Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD

Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 49 years old

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Dr. Hecht specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in New York, NY. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
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.
in Fort Lauderdale |
I am confident he is the best. He does not mess around. I like that. He is straight to the point. And he is good. His staff has been amazingly patient with me through my entire ordeal.
in Fort Lauderdale |
I am confident he is the best. He does not mess around. I like that. He is straight to the point. And he is good. His staff has been amazingly patient with me through my entire ordeal.
in Fort Lauderdale |
I am confident he is the best. He does not mess around. I like that. He is straight to the point. And he is good. His staff has been amazingly patient with me through my entire ordeal.
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

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger


  • 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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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate