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Dr. Mermelstein is Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with additional Fellowship training and extensive experience in pediatric and adult deformities, sports-related spinal injuries, and degenerative and traumatic conditions of the neck and back. He is recognized as one of the leading experts in managing the care and treatment of the pediatric scoliosis patient and is an active member of the premier Scoliosis Research Society. As the first surgeon on Long Island to perform the Posterolateral Endoscopic Discectomy procedure, he continues to lead the field in laser surgery and minimally-invasive techniques, which reduce pain and the risk of infection while also making recovery quicker. He has pioneered new intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring procedures to improve surgical safety. His expertise includes complex reconstructive spine surgery and disc arthroplasty (disc replacement). Highly respected in the field of spine, he has lectured extensively at National and international meetings regarding spinal biomechanics and instrumentation. Dr. Mermelstein's passion for spine care is reflected in his willingness to share his knowledge and expertise by providing professional seminars and community lectures on spine health. Dr. Mermelstein's commitment to give "Back" is evident by his partnering with charitable organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world, donating his time and skills to provide life altering surgery to improve the quality of their lives. Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Internship/Residency Orthopaedic Surgery ResidentNew Haven, Connecticut Yale – New Haven Hospital Fellowships: Spinal Surgery Fellow: University of California Davis, California Professional Affiliations: Medical Society of the State of New York American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Section Chief of Spinal Surgery- Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York
At Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C., we know how debilitating back and neck disorders can be for our patients. We also know that when it comes to treating these conditions, finding the treatment option that best meets each patient's individual needs is perhaps the most important aspect to successfully alleviating or managing back and neck pain.
As a patient at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. you can be sure that your treatment plan reflects your specific needs and concerns and will be carried out by physicians and surgeons who are recognized leaders in the field. We work as a team to help you effectively manage your condition and improve your quality of life.