Committed to Excellence. Committed to You.

Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. is a team of experienced spine experts consisting of accredited Fellowship trained Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons, multi-Board Certified Physiatrists specializing in interventional pain management, and Physician Assistants. The team focuses exclusively on the specific issues relating to the spine. Our medical professionals have years of experience and expertise in all spinal conditions including traumatic injuries and deformities.

LISS offers patients across the region the most advanced resources in spinal medicine today. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of individualized comprehensive care to each patient with compassion and integrity.

We identify the cause of the symptoms and develop an individual effective treatment plan by exploring a variety of medical options which may include nonsurgical treatment and when specifically indicated, operative intervention to return patients to active healthy lifestyles.

West Hempstead
Grand Opening

We are so proud to announce that our West Hempstead location in Nassau County is now open! Our new facility is equipped with a state of the art procedure room that allows us to conveniently provide injections and other spine procedures right in the office. If you live closer to Nassau County, consider seeing one of our spine specialists at this new beautiful office located at 565 Hempstead Turnpike West Hempstead, NY 11552.

Call 631-462-BACK (2225) to make an appointment today OR click here: to request a consultation online.

Take a peek into our new office in this video from our Grand Opening Event.

Another First for Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

Precision is Everything: Dr Sushil Basra and Dr. Daniel Choi are utilizing the AIRO - Brain Lab intraoperative CT guidance system at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center to help make spine surgery even safer for their patients.

What is an Intraoperative CT Guidance system? Think GPS system for a spine surgeon. AIRO-Brainlab allows the surgeon to see real time 3D imaging of their patient's spinal anatomy and exactly where implants are being placed. It gives surgeons more precise and up to date anatomical information during surgery for timely and informed decision-making.

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, where LISS surgeons have operating privileges is the only hospital on Long Island utilizing this cutting edge technology.

Our Mission

At Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C., we know how debilitating back and neck disorders can be for our patients. We also know that when it comes to treating these conditions, finding the treatment option that best meets each patient's individual needs is perhaps the most important aspect to successfully alleviating or managing back and neck pain.


"Dr. Mermelstein was selected to perform a 4 level fusion and Laminectomies on my back in July 2007. I chose Dr. Mermelstein after visiting with many highly recommended surgeons (primarily in Manhattan). Dr. Mermelstein’s plans for me as well as his assurance all came to fruition. Post –surgery medications, braces and physical therapy eventually improved the quality of my life immensely. From age 19 to 62, I suffered continuously. I used Naprosyn for 25 of those years (1,000 mgs per day). Now I do my exercises daily and I play a lot of golf!! I can walk long distances and at age 69, I just returned from a successful climb of Machu Picchu in Peru."

Sincerely, Melvin N.

"Dear Dr. Dowling, As I go through each day newly pain-free, I think how fortunate I am to have come under your care. I truly believe that you've given me my life back and I'm deeply grateful!"

Sincerely, Marianne K.

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