Dr. Alfred Ogden, MD

Dr. Alfred Ogden, MD

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Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
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49 y/o
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Dr. Alfred Ogden, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in neurological spine surgery and neurosurgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery

710 W 168th St Fl 5

New York, NY 10032
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  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ogden's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ogden treats Spondylolisthesis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ogden treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ogden treats Spine Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Ogden treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Herniated Disc Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ogden performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Ogden performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Ogden's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Pain
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiosurgery - CyberKnife® and Gamma Knife
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Revision Surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Vascular Malformations

About Me

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2009
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2000
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
2009
2009
2000

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ogden's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ogden

4.4

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I had a serious MRI with anesthesia on my Thoracic for a Syrinx which Dr. Ogden presumed was inoperable prior to performing the MRI. The procedure was on 4/25, and it's 4 weeks later & HE'S NOT CONTACTED ME WITH RESULTS. For 3 weeks I've reached out to him via emails and calls to both of his offices, to NO AVAIL. Once he was with a patient, other times he was in his NJ office & was unable to access his NY files (really?). The receptionist was unable to tell me when he would be back in NY since the doctor had a very busy schedule. Clearly, he's too busy to follow up with his patients! I'm completely stressed about these results, finding a tumor would be my best case scenario, with other far dire possibilities. I've reviewed the Patient Bill of Rights & he's violated at least 5 of them. I don't have any recourse except to write to the Patient Services Admin. and file a complaint, but I am reluctant to do that. This non-communicative behavior is insensitive. Why am I not important to him?
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Dr. Ogden is a caring,bright and personable neurosurgeon. I visited his office for a disc issue that a previous MD suggested would be quite difficult to treat. Dr. Ogden reviewed the MRI's, answered all of my questions and put me at ease. He performed the surgery which went well and pain relief was almost instant. I am so grateful for his approach and return to health. He is a gifted surgeon.He is my first choice for any back related issues.
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I recently had a microdiscectomy by Dr. Ogden and it could not have been smoother or more professional. I walked out of the hospital the same evening as the surgery. His administrators, medical assistants, know what they are doing and provide all the information you need. Dr. Ogden was the only doctor that gave me a full physical assessment instead of just reading the MRI's. I woke up from the surgery nerve-pain free after a year of pain. He is confident, cautious, and inspires trust.
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I spent the last 18 months going through a revolving door of cervical epidural injections and physical therapy, which provided intermittent and varying levels of relief from the SEVERE radicular pain in my shoulder blade region. Feeling I needed a fresh view, I found Dr. Ogden in my in-network providers, and his credentials jumped off the page. In one visit he confidently determined an appropriate surgical approach, executed it, and the 4 weeks since have been my best in 18 months. Life saver!
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From my appointment with Dr. Ogden, I found him to be Kind, caring, and a great listener. He spent quality time with me. Paid keen attention to details. No surprise that he is an expert in his field and extremely knowledgeable. This is so very important when you are truly needing the correct diagnosis. He's excellent!
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Please consider a second opinion...misdiagnosis!!
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