Dr. Christopher Frendo, DO

Dr. Christopher Frendo, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
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Dr. Christopher Frendo, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Commack, NY. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Read his story

763 Larkfield Rd

Commack, NY 11725

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  • HIP Health Plan of New York
  • MagnaCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 92% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Frendo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Frendo "CHRISTOPHER FRENDO, D.O. Dr. Frendo is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with comprehensive Fellowship training in Spine. He has extensive experience in spinal surgery and research. He has performed studies on orthobiologics for spinal fusion, and on motion preservation. He is devoted to the evaluation and management of a broad spectrum of adult and pediatric spinal disorders including complex deformities, degenerative, traumatic, infectious, and neoplastic conditions of the spine. He provides expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery, as well as, complex spinal reconstruction for the treatment of degenerative disorders and deformities of the spine. He is a distinguished speaker and has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters on spine topics. Medical Degree: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie, PA Internship/Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Memorial Hospital York, PA Extensive Sub-specialty Training in Spinal Surgery: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD The Houghston Clinic, Columbus, GA Spine Surgery Fellowship: Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD Professional Affiliations:• North American Spine Society • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics • The American Osteopathic Association • Medical Society of the State of New York • The Suffolk County Medical Society Hospital Affiliations: • Huntington HospitalHuntington, New York • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, New York • Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip, New York • St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York • Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Frendo "A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

At Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C., we know how debilitating back and neck disorders can be for our patients. We also know that when it comes to treating these conditions, finding the treatment option that best meets each patient's individual needs is perhaps the most important aspect to successfully alleviating or managing back and neck pain. 

As a patient at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. you can be sure that your treatment plan reflects your specific needs and concerns and will be carried out by physicians and surgeons who are recognized leaders in the field. We work as a team to help you effectively manage your condition and improve your quality of life."


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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Whiplash


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Frendo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frendo to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (20 with comments)
Dr. Frendo's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (20)
in Miller Place, NY |
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.
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!!
in Commack, NY |
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
Smithtown, NY |
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
in Plainview, NY |
Dr Christopher Frendo is an amazing surgeon he did a spinal fusion on me and it was very successful and I am very pleased with the office and the way I am treated here from the time I check in and check out He is a very skilled surgeon I highly recommend him
in West Islip, NY |
He is a very good doctor and super thorough. He pays attention to detail and is very caring.
in Smithtown, NY |
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.
in Brooklyn, NY |
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.
in Bronx, NY |
Dr. Frendo is a great surgeon. He did my neck surgery and I felt so confident under his care that it would be a success. I feel so much better now. His bed side manner is top notch and he has always been so patient and kind to me. I highly recommend him.
in Wilmington, NC |
Dr Frendo is amazing I come all the way from North Carolina to see him. I have been his patient for a long time and he has always been very honest with me. He has given me top care my surgery with him was a success and he always takes his time to answer all of my questions. I highly recommend Dr Frendo he is the best of the best the top to me his mannerism is fantastic he makes me feel like family. His medical expertise is superb than any other dr of his specialty that I have come across.
in Dix Hills, NY |
From the start of my experience with Dr Frendo's office was a pleasure from calling in for my appointment the girls were nice and checking into to the front desk to the nurse that took me in Dr Frendo made me feel very comfortable and he was very nice took his time to answer all of my questions and I am pleased with his recommendations
in Huntington, NY |
Dr Frendo is an excellent doctor. I highly recommend this office!
in Northport, NY |
Dr Christopher Frendo and the staff are wonderful!! I had major neck surgery with him and I am doing much better I have full range of motion in my neck he changed my life last year I was suffering terribly and I am so thankful to him. He is a very skilled surgeon and I hardly even have a scar on my neck. People don't even believe that I have had major neck surgery until I show them my xray. I was scared to death to have this surgery but Dr Frendo comforted me and answered all of my questions
in Deer Park, NY |
Dr. Frendo did surgery on my back and I am on my path to recovery he is a great doctor and did a great job on my back I highly recommend him and he is very caring and has always taken the time to explain everything to me. I highly recommend him
in Commack, NY |
Dr Frendo is a very kind and caring doctor. He
in Mastic Beach, NY |
Worst Doctor I've ever been to. Dismissive of my pain. I left there feeling hopeless!
in Brentwood, NY |
I have had nothing but a great experience with Dr. Frendo. Not only is he a great doctor he is also a wonderful person. I am always greeted with a smile from him and he makes me feel so comfortable like family. He is very smart and has such a great way to explain things to me in a way that I can understand.
in Commack, NY |
I am so grateful to Dr. Frendo for all of the wonderful care that he has given me. I had back surgery with him and I feel so much better. He always takes his time with me at every visit I never feel rushed and he is so personable. I appreciate having my life back. Thank you Dr. Frendo
in Commack, NY |
Dr. Frendo is a very talented surgeon. He always takes the time to answer all of my questions & is very thorough with me. I had pain in my shoulder but Dr. Frendo found out that it was coming from my neck he did my surgery & now I am back to my life before pain & now the pain is gone from my shoulder & I have full range in my neck. I am so grateful with all of the care and surgery that I have received from Dr. Frendo. I highly recommend him and this practice and the staff here is amazing.
in Uniondale, NY |
I am a person that suffered for years with lower back pain and had tried all the other options to get relief from the pain with no success.As a last resort I had the surgery in September of this year and I am so glad that I did. I had been seen by a different MD before Dr.Frendo but when I researched his background and saw the special instrumentation that was used during my surgery that sealed the deal for me.I would openly and gladly recommend him as a referral to anyone with back pain. Lynn H
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  • HIP Health Plan of New York
  • MagnaCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Frendo has admitting privileges

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
1000 Montauk Hwy
West Islip, NY 11795
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Huntington Hospital
270 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11743
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Peconic Bay Medical Center
1300 Roanoke Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
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Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center
50 Route 25A
Smithtown, NY 11787
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North Shore University Hospital Syosset
221 Jericho Tpke
Syosset, NY 11791
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Saint Francis Hospital Roslyn
100 Port Washington Blvd
Roslyn, NY 11576
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Plainview Hospital
888 Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
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