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What Does Spine INA Do?

By the time patients find their way to Spine Institute of North America, many have been in pain for some time. Our team feels great compassion for those who have tried home remedies, strong medications and even invasive surgery, often with no effect.

We understand that pain can have an immediate and long-term impact on your life. It can keep you from doing what you love, and it can suck much of the joy out of your daily life. In the worst-case scenario, chronic pain can lead to depression, elevated heart rates, hypertension, anxiety, sleep disorders and other serious consequences.

At Spine Institute of North America, we believe everyone deserves to live their life free from discomfort, and we work to bring you minimally invasive treatments so you can get back to living life to the fullest.


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Why Choose Spine Institute of North America?

There are a few things that set us apart. Our board-certified specialists and surgeons regularly travel around the world to learn about new pain treatments. As constant learners, we are always willing to discuss treatments with you. That way, we can develop the best treatment plan for your situation.

Our team is also a caring group, from our patient facilitators to our surgeons. We answer your questions, get to know your medical history and work with you to find the right pain treatment.

Best of all, the Spine Institute of North America believes you should not have to go through the pain of a major surgery or through uncomfortable medication side effects if your pain can be alleviated with less-invasive procedures. We have built our entire practice on offering the least-invasive procedures so you can get back to your life as quickly as possible. Many of our patients can return to work in an average of two to three days.

Providing a thorough diagnosis to know the cause of your pain
Using the least invasive procedure that will relieve your pain quickly
Providing effective follow-up to ensure fast recovery
Ensuring that you remain fit so that you can enjoy long-term relief from pain

Who Do We Serve?

We provide pain management services for patients who need relief from various degrees of spine and joint pain. Our demographic ranges from:

  • Patients who have had trauma due to injuries sustained in a fall or motor vehicle accident
  • Athletes who have injured their spine during sports or training
  • Patients who have suffered immobility due to stroke or heart attack
  • Senior patients with conditions caused by aging and natural degeneration
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Who's On Our Team

Baher Yanni, M.D.

Dr. Yanni is a renowned leader in least invasive spine procedures. A double board-certified doctor in the fields of interventional pain medicine and anesthesia, he has the professional experience and expertise required for all forms of back and spinal pain relief.

His caring, compassionate and thorough attitude to taking care of patients is widely acclaimed in his patient reviews. Currently, he leads the team of medical practitioners at Spine Institute of North America. Dr. Yanni is a recipient of the Top Doctor award in recognition of his excellent service and commitment to helping patients enjoy a pain-free and active life.

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Aron Rovner, M.D.

Dr. Rovner is an internationally acclaimed spine surgery expert. For more than 13 years, he has been using minimally invasive techniques to treat patients in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Rovner is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Listed in Who’s Who in America, he has received the prestigious patients’ award for four years.

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Tolga Kapusuz, M.D.

Dr. Tolga Kapusuz is a Pain specialist and Board Certified Anesthesiologist at Spine Institute of North America. He is also the Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

Dr. Kapusuz specializes in minimally invasive injection techniques as well as more traditional treatments, including medication therapy. His practice focuses on the comprehensive management of a variety of pain and related issues.

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Amanda Morris, PA-C

Amanda Morris, PA-C, is a member of the American Academy of  Physician Assistants. She has extensive experience in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Amanda is also a specialist in spine treatment procedures that provide relief for back pain through least invasive methods.

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Payal Patel, PA-C

Payal graduated from Philadelphia University, where she completed both her Bachelors of Health Sciences and Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She is currently board certified by the NCCPA and licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York. Previously, she worked at Richmond University in the surgical sub-specialties including neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and urology. Payal is also ACLS and BLS certified.

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Carmen Cheng, PA-C

Carmen began her higher education at Temple University, where she graduated Cum Laude and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree with a special focus in Kinesiology. During her time in college, Carmen worked as a Certified Nursing Assistance and became exposed to the many different facets of health care. Here, Carmen discovered the joy that stems from working closely with patients and learned that a positive attitude and an eagerness to help went a long way. She immediately furthered her passion for health and medicine by attending Salus University Physician Assistant Program and graduating with high honors.

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Chrissy (Hye Min) Kim, APN

Chrissy (Hye Min) Kim completed her Bachelor’s degree in Science of Nursing at Seton Hall University, NJ and earned her Master’s degree in Science of Nursing from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. Chrissy specializes in interventional pain management and has provided care for patients with multiple neurological and/or musculoskeletal pains. As she believes in developing a strong relationship with patients, Chrissy offers compassionate and empathetic care to her patients along the journey of pain relief treatment.

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Alexa Nappi, PA-C

Alexa Nappi grew up at the Jersey Shore, she graduated with honors from Monmouth University with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She currently holds NCCPA certification, New Jersey State licensing, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Alexa developed an interest in pain management during her clinicals when she saw the profound life changing effects of treating chronic pain. Alexa enjoys spending time with family and friends, drawing, exercising, and meditation.

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