Dr. Christopher Frendo, DO

Dr. Christopher Frendo, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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Dr. Christopher Frendo, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Commack, NY and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

763 Larkfield Rd

Commack, NY 11725

Contact Information

(631) 462-2225

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Frendo performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

77  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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62  Procedures

  • 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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Frendo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Frendo's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Frendo to family and friends
43 total reviews (28 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Frendo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (28)

Wonderful doctor and always thorough!
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Had a successful surgery for a severe l5/S1 disc herniation. Great service and friendly staff
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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...more
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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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Dr. Frendo is a very caring. He will spend enough time with all his patients and given the best care.
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