Dr. Christopher Frendo, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Frendo
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

763 Larkfield Rd Commack, NY 11725

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Dr. Christopher Frendo, DO is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Commack, NY and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and Huntington Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Frendo to book an appointment.


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Dr. Frendo was amazing during my consultation. I was so nervous and he put my mind at ease from the very first moment. He explained everything in great detail, and addressed all my fears and concerns. I am so blessed to have found him. I also want to talk about the office staff and the sweetest woman who did my x-rays the day I went. Everyone was so kind and willing to help. Great office, great staff, great doctor!
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Lynn – Oct 10, 2020
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Excellent, and very practical. Provided exactly the guidance I needed. And stated there was no need for a follow-up unless I felt I needed one. Very much appreciated that.
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Joseph G. Nemeth, Jr. – Feb 20, 2020
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Dr Frendo has preformed spinal surgery on me and I am very happy with the results. I have recommanded him to family members and friends.
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T Wright – Aug 22, 2019
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Dr Frendo is a great surgeon, he always takes the time to explain everything to me and Loren is always so helpful when I got to the Riverhead office. I highly recommend him.
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Matthew P. in Holbrook, NY – Dec 19, 2018
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it has been a great experience dealing with Dr. Frendo. He takes the time with you to make sure you fully understand the surgery you will get and what to expect along the way. My surgery went great and I felt super confident in my recovery with Dr. Frendo’s guidance. He is a kind and compassionate doctor. Not easy to find that’s days! I highly recommend Dr. Frendo and his office. Wonderful people all around.
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Dianne in NY – Dec 17, 2018
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Was very knowledgeable and helpful. Did not rush me
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Helen Liguori – Aug 29, 2018
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Had a successful surgery for a severe l5/S1 disc herniation. Great service and friendly staff
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May 09, 2018
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This doctor is very friendly, informative, and competent. From the first time I met him I felt comfortable letting him do a very serious surgery on my spine. He spends as much time as needed answering questions and listening to concerns. My surgery was 3/23. My drop foot is already repaired and I am up and around more than I have been in months. There should be more doctors like Dr Frendo. I thank him and his staff for a job well done and for treating the patient like a human being.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Ellen Cahoon in Melville, NY – Apr 06, 2018
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Dr. Frendo did a lumbar spine surgery on me and the results were excellent. I was walking around with such pain before and I immediately noticed the difference. He is a very kind, skilled, knowledgeable surgeon.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Tom V. in Ronkonkoma, NY – Apr 05, 2018
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Dr. Frendo is a very caring. He will spend enough time with all his patients and given the best care.
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Feb 20, 2018
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I had surgery(L5-S1) on 3/18/2015, almost 3 years ago....and I feel amazing! I will admit, it took a little while for me to get back to normal, but it was definitely a mental thing & it didn’t have anything to do with the actual procedure. I quickly went from being a healthy mother of 2 young children to what felt like a 90 yr old woman in just 3 months. It was so scary! But thanks to Dr. Frendo, I’m now 40 yrs old and I feel younger, stronger & healthier than ever! Thank you Dr. Frendo!
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Marcia. Brady in Texas – Jan 12, 2018
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Dr Frendo is perfect, my surgery with him was exceptional and I have highly recommended him to my family and friends and the staff here is also so amazing
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Pat B. in Long Beach, NY – Jan 10, 2018
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He was great
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Jan 10, 2018
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Dr Christopher Frendo is a very personable and takes the time to explain everything to me in detail. He is very professional and friendly and highly skilled as a surgeon, he did my cervical fusion and I am very pleased with the results. I highly recommend him.
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Kimberly S. in Miller Place, NY – Oct 12, 2017
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Dr.Frendo, phenomenal surgeon! Wonderful person in general.I can't thank you enough for getting my painless life back!Performed L5 S1 laminectomy and discectomy. On the surgery day I already felt relief from my sciatic pain.I Can Only Imagine when I am finished with recovery how great I will feel!I was nervous about surgery but Dr.Frendo made me feel at ease. Thank you so much to you and your team of specialist! I will never forget you for what you have done!! My best to you and your family!!
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RONALD SCHILLING in BLUE POINT N.Y – Jul 18, 2017
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Dr. Frendo did my lumbar fusion and cervical fusion and they were both very successful. His bedside manner is excellent all of my expectations were 100% and all of the info that he gave me was 100% so I was completely ready for both surgeries all my questions were answered and I knew what to expect and my quality of life has improved tremendously, I highly recommend him
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Damien M. in Commack, NY – Jun 12, 2017
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2 weeks post surgery and I need to thank Dr Frendo for working his magic. I felt so at ease before and after the surgery with him and his associates . I am so thankful I had him as my surgeon
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Smithtown, NY – May 25, 2017
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He is a very good doctor and super thorough. He pays attention to detail and is very caring.
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Katherine Perretto in West Islip, NY – Jan 19, 2017
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Dr. Frendo changed my life I went from severe pain and not being able to walk or sleep to pain free and normal walking the day after surgery. He has excellent bed side manner and answers all of my questions and concerns and always makes me feel comfortable. I highly recommend him.
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Justin C. in Smithtown, NY – Oct 19, 2016
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Dr. Frendo did my cervical surgery and it was a success and I would have not been able to continue in my career had it no been for this life changing surgery Dr Frendo is incredibly kind he always takes his time to answer all of my questions and I am confident in his medical expertise. I highly recommend him I am grateful that I have my life back pain free.
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Joe L. in Brooklyn, NY – Sep 16, 2016
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Care Philosophy

A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

At Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C., we know how debilitating back and neck disorders can be for our...
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Biography

CHRISTOPHER FRENDO, D.O.

Dr. Frendo is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with comprehensive Fellowship training in Spine. He has extensive...
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2004
Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
2003
John Hopkins Univ
Internship Hospital
2000
Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1999
Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie
Medical School
1995
State University Of New York
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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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. Frendo's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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(631) 462-2225

Dr. Frendo accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
HIP Health Plan of New York
MagnaCare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Locations

Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.763 Larkfield Rd Commack, NY 11725
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Long Island Spine Specialists887 Old Country Rd Riverhead, NY 11901
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Long Island Spine Specialists400 Montauk Hwy West Islip, NY 11795
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West Hempstead Office565 Hempstead Tpke West Hempstead, NY 11552
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

West Islip, NY

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Huntington Hospital

Huntington, NY

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

North Shore University Hospital Syosset

Syosset, NY
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Peconic Bay Medical Center

Riverhead, NY

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Plainview Hospital

Plainview, NY

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Smithtown, NY

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

St. Francis Hospital

Roslyn, NY

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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