Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD

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Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD
Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Hecht is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital.

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    Dr. Hecht's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hecht to family and friends
    4.2
    based on 28 total reviews (7 with comments)
    Dr. Hecht's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (7)
    in Point Lookout, NY |
    Dr Hecht is a good surgeon who helped me get the feeling back in my hands and arms. However, I too, have been thrown to the side. The follow-up is awful. I had very little pain before the procedure because it was primarily numbness and tingling. Now I have feeling but I'm in pain. And they just don't care!! Also, the doctor never came to see me after the procedure. They sent me home 1-1/2 days after surgery and he never checked on me once. Now they don't return calls or call in prescriptions.
    in Staten Island, NJ |
    I would not recommend this surgeon to anyone. I have FBSS and have been left in the dust by this surgeon. He just wants to do surgery. He doesn't care about follow-up or symptoms post-surgery. I didn't hear from him until 10 days post surgery when he returned my call. At least I got to ask how the surgery went! The hospital experience in immediate recovery was a nightmare also! With my FBSS, he and his staff just dismiss me. My case will affect his "numbers". PLEASE go for minimally invasive!
    in Long Island NY |
    Yes sometimes there is wait. That happens with in demand spine surgeons. I would not trust anyone else with the delicate task of operating on my spine! Dr. Hecht and his team are wonderful. Always willing to spend time with you and answer questions. They make you feel like family, and treat you with respect and compassion. Highly recommended.
    in New York, ny |
    I love him. Changed my life for the better.
    in Elizabeth, NJ |
    I've seen Dr. Hecht twice over the past several years for spondylolisthesis. I've always been impressed with him. I had FMLA paperwork that was a real hassle because it had to be redone due a rescheduling of surgery but his office staff was always extremely helpful and patient. And although I decided to postpone surgery for a future date Dr. Hecht has always been there to address my concerns and questions which surprised me because I know he's busy. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
    New York City, NY |
    i am a retired NFL player. I had neck surgery with Dr. Hecht 6 months ago. I have had problems with my cervical spine for years with neck and arm pain. He was able to do an operation to relieve my pain and kept all my motion in my neck. I have no stiffness or pain. All the other doctors i consulted with wanted to do a long fusion but Dr Hecht did something called a laminoplasty. I have not felt this good in years. Also his staff is amazing. Dr. hecht is the warmest and likeable person.
    in New York, NY |
    he is amazing surgeon. confident, warm, and truly cares about his patients and their families. he did a cervical laminoplasty on me when another surgeon wanted to fuse my entire cervical spine. I have no pain , my function is back to normal and I still have all my motion.
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    Dr. Hecht's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Back Pain
    • Broken Neck
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pinched Nerve in Neck
    • Sciatica
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Spondylolysis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Vertebral Compression Fractures
    • Vertebral Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      Harvard Medical School

      Graduated in 1994

    • Residency Hospital
      Harvard Medical School

      Completed in 1999

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Emory Spine Surgery

      Completed in 2001

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Disc Replacement
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion