Richard Obedian, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Dr. Obedian is an award-winning board certified orthopedic surgeon who practices general orthopedics 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 orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases.  He concluded his formal surgical training with a fellowship in spine and scoliosis surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Obedian was recently recognized by the Long Island Press as being the best orthopedist on Long Island 3 years in a row.  Dr. Obedian is also a recognized as an expert in minimally invasive surgery and is one of the most experienced Kyphoplasty surgeons in the United States.  He has been recognized as a “Top Doc” by Kyphon and has performed over 10,000 Kyphoplasty procedures.  He has served on the physician advisory board for Kyphon in the past.  Dr. Obedian has also received the AMA Physician Recognition Award.  He is a published author in multiple medical journals and has been a national speaker on a variety of topics including arthritis, back pain, and compression fractures.  

Dr. Obedian takes prides in treating every patient as though they were his own family.  In fact, most of his referrals come from other patients.  Every patient is treated with the personal attention they deserve. 

Dr. Obedian specializes in surgery of the spine and sports medicine.

General Orthopedics, specializing in the surgery of the spine

Fellowship trained, Board Certified

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 

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Dr. Wallie Kanishka Wallie Kanishka PA-C, MPAS

Wallie Kanishka graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Physician Assistant program in 2021. He has worked in cardiology, pain management, and orthopedics. He graduated from University of Utah College of Behavioral and Social Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in 2015. Wallie works in collaboration with Dr. Obedian to provide an integral role in diagnosing, treating, and managing patients in office and hospital settings. He specializes in ultrasound guided injections, patient education, and counseling. Wallie lives in Glen Cove with his wife, Nadia.

Orthopedic Physician Assistant