Patient Resources


Health Insurance

We accept most private insurance plans including: Oxford, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and GHI. We also participate with Empire Metropolitan, Oxford PPO, Aetna PPO, and United Healthcare via partner agreements with multiplan.

New Patients

All new patients receive a thorough evaluation with our Spinal physicians to establish a personalized care plan.

Hospital Affiliations

Drs. Ira and Marc Chernoff perform Spine Surgery and maintain privileges at hospitals throughout Manhattan and Long Island including Lenox Hill Hospital, Winthrop University Hospital, Mather Hospital, St. Charles Hospital and rehabilitation, Saint Catherine’s hospital, and Northwell / Huntington hospital.

Preparing for Surgery

It may be necessary for an additional medical evaluation by your own family physician depending on any preexisting health conditions. If you are a smoker, it is advised to quit prior to surgery–ensuring your back to heal faster. Certain medications may also need to be stopped two weeks before surgery as advised by the surgeon.

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