Best spine surgeon nyc new yorkThe best in class back & neck NYC orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Sean McCance performs neck & back surgery on patients not only from around the NYC area, but from all over the United States and the world. He also offers initial consultations & second opinion for patients anywhere in the world. The NYC spine surgeon wants the patient to concentrate only on the surgery and recovery and not to worry about the travel or arrangements. We have created this page to make your travel arrangements easier. Whether you are traveling to us by train, subway, car, jet, or plane, we will happily assist you with all your travel accommodations.

“Dr McCance has magic hands!! A brilliant surgeon! I am so grateful to him! I was in terrible trouble. As a result of a fall I totally lost my balance. I could not walk without holding the wall. I needed cervical neck surgery to correct my balance as well as lower back because I had severe stenosis and I couldn’t walk without pain. Now I am pain free and I traveled from out of state for the surgery. And the staff is wonderful!!” ~ RateMDs

We understand that having spine surgery is a big decision to make. And, for some, traveling back and forth for a consultation to NYC to meet with the spine surgeon, Dr. Sean McCance, may be too difficult – especially for professional athletes and our older patients. That’s why the spine surgeon offers virtual consultations:

  • Over the phone; or via video chat/ SKYPE
  • During a virtual consultation, the doctor’s visit is not just another doctors appointment. It’s a true medical experience
  • Using a Web camera, both Dr. Sean McCance and patient meet in a private HIPAA-compliant virtual meeting room
  • This means no crowded waiting rooms and no time wasted traveling
  • It’s easy and convenient




You have the option among the following three major airports if you fly into New York City:

Airport Distance from our office Travel time by car Travel time by public transportation
LaGuardia Airport
(Domestic Only)
8 miles 30 minutes 1 hour
John F. Kennedy International Airport 16 miles 45 minutes 1 hour
Newark Liberty International Airport 17 miles 45  minutes 1 hour 30 minutes

Dr. Sean McCance Offers 3 Options for International Patients Seeking Consultations 

  1. NYC in-person exam and evaluation
  2. Out-of-State or anywhere in the world telephone / SKYPE consultations
  3. International initial or second opinion consultations in person or via SKYPE

Nearby NYC Hotels for Out-of-Town Spine Surgery Patients

  • The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
    35 E 76th St, New York, NY ‎
    (212) 744-1600
  • The Surrey Hotel NYC
    20 E 76th St, New York, NY ‎
    (212) 905-1477
  • The Mark Hotel
    25 E 77th St, New York, NY ‎
    (212) 744-4300
  • Hôtel Plaza Athénée
    37 E 64th St, New York, NY ‎
    (212) 734-9100
  • The Plaza
    768 5th Ave, New York, NY ‎
    (212) 759-3000
  • The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, NYC
    2 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065
    (212) 838-8000
  • St. Regis New York
    2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 753-4500
  • The New York Palace
    455 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 888-7000
  • W New York
    541 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
    (212) 755-1200

Our best in class, Upper East Side, NYC back & neck pain diagnosis & surgery practice, Spine Associates, is honored to provide you with highly personalized and comprehensive care. Our philosophy of direct management of your case by an expert spine surgeon has made us one of the most trusted and respected spine surgery practices on the Upper East Side in NYC and the world. Feel free to contact the back & neck pain diagnosis and spine surgery specialist today to discuss your unique condition and start yourself on the road to recovery.

Dr. Sean McCance
1155 Park Avenue, Suite E
New York, NY 10128
(212) 360-6500