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Spinal Compression Fracture Doctors in New York

Primary care physicians are often the first to treat symptoms of back pain and suspect a spinal fracture; however, it is important to be evaluated at an advanced spine center as soon as possible, since early and expert intervention can keep the condition from getting worse.

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Expert Spine Surgeons

The spine team at Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery — expert spine surgeons along with their team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and pain management specialists — provide comprehensive, integrated care for patients with slipped discs and many other conditions of the spine. Patients receive a complete continuum of care, from diagnosis to treatment and recovery. Sometimes the treatment required to treat spinal compression fractures is nonsurgical, non-invasive options (see Diagnosing and Treating Spinal Compression Fractures). For patients who do need surgery, we offer the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques using state-of-the-art equipment. Patients recover faster, have less pain, and get back to their normal daily activities sooner than they could with older surgical methods.

Our Surgical Faculty

Our surgical faculty includes some of the very best world-renowned specialists:

Roger Härtl, M.D.

Roger Härtl, M.D., named as one of the top 50 spine surgeons in the United States, is Director of Spinal Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and co-director of Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care. He’s also the official neurosurgeon for the New York Giants. Dr. Härtl’s clinical and research expertise is in simple and complex spine surgery, neurotrauma, and neurocritical care medicine. Dr. Härtl believes that surgery for herniated disc should be a part of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, and he works very closely with other specialists in a team effort to achieve the best outcome for his patients. (Read more about Dr. Härtl.)

K. Daniel Riew, M.D.

Dr. Dan Riew is an internationally recognized expert in cervical spine disorders, and is one of only 2 or 3 spine surgeons in the world to limit his practice entirely to the cervical spine. His patient roster includes celebrities, athletes, world leaders, and, most notably, other physicians who seek the very best for disorders of the cervical spine. (Read more about Dr. Riew.)

Paul Park, M.D.

Dr. Paul Park is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in adult and pediatric spine surgery. He treats patients with a wide array of spinal disorders, including those with spinal deformity (both adult and adolescent), age-related degenerative arthritis, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, disc herniation, trauma, fractures, spinal cord injury, infections, as well as those patients requiring revision spinal surgeries. (Read more about Dr. Park.)

Srikanth Boddu, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Srikanth Boddu is an experienced interventional neuroradiologist who specializes in kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures in patients with osteoporosis and multiple myeloma; radio-frequency ablation for vertebral metastasis; venous sinus stenting for tinnitus and IIH; acute stroke and cerebrovascular disorders such as aneurysms, AVMs, fistulae, carotid stenosis, and tumor embolization; and intra-arterial chemotherapy for cancer patients. Dr. Boddu sees patients and performs surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medical Center (Read more about Dr. Boddu.)

Kai-Ming Fu, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kai-Ming Fu obtained his undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and his medical and graduate training in the M.D./Ph.D. program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Fu specializes in minimal access surgery as well as having advanced training in reconstructive, deformity, and oncological spine surgery. (Read more about Dr. Fu.)

Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.

Dr. Ibrahim Hussain is an accomplished neurosurgeon with advanced fellowship training in endoscopic, minimally invasive, and complex reconstructive spine surgery as well as advanced training in peripheral nerve surgery. He treats patients with the full spectrum of spinal disorders, including those with disc herniations, age-related degenerative arthritis, fractures, spinal cord injury, infections, primary and metastatic spinal cord tumors, congenital anomalies, and scoliosis. (Read more about Dr. Hussain.)

Other Specialists

At the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, patients with spinal compression fractures also may be seen by:

Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Dr. Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for pain as well as cognitive remediation after brain trauma. Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman has extensive experience in treating patients who suffer from cognitive and emotional difficulties that may be the result of a wide range of neurological conditions, including chronic pain; traumatic injury; epilepsy; radiation or chemotherapy; cardiopulmonary bypass procedures; cerebrovascular disease; and others. (Read more about Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman.)


These rehabilitation physicians specialize in treating injuries or illnesses that affect movement. The Weill Cornell Medicine team includes nationally known specialists in spine disorders to manage non-surgical approaches to back pain, including the pain of a spinal compression fracture.

Pain Management Specialists

Advanced pain management techniques allow many patients to avoid surgery altogether. Our specialists work with patients to develop an individual treatment plan that can get them back to their daily lives, without pain and without surgery. Pain management specialists can also help patients recover more quickly, or with less pain, after surgery.

Physical Therapists

These specialists have expertise in a wide range of non-surgical techniques to help prevent or overcome pain and build strength to help prevent future injuries. A physical therapist may work with a patient as an alternative to surgery, or after surgery to help rebuild strength.

Award-Winning Specialists

The spine surgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery are fortunate to be part of the NewYork-Presbyterian team. Routinely ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top hospitals in the United States, and with a Neurosurgery program that ranks as the #1 program in New York (Newsweek/Statista), the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center team is the best choice for your back.

We’ve Got Your Back

For more information about our treatment options, contact our office today.