Doctor Mermelstein hugging a female pediatric patient

Q&A: Pediatric Scoliosis Specialist Dr. Laurence E. Mermelstein

"It is very important that the kids feel involved!” A Q&A with Dr. Laurence E. Mermelstein, M.D, on the importance of a good patient-doctor relationship in pediatric scoliosis patients   As one of the leading experts in managing the care and treatment of pediatric scoliosis patients and as an active member of the premier Scoliosis …

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How Tiger Got His Back Back

By I must admit that I got emotional watching Tiger Woods knock in his short put on the 18th  green at August National and in doing so win his  5th Masters Championship.  I am not a die-hard golf fan or a Tiger Woods apologist. But I am a Long Island orthopedic surgeon who has cared for people …

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Diabetes and Spine Surgery: What You Need to Know

If you have diabetes and will undergo spine surgery, you need to make special accommodations to ensure a successful surgery and recovery. People with diabetes are at a higher risk for certain issues, such as infection and slower healing. Fortunately, you can take steps before and after spine surgery to reduce the potential for these …

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