Orthopaedic Surgeon in Hicksville, New York (NY)

Richard S. Obedian MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Island Spine and Sports
    81 N. Broadway
    Hicksville, New York, 11801 - United States
    Phone: 516-933-4350

About Our Practice

Richard Obedian, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who practices general orthopaedics and specializes in surgery of the spine. Dr. Obedian graduated with honors from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then completed a surgical internship at NYU Medical Center, followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He concluded his formal surgical training with a fellowship in spinal surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Obedian is a national speaker on a variety of orthopaedic problems including back pain, kyphoplasty and osteoarthritis. He is an instructor for Kyphon and sits on their advisory board. He is also a published author in national medical journals.

Some surgical procedures include:

The Kyphoplasty is a new technique for repairing osteoporotic spinal compression fractures in patients with intractable pain. A special needle is inserted into the fractured vertebral body under fluoroscopy, a balloon is inflated, which restores vertebral body height, and cement is injected into the space left by the balloon. Patients go home the same day, and pain relief usually occurs within 48 hours

The PLIF (Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion): This procedure creates a fusion between two or three lumbar spine segments using spinal instrumentation and bone grafts. It is the new procedure of choice for patients with intractable back pain who require surgery.

Richard Obedian, M.D. has one of the largest experiences with PLIF on Long Island. He is one of the few orthopaedic suregeons on Long Island with special fellowship training in complex spinal instrumentation.

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • North Shore University Hospitals
  • Winthrop University Hospital
  • South Nassau Hospital
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