Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
39 years experience male
Fellowship trained, board certified orthopaedic surgeon in a mulitispecialty practice limited only to the treatment of spinal disorders. The practice is composed of all board certified and fellowship trained physicians & orthopaedic spine surgeons guiding treatment. Long Island Spine Specialists, PC is the most established & experienced spine practice on Long Island offering comprehensive care of spinal issues.
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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Don't is safe way: Tarlov cysts in this region are not uncommon and are usually not a cause for pain unless one is dealing with soft or osteoporotic bone which can occas ... Read More
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Showing your age: This just means that there are no inflammatory changes seen on your spine but some bone spurs that are reaching across disc spaces from one bone (vert ... Read More
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Mar 23, 2013
Dr Dowling provides an exceptional public service through Health Tap. His response are universally suberb. He provides indepth yet concise, acurate and understandable information. I recommend Dr. Dowl...Read More
Aug 5, 2014
Very knowlegible and conservative about when to do surgery thats good
Dec 28, 2012
Commack is lucky to have such a top doc!
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks this is helpful for me. I've been experiencing a small popping noise from my upper back. It doesn't hurt but is super annoying. I will continue to stretch it. Hop...Read More
Thank you. This has been helpful and a positive exchange. When you say "rigorous in exercise" I assume you mean continuing to strengthen my core/back and increase flexibility and mobility.
This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you for taking ur time to answer these questions. I feel better knowing that its more than likely just a pinched nerve. I was worrying could be lung cancer
Education & Training
State University of NY at Stony Brook
NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Top Doctor Orthopaedic Surgery Castle Connolly Guide
Assistant Clinical Professor Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Long Island Spine Specialists, PC