We found 53 spine surgeons who accept EmblemHealth near New York, NY.

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Frank Schwab, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
303 2nd Anve; Suite 19
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frank Schwab works as an orthopedist. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Schwab attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. His clinical interests include spine tumor, failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), and congenital scoliosis. Patients gave Dr. Schwab an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Healthfirst, and Aetna. Dr. Schwab has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Frauenthal Honouree, NYU Langone Medical Center, USA; and Goldstein Clinical Science Award, Best Clinical Poster winner at SRS annual meeting. Dr. Schwab (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. He is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Spinal Deformity, Spine Tumor, Spinal Stenosis, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Andrew A. Sama, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 East 70 Street
Ny, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Sama's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Sama an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spine problems. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sama include: Best Doctors in New York - Castle Connolly Top Doctors Guide, New York Magazine, 2014-15; America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Medical Guide; and Healthgrades Five Star Doctors, Healthlink - NY Newsday Advertising Section. Dr. Sama (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Sama's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. James Scott Schoeb, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. James Schoeb is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Schoeb include scoliosis, back pain, and spinal trauma. Dr. Schoeb's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Schoeb attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Schoeb trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Arthritis, Spinal Trauma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Andrew Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
233 Broadway; Suite 640
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Newburgh, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, cervical herniated disc, and back injuries. Dr. Goldstein has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Goldstein has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Goldstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Compression Fractures, Fractures, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Alexander P. Hughes, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Hughes is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hughes's clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal fusion, and degenerative disc disease. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Hughes trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Hughes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Hughes is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Laminotomy, Artificial Disc Replacement, Cervical ... (Read more)

Federico P. Girardi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Federico Girardi, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Girardi is a graduate of National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences. In his practice, Dr. Girardi focuses on minimally invasive surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Girardi has received professional recognition including the following: Team Science Award, Translational Science (ACRT, AFMR, APOR, SCTS) Washington, DC and Best Resident Research Study. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, ... (Read more)

Darren R. Lebl, MD, FAAOS
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
523 East 72nd Street, East River Professional Building; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Darren Lebl, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lebl average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lebl include cervical corpectomy, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical laminectomy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Cervical Spine Research Society - Best Podium Award, AP Division; and Spine Young Investigator Award /NASS Outstanding Paper Award, 2013, co-author. Dr. Lebl (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. Dr. Lebl is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Spinal Osteotomy, ... (Read more)

Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 E 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Harvinder Sandhu is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Sandhu focuses on microsurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Sandhu is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts the following insurance: Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and United Healthcare. Dr. Sandhu has received the distinction of North American Spine Society Award for Outstanding Scientific Exhibit.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. John M Caridi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1136; Mount Sinai Department of Neurosurgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Caridi's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Caridi's areas of expertise include laminectomy, sciatica, and spinal cord injuries. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Caridi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Caridi is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, POMCO, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Bone Cancer, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Laminectomy, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Russel C. Huang, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
523 East 72nd Street, East River Professional Building; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Russel Huang is an orthopedist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huang include scoliosis, stenosis, and herniated disc. Dr. Huang is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Hospital for Special Surgery. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Huang's distinctions include: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Magazine Top Doctors NYC, 2014, 2015; and Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 17th and 18th Editions. In addition to English, Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Michael Casden, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5 East 98th Street; Box 1188
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Casden specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Casden completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Casden include laminectomy, scoliosis, and kyphosis. Patients gave Dr. Casden an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Consistenly named to New Yorm Magazine Top Doctors; and Castle Connelly Top Doctors New York Metro Area. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). Dr. Casden has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Spondylolysis, Laminectomy, Degenerative Disc Disease, ... (Read more)

David A Essig, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 E 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Essig is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Essig graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Essig (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Essig's professional affiliations include Plainview Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Roger Hartl, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion; 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Roger Hartl specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hartl's areas of expertise include computer assisted surgery (CAS), cervical herniated disc, and spine microsurgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hartl accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; New York Magazine: Best Doctors; and SuperDoctors. Dr. Hartl (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Head Injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 8u
New York, NY
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Protopsaltis has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Arthur Lehman Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ronald Lehman specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lehman's clinical interests include scoliosis, cervical herniated disc, and artificial disc replacement. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Lehman is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors and New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Angelo Merola, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18 West 21 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Merola is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Astoria, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Merola has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Merola include scoliosis, disc surgery, and herniated disc. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Merola's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Merola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Cantonese, and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Back Problems, Disc Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

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What is Spine Surgery?

Spinal surgery is the subspecialty that uses surgery to restore the normal function of the spine when things go wrong due to trauma, disease, or other disorders. There are many ways that the spine can begin to hurt or lose the ability to move properly, and surgery is not always necessary. However, when surgery is needed, there’s no one more qualified for the job than a spine surgeon.

Spinal surgery can be considered a subspecialty of either orthopedics or neurosurgery. That means that a spine surgeon may take either path to this specific career, training first as either an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon. Orthopedics deals mainly with the structural issues of the back and spine: the bones, muscles, and joints. Neurosurgery deals mainly with issues of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. So when choosing a spine surgeon, it is sometimes possible that your surgeon’s background will have a bearing on your particular diagnosis. However, in most cases, it doesn’t matter. Either an orthopedist-spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon-spine surgeon can handle the majority of spine surgeries. What is more important is that some spine surgeons specialize in specific areas of the spine, such as lumbar surgery or cervical surgery. In that case, it is important to connect with a surgeon who is experienced with your particular need.

Some of the surgeries performed on the spine include:
  • Correction of spinal deformities, such as scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery, including decompression surgeries such as discectomy and laminectomy
  • Balloon kyphoplasty, a procedure done to repair compression fractures in vertebrae

The spine is a very complicated piece of your body’s machinery, and a very necessary part of your movement and function. It holds you up and allows you to move. Having a working spine is important, and having a skilled surgeon when you need spinal surgery is critical.
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