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Spondylolisthesis Doctors in New York

Primary care physicians are often the first to treat spondylolisthesis; 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. Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care is just such an advanced, interdisciplinary spine center where we are dedicated to helping our patients get the care they need.

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Comprehensive Care

The spine team at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care provide comprehensive, integrated care for patients with spondylolisthesis/slipped discs and many other conditions of the spine. Patients receive a complete continuum of care, from diagnosis to treatment and recovery. We generally begin with nonsurgical, non-invasive options to treat spondylolisthesis/slipped disc (see Diagnosing and Treating Spondylolisthesis). 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.

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.)

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.)

Lynn McGrath, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Lynn McGrath, Jr., is an award-winning neurosurgeon trained in both traditional open surgery as well as cutting-edge minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgical techniques. He is internationally renowned as an innovator working to develop diagnostic tools using artificial intelligence, work for which he was named the Congress of Neurological Surgeons “Innovator of the Year” in 2019. (Read more about Dr. McGrath.)

Other Specialists

At Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, patients with spondylolisthesis also may be seen by:


These rehabilitation physicians specialize in treating injuries or illnesses that affect movement. Dr. Jaspal Ricky Singh, is a nationally known specialist in spine disorders who manages non-surgical approaches to back pain, including the pain of spondylolisthesis/slipped disc.

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.

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.

Top-Ranked Team

The spine surgeons of Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery are fortunate to be part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital team. We are routinely ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by US News and World Report, and our Neurosurgery service ranks as the #1 program in New York (Newsweek/Statista). Together, 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.