Dr. Sean E. McCance, MD

Dr. Sean E. McCance, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital; Lenox Hill Hospital

Meet Dr. Sean E. McCance, MD

For the past 15 years, Dr. McCance has directed one of the leading spine surgery practices in New York called Spine Associates. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the most accomplished surgeons in the field. Dr. McCance also serves as Co-Director of Spine Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and is an Attending Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has performed more than 3,000 surgeries on patients from all over the world and from all walks of life. He has particular expertise in complex reconstructive spine surgery including revision cervical and lumbar surgery, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis.

Dr. McCance has authored numerous articles in the field of spine surgery, on topics including cervical and lumbar surgery, scoliosis, and sports-related spine injuries. He has presented his research at both national and international meetings, and is a member of the North American Spine Society and the Scoliosis Research Society.

Dr. McCance was included in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" for 2012 and 2013. He was recognized in a national survey of physicians as one of the "Best Doctors" for spine surgery in 2003. He has since been selected by numerous peer reviewed organizations including "America's Best Doctors", "New York Super Doctors", "America's Top Physicians" , and he has been the recipient of the “Patients’ Choice Award.” Dr. McCance was noted as one of New York City’s “30 Top Doctors” by NY Resident Magazine.

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How Dr. Sean E. McCance, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trauma
  • Tumors


  • Discectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion

Accolades for Dr. Sean E. McCance, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • 2012-2013 "Best Doctor", New York Magazine
  • 2010 New York "Super Doctors"
  • 2008, 2009 "Patients Choice" Award
  • 2005-2009 "Americas Top Physicians" for 2005
  • 2003 "Best Doctors", Money Magazine
  • 1996 Resident-Fellow Research Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • 1986 Phi Beta Kappa
  • Director, Spine Associates, New York, NY
  • Co-Director of Spine Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Coordinator of Spine Education, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Fellowship in Spine and Scoliosis Surgery, Minnesota Spine Center

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of the State of New York

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Spine Surgery

Spine-health Articles by Dr. Sean E. McCance, MD

Office Information for Dr. Sean E. McCance, MD

1155 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10128
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Profile last updated: August 29, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.