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The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from disorders of the spine and spinal cord. Our team of clinical professionals responds to individual patient needs by providing innovative non-operative & operative treatments.

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Ivy Football Association Honors Neurosurgeon & Columbia Lion Dr. Paul McCormick

Feb. 18, 2019

Here at Columbia Neurosurgery, we often have the pleasure of congratulating our neurosurgeons for being honored within their profession. It’s far less often that we congratulate a Columbia neurosurgeon being honored for his work by an intercollegiate sports organization. But today we can do just that.

A warm Columbia Lions congratulations to Dr. Paul McCormick, who was selected as Columbia’s 2019 honoree for the Ivy Football Association (IFA).

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We Heart our Physical Therapists: Making of a Spine Physical Therapist: Dr. Evan Johnson

Feb. 14, 2019

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The Tried-and-True Plus the Exciting-and-New: Treating Pediatric Scoliosis

Feb. 1, 2019

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Recent Patient Stories

Onward and Upward: Dr. Kaiser’s Patient Tommy

Dec. 19, 2018

March 20th, 2018 on Giant Mountain in the Adirondacks
Tommy happy to be on the mountain again after surgery.

“I used to run 50K races—then I couldn’t walk 200 feet,” says Tommy Javenes, who estimates that he was functioning at maybe 3 or 4 percent of his previous physical capacity when he first met neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Kaiser, Associate Director of The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York.

Just two months earlier, Tommy had been an avid hiker and skier in peak physical condition. Then, one summer night, he took a fall while descending Anthony’s Nose, a mountain in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. The fall injured his neck, spinal cord and nerve roots (nerves that exit the spinal cord to branch out to the rest of the body).

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Dr. McCormick Helps a Young Diver Get Back to His Sport

Nov. 22, 2018

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Three Surgeries, One Happy Family

Oct. 11, 2018

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