Serving NY, NJ, PA & CT
Dr. Angel Macagno was born and raised in Argentina where, as a board-certified physician, he practiced Orthopedic surgery for 15 years before deciding to fulfill his lifelong goal of practicing medicine in the United States. Dr. Macagno completed his first spine fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital, with Dr. Harry Shufflebarger and Dr. Michael O’Brien, where he specialized in complex spinal deformity in children and adolescents. He then completed a surgical internship and orthopedic surgical residency at State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, followed by a second, ACGME-accredited, spine surgery fellowship at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, New York.
Dr. Macagno has participated in numerous research studies and has published several book chapters on spine-related topics. He is active member of multiple national and international societies, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, North American Spine Society and International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.
Spinal injuries and complex deformities have an enormous impact on the lives of adults and children alike. Unlike other injuries and conditions, spine problems are quite debilitating and often very painful – which can severely alter the quality of an individual’s life. Dr. Macagno specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders and deformities, including reconstructive spine surgery for children, adolescents, and adults. He is dedicated to helping people with spine conditions to actively restore their health. He uses his exceptional training, including minimally invasive spine surgery, to eliminate symptoms and give patients the best and fastest possible chance of recovery and a better life.
In collaboration with Health Volunteers Overseas, Dr Macagno donates his time and expertise to medical missions to Nicaragua to provide life-changing and lifesaving procedures to people with severe spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, tumors, and trauma; helping at the same time to teach local medical teams advanced spinal techniques.
Communication is important to him and he speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English fluently. He believes the patient’s time is as valuable as his own. Trying to be on time with every scheduled appointment is one of his many ways of showing respect to his patients.