Top Doctors 2012 – Alexandre B. de Moura, MD

Alexandre B. de Moura, MD
New York Spine Institute

Almost everyone has felt some degree of neck or back discomfort. But for those who suffer repeated pain due to injury or disorder of the spine, all areas of personal well-being can be compromised. Until now, specialized, world-class care has been accessible only by commuting into Manhattan or traveling even farther off.

Meet Alexandre B. de Moura, MD, an internationally recognized leader in spinal wellness, who founded the New York Spine Institute located in Westbury as a means for bringing his affiliation with NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and other world renown specialists home to Long Island.

The son of an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. de Moura took an early interest in the field and enthusiastically followed in his father’s footsteps. Upon graduating from Chicago Medical School as an MD, Dr. de Moura completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Temple University Medical Center. He then subsequently completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center. In 1996, Dr. de Moura returned to Long Island with the copious experience he gained handling extremely complicated cases at some of the greatest orthopaedic facilities in the world. He has in fact helped thousands of patients overcome their spine conditions and return to normal levels of function.

And now the many distinguished successes Dr. de Moura has been amassing are within reach to Long Islanders: His caring for patients and passion for the field have led him to open the New York Spine Institute. Reflecting Dr. de Moura’s unique 360° approach to spine care, the Institute can serve a broad range of patients by incorporating care options from MRI scans to a physical therapy center to cutting-edge surgical procedures. If your problem can best be treated with medications or physical therapy, that’s precisely what your practitioners will recommend. But when it comes time to consider surgery, they’re able to perform the safest and most effective procedures available at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Dr. Alexandre de Moura’s care philosophy is based in attending to patients’ individual situations with the utmost of his respect, patience and understanding. He is interested in understanding your lifestyle because it plays a big role in making decisions about your care, and he is committed to thoroughly explaining your condition, available care options, the circumstances of your treatment and addressing any concerns or questions you may have in terms you can understand. He also takes extra steps that you’ll appreciate, like calling you at home to check on your recovery and lending you a caring ear when you need it.

This is the foundation for New York Spine Institute and the charter that all the care practitioners share. If you’re ready for care based on unlimited attention, the best experience in the field and the highest medical principles, skip the drive into Manhattan and visit them today.

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Alexandre B. de Moura, MD Career Highlights
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons board-certi?ed surgeon with advanced training in the bone and neurological disorders of the spine.
• Member: North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New York Medical Society, Nassau County Medical Society
• Academic Positions: Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine
• Hospital Affiliations: NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center.