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Physician Bios

Salvatore Insinga, D.O.

Board-certified Neurological Surgeon

Dr. Salvatore Insinga is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in general neurosurgery disorders including brain tumors, spinal disorders, hydrocephalus, radiosurgery, cerebrovascular and minimally invasive techniques of the brain and spine. His clinical expertise is in endoscopic procedures of pituitary tumors and skull base. 

Dr. Insinga obtained his undergraduate degree from New York University, and his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his neurosurgical training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a prestigious fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital. 

In practice for over 20 years, Dr. Insinga spent five years at the St. Barnabas Health Care System in Livingston, New Jersey, before returning to New York, where he embarked upon a long and accomplished career at Northwell Health Physician Partners. 

Earlier in his career, Dr. Insinga held numerous leadership positions throughout the Northwell Health System including: Chief of Neurosurgery, Southside Hospital, Director of Neurosurgical Spine, Southside Hospital, and Director of Neurosurgery, Eastern Region.


  • Long-term resolution of delayed onset hypoglossal nerve palsy following occipital condyle fracture: Case report and review of the literature. Vadivelu S, Masood Z,  Krueger B,  Mariciano R,  Chen D,  Houseman C,  Insinga S.  J Craniovertebral Junction Spine 2017 Apr-Jun;8(2):149-152.
  • Supratentorial Neurenteric Cysts: Case Series and Review of Pathology, Imaging, and Clinical Management. Chakraborty S, Priamo F, Loven T, Li J, Insinga S, Schulder M. World Neurosurgery 2016  Jan;85:143-52.
  • Lumbar Pedicle Screw Placement Via Bilateral Paramedian Incisions. Hubschmann O, Koziol J, Gilman A, Insinga S. Poster presentation at CNS Philadelphia, P.A. Oct 2002.
  • Technique for Simultaneous Exposure of Far Lateral and Intracanalicular Disc Fragment. Insinga S, Hubschman O, Koziol J, Gilman A. Poster Presentation at AANS April 2002.
  • Choice of Surgical Procedure for Cervical Stenotic Myelopathy. Hubschmann O, Gilman A, Insinga S, Koziol J. Poster Presentation at AANS Toronto, Canada April 2001
  • Miscellaneous Pediatric Brain Tumors.  Schneider S, Insinga S. in Tumors of the Pediatric Nervous System 2001
  • Lumbar Ommaya Reservoir for Treatment of Carcinomatous Meningitis. Koziol J, Hubschmann O, Insinga S, Gilman A. Poster presentation at CNS San Antonio, Texas Sept 2000.
  • Lesional Epilepsy: Surgical Outcome in 123 Patients. Galler R, Insinga S, Ney G, Schall N, Decker R.  Poster Presentation at ACOS 1998.
  • Distal Clipping of Giant MCA Aneurysm after MCA-STA Bypass: a Novel Approach. Insinga S, Decker R.  Poster Presentation at ACOS 1998.
  • Histidinol Dehydrogenase: 18O Isotope Shift in 13C-NMR Reveals the Origin of the Histidine’s Oxygen.  Grubmeyer CT, Insinga S.  Journal of the American Chemical Society. 1990 (112): 5906-5908.
  • Salmonella typhimurium histidinol dehydrogenase: complete reaction stereochemistry and active site mapping.  Grubmeyer CT, Insinga S, Bhatia M, Moazami N. Biochemistry. 1989 Oct 3;28(20):8174-80.
  • Kinetic mechanism of histidinol dehydrogenase: histidinol binding and exchange reactions.  Grubmeyer CT, Chu KW, Insinga S.  Biochemistry. 1987 Jun 16;26(12):3369-73.
  • Deficits in the control of food intake after hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus lesions.  Shor-Posner G, Azar AP, Insinga S, Leibowitz SF.  Physiol Behav. 1985 Dec;35(6):883-90.
  • Direct Correlation Between Circulating Corticosterone and PVN a2-Noradrenergic Feeding Response. Diaz S, Bhakthavatsalam P, Roland C, Insinga S, Leibowitz S. Poster presentation at Eastern Psychological Association. 1985.


Over the past 20 years, the spine physicians at Spine Care Long Island have been the preferred back doctor for low back pain and neck pain patients from across Long Island, from the North Shore and South Shore of Nassau County and Suffolk County, and from Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn to the East End. Those with back pain or neck pain often struggle to find a back doctor or spine center that can provide a second opinion for spine surgery and offer nonsurgical treatment for back pain, neck pain, scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and pain symptoms related to a herniated disc. Spine Care Long Island is a regional spine center that provides spinal injections, minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc surgery and other advances in spine care.

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