Let the Patient Beware

Direct-to-Consumer Medical Advertising “Let the Patient Beware” Laurence Mermelstein, M.D.   Watching the Olympics turns most of us into gymnastic fans for one week during the summer every four years.  We all remember the American All-Around champions of the past, Carly Patterson and Mary Lou Retton.   But Mary Lou has garnered significant attention the last …

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Neck Injuries in Football

Neck Injuries in Football by Laurence Mermelstein, M.D.   As the dog-days of summer turn into the cool nights of autumn, our minds turn to football. As an orthopedic surgeon, my thoughts turn to the football players and the injuries that bring them into our offices every week.   Whereas most spinal injuries are minor, …

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Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer presents Proclamation

Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer presents Proclamation in recognition of their extraordinary generosity and selfless act of kindness which forever changed the life of a young woman.   Left to Right (Justin Silverstein, Diane Curley ,Dr Laurence Mermelstein, Legislator William Spencer, Dr Hargovind Dewal, Director Mae Caime, Kristopher Stillwell RPA-C)

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Tizita Channel 4- Ethiopian Girl Stands Tall

Surgery to correct 18-year-old Tizita Tesfay's severe scoliosis took about eight hours, but her journey was more than a year in the making. Thanks to Long Island Spine Specialists PC and our partners at Good Samaritan Hospital, anesthesia services, Medtronic device company, SMS Neurophysiology services, Dr Dobryanski (plastic surgery), and many others!!!   http://youtu.be/3l3TRgTz_m8

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News 12 Press Conference for Tizita

This is the News 12 clip of the press conference we gave regarding our care of Tizita, an 18 yo Ethiopian girl with severe scoliosis. With help from our partners at Good Samaritan Hospital, anesthesia services, Medtronic device company, SMS Neurophysiology services, Dr Dobryanski (plastic surgery), and many others!!! http://youtu.be/FXi4_zQ3xbI

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3 Signs That Your BackPack is TOO heavy

3 Signs That Your BackPack is TOO heavy #1 Tips for Backpack related injuries Long Island Spine says wear Both Straps!! Use of one strap shifts the weight to one side, causing muscle spasms and low back pain. This is true even with one-strap backpacks that cross the body. By wearing two shoulder straps, the weight of …

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2014- Nurse Lecture

LISS is excited to present our 2014 Nurse lecture to inform and educate all school nurses on Scoliosis.  

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Long Island Spine Gets Honored

Long Island Spine Specialists. P.C. -Award Recognition LISS is honored at the 1st Annual Curvy Girl Convention as an "Encourage Sponsor".  We are proud to support the efforts of Curvy Girls Scoliosis Support Group

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