About our Board Certified Physiatrists:

Our Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians specialize in conservative spine treatment for neck and low back pain, offering clinically proven, effective solutions for painful spinal and musculoskeletal conditions through the use of minimally invasive spinal injection procedures.

As specialists in Regenerative Medicine they perform procedures such as PRP for joint and tendon conditions. Our physicians work with the latest in approved technologies, and have privileges at many hospitals and surgery centers throughout Long Island including South Shore Surgery Center, Bay Shore, New York, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, New York, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, New York, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York, Suffolk Surgery Center, Shirley, New York, North Shore Surgi-Center, Smithtown, New York.

Interventional Pain Management Specialists:

Joseph T. Sanelli, D.O.


Dr. Sanelli is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine with extensive Fellowship training in nonoperative interventional spine care. His vast training affords him the ability to offer comprehensive nonsurgical solutions for a variety of spinal/musculoskeletal pain syndromes.

As the director of Long Island Spine Specialists’ interventional spinal division and the electromyography (EMG) laboratory, Dr. Sanelli is committed to the most current research and advances in spine care, offering the latest technologies, procedures, and treatment options. His expertise in relieving pain through various injections under fluoroscopic guidance or ultrasound achieves maximal pain relief by utilizing the most medically advanced techniques.

His compassion provides valuable encouragement for patients maintaining a pain-free lifestyle. His commitment to providing the highest standard of care is evident in the outcomes that his patients enjoy.


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Arjang Abbasi, D.O.


Dr. Abbasi is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He specializes in nonoperative care of neck and back disorders, as well as, interventional pain management, electrodiagnostic medicine, and ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided injections.

He completed his residency at the acclaimed Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey, where he served as chief resident. He then completed a Fellowship training at Beth Israel Medical Center in Orthopedic Spine and Sports medicine and Interventional Pain Management.

Dr. Abbasi has completed research in the fields of spine, sports, and electrodiagnostic medicine. He has authored publications, textbooks, including publishing in the journals Spine, Pain, Medicine and PM&R. He also serves as peer reviewer for several medical journals. He is committed to the latest technologies in treatment of the spine and joints and continues to explore the newest advances in medical treatment of joint and tendon injuries with a special interest in Regenerative medicine, which includes procedures such as PRP.

Dr. Abbasi believes in an integrated approach to diagnosing and treating illness to determine the right care and treatment options for his patients.


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Faguna C. Patel, D.O.


Dr. Patel is a Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She specializes in innovative, nonoperative spinal intervention procedures, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic joint injections.

Dr. Patel is highly trained in treatment options for back and neck pain due to facet syndrome, sacroiliac joint pain, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, arthritis, and disc herniation. She is experienced in treating peripheral neuralgias, headaches, myofascial pain, neuropathic pain, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy).

Dr. Patel performs Electrodiagnostic studies, which are useful in the diagnosis of neuropathy and radiculopathy to further delineate the cause of pain. She utilizes evidence-based medicine while providing compassionate care to meet each of her patient’s individualized goals. She is dedicated to reducing pain and improving function to achieve a better quality of life for each of her patients.

Her commitment to the community is apparent by the numerous free lectures she offers to hospital staff and the public.


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