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Understanding

Orthopedic & Spine

People often ask what is the difference between an orthopedic surgeon and a spine surgeon. Not all spine surgeons are orthopedic surgeons and not all orthopedic surgeons are spine surgeons. Some neurosurgeons perform procedures on the spine, but they have limited training with regard to the adjacent joints such as the shoulders, hips, and pelvis. For this reason, it is important to see an orthopedic spine surgeon when determining whether surgery is the right choice for you. Neurosurgeons have specialty training in the pathology of the brain. Dr. Apazidis frequently performs surgery with neurosurgeons and will help you determine if someone with that specialty is needed to properly care for you.

Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon

Learn the difference

It’s hard to know the difference between the two practices. Here’s a video that explains in-depth information from the doctor himself.

A decade of

Private Practice

After completing his training, Dr. Apazidis went into private practice in New York where he has been treating patients since 2010. He is proud of his track record of thousands of satisfied patients who are doing well and have returned to work, leisure and sports activities. He has hundreds of patient reviews as a testament to his devotion to providing the best quality medical care to his patients.

To book an appointment

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If you are a  new patient, please register using the First Time Patient link beneath as well.

Office Locations

Merrick Road

718 971-9300
5500 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY 11758

Deer Park Ave

718 971-9300
2103 Deer Park Ave
Deer Park, NY 11729

Sheepshead Bay

718 971-9300
1789 Sheepshead Bay Road
Brooklyn, NY 112355

Eileen Way

718 971-9300
115 Eileen Way
Syosset, NY 11791