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North Shore-LIJ Spine Center

The Spine Center has several convenient locations throughout Long Island. To refer a patient, contact our dedicated Patient Care Coordinator at (844) 88-SPINE.

If you are suffering from back and neck pain, take this short quiz to learn if it’s time to visit one of the specialists at the North Shore-LIJ Spine Center.

Expert Diagnosis and Treatment for Back and Neck Pain

The North Shore-LIJ Spine Center offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients suffering from back and neck pain, as well as the full spectrum of spinal disorders. We are conveniently located, and our experienced team of dedicated physicians includes spine specialists from several related areas of medicine.

Treatment for a Wide Range of Conditions

Most people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, but not all back pain is the same. Our spine specialists offer solutions for all kinds of back problems, from muscle-related conditions to more serious issues involving the spine.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Disc herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
  • Spondylosis and spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Injury and Trauma

To learn more about spine related conditions and treatments, please visit knowyourback.org

You Are Part of the Treatment Team

The Spine Center’s collaborative “shared decision-making” process allows the patient and physician to make healthcare decisions together, because there are multiple treatment options available. We use this patient-centered approach throughout all aspects of your care — from the initial diagnosis through targeted treatments and rehabilitation — and keep you informed and educated about your options along the way.

Skilled Physicians at a Leading Health System

Our experienced team of dedicated physicians includes both surgical and non-surgical specialists from the award-winning North Shore-LIJ Health System, one of the nation’s largest health networks. Each patient referred to the Spine Center is evaluated thoroughly in order to receive an evidence-based, diagnosis-specific plan of care.

To ensure optimal spine care, your treatment will be a part of a collaborative effort with the availability of the following specialties:

Other disciplines contributing to your plan of care include:

Our core team of spine physicians works both clinically and academically with clinicians throughout the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Our physicians are also dedicated to the education of medical students, residents and visiting clinicians, and contribute to meaningful spine-related research.

Measuring and Improving Patient Satisfaction

As part of our mission to maximize patient outcomes and satisfaction, each patient’s condition and progress are measured and recorded using recognized outcome questionnaires. This information helps us improve how we diagnose and treat patients and allows us to be compared favorably to similar spine centers both nationally and internationally.

Our Physicians*

Jason Lipetz, MD Jason S. Lipetz, MDDivision Chief, Spine Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Jeff S. Silber, MD Jeff S. Silber, MDAssociate Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery

Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Barry Root, MD Barry C. Root, MDChair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Glen Cove Hospital

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Peter Hollis, MD Peter H. Hollis, MD, FACSChief, Neurosurgery, Franklin Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialty: Neurosurgery
Jeffry Beer, MD Jeffry R. Beer, MDClinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine David Essig, MD David A. Essig, MDAssistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hofstra North-Shore LIJ School of Medicine
Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Joseph K. Lee, MD Joseph K. Lee, MDClinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine  M. Chris Overby, MD M. Chris Overby, MDDirector, Perioperative Services, North Shore University Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialty: Neurosurgery
Matthew M. Shatzer, MD Matthew M. Shatzer, MD
Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, North Shore University Hospital

Residency Program Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Enriquez-Renee-thumb redo Renee Enriquez, MDAssistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

*For physicians:

If you or your practice has an established relationship with a spine specialist within the North Shore-LIJ Health System, we encourage you to continue your current referral patterns and thank you for the opportunity to participate in your patients’ care.