Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Long Island, NY – Expert Care for Your Spine

At Long Island Neuroscience Specialists, we offer state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine surgery to help you achieve relief from chronic back and neck pain. Our team of experienced neurosurgeons utilizes advanced techniques to provide effective treatment with minimal recovery time.

Your Path to Pain-Free Living Starts Here

At Long Island Neuroscience Specialists, we understand the impact that chronic back and neck pain can have on your daily life. Our minimally invasive spine surgery techniques are designed to help you achieve lasting relief with less pain, faster recovery, and minimal disruption to your life. Our team of expert neurosurgeons is dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to your unique needs.

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Comprehensive Care for a Range of Spinal Conditions

Our minimally invasive spine surgery techniques are effective for treating a variety of spinal conditions, including:

  • Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Adult Spinal Deformities (Scoliosis)
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Nerve Compression

By focusing on minimally invasive approaches, we aim to reduce the physical and emotional burden of spine surgery, helping you return to your normal activities as quickly as possible.

Why Choose Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery offers numerous advantages over traditional open surgery, making it a preferred option for many patients. Here are some key benefits:


  • Easier, Faster Recovery: With smaller incisions and less tissue damage, patients experience less postoperative pain and a quicker return to daily activities.
  • Preserves Nearby Muscles and Tissues: Minimally invasive techniques involve less disruption to muscles and soft tissues, leading to smaller scars and reduced blood loss.
  • Reduced Postoperative Pain and Discomfort: The less invasive nature of the surgery means patients typically have a more comfortable recovery.
  • Shorter Hospital Stays: Many patients can return home the same day or with a significantly shorter hospital stay.
  • High Precision: Advanced imaging and specialized tools allow for precise surgery with minimal risk of complications.

Meet Our Expert Neurosurgeons

Our team of highly skilled neurosurgeons is dedicated to providing the best care possible using the latest minimally invasive techniques.

Sumeer Sathi, MD, FACS, FAANS


Dr. Sathi obtained his B.S. Neuroscience with high distinction in research, summa cum laude and was salutatorian of his graduating class at the University of Rochester (1985). He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He finished his M.D. at Harvard Medical School (1989) in Boston, MA and continued his interest in the neurosciences by training in neurosurgery.

Steven P. Leon, MD, FACS, FAANS

Pain Management Doctors in Long Island

Dr. Steven P. Leon is a board certified neurosurgeon with specialization in spinal surgery. He completed a spinal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, a Neurological Surgery Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital (Harvard Program) and graduated with honors from Harvard Medical School.

He treats spinal tumors, trauma, infection, deformity and degenerative diseases. He offers both operative and non-operative treatments. Skills range from minimally-invasive surgery/treatment to complex spinal reconstruction.


Real Patients, Real Results

We helped a 36-year-old female with chronic back pain that was worsening by the day. She could not stand at the kitchen sink to wash dishes and was unable to cook for her family. Her pain was not improving with pain management. Through a minimally invasive, multi-level deformity correction surgery, her abnormal scoliotic curve was corrected without the need for an extended hospital stay or blood transfusions, which are often required in traditional open spine surgery. After surgery, this patient was able to discontinue the use of pain medications and regain her quality of life.

Our Approach to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Our minimally invasive spine surgery techniques involve small incisions and the use of specialized tools to separate muscles rather than cutting them. This approach minimizes trauma, reduces recovery time, and leads to better outcomes for our patients.


How It Works:

  1. Initial Consultation and Diagnosis: We begin with a thorough consultation, including a physical examination and advanced imaging tests to accurately diagnose your condition.
  2. Personalized Treatment Plan: Based on the diagnosis, we develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
  3. Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure: Our neurosurgeons use state-of-the-art techniques to perform the surgery with minimal disruption to surrounding tissues.
  4. Postoperative Care and Follow-Up: We provide comprehensive postoperative care and follow-up to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.


1. What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery involves using specialized techniques and instruments to perform spinal procedures through small incisions, reducing damage to muscles and tissues, leading to faster recovery and less postoperative pain compared to traditional open surgery.

2. What conditions can be treated with minimally invasive spine surgery in Long Island, NY?

Minimally invasive spine surgery can treat a variety of conditions, including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, degenerative spine disease, failed back surgery syndrome, adult spinal deformities (scoliosis), vertebral compression fractures, spinal tumors, and nerve compression.

3. How do I know if I am a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery in Long Island, NY?

Candidates for minimally invasive spine surgery are typically those who have not found relief from conservative treatments such as medications, physical therapy, or epidural injections. Our neurosurgeons will perform a thorough evaluation, including imaging tests, to determine if this approach is suitable for your specific condition.

4. What are the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery over traditional spine surgery?

Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery include smaller incisions, less muscle and tissue damage, reduced postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times, and minimal scarring. It also lowers the risk of complications and improves surgical precision.

5. What is the recovery time for minimally invasive spine surgery in Long Island, NY?

Recovery time varies depending on the specific procedure and individual patient factors. However, most patients experience a significantly faster recovery compared to traditional spine surgery, often returning to their normal activities within a few weeks.

6. Are there any risks associated with minimally invasive spine surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. However, minimally invasive spine surgery generally has fewer risks compared to traditional surgery. Potential risks include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, and complications related to anesthesia. Our neurosurgeons will discuss all potential risks with you before the surgery.

7. How should I prepare for minimally invasive spine surgery in Long Island, NY?

Preparation may include preoperative tests, adjusting current medications, and following specific instructions regarding eating and drinking before surgery. Our team will provide you with detailed preoperative guidelines to ensure you are fully prepared.

8. What can I expect during the minimally invasive spine surgery procedure?

During the procedure, our neurosurgeons will make small incisions and use specialized instruments and imaging technology to perform the surgery. The goal is to minimize tissue damage and precisely address the spinal issue. The procedure typically takes less time than traditional surgery.

9. Will I need physical therapy after minimally invasive spine surgery?

Physical therapy is often recommended to aid in recovery and help restore strength and mobility. Our team will develop a personalized postoperative care plan, including physical therapy, to ensure the best possible outcome.

10. How do I schedule a consultation for minimally invasive spine surgery in Long Island, NY?

To schedule a consultation, you can contact us at (631) 432-0731 or fill out the contact form on our website. Our team will be happy to assist you in setting up an appointment with one of our expert neurosurgeons.

Ready to Start Your Journey to Pain Relief?

Take the first step towards a pain-free life by scheduling a consultation with our expert neurosurgeons today. Our team at Long Island Neuroscience Specialists is here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring you receive the highest quality care.