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Mount Sinai Spine Center
5 East 98th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10029

Mount Sinai Doctors Manhasset
1155 Northern Boulevard,
3rd Floor, Suite 300
Manhasset, NY 11030

Welcome to Scoliosis Spine Associates

For over thirty years, we have been treating pediatric and adult patients with scoliosis and other spinal deformities and disorders. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care to our patients in a compassionate environment. Our physicians and staff are professionals who use the latest technologies and treatment options. However, we never lose sight of our first priority, to care for our patients. We do our best to treat our patients as we would treat our own family.


Dr. Baron Lonner is the director of Scoliosis and Spine Associates. Dr. Lonner is at the forefront of utilizing innovative minimally invasive techniques. He is the only spine surgeon performing instrumented thoracoscopic surgery in New York, and is one of only a handful of surgeons throughout the country experienced in this state-of-the-art technique.

Dr. Lonner is Chief of the Division of Spine Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and Director of the Spine Institute of New York at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is also Attending Spine Surgeon at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

He also serves as a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Click on the links below to learn more about thoracoscopic surgery or to read Dr. Lonner’s biography and C.V.

Scoliosis Associates was established in 1972 by Dr. Stanley Hoppenfeld. Dr. Vasantha Murthy has been with Scoliosis and Spine Associates for over 25 years. She directs the non-operative care of patients, including bracing for patients with spinal deformities. Dr. Murthy is one of the most experienced physicians in the bracing treatment and non-operative care of spinal deformities.

The philosophy of Scoliosis Associates involves a patient-centered approach to medicine. We strive to attain the trust and respect of our patients, and we educate our patients so that they can make informed decisions. In formulating our treatment plans, we also take into consideration each patient’s unique long-term goals, such as improvement of function in daily activities as well as appearance, in addition to traditional clinical goals such as correcting the curve in scoliosis. Balancing these two factors allows us to treat you with your best interests in mind.

At Scoliosis Associates, we also understand that the standard of care for treating spinal disorders is constantly changing as new research and technological advances are discovered. We are active members of the Scoliosis Research Society and we present our own research annually in many professional forums. We aspire to continuous progress in our treatment of spinal disorders, and we seek to bring the best of these new techniques to serve our patients.

Rest assured that you are in good hands with the physicians and staff at Scoliosis Associates. We look forward to providing you or your family member with the highest quality of care in a compassionate environment.