Dr. Richard J. DiStefano, MD, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Syracuse, NY, 13214
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Dr. Richard J. DiStefano, MD, Syracuse, NY, 13214

Dr. Richard DiStefano is a Board Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Syracuse, NY who specializes in spine surgery. Dr. DiStefano treats patients with back pain, neck pain and spine-related disorders.

The spine specialists at the Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) Spine Center in Syracuse, NY utilize a team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of spinal conditions and injuries. The highly specialized orthopedic surgeons and mid-level providers at SOS are committed to treating patients with sports and work-related injuries, degenerative spine conditions and spinal disorders.

Dr. Richard DiStefano is a Orthopedic Spine Surgeon with Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Spine Center.

Type of Spine Care Professional

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Expertise

Conditions
  • Acute Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arthritis
  • Auto-Related Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Dizziness and balance disorders
  • Extremity Dysfunction / Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Pediatric Spine Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Workers' Compensation Injuries
Treatments
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • BMP
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Bracing
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Coccygectomy
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Discography
  • Electrotherapy, e.g. TENS
  • Frequency specific microcurrent
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Microdiscectomy / microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Testing
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Pain Management
  • Paraspinal Surface EMG
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment - Non-Surgical
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Traction
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
  • XLIF (lateral lumbar interbody fusion)

Languages

Languages Spoken: English

Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Professional Distinctions

  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery - Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY
  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery - SUNY Health Science Center at Buffalo

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Onondaga County Medical Society
  • New York Society of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Simmons Surgical Society