Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD

Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD

OrthopedicsMaleAge 54

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 257-0039

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Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD is a Orthopedic Specialist in New York, NY and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hecht to book an appointment.

Locations

May Center for Mount Sinai Doctors

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(212) 257-0039
May Center for Mount Sinai Doctors5 E 98th St Fl 4 New York, NY 10029
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ProHEALTH Care Associates LLC

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Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine2800 Marcus Ave Ste 102 New Hyde Park, NY 11042
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Dr. Hecht's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hecht

4.0

Based on 42 ratings

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My entire experience with Dr. Hecht and his medical colleagues and team has been fantastic. I am now close to 9 weeks post microdiscectomy surgery and so far so good. Surgery went smoothly and all post-surgery check-ins have been good. The team has been great at answering my questions in a timely manner and always friendly. First class team and experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Benjamin Hamilton – Aug 07, 2020
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Lumbar spinal fusion October 2018. I was walking a mile within two weeks. Playing golf within 8 months and many times since. Complete relief of crippling leg pain within 72 hours of surgery. Fantastic surgical team exceeded all expectations.
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Lumbar fusion – Mar 31, 2020
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Dr. Andrew Hecht performed my back surgery. He listened to my concerns, calmed my fears and continued to follow up with the outcome of the surgery. He is a top notch surgeon and I highly recommend him. He will not do surgery unless you need it!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laurie Bahna – Nov 21, 2019
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Dr. Andrew Hecht and his team have been a total blessing to me and my family. They have try a conservative treatment before suggesting surgery until it is absolutely necessary. He remained outstanding, affordable, friendly, willing to answer all my questions and has a wonderful team that makes you feel fully supported during whole process.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Bianca Melo – Sep 05, 2019
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I have had a back issue for many years. Dr Hecht did a spinal fusion (L4-L5). It was a complete success, I referred 2 patients to him for the same procedure and they were both very happy with the results.
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Mar 31, 2019
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I have very bad scoliosis and slight kyphosis so I sought out Dr. Hect from hearing people recommend him. I couldn't be more upset and befuddled with the treatment I got from not only him but his office. I got 2 MRIs done, 1 on my neck and 1 on my spine to ensure that there was nothing detrimental to my health. After my MRIs I was spoken to for 1 minute by Dr. Hect telling me that I will hear back from him with the results within the week and then he walked out of the room. Never heard from him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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none – Feb 13, 2019
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The most carrying and freindly guy you will ever meet in the medical world. Successful surgerys x2 lower lumbar discectamy and cervical posteria fusion. I went to multiple drs befor i meet him once i met him i knew he was the guy who id trust my life with. I was very scared but he talked me through the whole process and im happy i had him in my corner. If i or anyone in my family ever needed surgery again id put all my trust in him. Best dr award goes to Dr.Andrew Hecht Thank you Rocco
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Rocco in Freeport – May 01, 2018
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Dr Hecht saved my life. I was unable to walk before my first surgery. He is kind, gentle and a concerned doctor. I have recommended him to many people and all of have been extremely happy. He will always have my vote to top doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Wantagh – Mar 20, 2018
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I have never had more trust and assurance in a doctor than Dr Hecht. His administrative staff is pleasant and compassionate. His surgical team works like a fine tuned orchestra. The best of the best, hands down.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charlie Garufi in New York, NY – Jan 17, 2018
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He will spend 5 seconds with you in the room not explaining a single thing even not showing you your MRI! And for the 5 seconds he will charge you $382. You won't know if he is out of your network or not because his office will ask you about all of your insurance information and won't bother to tell you he is not working with your insurance
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Shaghayegh Norouzzadeh – Oct 11, 2017
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Dr Hexht is amazing. He fixed my neck three months ago.Two other surgeons wanted to do big fusion but he did something called a laminaplasty that saves my motion.. All of my pain and tingling went away. I played tennis this weekend for first time in years. He is also a very warm person and takes time to explain everything.. Two of my friends also used him for a lumbar problem as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Michael H in New Jersey – Sep 26, 2017
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rushed out of the exam room 50 seconds later. i would not trust a surgeon that jumps around like that he came across like a nut
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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high falls – Sep 20, 2017
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My experience has been totally positive.I had a laminectomy with fusion in June 2016 to correct a condition that made it painful to walk short distances or to stand for more than a few minutes.After the surgery, which was less extensive than recommended by another surgeon,my recovery was rapid.I recently walked a total of about nine miles in a day.Dr. Hecht has always been friendly and accessible, answering questions, and even replying quickly to emails.His staff has also been extremely helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Jon Taylor in New York, NY – Aug 09, 2017
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Although Dr. Hecht is a likeable and easilly accessible Dr, I feel the surgery he performed on me in 2013 ruined my life. I had a posterior laminectony with fusion/intrumentation and an anterior discectony with fusion/instrumentation. Prior to the surgery, my pain and mobility was decent. Dr. Hecht stressed this surgery was necessary for long term protection of my spine. Had I known how this waa going to play out, I would have taken the risk for later life issues.Surgery ahould be a last resort!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Jul 30, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Michelle in Point Lookout, NY – May 06, 2017
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Carol C. in Staten Island, NJ – Feb 08, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Heather R in Long Island NY – Dec 08, 2016
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I love him. Changed my life for the better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Angela Fernandez in New York, ny – Oct 23, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Shane M in Elizabeth, NJ – Aug 05, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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New York City, NY – Mar 26, 2016
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Dr. Hecht's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spinal Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hecht treats Spinal Stenosis more than 93% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Neuroplasty
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hecht performs Neuroplasty more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Hecht performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hecht treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Hecht treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Hecht's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Scan
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • McMurray's Test
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD is a Orthopedic Specialist in New York, NY and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Harvard Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Emory Spine Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
1994
Harvard Medical School
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (212) 257-0039, and for other questions, call (212) 241-0735.

Does Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Hecht has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hecht frequently treats Spinal Stenosis, Neuroplasty, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hecht treats.

Where is Dr. Andrew Hecht, MD's office located?

Dr. Hecht's office is located at 5 E 98th St Fl 4, New York, NY 10029. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received