At the SpineCare Institute, we believe in comprehensive, individual care. To best achieve this, we work together with a multidisciplinary medical team that includes top-notch nurse practitioners and physician assistants, neurologists, physiatrists, and radiologists.
Although most patients that come to us are experiencing extreme pain and are in need of surgery, not all patients have reached this point, in which case, we are still able to care for your symptoms by referring you to our network of highly trained non-surgical specialists.
A fixture on Castle Connolly's rankings of America's Top Doctors, Dr. Cammisa has dedicated his career to improving the lives of those that suffer from spinal disorders both here and abroad.
He is repeatedly elected in New York magazine's "Best Doctors" issue each year and his numerous research publications, medical chapters, and awarded grants is a reflection of his commitment to treating spinal disorders and cultivating best methods of practice.
Dr. Sama is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Dr. Sama is also the Fellowship Director of the Spinal Surgical Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is involved in the resident and fellowship teaching curriculum and also mentors medical students throughout the academic year.
Dr. Hughes is a spinal surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School. Dr. Hughes has a background in biomedical engineering and approaches each patient and symptom as unique challenges that require custom approaches.
He specializes in degenerative, deformity, and trauma-related diseases of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine.