Dr. Laurence Mermelstein, MD

Dr. Laurence Mermelstein, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(33)
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Dr. Laurence Mermelstein, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Commack, NY. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.Read his story

763 Larkfield Rd

Commack, NY 11725

Contact Information

(631) 462-2225

Insurance Accepted

  • HIP Health Plan of New York
  • MagnaCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Mermelstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mermelstein "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 "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mermelstein "A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

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."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Whiplash

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Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • The Johns Hopkins University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mermelstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mermelstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mermelstein to family and friends
4.4
based on 33 total reviews (13 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Mermelstein's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

in Melville, NY |
My lumbar spinal fusion (two levels) was a complete success! I highly recommend him.
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in Massapequa Park, NY |
My daughter has been seeing Dr. Mermelstein for 3 years and we are very pleased with his knowledge & expertise on scoliosis......she has had several spine doctors in the past & he has been the best!
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in Holbrook, NY |
I have seen Dr Mermelstein for a consultation and I was so impressed with him and the way that he didn't push surgery upon and how we explored every other option and non operative care was the best route for me and I am feeling so much better. I appreciate his honesty and guiding me with a...more
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in Holbrook, NY |
I had a kyphoplasty with Dr Mermelstein and he repaired my fractured spine and I am so happy with the results. It came out wonderfully. His bed side manner is like no other. He always takes the time to answer all of my questions and makes me feel so comfortable. The staff here is amazing and I...more
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in New Hyde Park, NY |
I felt the need to leave a review because I had seen multiple doctors for a lumbar herniated disc with onset of dropfoot. First off id like to Thank doctor Mermelstein for the successful surgery he performed on me. It was a nerve racking decision on having the surgery let alone who you were going...more
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  • HIP Health Plan of New York
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