The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian Opens Its Doors

The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen is a completely redesigned and renovated space centered entirely on comprehensive and coordinated spine care. Equipped with the latest technology, The Spine Hospital treats conditions ranging from the most common arthritic and degenerative spine disorders to the rarest and most difficult-to-treat spinal deformities.   Three leading spinal surgeons joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in July 2015 to establish The Spine Hospital. Drs. Larry Lenke, Daniel Riew and Ronald Lehman also treat patients at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, as well as ColumbiaDoctors in midtown Manhattan. In addition, they serve on the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

At The Spine Hospital, patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to spine care that offers both surgical and non-surgical options for conditions from the skull to the sacrum. The Spine Hospital features the latest imaging technology to assist in diagnosing patients, such as an EOS standing computed tomography (CT) scanner, a state-of-the-art tool for diagnosing spinal conditions. While a patient stands in the scanner, the EOS creates a 3-D reconstruction showing individual bone position and orientation of a patient’s entire skeleton, providing physicians with a comprehensive view of any musculoskeletal deformities and helping them determine whether or not surgery is necessary.

From diagnosis to surgery to recovery, The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen offers all services in one location, completely optimized for patients requiring spinal surgery. Five operating rooms were designed specifically for spinal surgeries, featuring real-time imaging, multiple large monitors to enhance patient anatomy and microscopes that display the spine at a microscopic level.  A dedicated inpatient unit in The Spine Hospital includes 13 patient beds, a renovated waiting room, patient family areas and a rooftop garden. A patient navigator is also on hand to help coordinate care for patients and their families.  After an operation, patients receive care in a single room until they are discharged, using a universal-care model which increases patient safety. Like the operating rooms, these patient rooms are optimized for care after spinal surgery to ensure patients are properly monitored by a care team that is trained to specifically care for spinal patients.

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