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Dr. Alexandre De Moura

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Manhattan, NY
32 years experience male

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Manhattan, NY

Address

521 Park Avenue, Manhattan, NY
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About

Bio

Dr. de Moura is a clinical assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the NYU school of medicine. He is the director of the New York Spine Institute located on Long Island with offices in Queens and Manhattan. The New York Spine Institute is the most comprehensive neck and back facility on Long Island affiliated with NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

184 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
See your doctor: You dizzy complaint is concerning. You should see your obstetrician for full evaluation.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
No: If you have a solid fusion the hardware can remain forever. You can also get an epidural at the level above the fusion for pain control during labor.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Maybe: Symptoms usuall resolve on 6-8 weeks. Try the injection, if no relief surgery may be an option.
A member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Nerve compression : Try a formal course of physical therapy. You should also see a pain management specialist. An epidural steroid injection may help. If ultimately all f... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: You should have it looked into. It might not be anything, but it also could be. Therefore see an orthopedic specialist for a formal workout.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Xlif surgery is safe. It's merely a side approach to the lumbar spine to create a fusion.
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Go for pain relief and than get a referral to an orthopedic spinal specialist . You will require an MRI and x-rays . Hopefully this will resolve in a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes and no: There should be virtually minimal pain. However if the pain persists and if there's any redness or swelling should go back to the doctor who did the t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Varied: Some people can have spondylolysis and no pain. Others can develop extreme back pain. You could also develop leg pain and weakness if the lysis goes o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Sore neck: You will have a sore neck with stiffness and pain. Difficulty moving your neck etc. A formal course of physical therapy along with NSAID ( Motrin advi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Try everything: Coccyx pain is one of the most difficult areas of orthopaedics to treat. Surgery does not work!. I woudl recommend a doughnut seat cushion, NSAID type... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: The pain you are experiencing is warning you that whatever you are doing is "injuring" you back.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Probably not: Orgasm is intermittent and if the back pain is persistent they are not related, intense orgasm can be painful as the uterus spasms and is usually felt... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
PT: Try physical therapy, chiropractics, acupuncture, pilates etc. Pain management.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
No: Narcotics can be used in the short term, but you need to find out what is the cause of your pain. Seek a spinal specialist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: It depends on how "bad" the curve is ...You require an x-ray to really assess the severity of your curve...So see your orthopaedic spine specialist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Forward bend: On a side view of your spine...When the spine bends forward that is kyphosis as seen in you thoracic spine ....Whereas when the spine bends backward ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Emergency Room: If you have severe pain that has failed all out patient conservative treatments go to you er and have you doctor admit you for further evaluation. Thi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Disc Replacement: In my experience disc replacement is best done when you have pure back pain. You would also do best when there is only disc degeneration or a containe... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Here it goes: The nervous system can be affected three ways. The first is neuritis, which is an irritation of the nerves in the periphery . The second is radiculopa... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Laminectomy: A laminectomy is performed to reduce pain or nerve symptoms from neural structures that are being squeezed in a tight space. Ie the spinal canal. If y... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Ride it out: The best way to treat a buldging disc is to undergo a formal course of conservative treatment with pt, meds, pain mgmt (trigger point injections, epid... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Probably not: A pinched nerve should send shooting pain down your legs. Pain localized to your back is probably related to your muscles, facet pain or disc pain...T... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Alot of things: You should see an orthopaedic spine specialist..Be examined...Get x-rays and an MRI to get to the bottom of this.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Compression fracture: Vertebral compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis in an elderly population will heal with time. This can be from 6 to 12 weeks. However if t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Seek help: This could be musculoskeletal or it may be cardiac in nature for example. See you internist and than follow up with your orthopaedic surgeon if sympto... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Strong : Once your body heals and you have a solid fusion, that area where the bone fused should be as strong as any other bone in your body.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
????????: Could be the way you slept, stress, developing underlying arthritis of the cervical spine...If it persist see your orthopaedic spinal specialist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Very common: Very common to get neck and low back pain. You should enroll in a formal course of physical therapy and see a spinal specialist.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Muscle strain: Sounds like you may have pulled a muscle. I recommend getting into some physical therapy which may help. Anti-inflammatory medications may also help.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
? Underlying cause: This needs to be looked into to find out why you have this type of pain. It's a difficult question to answer a couple words.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Surgical yes: If you were talking about spinal decompression using a vax the type machine, then i'm not convinced of that truly works in the long term. However if y... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Nerve irritation: It sounds like you're having nerve root irritation. Your arm symptoms would be originating from your neck. If you're having numbness down your leg and... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Both: At our institute we have both. I feel thar formal physical therapy is important. I feel that a well-trained chiropractor can also help. If either make... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Not normal: This is not normal and requires a formal a medical workup please see your orthopedic spinal specialist.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Probably not: If it's been five months since your surgery and now you're having kidney symptoms, then it is rather unlikely that the source of infection was the spi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: It depends on the location and magnitude of your kyphosis. You should see your orthopedic spinal specialist will guide you with the best treatment opt... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
No: As for any major spinal procedure there are risks, however if your surgeon performs scoliosis type surgeries routinely, than surgery should not be dan... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Disc herniation: This could be an upper lumbar disc herniation. It could also be referred pain. If the pain persists see year orthopedic spinal specialist.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Although yoga is good for the body. If you're having sciatic type symptoms that flareup with yoga type activities, then i would curtail those type of ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
It depends.: You can have fractures from major ot minor trauma. If you have a fracture for example from osteoporosis, than maybe you should see your internist and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: It is very common to have back pain. 80 percent of the population will have back pain at one point in their life. If this is ongoing pain, i would rec... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
? Recurrent herniation.: If you're having leg pain following a discectomy, there's a possibility that there may be a the recurrent disc herniation. You should see your surgeon... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Short: The sciatic pain should be cleared up immediately after the surgery. However the incisional pain may last for about a week to 10 days.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
See orthopedic specialist: It may be that you have not treated problem with physical therapy. Anti-inflammatory medications can help also. However it may be coming from your spi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Orthopedic surgeon: Malrotation as a diagnosis for surgery seems unlikely. I recommend you see an orthopedic spinal specialist to see exactly what your problem is.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
DVT: Have this looked into asap. Long flights and sedentary activity in airplanes, can lead to deep venous thrombosis!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Call police: I would recommend you call child protection services and have the matter addressed by them.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Short: "if " it works ti should be quick...If your symptoms persist see an orthopaedic spine surgeon with a new mri.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. de Moura is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. de Moura is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have done it all including accupunture. They all were temporary solutions for delaying what I need most. I ultimately need the surgery as.
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Hi dr. De mourn, thank you! She stopped having pain by Tuesday and started Sunday so I will see her dr. Right away should it recurr. Than
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Thank you very much for you answer. My orthopedic doctor has mentioned surgery which scares me. I'm trying to find out all I can.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1990MD

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NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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