team manages more than 80 studies concurrently, publishes more than 100 manuscripts each year, and shares findings in more than 100 conference presentations each year.