William Sonstein M.D., F.A.C.S.

About Dr. Sonstein

William J. Sonstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board-Certified Diplomate, American Board of Neurosurgery. He has a special interest in complex spine surgery and has one of the largest experiences with Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) on Long Island. This procedure relieves pain for patients with intractable back pain. Dr. Sonstein uses minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, such as Kyphoplasty and X-STOP™ to treat spinal compression fractures and spinal stenosis.

Dr. Sonstein is Chief of Neurosurgery at LIJ-North Shore University Hospital at Plainview. He completed a highly specialized Fellowship in Spine Surgery at Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Dr. Sonstein served as Chief Resident in his final year of Residency in Neurosurgery at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein, Bronx, New York.

Dr. Sonstein received his Medical Degree from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Biology. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including Alpha Omega Alpha, Epsilon Chapter. He has participated extensively in neurosurgery research and clinical trials. Dr. Sonstein has authored and co-authored journal articles, scientific abstracts and book chapters.

He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.), a Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the North American Spine Society (NASS.)

A recent article in MD News features Dr. Sonstein and the revolutionary ultrasonic tools he employs.

Hospital Affiliations

NYU Winthrop Hospital259 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501
Mount Sinai South Nassau HospitalOne Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY 11572
Mercy Medical Center1000 North Village Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11571
North Shore University Hospital300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030
Long Island Jewish Valley Stream900 Franklin Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Long Island Jewish Medical Center270-05 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Plainview Hospital888 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Glen Cove Hospital101 St Andrews Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Syosset Hospital221 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY 11791
St. Francis Hospital100 Port Washington Blvd, Roslyn, NY 11576
St. Joseph Hospital4295 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714

Patient Testimonials

A spinal fusion by Dr. William Sonstein allows a patient with severe back pain to get back in the ring — and live the life he wants.

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“I started experiencing shocks up and down my arms. Often it would happen after I worked out or sometimes when I was walking. It started out ...

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Gail Chandler was first introduced to NSPC by her husband who was a patient of Dr. William Sonstein. While waiting for her husband during an ...

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Karen Martin first consulted William J. Sonstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., when a car accident left her with bulging disks in her neck and lower back. ...

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Paul Yovino had a wonderful pain management experience with Madan K. Raj, M.D., and a successful spinal fusion with William J. Sonstein, M.D., ...

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